Science

Khe Nuoc Trong

Say it with flowers — or a green greeting card…

IT’S ALL about electronic communication nowadays, but the UK still produces 200 million greeting cards each year. And as with almost everything else, that...
Sleep Cogni device

Dreaming, perchance, of sleep? A UK firm has found a solution

A UK-DESIGNED sleep therapy solution is a step closer to capturing a share of an $80bn global market. SleepCogni, a data-supported device for people suffering...
Jo Halliday, CEO, Talking Medicines

AI and machine learning bolster pharma data-analysis

A SPECIALIST in social intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry has developed a systematic way of measuring patients’ experience of taking medicines. Glasgow-based Talking Medicines was...
ClinSpec Diagnostics cancer lab test

Early cancer-detection tech secures £2.4m funding boost

TECH to improve the early detection of cancer has received a significant boost with a funding deal to support further development. Glasgow-based ClinSpec Diagnostics Limited...
PET plastic waste

Mutant enzyme can break down PET plastic in matter of hours

SCIENTISTS have developed a bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling — within hours. The “mutant” enzyme, engineered after being found in a...
Diamond Light Source Macromolecular Crystallography

AI to the rescue? Oxford-based firm enters partnership to crack COVID-19

AN AI-DRIVEN drug-discovery company in the UK has entered a joint initiative to advance compounds that could treat COVID-19. Oxford-based Exscientia has teamed-up with Diamond...
Tesco Colney Hatch by Michelle Davies

A crazed new world: coronavirus, paranoia, and Zombie Apocalypse shopping tips

By Hal Williams YOU WALK into the supermarket, intending to just pick up a few things, and wha…. ? The place is swarming. Shelves are...
Woman using microscope

Women in science and vital role diversity plays in technology sector

Women’s Day 2020: March 8 CEO of Econic Technologies ROWENA SELLENS takes a look at the enduring importance of International Women’s Day, STEM, and diversity...
Huawei phones

The IP man cometh: China bows to international will

East is east and West is west, and our man in the middle, businessman LEO AUSTIN — UK-based but with decades of experience in...
Oxycontin tablets

Court proceedings mount against pharma firms behind OxyContin

JOHNSON & Johnson, Purdue Pharma and Israel-based firm Teva Pharmaceuticals are under increased legal pressure over their roles in the US’s opiate crisis. (Click here...