AMRC has joined research councils, academic societies, universities and industry to support a cross-sector Declaration on Openness about Animal Research.
The Minister for Universities and Science has guest posted on Cancer Research UK's blog.
It’s budget day today. A few interesting bits from a medical research perspective including £100 million available for co-investment with the private sector to support new university research facilities, some targeted support for the commercialisation of research and an update on progress with the plan for growth which was announced at the 2011 budget and included […]
Yesterday David Willetts confirmed the UK government is exploring the impact of the new EU ban on patenting of embryo stem cells and that they will continue funding research using embryo stem cells. Background The European Court of Justice made a decision on 18 October which effectively bans the patenting of scientific techniques involving embryonic stem […]
The Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) have published a new analysis of UK science and engineering funding, finding that although the science budget was protected at £4.6 billion in last October’s spending review, by looking at departmental investment in research, the past year has seen an actual cut in the amount of funding going […]
Last week, George Freeman MP became a the new Life Sciences Adviser. He will advise David Willetts, who is Minister for Universities and Science, on the economic impact of life sciences in the UK. George Freeman has a background in biomedical research so he’s a bit of a pro on the life sciences sector. He’s […]
Last week, a French judge ruled that you should not be able to patent scientific techniques involving embryonic stem cells. Scientists hit the news voicing their concerns that this ruling will make it difficult to get funding to do their research in the UK. Patenting new techniques is how money is made from discoveries and many […]
The Health & Social Care Bill is still in Committee stage in the Commons, being scrutinised by MPs clause by clause, but at their conference a couple of weeks back, the Lib Dems voted against some of the proposed reorganisation and an article in the Guardian this week gives a few pointers what that might […]