A major study assessing whether footballers are at greater risk of degenerative brain disease is ready to be launched.Read the full story ›
Researchers managed to print washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits using conventional inkjet printing techniques.Read the full story ›
Sheep can recognise faces of famous people, including Barack Obama - according to new research by the University of Cambridge.Read the full story ›
Norfolk scientists have been given a grant to help create new technology to help diagnose bird flu.
The disease has caused major problems for the region's poultry farmers, leading to restriction zones and culls. It's hoped researchers at Iceni Diagnostics want to create a hand held diagnostic machine.
The device could be used by a vet on-farm. The device would use a carbohydrate-based chemical, developed in ID's Norwich Research Park laboratories, which latches on to the avian influenza virus, providing an instant diagnosis and speeding up a process that currently requires samples to be sent off for testing. It's hoped this new method might reduce the need for precautionary mass culls of poultry in the future.
The work has been made possible thanks to a £60,000 grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative.
The week long Norwich Science Festival kicked off over the weekend with experiments and displays for adults and children of all ages.Read the full story ›
An "aura" invisible to the human eye surrounds some flower petals and acts as a signal for bees, scientists have found.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey
A pollution monitoring satellite built in Stevenage is being launched today from Russia to monitor pollution levels across the globe.
It comes after a World Health Organisation warning that pollution is a greater global threat than Ebola and HIV.
The satellite, Sentinel-5 Precursor, will be able to map a number of gases including nitrogen dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide and aerosols.
Scientists hope it will give a global picture of where the situation is worst, and which countries and industries our pumping out the most pollution.
A major new exhibition has opened in Cambridge - highlighting the often untold story of women in computing and technology.
Called Where Did All the Women Go? the exhibition at the Museum of Computing History in Cambridge runs until the end of the month.
As well as highlighting hidden figures there's also a major events programme. It's hoped it might encourage girls to consider a career in computing.
Scientists in Cambridge are to be given £1.75 million pounds to find ways to treat and prevent dementia.Read the full story ›
Researchers in Cambridge have been given £1.5 million to find a way to treat aggressive brain tumours.
The team got the grant from The Brain Tumour Charity - they will now research drugs that more effectively target what's known as glioblastoma.
Cells from patients will be harvested and prepared in a University of Cambridge laboratory at Addenbrooke's Hospital.
These will be passed to the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam to identify the most effective cancer-busting drug-combinations.