The UK Government launched the Catapult centres in 2011 to act as catalysts for innovation and growth in areas of technology with high economic potential and to promote the commercialisation of academic research in the UK. They cover ten different areas of technological innovation including cell and gene therapy, digital, offshore renewable energy, satellite applications and future cities. The centres offer businesses of all sizes and from all sectors access to world-class equipment, expertise and collaborative working opportunities. So far they have helped create hundreds of new products and services, including a portable pollution sensor that parents can attach to a child’s buggy, cellular therapies to fight cancer and improve recovery of stroke victims, LED treatment for blindness, and more efficient wings for aeroplanes. Dr Ian Campbell, interim executive chair of Innovate UK, said: “Today’s significant announcement means our world-class network of Catapults can … [Read more...] about University of Strathclyde manufacturing research centre to receive £96m from UK Government
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PUBLISHED: 08:30 25 July 2018 Louise McEvoy Stevenage teenager Corey Jode has raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK. Picture courtesy of Kelly Stevens. Archant A teenager who was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of one has completed a triathlon and raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK. Corey Jode, who lives in Stevenage, took part in a triathlon at Grafham Water Centre in Huntingdon, completing a 10-mile run, 37.5-mile cycle ride and 3,000 metres in a canoe in a total of five hours.Corey, who is now 17 and is a former pupil of The Barclay School in Stevenage, said: “I am so proud of myself and my peers, as is my family of me.“The joy that has come from doing this and the impact the donations will have is what has made it all worth giving everything I had.“I’d recommend it to other people to do, as anyone can do it as long as you set your mind to it, just as I did.“To everyone who donated, I am … [Read more...] about Stevenage teen leukaemia survivor completes triathlon for Cancer Research UK
PUBLISHED: 09:25 24 November 2010 | UPDATED: 10:21 25 November 2010 Professor Gordon and Jackie Wishart Archant A STUNNING charity ball held in Linton has raised £40,000 for the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Chilford Hall Vineyard and Conference Centre hosted the Pink Rose Ball supported by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT). The event was organised by Jackie Wishart, wife of Professor Gordon Wishart, consultant breast and endocrine surgeon at Addenbrooke’s, to raise funds towards diagnostic equipment for the unit that opened in 2008, and will support the surgical research programme. Almost 300 people attended including Jeffrey and Mary Archer, TV presenters Diana Binks and Derek Thompson, Wally and Walter Swinburn and some of Cambridgeshire’s top business owners. The evening included a champagne reception and three-course dinner, followed by a ‘Money Can’t Buy’ auction with auctioneer Jeffrey … [Read more...] about Pink Rose Ball at Chilford Hall raises approximately £40K for Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit at Addenbrooke’s
Cancer Research UK is opening a new cancer awareness hub in St Helens dedicated to helping people know how to reduce the risk of cancer and help spot it early. The new ‘Your Cancer Awareness Hub’, based at the Millennium Centre on Corporation Street, is a free drop-in service run by nurses offering visitors information on making positive lifestyle changes like stopping smoking, drinking less alcohol and keeping a healthy weight. Visitors can turn up on the day without an appointment or attend fortnightly for up to six repeat visits to get ongoing support or to talk about cancer and pick up information.Nurses also encourage people to go to their GP with any concerns. Picking cancer up at an earlier stage means treatment is more likely to be successful.Around 1,100 people are diagnosed with cancer in St Helens every year and around 500 people die from cancer in St Helens every year.But experts estimate around 4 in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK, largely … [Read more...] about Cancer research hub opens its doors in St Helens
The great 10th century Iraqi poet Abu Tayyib al-Mutanabbi once lived, O fated city, in the Emirate of Aleppo. He even led a revolt in Syria which was – familiar stuff, this – put down with great ruthlessness. Al-Mutanabbi actually spent two years in prison before reconciling himself to his loss and was subsequently released. Most Arab children in Syria can quote the man by heart and one of their favourite poems begins with these words: When you see the teeth of a lion, Don’t think that the lion is smiling at you. Read more The search for truth in the rubble of Douma I was reminded of this lion while clambering through the ruins on the side of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre in the Damascus suburb of Barzeh last week. This was the centre – now famous from so many satellite pictures – destroyed by Donald Trump’s missiles when they struck at “the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons programme”. Did they? Anything with a … [Read more...] about What mysteries lie in the ruins of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre in Damascus?