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North of England generates £91 billion for UK bioeconomy

Posted on Thursday 21 September 2017

A government-commissioned report has shown that the north of England generates an annual turnover of £91 billion and employs more than 400,000 people in the regional bioeconomy.

Bone marrow protein a ‘magnet’ for passing prostate cancer cells

Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2017

Scientists at the University of York have shown that a protein in the bone marrow acts like a ‘magnetic docking station’ for prostate cancer cells, helping them grow and spread outside of the prostate.

Clinical trial examines care strategies for preventing falls at home

Posted on Monday 18 September 2017

A new large-scale clinical trial is testing the effectiveness of NHS home assessment strategies in preventing elderly people from falling unnecessarily.

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Breaking through despite the odds

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu will explore the factors that led her to overturn a difficult start in life and achieve the many successes in her career


Electronics and technology in agriculture: The next farming revolution?

Dr Dave Chesmore looks at the advances in technology within agriculture


Structuring communities for inclusion rather than exclusion

Professor Kevin Timpe suggests how people can create more inclusive communities for people with disabilities

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