Archive for January 5th, 2018:

Cardiff University scientists’ drugs test breakthrough

Media captionDr Niek Buurma explains what the research has achieved Scientists in Wales have helped develop a technique to streamline production of new drugs to detect if they could become ineffective or even harmful. Researchers can now spot if molecules could be unable to bind to proteins or enzymes in the body as intended. Compounds

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‘Latte levy’ of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste

Media captionSome fear the cost of the levy will be passed on to the consumer MPs are calling for a 25p “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups – and a total ban unless recycling improves. A report by the Environmental Audit Committee says the tax should be used to improve the UK’s recycling and reprocessing

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Coral reefs head for ‘knock-out punch’

Media captionNick Graham: “Anyone who cares about biodiversity needs to worry about the future of coral reefs” Repeat bouts of warmer seawater are posing a significant challenge to the world’s tropical corals. A study of 100 reefs, published in Science Magazine, shows the interval between bleaching events in recent decades has shortened dramatically. It has

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