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Worms in Space

It sounds like a mad sci-fi adventure but scientists are preparing to fly worms into space!

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Artificial intelligence or AI is best described as intelligence demonstrated by machines, where the machine mimics learning - potentially making mistakes and using that mistake to correct future behaviour or problem solving.

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The quest for omega-3

The oceans are under relentless pressure as the world population grows and we increasingly look to fish as an important food supply. Alongside this is our increasing reliance on fish to provide us with omega-3, a polyunsaturated fatty acid that our bodies need to function.

Innovator of the Year 2018

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton and Professor Rob Honey from Cardiff University have been named as BBSRC’s Innovator of the year 2018 - awards that celebrate excellent research which has demonstrated impact. Twelve finalists competed for the title at The Mermaid London last night, 16 May 2018.

Innovator of the Year 2018 finalists

The shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced. Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2018 at The Mermaid in London on 16 May 2018.

BBSRC Women in Science and Innovation

Women in research have changed the world. Members of our research community have played an important role in shaping the course of history with their commitment to the bioscience world.

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