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Collaboration with universities benefits employers

Collaboration with universities benefits employers

Collaboration between businesses and universities is producing a wide range of benefits and boosting students' prospects.
Organisations involved in these partnerships gain access to new talent, better productivity and improved competitiveness – both in the UK and globally, according to a report, which has been published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills

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Is there a biology gender divide?

Is there a biology gender divide?

Addressing the persistent gender gap in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects has proven to be one of the most pressing academic concerns in recent years.
Biology has been seen as an area which is not affected by gender inequality, as it is the one STEM subject in which female candidates have traditionally

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Scientists eliminate HIV from human cells

Scientists eliminate HIV from human cells

Scientists at Temple University, Philadelphia, have successfully eliminated the HIV virus from cultured human cells.
Patients affected by HIV-1 have to take medication throughout their lives to ensure they remain healthy because the virus inserts its DNA into its host's DNA. However, researchers have found a way to remove the integrated HIV-1 genes from

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MSU team make stem cell breakthrough

MSU team make stem cell breakthrough

Scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) have identified a gene that could make it easier to develop stem cells, which have the potential to benefit millions of people.
While the gene, which is known as ASF1A, was not discovered by the team, they determined that it is one of those responsible for cellular reprogramming

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Jobseekers ‘can be deterred by first impressions’

Jobseekers 'can be deterred by first impressions'

New research reveals more than two-thirds of jobseekers would turn down an offer of employment if their first impression of an organisation is substandard.
This is according to Monster.co.uk, which has published data on the factors influencing interviewees' decisions. The findings could help HR professionals ensure the recruitment process isn't jeopardised by external factors.

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Scientists discover ribosome ‘missing link’

Scientists discover ribosome 'missing link'

Researchers at the University of California (UC) San Diego have discovered the 'missing link' in the system that enables animal cells to produce ribosomes.
The discovery could give biologists a better understanding of how to limit uncontrolled cell growth, such as cancer, that might be regulated by controlling the output of ribosomes. It will

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New research ‘could help combat atherosclerosis’

New research 'could help combat atherosclerosis'

Researchers have identified a molecule that plays a role in exacerbating atherosclerosis and could provide a target for new therapies.
Scientists at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center found that a molecule known as 27HC (27-hydroxycholesterol) promotes the formation of atherosclerotic plaques, which can lead to cardiovascular disease.
Atherosclerosis involves the build-up

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