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Loughborough University spinout Figura Analytics closes seed investment round to take nanotech solution to the drinks industry
Loughborough University spinout Figura Analytics has successfully closed a seed funding round, led by a syndicate of angel investors, to bring its nanopore technology to the drinks market this year.
Revolutionary forensic fingerprint technique could help fight against fraud
Forensic examiners can now determine whether a fingerprint was placed on a piece of paper before or after any text was printed on it. The revolutionary technique could help resolve cases of fraud, for example where the defendant claims to have no knowledge of the document but does admit to handling the sheet of paper it was printed on whilst it was blank.
Loughborough researchers securing a sustainable future through low-dimensional catalysis
What would a world without fossil fuels look like? To visualise this, a group of Loughborough University researchers have compiled a gallery of images revealing the surprising items we use every day that are sourced from fossil fuels - and the alternatives we might replace them with.
Loughborough University triumphs at LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards
Loughborough University’s research and innovation activities enjoyed outstanding success last night at the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, receiving nine awards including seven of the ten categories, as well as the overall Innovator of the Year and a Special Recognition Award.
Record nominations for University research and innovation in LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards
Loughborough University has a record 17 nominations across seven categories in the 2022 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards. The 10 finalists represent a wealth of impactful research and a wide spectrum of academic spinouts and graduate start-ups delivering innovative new technologies and solutions to major challenges.
Ancient meteorite could reveal the origins of life on Earth
Scientists at Loughborough University are analysing a small charcoal-coloured space rock discovered by a local resident to determine its structure and composition in a bid to answer questions about the early solar system and possibly our own origins.
Video Q&A: Curious about COVID-19? Expert panel answer questions on vaccines, wellbeing and more
Are you immune to COVID-19 if you’ve had the vaccine? Is there going to be a ‘third wave’? How accurate are lateral flow tests? Will the coronavirus ever fully disappear? Ponder no more as we have asked your COVID-19 questions to a panel of #LboroExperts from a range of research backgrounds.
Stem cell AI: Loughborough part of £3m ‘brain on a chip’ project that aims to revolutionise computing power
Loughborough University scientists have started work on a project that will see human brain stem cells used to power artificial intelligence (AI) devices and bring about a revolution in computing.
PhD student awarded grant to fund project looking at the significant loss of Black individuals in Chemistry after graduate level
Loughborough Chemistry researcher Naomi Howard has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Inclusion and Diversity Fund to conduct an 18-month project to investigate why there is such a small number of Black individuals in the field of chemistry after undergraduate level.
Corals, wound infection detection, and theoretical physics...exploring how Loughborough academics are tackling major issues related to biofilms
To help the general public understand what biofilms are and why they are so important, the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) – which Loughborough University is a research partner of – has launched the #BiofilmAware campaign. To coincide with the initiative, VOLUME has taken a closer look at three of Loughborough biofilm projects that aim to advance this important field of work.
Creating the next generation of Li ion batteries - new research
A new paper published in Nature Communications this week shows how new solid-state materials could lead to the next generation of safer more reliable solid-state power cells. Loughborough's Dr Pooja Goddard and former Loughborough chemistry colleague Dr Stephen Yeandel, now at Sheffield, were part of an EPSRC SUPERGEN consortium which supported the study led by the University of Sheffield.
Loughborough research leads to potential Covid-19 diagnosis with a non-invasive breath test that provides almost instant results
Initial findings from a new study led by Loughborough University – published by The Lancet – have shown how Covid-19 can be detected via a non-invasive breath test, providing almost instant results.
Loughborough University in the top three UK universities on StudentCrowd
Loughborough has been announced as one of the top three universities in the UK, as voted for by students on StudentCrowd, a website that enables students to give feedback on their university experience and provide information for prospective students.
New forensic technique for identifying semen in sexual assault cases could revolutionise rape investigations
A pioneering new technique for detecting semen on evidence from the scenes of sexual attacks will make evidence gathering faster and more reliable for police as well as less stressful for victims.
Girls into STEM residential goes online
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Loughborough's annual Girls Into STEM event was moved online and opened out nationally to Year 9, 10 and 11 students interested in learning more about STEM subjects. It aimed to demonstrate where STEM careers can lead, provide information about university life and give participants advice on choosing their future options. 400 students took part.
Loughborough named 'University of the Year' at the 2020 WhatUni Student Choice Awards!
Loughborough University has been named 'University of the Year' at the 2020 WhatUni Student Choice Awards - and also came first for facilities, sports and societies, as well as winning Silver in the 'Job Prospects' category.