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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 24/11/2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his 2017 budget. Credit: Sky News
24 November 2017

Announcements and News

  • Chancellor Philip Hammond has made investment in research the centrepiece of his 2017 budget -BBC
  • International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, set out an additional £15 million package to help recovery and long-term reconstruction of the Caribbean and Overseas Territories –
  • DH has published its annual progress report on the UK 5 year AMR strategy, including future plans and the summary report of the first Call to Action on AMR –
  • DFID has published the annual overview of official UK spend on international development –
  • Newton Prize winners announced: MRC-funded project introducing a warning sign device into maternity care in Indian and African hospitals, and an EPSRC-funded project advancing sustainable and affordable energy technology to improve the quality of life in India - RCUK
  • DFID Research has launched a new blog series, with the inaugural post by DFID’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Charlotte Watts - DFID
  • BBSRC-funded project has identified the position and function of genes in goats’ genetic code responsible for antibody production - BBSRC
  • MRC-funded scientists discover new ‘Trim-Away’ technique which targets and destroys proteins in cells - MRC
  • BBSRC-funded project shows cultural, social and economic hurdles remain in scaling up insect consumption as a sustainable food source - BBSRC




Reports and events


Other news and interesting links

  • New app uses artificial intelligence to diagnose crop diseases, and aims to help millions of African smallholders –
  • Health in humanitarian crises: a Series assesses the evidence base for interventions during ongoing large-scale crises – The Lancet
  • Net Positive: a radical shift in leadership and economics – Forum for the Future
  • Statistics on international development: how is aid being spent? Bond
  • Emma Rosen