Aberystwyth University spinout company to develop diagnostic tests for human and animal diseases

An innovative collaboration be­­­­tween scientists at Aberystwyth University and industry could lead to a breakthrough in the early detection o­­­­f chronic diseases in humans and animals. Aberystwyth University reports researchers at its Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) are working on new diagnostic technologies which could save the lives of thousands of people. … Continue reading Aberystwyth University spinout company to develop diagnostic tests for human and animal diseases

Funding to develop next generation of AI leaders

Swansea University has been awarded funding from the UK Government to create one of sixteen new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in Artificial Intelligence. It is part of a £100m investment by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) aimed at enabling a new generation of PhD students to use AI technology to improve healthcare, tackle climate … Continue reading Funding to develop next generation of AI leaders

Welsh beef to benefit from new research at IBERS

A three year project has been launched with the aim to not only increase the eating quality and value of Welsh beef production, but to improve returns to farmers and processors. Food Management Today reports the BeefQ Project is aiming to enhance the Welsh beef industry’s reputation and increase the eating quality and value of … Continue reading Welsh beef to benefit from new research at IBERS

Aberystwyth University tests accuracy of fitness trackers

Researchers at Aberystwyth University have been testing the accuracy of popular fitness trackers for BBC Wales consumer affairs programme X-Ray. Aberystwyth University reports Dr Rhys Thatcher, Reader in Exercise Physiology at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), was commissioned by the programme to test the Fitbit Charge 2, Letscom HR and Letsfit. … Continue reading Aberystwyth University tests accuracy of fitness trackers

Phytoponics secures £300,000 extra funding

Aberystwyth-based agricultural technology firm Phytoponics has received a further £300,000 in a funding round led by Smart Anchor Capital. Insider Media reports it follows on from a £200,000 funding round completed earlier this year. Phytoponic’s patented Hydrosac technology recently produced two tonnes of high quality tomatoes through a pilot project housed at the company’s glasshouse … Continue reading Phytoponics secures £300,000 extra funding

Glyn Hewinson to lead Bovine TB Centre of Excellence

A new Centre of Excellence for Bovine Tuberculosis for Wales will open at Aberystwyth University later this year, bringing international expertise together with the aim of eradicating the cattle disease. The Welsh Government reports Professor Glyn Hewinson, a world renowned expert on bovine tuberculosis, will lead the centre’s work. Glyn Hewinson is Lead Scientist for … Continue reading Glyn Hewinson to lead Bovine TB Centre of Excellence

Phytoponics system used to grow trailblazing tomatoes

Cardiff-based agricultural start-up Phytoponics has teamed up with Aberystwyth University to grow two tonnes of tomatoes, using the patented Phytoponics system. Phytoponics was founded by Adam Dixon and Luke Parkin and was born out of Adam Dixon’s hydroponic hobby. Adam Dixon is a Cardiff University School of Engineering graduate. Cardiff University reports the trial is … Continue reading Phytoponics system used to grow trailblazing tomatoes

How climate change will affect cows and milk production

A study by researchers from Aberystwyth University has looked at the affect of climate change on dairy cows and milk production across the UK. The unusually hot summer of 2018 has proved challenging for farmers across the UK. Among other things, the scorching weather and lack of rain has damaged crops, and the grass used … Continue reading How climate change will affect cows and milk production

Bond Digital Health leads the fight against bovine TB

Bovine tuberculosis poses a major threat to beef and dairy industries across the world. Cardiff-based digital healthcare solution provider Bond Digital Health is hoping to lead the fight against this devastating disease. So far, attempts to eradicate the infectious respiratory disease have cost UK taxpayers tens of millions of pounds every year and have caused … Continue reading Bond Digital Health leads the fight against bovine TB

Award for project using drones to eliminate malaria

An Award for Exceptional Impact in Science Research was presented to Dr Andy Hardy from Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences for a project which is using drones to help eliminate malaria. Aberystwyth University reports Dr Andy Hardy, a lecturer in Remote Sensing and GPS, is leading a project in Zanzibar using drones … Continue reading Award for project using drones to eliminate malaria

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