Press release: UK joins world-leading research programme to help develop medicines of the future

first_img The incredible XFEL will help us better understand life threatening diseases by using one of the world’s most powerful X-ray machines. Working with our international partners, the super-strength laser will help develop new medical treatments and therapies, potentially saving thousands of lives across the world. Through our modern Industrial Strategy we are investing an extra £4.7 billion into research and development. I am determined that we continue to secure our position as being a world-leader in science, research and innovation and I can’t wait to see the results that come from our participation in this extraordinary project. UK signs agreement to work with other countries to create new medical treatments using a powerful laser super-strength laser acts like a microscope to help understand deadly viruses the UK joins existing member countries including, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland The UK will be at the forefront of the fight against life-threatening diseases after confirming that it has signed the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) convention in Berlin, Germany today (19 March). The XFEL programme uses a super-strength laser to help understand life-threatening viruses.The UK’s membership of XFEL reinforces the government’s modern Industrial Strategy, and through the Ageing Society Grand Challenge, the government is committed to harnessing the power of innovation to create the treatments of the future and maintain our position of being a world-leader in science, research and innovation.The XFEL, one of the most powerful X-ray machines ever built, acts like a huge microscope, using intensely bright and short duration X-ray flashes which will enable scientists to map the atomic details of viruses. The laser also allows scientists to look in greater detail to the composition of cells, take 3D images of atoms and molecules and study processes such as those occurring deep inside planets.Science Minister Sam Gyimah said:center_img STFC designed and built LPD detector. Credit: European XFELBritish engineers from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have already built the advanced camera for XFEL, called the Large Pixel Detector (LPD). The camera operates at a frame rate of 4.5MHz – 4.5 million pictures per second.The UK has been involved with XFEL since 2008, contributing £30 million towards the construction of the facility, and every following year we will contribute £2.5 million towards operations costs.STFC have also contributed a number of UK researchers who are currently working at the facility. The UK has also developed a training facility at the Diamond Light Source on the Harwell campus in Oxfordshire for British scientists. The UK XFEL life sciences hub will enable users to fully prepare for their experiments with XFELs.last_img read more

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We Celebrate the Rockettes’ New York Spectacular

first_img© Justin “Squigs” Robertson NY Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes View Comments About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The Rockettes are back at Radio City Music Hall for a summer stint in New York Spectacular. The new show, penned by Douglas Carter Beane and directed and choreographed by Mia Michaels, follows two kids, who while on a vacation in New York, are separated from their parents. With the help of the Rockettes, the city comes to life to show them its many wonders and reunite the family.To celebrate the production, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch. There’s Danny Gardner as Dad, Kacie Sheik as Mom, Euan Morton as Mercury, Kecia Lewis as Busker, Jacob Ben Widmar as the Mad Hatter and Vincent Crocilla as Jacob, along with Jenna Ortega as Emily (a role she shares with Lilla Crawford).Broadway.com wishes the team a happy high-kicking summer…the show is running through August 7. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016last_img read more

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Osimhen’s Dad for Burial June 23

first_imgVictor Osimhen The family of Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has released the burial arrangement of his late father, Pa Patrick Osimhen.According to the statement by the family made available to journalists, Patrick Osimhen will be laid to rest in Lagos on June 23.Pa Osimhen aged 80, will be interred according to Christian rites at a private cemetery, Omega Memorial Garden, Ojodu, Lagos. Late Osimhen, who breathed his last on May 23 after a brief illness, is survived by seven children. Amongst whom are; Andrew, Samson, Gloria, Esther, Joy, Blessing and Super Eagles’ goal poacher, Victor Osimhen.Pa Osimhen lost his wife, Christiana Osimhen, in 2001 after a brief illness.The Osimhen family who are indigenes of Uromi, Edo State informed well wishers that they have concluded to adhere strictly to the social and physical distancing by the Lagos State Government during the burial ceremony.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Massimiliano Allegri: Nothing to reports linking me to Chelsea

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says there is “nothing” in reports linking him with Chelsea.The 48-year-old Italian has been touted as a possible successor to Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge, with the Dutchman in interim charge of the Blues until the end of the season.However, Allegri, who has won the Serie A title with both AC Milan and Juventus, has dismissed speculation he may be on his way to the reigning Premier League champions.Speaking at a youth tournament on Tuesday, he told Sky Italia: “There’s nothing to it. I cannot either confirm or deny something that doesn’t exist.”I want this matter over and done with now. What’s important for me right now is to get to the end of the season with Juventus and try and win some silverware.”Juventus have won 17 of their last 18 matches in all competitions and are two points behind Serie A leaders Napoli, who they play on Saturday. They are also through to the last 16 of the Champions League, where they face Bayern Munich, and the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia with Inter Milan as their opponents.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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