A system that offers personalised cancer treatment based on genetic tests has been developed by IBM, Emory University and the genomics group Nu-Tec Sciences.
Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States has developed portable radar equipment that can detect a human being through doors and walls up to 20cm thick.
Researchers at the University of Limerick in the Irish Republic believe they have found a way to improve the management of poultry houses by the combustion of chicken waste.
Scientists at Purdue University have been experimenting with ultrasound as an alternative to adding chemicals to water to clear it of contaminants.
Alec Jeffreys, the University of Leicester professor who developed genetic fingerprinting, has condemned government plans to keep DNA profiles of innocent people on its criminal database.
Researchers who published a paper discrediting St John's wort, a popular herbal treatment for depression, were funded by a pharmaceutical company.
Six universities face a major shake-up after shortfalls in recruitment, with subjects, faculties and, in some cases, entire campuses being axed.
The number of graduates applying to train as teachers has risen significantly offering comfort to the government, which is looking for signs of an end to teacher shortages.