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With temperatures set to soar across the UK, our ability to detect and avoid places that are too warm will be vital for regulating our body temperature. However, until now, little was known about the molecular mechanisms responsible for detecting warmth in the sensory neurons of our skin.


Chemotherapy treatment during pregnancy may affect the future fertility of unborn baby girls, a study suggests. Researchers have found that a drug called etoposide can damage the development of mouse ovary tissue grown in the lab.


Six new research partnerships looking at ways of tackling the rise of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have been created with £4.5M investment by the UK Research Councils: BBSRC, ESRC and MRC through the Newton Fund, an initiative intended to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and partner countries. The partnerships will see researchers from multiple disciplines at six UK centres of excellence work in collaboration with Chinese counterparts, thanks to match funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to foster collaboration across borders and between diverse disciplines to help stop the growing global burden posed by AMR.


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