Back pain breakthrough
Lower back pain affects 80 per cent of the population at some point in their lives, costing billions to the NHS and the wider economy through sickness leave.
Hot in the city
EPSRC-funded scientists at the University of Sheffield are working on a project that uses heat generated by the many steel plants located just outside the city centre to help provide a green alternative for heating the city’s homes and businesses.
Tracks to the future
EPSRC-sponsored engineering students and staff at the University of Birmingham have designed a futuristic locomotive powered by hydrogen, the first of its kind in the UK.
An ultra-low-cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer to show images of an unborn baby has been developed by EPSRC-sponsored engineers at Newcastle University.
An EPSRC-sponsored team from Newcastle University, working with industrial partners, have designed a simple, cost-effective prototype device for the detection and monitoring of gum disease.