Britain:  All  research councils are now under one giant United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) beginning 1st April 2018. It will be headed by Mark Walport, who is versed in global Science, technology and innovations issues.

United States: Will Nanomaterials Deliver Drugs Intracellularly? Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have created new nanomaterials able to cross cell membranes, establishing a novel platform for the intracellular delivery of molecular drugs and other cargo.

The researchers explored how to tune the size, shape and morphology of materials known as cell-penetrating self-assembling peptide nanomaterials, or CSPN; These represent a new modular drug delivery platform that can be programmed into exquisite structures through sequence-specific fine-tuning of amino acids,” says corresponding author Gaurav Sahay, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy.

The findings were published in the Journal of Controlled Release, and a provisional patent application has been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  (Contacts:,;;

Japan: Novel Heat Stable Adhesive Materials Japan’s Kansai University researchers are developing  highlights: Novel adhesives and thermally stable epoxy resins. The epoxy resins are organic compounds that can be hardened into adhesive materials with excellent thermal stability, mechanical strength, and chemical resistance.