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10 August 2016
£4.5m from Newton Fund for collaborations that will tackle antimicrobial resistance

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.

25 May 2016
Newton Fund helps to understand complexities of Indian monsoon and its impacts

Understanding the southern Asian monsoon and its effects on the world's climate is the focus of a new UK research collaboration in India.

23 May 2016
Newton Fund involved in Latin American technology transferred to Vietnam shrimp farms

MEXICO - The development of a number of techniques to improve shrimp larvae in their resistance and size, is something that for several years the specialists of the Center for Biological Research of the Northwest (CIBNOR) have been focused on.

03 June 2016
Newton Fund helping to prevent future H5N1 outbreaks in Vietnam

The persistence of bird flu poses a serious risk to economic and food security, as well as public health worldwide. A UK-Vietnam collaboration is helping to understand how the virus persists under the radar, to help prevent the next major outbreak.

11 July 2016
Indian Science Minister participates in study on monsoon variability partly funded by Newton Fund

The Indian Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan commended the growing UK-India research partnership, as he participated in the UK-India observational campaign to study monsoon variability today in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

22 September 2016
Newton Fund grant set to help combat childhood obesity in Mexico

University of Westminster researchers awarded Newton Fund grant through Medical Research Council (MRC) to help combat childhood obesity in Mexico.

22 September 2016
Newton Fund helps young video makers compete to help Brazil solve resources problems

Children and young people can play their part in helping to secure future supplies of food, water and energy in Brazil with the launch of an exciting new global video competition.

25 October 2016
Newton Fund helping to fund research into 'How even our brains get 'slacker' as we age'

This research shows that losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of ageing. Now it seems it’s not just our skin that starts to sag - but our brains too.

25 October 2016
Newton Fund backing Chile youth entrepreneurship and innovation training

Thanks to the “Young Innovators Programme”, a joint effort from Foundation for Agrarian and Innovate UK, through the Newton Fund, the first workshops were delivered, in order to choose the best twenty initiatives. 

02 November 2016
Newton Fund supporting Met Office immersion into Amazon science

A Met Office Climate Scientist, Chantelle Burton, describes her scientfic immersion into the amazing world of the Amazon, to understand the methods for assessing the impacts of climate change on the great and diverse forest.