Artificial Neural Networks working with Image Guided Therapies to improve heart disease treatment

By Rashed Karim Research Fellow at King’s College London School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences It’s exciting to envisage that future treatments for cardiovascular disease will be supported by intelligent systems and devices. At the...

A soft spot for stem cells helps cornea healing

New research led by scientists at Newcastle University, UK reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness - by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair...

Patent Protection of Medical Devices – Time for a Rethink?

Christopher Burnett,  Patent Attorney,  AA Thornton The duration of patent protection for medical devices is up to twenty years, as for any other type of device. Pharmaceuticals, on the other hand, may be entitled to an...

Australian biobanking initiative to help autism research

All over the world, the potential of biobanking is being recognised. In Australia, for example, the first Autism Biobank has just been launched by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC). The...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

A Women in Science event that took place in Newcastle upon Tyne’s Biosphere business incubator earlier this year certainly demonstrated that women are finally coming into their own in the fields of science, technology,...

How the brain’s immune system could be harnessed to improve memory

When it comes to memory, immune cells are known as the “bad cops” of the brain. But new research shows they could also be turned into “good cops” to power memory and learning. Inflammation can...

Combatting cardiovascular disease today

Cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of death in the UK and across the world, so in this issue of BioScience Today, Ellen Rossiter speaks to Dr Vijay Kunadian, Senior Lecturer and Honorary...

Taking a global view

Work being done by Romanian and Ukranian scientists in the Danube Delta is helping to drive a research programme that could have global ramifications. Findings by the Danube Delta Research Institute show that algae bloom...

Healthcare a Human Right?

The NHS holds a special place in the hearts of most Britons to the extent that it was featured in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics and according to Lord Ashcroft’s poll published...

New treatment option 
for ‘wake-up’ stroke patients

Detail revealed in MRI brain scans can help doctors accurately deduce when a stroke begins, according to new research, allowing treatment for many patients who currently cannot receive it. The findings could help to better...

Research finds three major failings in some apps used for the diagnosis of skin...

In the scramble to bring successful apps for the diagnosis of skin cancer to market there is a concern that a lack of testing is risking public safety, according to research led by the...

BIOQUELL HELPING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES RESUME OPERATIONS POST-COVID-19

Bioquell Rapid Bio Decontamination Service (RBDS) enables businesses to quickly regain control of clean spaces and ramp up capacity As the world prepares to enter the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic with the potential...

Hope as research unlocks the secrets of heart disease

By Frances Griss Since the beginning of the 1960s, deaths from heart disease in the UK have halved so that today only 26% of people have a cause of death attributable to the condition, compared with...

Human factors and prefilled syringes

Human factors is now firmly established at the heart of medical device development, and that includes prefilled syringes. Regulators, and in particular the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recently published guidance on...

Biosimilars: should they have a ‘similar’ system to the originator?

The safety of any medicine such as biosimilar is as dependent as much on the system that supports it as the biological properties of the medicine itself. Part of this system rests as proprietary...

The hidden way to fill vacancies, train and retain

The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (pathology lab based) degree apprenticeship has been developed through consultation with pathology laboratory employers and is co-delivered, meeting the requirements for a Healthcare Science Practitioner (Biomedical Scientist) apprenticeship. The programme...