A new approach to reduce the impact of ageing

For Newcastle University Professor Thomas Zglinicki the biggest challenge that lies ahead for medical researchers is tackling age-related multimorbidity, the incidence of people living with several long-term conditions at a time. The professor, who works...

Developing long term relationships with the skilled workers of the future

Despite the great demand for skilled workers in the STEM industries, employers are struggling to find and retain the young people with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workplace. A recent survey...

UK offers accelerated patent protection for eco-friendly innovations

Using the Green Channel to accelerate a UK patent application. AdamsonJones was able to obtain patent protection for client, LLEO Ltd, in just 15 months from the moment the Green Channel was used. This acceleration was crucial as...

A British Skin Foundation funded project into atopic eczema

Human beta-defensin in Atopic Dermatitis: dissecting the mechanism of a novel, targetable, protection against skin barrier damage. Dr Donald J. Davidson is an Inflammation Biologist and Senior Researcher at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation...

Companies announce new developments

An example of the new approach is seen in the way that several companies have been working to accurately and speedily diagnose zika virus. In March, the US Food and Drug Administration gave authorisation to...

The surprising Science of fat: You can get fatter and become healthier

A new study in obese mice suggests that increasing the growth of fat located under the skin (subcutaneous) actually led to an improvement in glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, both precursors to diabetes. The...

companies bring forward new treatments

Despite mixed results for the therapy, drug companies are continuing to seek approval for new drugs in this field. In November 2015 Samsung Bioepis announced that the European Medicines Agency’s committee for medicinal products in...

The Goldilocks Effect

Advances in the delivery of precision medicine trials in the UK have sparked interest in the commercial world. The concept of precision medicine is not new, but generating the scientific evidence to drive the concept...

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...

Biosimilars ‘making progress in the UK’

However, there still remain challenges for biosimilar companies trying to gain a foothold in the market, with reticence on the part of health trusts and clinicians taking time to break down. The UK is an...

INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHES ONE STEP MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS

Cubi-Tech Extrusion Limited, a Cubic Pharmaceuticals Ltd company, puts an end to some of the problems inherent in pharmaceuticals production. Process efficiency and continuous manufacturing are certainly hot topics in the pharmaceutical industry right now,...

Bringing patients and providers together one tweet at a time

As an open forum for human interaction, social media have become the great equalizer of health information – providing a means for patients and health care providers to connect outside of the hospital or...

Concerns expressed on 
drug-resistant infections

Another major concern for those developing new drugs is the risk that illnesses become resistant to them, with significant worries about antibiotics. More than 80 leading international pharmaceutical, generics, diagnostics and biotechnology companies, as well...

Fighting the battle against malaria

Despite major breakthroughs in medicine over the years, some diseases remain mass killers and few cast a longer shadow than malaria, particularly in Africa where it has claimed millions of lives. Key to tackling the...

A historical case with modern significance

In the medical field, spectroscopy technology is being used for research into 470-year-old bones which may have relevance to modern-day sufferers of the bone condition rickets. The technology helped scientists confirm that many sailors who...

Ulster University leads on €8.2M cross border collaborative research centre

The EU funded cross border centre of research excellence in cardiovascular medicine will transform cardiac care in the region by developing new models of care, smart wearable technologies and improved patient monitoring systems. The Eastern...