Research looks at living with dementia

The work being done is not just about diagnosis, some of it focuses on improving the way sufferers and their carers live day to day with the condition. In that field, the UK Economic and...

Over three million surgical operations and cancer treatments a year in England may become...

New data published by Public Health England (PHE) show that antibiotic resistant bloodstream infections continue to rise in England, with an estimated 35% increase from 2013 to 2017 (from 12,250 in 2013 to...

What is Life?

In 1943, the quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger stood up in Trinity College Dublin and delivered what might be described as the biggest scientific disappointment of the century. His work on quantum mechanics, which so...

How to protect your IP rights in Europe

Intellectual property rights are territorial rights, meaning that the protection afforded by a granted patent or a registered trademark is geographically limited. Many companies that protect their inventions, brands or product designs in their home...

Helping everyone breathe easier – finding new approaches to treating respiratory disease

Everyone should be able to breathe clean air with healthy lungs, yet sadly far too many people continue to gasp for breath because of lung disease. In the UK, one in five people develop...

Changes in drug delivery open up commercial opportunities

After centuries of delivering drugs to patients as pills, liquids and injectables a revolution is under way which will change everything for patients - from the dose needed to the frequency of administration. Life for...

How do bioscience companies ensure a strong talent pipeline for the future?

The UK science industry is facing a national shortage of highly skilled workers, an issue linked previously to STEM subjects being a less favourable option at A Level. But the tides are changing; this year...

Targeting the right treatment at the right patient

One of the rapidly growing concerns in medicine is the anxiety that a lot of drugs do not work for a large number of the patients for whom they are prescribed. By Frances Griss Finding the...

UK Institute to harness disruptive 
technology to transform drug discovery

Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced funding for a series of ambitious technology projects that will transform the way medicines are discovered, enabling the pharmaceutical industry to develop groundbreaking drugs faster, cheaper and better...

Making Pharmaceuticals person-specific

Dr Mohammed Maniruzzaman: Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at the University of Sussex In this issue of BioScience Today, we speak to Dr Mohammed Maniruzzaman, Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at the University of Sussex,...

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...

Access to Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in a Time of Emergency – Patent Pools...

Alex Bone, Patent Attorney, Partner,  AA Thornton The pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is often accused of misusing IP to extend exclusivity and delay reasonably priced access to life saving technologies. The recent pandemic has focussed attention...

The power of ideas

Information lies at the heart of everything we do. We are surrounded by information technology and it allows us to look at life with different eyes. In fact, the development of information, could, it be...

Discovering a new future through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

A number of industry sectors including aviation, retail and financial services have long applied data and utilised analytics to augment human capabilities, optimise their customer engagement and maximise returns. Indeed the term Artificial Intelligence (AI),...

Minister sounds an optimistic note

Bioscience Journal asked Life Sciences Minister George Freeman to assess the progress being made. As the UK’s first ever minister for Life Sciences, I am determined to ensure that Britain remains the best place in...

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...