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...

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...

System could tackle resistant bugs

Once resistant bugs are established in an environment, it can be difficult to eliminate them using ordinary cleaning methods but specialist companies have developed techniques for cleansing an area or individuals.  Rooms and whole departments...

Out of this world

The UK Space Agency and NHS England are currently judging ideas for how technology originally designed for space could help solve major health and care challenges facing the NHS. With up to £4 million available...

Drug delivery market witnesses significant growth

Developing new ways of delivering drugs has become big business with companies now investing many millions of pounds in seeking the next big breakthrough. Indeed, market analysts Mordor Intelligence estimates in a new report that the...

Controlling Temperature with BioPharma Dynamics

BioPharma Dynamics discuss the importance of controlling parameters in your process. Temperature monitoring and control devices are an integral part of any laboratory within the pharmaceutical sector. Having a quality temperature control system in place...

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,...

Could your accountant have made a mistake with your Research and Development Tax Relief...

How would you know? What can you do about it? You could start by speaking with a specialist and even better someone who’s worked in a Top 5 CRO preparing claims for 6 years! Now...

The animal impasse

 Must anti aging drugs rely on animal testing? The use of animals in scientific research, including in the development of cosmetics and medicine, has long been a matter of contention. Researchers argue that the developments of...

An insight into the Cambridge economy – what lies ahead for Silicon Fen?

Dr Andy Cosh & Dr Giorgio Caselli - Centre for Business Research & University of Cambridge These are rather frantic days for the UK, since several outcomes remain possible following the Brexit referendum in June 2016. While the government...

Research deepens understanding of genes

Central to effective gene therapies is understanding the way genes work and a new yeast study has suggested that a third of them are involved in metabolism. Metabolism is the biochemical processes that occur inside...

Entangled exploring the influences on brain development

Throughout history, much attention has been paid to the perceived differences between men’s and women’s brains – but are these differences real or imagined? One scientist overturning the myths of the ‘male’ and ‘female’ brain...

Nanomedicine – bridging the skills gap

Nanomedicine is at the forefront of modern healthcare. Nanoparticles offer a new platform for drug delivery that can extend the “patent life” of drugs, but also greatly increase the targeting and effectiveness of therapy. In...

Exciting times in the field of asthma research

One of the areas in which truly exciting advances are being made is asthma, one of the commonest chronic diseases on the planet. Professor Stephen Holgate, CBE, Chair of the Research Committee of the British...

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...

Crowdfunding: 21st century capital for startups and SMEs

Although Britain has long been recognised as a country of pioneering scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs, it has historically been poor at making sufficient capital available for this creativity to blossom fully to the UK’s...