Cutting to the chase – how a folded piece of paper is saving lives

Around the world, many hundreds of millions of people are infected by parasitic diseases such as malaria and schistosomiasis. Many more millions of people are affected by the impact of these diseases with profound...

Research reveals how Tau aggregates can contribute to cell death in Alzheimer’s disease

New evidence suggests a mechanism by which progressive accumulation of Tau protein in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists studied more than 600 human brains and fruit fly models of Alzheimer’s disease...

Three-parent baby technology clears final hurdle

When science is at its best, it pushes the boundaries of what is possible and makes us think about the big questions. Even if the issues it raises are deeply uncomfortable. That has certainly been...

Cell therapy manufacturing

Regenerative medicine and cellular therapies have the potential to impact many different areas of unmet medical need. There are many human diseases which have either inadequate or no treatment options. One of the main...

Fledgling printing technology offers hope

One of the big medical changes ahead could relate to the production of tissue for implants, combining 3-D printing technology and bioscience. Among those leading the way are scientists at the University of Bristol who...

How chromosomes find a happy medium

By Sabrina Richards Staff writer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Hutch scientists show how chromosomes communicate to balance crossovers during sex-cell formation Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have worked out the molecular underpinnings of...

Having access to finance is an essential ingredient to grow and prosper

Graeme Fisher: Managing Director for Communications and Policy at British Business Bank Smaller businesses are a fundamental part of the UK economy, driving growth and employment creation. Those businesses categorised as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

Patient capital is the key to unlocking growth in the life sciences sector

By Keith Morgan, CEO, British Business Bank The British Business Bank, as the UK’s national economic development bank, has a mission to make finance markets for smaller businesses operate more effectively, enabling those businesses to...

Cutting costs, saving time and doing away with needles: Laser technology promises a triple...

Blood tests: They’re not only extremely common and, let’s face it, not particularly popular with patients, they are also a huge drain on health service resources. Blood samples make up a significant proportion of the...
raw materials

Critical Factor for Industrializing Cell Therapies:

Quality Attributes and Quality Assurance of the Manufacturing Raw Materials Slowly but progressively more Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP), including Cell Therapy Products, are reaching the market and a significant number are getting closer to...

Think you know Harrogate? Think again!

Harrogate and district has a long established reputation as a tourist destination. Mention of Harrogate brings up images of Bettys famous tearooms; of the Tour de Yorkshire; the beautiful parks and gardens. Spreading out from...

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...

UK-led study marks shift towards genetic era in tackling TB

In a landmark study that may herald a quicker, more tailored treatment for the millions of people around the world living with tuberculosis (TB), UK researchers have shown how our understanding of TB’s genetic...

Focus on Alzheimer’s disease 
– Hope on the horizon

Dr David Reynolds Chief Scientific Officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity and is dedicated to funding pioneering research to find ways to understand, diagnose, reduce risk and...

The battle against polio – still work to be done

People of a certain age in the Western World will have haunting recollections of a disease that laid waste to vast numbers of young people. A cruel disease that filled sanitoriums with rows of...

Matching clinical trials with unmet clinical need

A new tool that helps target clinical trials to areas of unmet clinical need has sparked interest in both the National Health Service (NHS) and the commercial clinical research world. Stephen Lock, Head of...