Not gone, not forgotten..

The penny finally drops as politicians pledge support for dementia research Ironically, given that it is one of the planet’s biggest illnesses, dementia also appeared to creep up on world leaders more focused on other...

The Aisa opportunity

Few international markets offer such huge opportunities for UK companies as the rapidly expanding health sector in China. Now, the British Government is stepping up its drive to promote stronger links between the healthcare sectors...

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...

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...

A stay at the Stem Cell Hotel

By Davide Danovi - Director, HipSci Cell Phenotyping Programme, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London All cells in our body came from one original cell - a fertilised egg. A blood...

Nominations now open for the 2014 biomedical awards

Bionow is urging companies and individuals across the North of England to nominate their outstanding achievements for the prestigious 2014 Biomedical Awards. The Awards, now in its 2nd year will take place on Thursday 24...

Harnessing pharmacogenomics for better health outcomes

In this issue, we speak to Dr Jerika Lam of the School of Pharmacy at Chapman University, about her work applying pharmacogenomics to antiviral treatments. “A lot has happened in the field of hepatitis C...

Why waste plastic bottles are a valuable resource

Dr Timothy Whitehead, Lecturer in Product Design for Low-Income Countries at Aston University, explains how we can add value to waste plastic bottles and how these can be turned into essential products for the...

Life sciences is bucking the trend in providing Venture Capital for female founders

Alice Hu Wagner - Managing Director, Strategy, Economics and Business Development at British Business Bank Life sciences is one of the most successful sectors in the UK economy and its continued growth is a key...

Forging advances in the treatment of respiratory diseases

In this issue of BioScience Today, we speak to Professor Martin Gosling, about the inspiration behind his work, what motivates him daily, and the advances in the treatment of respiratory diseases that he is...

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...

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...

Relentlessly searching for the cure

Martina Slapkova - Research Information Co-ordinator at the Motor Neurone Disease Association Motor neuron disease (MND), also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis across the globe, has been puzzling researchers and clinicians ever since it was...

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,...

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...

Safe’n’Sound®, a customizable platform of add-on passive safety devices for prefilled syringes

In the parenteral industry, Needlestick injuries remain a global concern with over 3 million exposures to blood occurring every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Sharps injuries result in not only health issues...