A golden generation

can the precious metal hold the key to killing cancerous cells? In the second century A.D., during the Han dynasty, a Chinese author and alchemist known as Wei Boyang is believed to have written: “Gold...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Life Science success

Whilst the recent past has been one of huge uncertainty with regards to the political and economic landscape across the globe, the past year saw major success in Life Sciences & Healthcare across the...

Radiation in cancer diagnosis – keeping your enemies closer

It’s a remarkable paradox of cancer treatment that radiation, a well-known cause of cancer, is also a cornerstone treatment. Safe doses of radiation can also play a part in diagnosis. Scientists working within 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...

Patient recruitment: The balancing act

Well conducted patient and public engagement can have a positive impact on recruitment and retention. To really increase your chances of success you need to be engaging patients as early as possible in the...

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...

Artificial Neural Networks working with Image Guided Therapies to improve heart disease treatment

By Rashed Karim Research Fellow at King’s College London School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences It’s exciting to envisage that future treatments for cardiovascular disease will be supported by intelligent systems and devices. At the...

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...

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...