Technology offers insights into cancer

Mass spectrometry is helping medical research in many other ways as well, including exciting work being done in the United States. Scientists at the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies and the Department of Chemistry and...

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...

Out of this world

At first glance, one of the most stunning achievements in space exploration, an investigation into rickets in sailors who died 470 years ago and cutting-edge cancer research may appear to have little in common. However,...

But what of the future?

So nanotechnology is already producing developments but what is its potential? Well, the opportunities are huge and the work already under way could just be the start. For example, the science could greatly speed up...

Striking a note of caution as the use of nanotechnology in medicine gathers pace

Nanotechnology may be advancing at a rapid rate but these are still early days and much still needs to be done as the medical world tries to keep pace with the dramtic pace of...

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...

Fantastic Voyage

In 1966, movie-goers were treated to the release of a film called Fantastic Voyage, a Cold War science fiction thriller about a scientist who is nearly killed in an assassination attempt. As he hovers between...

Accreditation: Delivering Confidence in Health Services

The quality of health and social care services is under constant and close scrutiny.  Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently acknowledged that accreditation and...

Remarkable breakthroughs that herald the age of bionics

He was one of the television hits of the 1970s, the Six Million Dollar Man with his super-enhanced vision and reconstructed bionic limbs that that allowed him to run at incredible speeds and jump...

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...

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...

Imaging technology teaches researchers about DNA changes

Across the Pond, imaging technology is also shedding light on the way that environmental factors affect DNA and trigger illnesses such as cancer and lung disease. The link has long been known but what was...

In the picture

For many years, research into dementia has thrown up as many questions as it has answers. Now, a new project is seeking to change that and at its heart lies the rapidly-advancing science of...

The Enemy Within – getting the paperwork right

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre conference on The Enemy Within in Edinburgh on 12th February will cover many ways of protecting your business however there are some basic but often overlooked ways to help...

Company announces MSA drug research projects

Drug company Evotec has entered into three novel research projects aimed at coming up with new discoveries for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Supported by research funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and...

Recruiting the right people for medical research

Clinical research is making massive strides in the way we treat illnesses, extending length and quality of life for the patient. Making the breakthroughs possible are medical researchers who rely heavily on the willingness...