Opening new pathways for bioprocessing

A pivotal link between industry and academia, Teesside University’s £22m National Horizons Centre (NHC) opened last September with two very clear objectives. One is to drive research into bioprocessing, an often-overlooked subject through which life...

HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR ALZHEIMER’S TREATMENT

Dr Susan Kohlhaas Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK People with dementia have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, according to the ONS, a quarter of people who have died from COVID-19...

WEAPONISING THE FIGHT AGAINST ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Could faecal transplants be an effective weapon in the fight back against antibiotic resistance? A research team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust intends to find out, once and for all. By HELEN...

90 years since Sir Alexander Fleming’s penicillin discovery changed antibiotic treatment

“My name is Sarah Whitlow and my paternal grandfather was Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin. I have worked as a practice nurse at the Swan Surgery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, since 1990,...

Biosimilars set to make significant UK impact

Biosimilar medicines - equivalent biological products which have no meaningful differences from the original or reference product in terms of quality, safety or efficacy - are playing an important role in providing choice for...

What makes a spinout?

Universities carry out research into some of the most fundamental questions about life and the world around us, with researchers utilising specialist facilities and equipment to investigate and advance human knowledge.  This doesn’t happen overnight,...

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...

Tackling the trillion dollar Alzheimer’s disease

It’s almost impossible to conceive the complexity that lies ahead in the challenge to address Alzheimer’s disease. But, picture standing in front of an old mansion house, completely overgrown with ivy, trees, and shrubs....

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...

Simplicity is all

In this issue of BioScience Today, Ellen Rossiter speaks to Professor Kawal Rhode about his work in the realm of biomedical engineering, his inspiration, motivation and why simplicity is all. “Way back in school, we...

Genome sequencing reveals how salmonella carves out a niche in pork production

Variants of concern (VOCs) and variants of interest (VOIs) have become familiar terms due to the current pandemic, but variants of familiar pathogens such as salmonella also present a threat to human and animal...

A golden era for blood cancer treatments

It’s an exciting time in blood cancer research. As we deepen our understanding of the biology of blood cancer, researchers are developing better treatments than ever before, and we’re even beginning to talk about...

90 years on, the time-bomb of antibiotic resistance

By Professor Colin Garner The events of 28 September 1928 could justifiably lay claim to being called the most significant breakthrough in medical history. With typical ingenuity and a quantity of genius, Sir Alexander Fleming discovered...

TEAM TASKED WITH GIVING US FIVE EXTRA YEARS OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing is based in The Catalyst, the stunning new building with a glass façade rearing like a horse’s head out of the 24-acre, £350m science park that is the...

CRYONISS EARNS COVETED MHRA QUALITY MARK

Experts in biological sample, and medicinal product, storage and logistics management, CRYONISS offers a comprehensive storage service from ambient down to vapour phase liquid nitrogen. The Cheshire-based team has a wealth of experience in supporting...

Delivering real impact to the world of bioscience

Since it opened in 2019, the National Horizons Centre has quickly established itself as a vital linchpin helping drive forward the life sciences sector across the UK. Through research, partnerships and training , the National...