Over three million surgical operations and cancer treatments a year in England may become...

New data published by Public Health England (PHE) show that antibiotic resistant bloodstream infections continue to rise in England, with an estimated 35% increase from 2013 to 2017 (from 12,250 in 2013 to...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Research finds three major failings in some apps used for the diagnosis of skin...

In the scramble to bring successful apps for the diagnosis of skin cancer to market there is a concern that a lack of testing is risking public safety, according to research led by the...

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...

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...

Research offers hope

There is hope in the battle against drug-resistant drugs, though. For example, a newly discovered antibiotic, produced by bacteria from a cystic fibrosis patient, could be used to treat cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB),...

Research deepens understanding of malaria parasite

Science carried out in Nottingham helped to form the foundation for the latest breakthrough in the global fight against malaria. Researchers in the University of Nottingham’s School of Life Sciences were responsible for the identification...

Former Prime Minister takes on key Dementia research role

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has become the new President of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Mr Cameron made dementia a major focus of his time in office, launching the Prime...

Researchers are making great strides

We have made great strides in the fight against heart disease over the past 50 years. Since 1961, when the British Heart Foundation was established, the annual number of deaths from CVD in the...

Hope as research unlocks the secrets of heart disease

By Frances Griss Since the beginning of the 1960s, deaths from heart disease in the UK have halved so that today only 26% of people have a cause of death attributable to the condition, compared with...

Surface research could help control infection

Another front in the war against infection is the introduction of antimicrobial surfaces into hospitals. By making the environment more hostile to pathogens such as Clostridium difficile and Staphilococcus aureus there will be less...

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...