London man potentially cured of HIV thanks to stem cell treatment

An unnamed British man's HIV has become "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant, according to a report in Nature. The case is only the second of its kind. The London male patient was diagnosed with HIV in...

UK Supreme Court inflicts more patent pain on Warner-Lambert

Eilidh Pugh, Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney, AdamsonJones. The UK Supreme Court has handed down its much-anticipated decision in WarnerLambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and Actavis. The case is important because it is the...

“I really believe apprenticeships are the way forward for our career”

The University of Salford is recognised for links with industry, companies and corporations, both regionally, nationally and internationally. Being one of the first UK institutions to offer ‘sandwich’ courses, the university has forged strong...

Queen’s University Belfast awarded €6.1 million to address fertility issues

Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility. The grant is part...

Scientists find potential new way to target norovirus family

Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in understanding how a family of viruses, including the norovirus, initiate infections. The new study, published in Nature and led by the University of Glasgow, reveals the inner workings...

AI approach outperformed human experts in identifying cervical pre-cancer

Algorithm could revolutionize cervical cancer screening, especially in low-resource settings. A research team led by investigators from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images...

New treatments for severe asthma to be studied

A £2.68 million study to investigate the effective use of antibiotics to treat certain types of severe asthma is being spearheaded by researchers in Leicester. The project, which is funded by the National Institute for...

Physical exercise linked to cognitive health

Researchers in the US have found that older adults who are more physically active in later life have better memory and thinking skills. They also found that this association was not affected by having...

£200 million to boost mental health research

Funding to bring researchers together to improve understanding and treatments for depression and anxiety Wellcome is committing an additional £200 million to mental health research, Wellcome’s Director announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

Cancer Research UK tackles global cancer challenges with £60 million in funding

Cancer Research UK announced that it is funding three major new international research initiatives on the microbiome, chronic inflammation and why some cancers are specific to certain tissues and not others. Multidisciplinary teams of scientists...

Patients lives to be greatly improved by technology revolutions in healthcare

Winners announced to receive funding that could revolutionise healthcare The projects include developing artificial intelligence for bed availability in hospitals, 3D printing to create tablets and smart phone applications to improve the treatment...

Making a difference to patients with debilitating conditions – new Healthcare Technologies Institute opened

A new Institute where research will look into improving healing and make a difference to patients with debilitating conditions has opened at the University of Birmingham. The Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI) will strive to advance...

Cobra Biologics, GE Healthcare and Centre for Process Innovation collaborate to advance gene therapy

Innovate UK funded project supports development of scalable, cost effective production of regenerative medicines Cobra Biologics (Cobra), an international contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) of biologics and pharmaceuticals, has announced a collaboration with the...

Servier launches InnoPreP™, its new preparative chromatography offer

Servier, an independent international pharmaceutical company, has announced the launch of InnoPreP™ – a new preparative chromatography service offered under its contract development and manufacturing business. Servier has employed preparative chromatography for over 30 years...

The challenges inherent in Excipients

Have you ever wondered how a cough lozenge dissolves just at the right speed or how some medicines smell and taste so good? We have ‘excipients’ to thank for these useful properties in our...

New type of bed net could help fight against malaria

Professor Steve Lindsay: Professor in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University A new type of bed net could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to new research published in The Lancet. The two-year clinical trial...