Turkish Cargo maintains its steady growth

According to the data obtained by WACD, the international air cargo information provider, in May; Turkish Cargo, the global air cargo brand providing service to 124 countries around the world, increased its tonnage rate...

Wild geese take climate action

Migratory animals are actively adjusting their traditions to climate change, new research has found. An international team of researchers from the University of St Andrews, with Norwegian, Dutch and British colleagues, found that barnacle geese...

Targetting fast-growing cancer cells

The discovery that an essential protein plays a protective role during cell division, could open the door to better targeted treatment of fast-growing cancer cells. Polo-like kinase (PLK1) was previously thought to have a major...

Lab of the Future Congress

An international congress bringing together leading pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and service providers to drive collaboration and innovation in the life sciences Open Pharma Research, has announced the launch of an international congress: the Lab...

Rheumatology drugs study

Researchers at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) in Bath, part of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, are celebrating recruiting the first patient globally to an international study that...

More than £700m saved

The NHS has saved more than £700 million from the annual medicines bill to reinvest in new treatments as part of the Long Term Plan. An NHS-wide campaign has supported patients and doctors to maximise...

UK lags behind

Cancer survival in the UK has improved since 1995, although it still lags behind other high-income countries, according to new analysis by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP), which is managed by Cancer Research...

Genetic regions associated with left-handedness identified

A new study has for the first time identified regions of the genome associated with left-handedness in the general population and linked their effects with brain architecture. The study, led by researchers at the...

Repairing damaged hearts

British Heart Foundation-funded research takes major step towards heart failure treatment. A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed treatment for heart failure, according to...

World’s largest genetics project launched

A new ground-breaking project in the fight against life-threatening illnesses has just been launched. The £200 million whole genome sequencing project is being created, forming a partnership of pharmaceutical firms and health experts which will...

UEA scientists receive £7.4 million boost to combat ‘worst superbugs’

University of East Anglia scientists are developing a new wave of drugs to combat antibiotic resistance – thanks to a £7.4 million boost. The overuse of antibiotics has made infections harder to treat, leading to...

Compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals: A solution to high drug prices?

The UK continues to grapple with its departure – or not – from the European Union, and whilst the outcome remains unclear, one thing now seems certain: before long there will be a general...

Actavis v ICOS: Is this the end for dosage regime patents in the UK?

The UK Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that ICOS’s dosage regime patent for tadalafil lacked an inventive step. Tadalafil is marketed under the brand name Cialis® for the treatment of erectile...

Blood cancer’s Achilles’ heel

New findings about a fatal form of blood cancer could aid the development of new drugs with significantly less harmful side effects than existing chemotherapy. The discovery could lead to novel treatments that efficiently eliminate...

How gut bacteria keep us healthy

An international team of scientists, led by the University of Glasgow, have announced a new advance in our understanding of how bacteria in our gut can provide positive health benefits. The breakthrough findings, published in...

How superbugs hide

New research led by the University of Sheffield has discovered how a hospital superbug evades the immune system to cause infection – paving the way for new treatments. The study, led by the University of...