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...

Brain signals translated into speech

NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded project could improve quality of life for paralyzed patients. Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech — an advancement that could one day...

£167 million research hub

Imperial College London has opened its biggest new academic building in a generation. The £167 million Molecular Sciences Research Hub on the College’s White City Campus is the UK’s most significant scientific development since the...

€8m European research project

A new European research project which aims to heal epilepsy by regenerating brain tissue and ‘training’ neurons is getting underway. The five-year, €8m Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems project - HERMES, brings together 12 partners...

Parkinson’s unique scent

Scientists at The University of Manchester have found small molecules contained in a substance secreted by the skin, known as sebum, that are responsible for a unique scent in people with Parkinson’s. The results could...

£25 million for disease prevention

In its first ever funding round, the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) is investing £25 million into understanding and influencing the social, economic and environmental factors that affect our health. The funding has been earmarked...

Sir David Attenborough opens world-class facilities at Keele University

New state-of-the-art science facilities at Keele University have been officially opened by renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. As part of the University’s 70th anniversary celebrations, Sir David toured Keele’s new life science laboratories which have...

New Horizons in Life Science & Healthcare

Building on the evolution of the past 18 years, Genesis 2019 will assemble senior executives and decision makers from across the Life Science, Healthcare and Technology field to present, discuss and demonstrate their collective...

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...