Arctoris and Syntekabio Form Research Partnership

Arctoris, the creator of the world’s first fully automated drug discovery platform, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with listed Korean company Syntekabio, Inc. to collaborate on drug discovery efforts. The first project under...

€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...

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...

Newcastle based company addresses key challenge to the success of lab-grown meat

With a predicted world population reaching just short of 10 billion by 2050 (3 billion more than there were in 2010), developing efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable food production technologies becomes a real challenge....

Findings offer hope of a cure

American company Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. has announced the presentation of preclinical data from its ZFP Therapeutic programme for the treatment and potential cure of both sickle cell disease (SCD) and beta-thalassemia. The data demonstrate that...

Does loud music cause hearing loss?

The Medical Research Council in the UK, working with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), have launched a mass participation study to see if listening to loud music is contributing to the increase...

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...

New Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult CEO brings continuity and ambition

Matthew Durdy appointed to CEO role as the CGT Catapult prepares to accelerate innovation, growth and productivity, where needed in the UK. The Board of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult), a global...

‘Rethink needed on radiotherapy’

Women whose breast cancer has spread to just a few lymph nodes under the arm could benefit from radiotherapy treatment following mastectomy, according to UK scientists. Current NHS guidelines say that women should be offered...

BIOQUELL HELPING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES RESUME OPERATIONS POST-COVID-19

Bioquell Rapid Bio Decontamination Service (RBDS) enables businesses to quickly regain control of clean spaces and ramp up capacity As the world prepares to enter the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic with the potential...

Study casts new light on arthritis

Researchers from Arthritis Research UK and the Centre for Genetics and Genomics at The University of Manchester have helped discover a further 42 genetic markers associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The findings came in the...

New hope for huntington disease sufferers

A group of researchers has identified a major new pathway thought to be involved in the development of Huntington disease. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, could eventually...

Research offers insight into the ‘silent killer’

UK scientists have discovered where the life-threatening hidden fat surrounding our vital organs comes from. The new insight into this ‘bad’ (visceral) fat may have important implications for future understanding and treatment of obesity and...

Flu relief on the way

American company Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. has announced the presentation of preclinical data from its ZFP Therapeutic programme for the treatment and potential cure of both sickle cell disease (SCD) and beta-thalassemia. The data demonstrate that...

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...

Alarming rise in lung cancer cases

Lung cancer rates in women have risen by 73 per cent over the past forty years according to new Cancer Research UK figures. Dr Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “These figures provide...