Agreement offers hope for lung cancer patients

An agreement has been signed to develop technology which can treat lung cancer. Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology (CRT), the charity’s development and commercialisation arm, have reached an agreement with Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc,....

Testosterone levels affect risk of metabolic disease and cancers

Having genetically higher testosterone levels increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes in women, while reducing the risk in men. Higher testosterone levels also increase the risks of breast and...

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...

Pioneering Surgical Guidance System from Endomag Wins Institute of Physics’ Business Innovation Award

Endomag, the surgical guidance company, has won a prestigious British Business Innovation Award from the Institute of Physics (IOP), presented at the Houses of Parliament in London. The IOP is the professional and learned...

Alzheimer’s research unlocks secret

New research has unlocked one of the secrets of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) have, for the first time, revealed the atomic structures of one of the...

Cambridge University and Institute of Cancer Research launch Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has announced funding for a new Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, based at the University of Cambridge and The Institute of Cancer Research, London. By creating a hub of expertise...

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...

Brand new blending facility at Brenntag Lutterworth

Brenntag Blending Solutions has expanded with a brand new state-of-the art facility at Brenntag Lutterworth, providing additional blending capabilities across the Middle and South of the UK. The multi-purpose vessel has a 25,000L capacity and...

New Cochrane Review evidence suggests nutritional labelling on menus may reduce our calorie intake

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce the calories that people consume, although the...

Watching the Chimpanzee Conga: How humans learnt to dance

The evolution of human dance has been studied by psychologists in chimpanzees Researchers from the University of Warwick, Durham University and Free University of Brussels found two chimpanzees performed a duo dance-like...

Nemera and Noble announce collaboration to support patients who self-administer medication

 Nemera is excited to leverage the new collaboration to expand end-to-end offering of the parenteral franchise and increase patient onboarding through safer multi-use training devices  Nemera, world leader in design, development and manufacturing of drug...

New IP service helps ‘maximise’ patent commercial success

Entrepreneurs, inventors, and start-ups are getting expert advice to maximise their patent’s commercial success thanks to a new service launched by Wynne-Jones IP. The intellectual property firm, which provides advice relating to all aspects of...

‘Chemical harpoons’ could tackle antibiotic problem

The global threat of widespread bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest challenges facing science and medicine. Now, the discovery of bacterial ‘chemical harpoons’ could pave the way for a new approach to...

Better memory and thinking seen in over 85s despite high cholesterol

US scientists have found that high levels of cholesterol in people over the age of 85 is linked with a reduced decline in memory and thinking ability. The findings are published in the scientific...

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...

Scan Change

Medical Research Council scientists have developed a new approach to speed up MRI scans for those who cannot hold their breath. Patients need to lie still and, in some cases, hold their breath for...