Algenuity appoints new Chief Scientific Officer

Algenuity, a leader in algal biology and industrial biotechnology, is delighted to welcome Dr Alex Pudney to the team as Chief Scientific Officer. Alex brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously...

Government announces £300 million for landmark ageing society grand challenge

10 million Brits alive today can expect to reach 100 and funding will ensure the UK leads the world in healthy ageing • The funding will support better diagnosis for UK patients through AI and new...

Home-produced compost ‘can rival big industry’

Research carried out in Manchester suggests that home-produced composts can provide nutrient-rich growing material that rivals industrial-scale production. A Manchester Metropolitan University team researched compost produced from green and food waste to establish its quality...

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...

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...

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...

Research ‘must be allowed to thrive’

The Parkinson’s Disease Society has embarked on a new drive to ensure that research into the illness, and other conditions, continues to be supported across Europe. As part of the campaign, which is hosted by...

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...

Athletes’ poor oral health a concern

It’s one of medicine’s strange anomalies. International athletes may be fitter than most people on the planet but many of them suffer from poor oral health. Now researchers say that the problem, which affects athletes’...

Aspirin could reduce cancer risk

Research has shown that a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in this who are overweight. The findings came out of an international study of people with a family history of...

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...

The Northern biomedical sector celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony

The best of the North of England’s biomedical companies were honoured at the 2014 Biomedical Awards, hosted by Bionow at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, on Gateshead Quays on 24 April 2014. Sixteen companies battled...

Edible insects: Mealworms on your menu?

Cricket brownies and “chocolate chirp cookies” were served at a meeting about the future of edible insects. Insects are eaten in many parts of the world, and if people in countries such as the UK...

Earth holds the key to detecting life beyond our solar system

New research in to how Earth’s atmosphere evolved over time could hold the key to detecting life on exoplanets, according to scientists from the University of St Andrews and Cornell University. The new study, published...

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...

Wellcome launches £250m Leap Fund to place big bets on bold research

Wellcome is to launch a new £250m fund that will place big bets on ambitious research programmes with the potential to fundamentally change science or transform health over a five- to ten-year horizon. The Wellcome...