Cancer course launched

A new generation of cancer researchers are being taught at the University of Essex in a new course. The MSc Cancer Biology course will be led a team of experienced cancer researchers. Clinicians at the...

UK offers accelerated patent protection for eco-friendly innovations

Using the Green Channel to accelerate a UK patent application. AdamsonJones was able to obtain patent protection for client, LLEO Ltd, in just 15 months from the moment the Green Channel was used. This acceleration was crucial as...

Nasal sprays – Key insights for a successful device development to achieve bioequivalence requirements

An observation of generics in the nasal spray market will reveal to the keen observer an opportunity. Whilst the overall nasal spray market is currently experiencing limited growth, the market share of generics is...

Find out why County Durham’s NETPark is quickly becoming a global hub for bio-science...

Home to two UK catapult centres, three national innovation centres and one of the country’s leading AIM listed tech companies, The North East Technology Park (NETPark) really is a thriving hub of innovation making...

£42m new research institute to boost evidence on improving care in the NHS

A new research institute is seeking to create a world-leading asset for the NHS by improving the science behind healthcare organisation and delivery. The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute), led by the University of...

Memories can be decoded from brain waves during sleep, say researchers

Bursts of brain activity known as sleep spindles can play a vital role in strengthening new memories after learning, researchers have found. In a study carried out by the Universities of Birmingham and York published...

Eligible costs for R&D Tax Relief – it’s not just for those people in...

For my fellow professionals who work with businesses to support them with claims for Research and Development Tax Relief, one of our common mantras when explaining to manufacturing businesses, engineering firms and software developers...

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...

Team targets personalised cancer treatment

A new personalised breast cancer programme has been launched to map patients’ DNA and RNA to tailor treatment. The Cancer Research UK project, which was launched with £1.1 million from Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, (ACT), will...

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...

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...

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...

Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. This is the first time we’ve seen that calcium...

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...

Expanded plant opens

BASF has opened an expanded Littlehampton production site to meet the growing global demand for biological solutions for agriculture and horticulture. The move means that BASF can increases its production volumes of beneficial nematodes and...

Bionic hand made in 10 hours thanks to WMG, University of Warwick

A 3D printed bionic hand can be made to measure thanks to engineers at WMG, University of Warwick and a collaboration of other companies. The 3D printed hand incorporates muscle sensors to...