New service tackles pulmonary disease

The introduction of a new service that could help thousands of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease manage their condition has been supported by UK Research and Innovation’s Digital Health Technology Catalysts. COPD affects approximately...

Discovery raises possibility of asthma treatment

A University of Dundee researcher has uncovered why parasitic worm infections seem to protect people from developing asthma, paving the way for potential future treatments for the disease. Although it has been known for some...

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,....

Study offers new hope for cancer sufferers

The largest-ever study to sequence the whole genomes of breast cancers has led scientists to declare that they now have the most comprehensive picture ever of how the disease develops. Researchers uncovered five new genes...

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...

New procedure offers hope forthose suffering from blindness

A trial of a new treatmentderived from stem cells forpeople with ‘wet’ age-relatedmacular degeneration (AMD) has started at Moorfields EyeHospital in London, followinga successful operation on apatient. The operation is a milestone in the London...

Is R&D Tax Relief part of your 
budgeting process?

Whether you are a Biotech, a Pharmaceutical, a Medical Device company or a Clinical Research Organisation, you really should be budgeting for your Research and Development Tax Relief claims. There were originally two R&D Tax...

Researchers develop catalyst to increase the yield of biodiesel

Researchers from the Cardiff Cataylsis Institute have devised a way of increasing the yield of biodiesel by using waste left over from its production process. Using catalysis, the Cardiff University researchers have been able to...

Air Cargo Safe and Cool with IATA standards

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the industry’s global trade association and represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic. Its mission is to represent, lead and serve the air transport...

£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...

Trial starts

F-star, a UK biopharmaceutical company working in oncology and immuno-oncology, has started a phase 1 clinical study of FS102, its lead compound for treatment of HER2-positive breast and gastric cancer. The clinical study is being...

Shoals of sticklebacks differ in their collective personalities

Research from the University of Cambridge has revealed that, among schooling fish, groups can have different collective personalities, with some shoals sticking closer together, being better coordinated, and showing clearer leadership than others. For centuries,...

Centre for Custom Medical Devices will create a new generation of 3D healthcare innovations

3D metal printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a healthcare revolution. Founded in the 1980s, this technology is not only driven by speed and lower cost, it is transforming and enriching patients’ lives....

The time for stents is here

The use of stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, according to an  international trial. Now, the team says that...

Skin odour could lead to early diagnosis of Parkinson’s

A study has been launched to identify small molecules secreted by the skin that are believed to emit a unique scent in people in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Researchers believe that Parkinson’s may affect a change in...

World’s largest genetics project launched

A new ground-breaking project in the fight against life-threatening illnesses has just been launched. The £200 million whole genome sequencing project is being created, forming a partnership of pharmaceutical firms and health experts which will...