Metrion Biosciences awarded £637k funding under Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst Primer Award for ion...

Funding will support project aiming to identify novel oral therapeutics for the auto-immune disease psoriasis Adds to Innovate UK funding awarded in February 2018 for research on potassium channel inhibitors Cambridge, UK: Metrion Biosciences...

‘Time to take action on antibiotics’

Experts from around the world met in London to discuss how best to prevent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and humans through changes to the prescribing of antibiotics for humans and animals. Among those addressing...

Collaboration targetsdegeneration in MS

University of Edinburghscientists are setto workwith leading biotechnologybusiness Genzyme, a Sanoficompany,to carry out drugdiscovery research that couldreduce neuron damage inthe brain. The collaboration – brokered by Edinburgh BioQuarter’s Business Development team - will focus on...

Mycoplasma, the Trojan Horse of cell culture!

Sonia Houghton, CEO Cryoniss Mycoplasma are the smallest free-living organisms and considered to be the simplest form of bacteria, from the class Mollicutes. The presence of Mycoplasma in cell culture has been well established, ever since...

Picking up good vibrations: Feeling the beat through the elephants feet

Dr Beth Mortimer Iconic and intelligent creatures, elephants continue to fascinate curious onlookers and scientists alike. Now a new Oxford University collaboration with Save The Elephants has shown that elephant behaviour can be determined in...

London man potentially cured of HIV thanks to stem cell treatment

An unnamed British man's HIV has become "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant, according to a report in Nature. The case is only the second of its kind. The London male patient was diagnosed with HIV in...

Study supports vitamins re-think

In the first ever study of its kind using low doses of vitamin D in fortified food, researchers investigated which of the two types of vitamin D, D2 or D3, was more effective in...

UK Supreme Court inflicts more patent pain on Warner-Lambert

Eilidh Pugh, Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney, AdamsonJones. The UK Supreme Court has handed down its much-anticipated decision in WarnerLambert Company LLC v Generics (UK) Ltd t/a Mylan and Actavis. The case is important because it is the...

Dementia research initiative attracts funding

A quarter of a billion pounds has been pledged towards the UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute (DRI), after two UK charities announced £100 million of new investment. The Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK...

Genetic tool to predict adult heart attack risk in childhood

Powerful technology paves way for early interventions to prevent heart attacks. People at high risk of a heart attack in adulthood could be spotted much earlier in life with a one-off DNA test, according to...

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....

Biofriendly protocells pump up blood vessels

An international team comprising researchers from the University of Bristol, and Hunan and Central South Universities in China, have prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric oxide gas – a known reagent for blood vessel...

Research deepens understanding of eczema

A research programme into genetics has identified new forms of the skin condition eczema and provided useful information that may lead to new treatments. The work involves 16 researchers across four schools at the University...

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...

Watery Earth mystery solved by dust

Scientists at the University of St Andrews may have helped solve the mystery of why there is so much water on planet Earth. An international team of researchers has discovered that small dust grains (no...

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...