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...

Artificial bile ducts could help treat childhood liver disease

Artificial human bile ducts have been grown and transplanted into mice by Medical Research Council-funded scientists, paving the way for the improved treatment of childhood liver diseases. The University of Cambridge researchers took healthy cells...

Ayrshire Life Science Company Launch Advanced Scientific Technology to Support Successful Drug Development

AvantiCell Science is a life science company based in Ayr, with a mission to provide leading-edge ethical tools which offer the prospect of faster, more efficient progress towards better drugs, safer chemotherapy, and improved...

Activity the key to optimising stroke recovery

Emphasising the importance of sustained rehabilitation can help health services cope with rising numbers of people surviving a stroke, a University of Dundee expert has said. Dr Jacqui Morris, Reader in Rehabilitation Research at the...

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...

£4 million immune system grant means 50 years of research for Sir Philip Cohen

Professor Sir Philip Cohen, one of the UK’s most respected scientists, has been awarded new research grants that will mean his work at the University of Dundee has been funded continuously for 50 years. Sir...

Wireless system can power devices inside the body

New technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications. MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices...

AI approach outperformed human experts in identifying cervical pre-cancer

Algorithm could revolutionize cervical cancer screening, especially in low-resource settings. A research team led by investigators from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images...

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...

AI Congress wins Best New Conference Launch of 2018 at the Conference Awards

The AI Congress was awarded 'Best New Conference Launch' at the 9th Annual Conference Awards. The inaugural AI Congress event took place at the O2 in London across January 30th and 31st 2018. Conference Awards...

Novel Microfluidic platform for Cancer Research

AMSBIO, a transatlantic life sciences company, and the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) have pioneered a multidisciplinary approach combining expertise in microfluidics and 3D culture to develop a novel microfluidic platform for cancer research. The...

Enzyme research

Scientists at the University of York were part of a research team which found that a recently-discovered family of enzymes can degrade resistant forms of starch. Earlier research established that the enzymes – lytic polysaccharide...

Funding secured for stem cell work

The University of Nottingham has secured £1.2m to develop injectable stem cell-carrying materials to treat and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis and other bone-thinning diseases. The experimental materials consist of porous microspheres produced from calcium...

Stem cell research shows promise

Experts atThe University of Nottingham have discovered the first fully synthetic substratewith potential to grow billions of stem cells. Their research could pave the way for the creation of ‘stem cell factories’, the mass production...

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...

Midge research

University of Liverpool fellow Dr Stefanos Siozios has been awarded £140,000 from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme to investigate ways of preventing midges transmitting viruses to livestock. Professor Greg Hurst, from the University’s Institute of...