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...

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...

Top tips to safeguard your medtech in a competitive industry

Medical technology is one of the fastest growing, and most competitive, industries in the world.  With a thriving ecosystem of over 3,700 companies, 115,000 skilled workers, and a turnover of over £21 billon, the UK’s...

£200 million to boost mental health research

Funding to bring researchers together to improve understanding and treatments for depression and anxiety Wellcome is committing an additional £200 million to mental health research, Wellcome’s Director announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

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...
Genes discovery could save young lives

Genes discovery could save young lives

Two genes that are switched on when a child is suffering from a bacterial infection have been discovered by scientists. The team behind the discovery say that it could allow doctors to quickly distinguish between...

Research funding is agreed

A total of £112 million has been agreed to support clinical research and trials. The money is being given to 23 NHS organisations and will pay for specialist research nurses and technical staff, as well...

New fund energises search for motor neurone disease treatments

Teams working on research that could translate into treatments for Motor Neurone Disease have been bidding for support from a new £1m joint fund. Medical research charity LifeArc and the MND Association have established the...

£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...

THE FORCE OF LIVING CELLS EXERTED AT WARP SPEED MEASURED

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have learned to measure the tiniest forces living cells exert at sheer WARP speed. As first published in Nature Communications, the team of researchers, led by the School...

Centre is opened

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Duke of York, have opened the £650 million Francis Crick Institute in London. The Crick is the biggest biomedical research institute under one roof in...

‘Chemical harpoons’ could tackle antibiotic problem

The global threat of widespread bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest challenges facing science and medicine. Now, the discovery of bacterial ‘chemical harpoons’ could pave the way for a new approach to...

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...

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...

Cracking the code could be key to tackling infections

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in tackling infections caused by a major group of viruses including the common cold and polio. The team has cracked a code hidden in the sequence of the ribonucleic...

Making a difference to patients with debilitating conditions – new Healthcare Technologies Institute opened

A new Institute where research will look into improving healing and make a difference to patients with debilitating conditions has opened at the University of Birmingham. The Healthcare Technologies Institute (HTI) will strive to advance...