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...

Funding to speed up innovation

The Government has announced new funding of up to £86 million for UK firms to develop medical breakthroughs. The package will allow small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and test new technologies in...

Brand new blending facility at Brenntag Lutterworth

Brenntag Blending Solutions has expanded with a brand new state-of-the art facility at Brenntag Lutterworth, providing additional blending capabilities across the Middle and South of the UK. The multi-purpose vessel has a 25,000L capacity and...

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...

Alzheimer’s research unlocks secret

New research has unlocked one of the secrets of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) have, for the first time, revealed the atomic structures of one of the...

Silk research offers hopes of new treatments

Microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms have been manufactured by a team of researchers. The capsules, which are invisible to the naked eye, can protect sensitive molecular materials, and could prove a significant...

Cell research could lead to more targeted cancer treatment

Scientists at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge have found a way to detect large-scale changes to the structure of the genome in cancer cells, which could enhance cancer diagnosis and the use of targeted...

Researchers identify way to protect wheat

A mechanism has been identified which could lead to healthier wheat crops worldwide. A team at UK-based Rothamsted Research set out to find out why some plants develop resistance to Septoria leaf blotch, a highly...

CRC celebrates 50 years in cleanroom design and build

Clean Room Construction is celebrating 50 years of cleanroom design and build success in 2017. The Kent-based company has grown to become one of the UK’s leading cleanroom design and build specialists for blue chip...

Research centres are confirmed

Two Cambridge institutes have been confirmed as major research centres by biomedical research charity Wellcome. The Wellcome/CRUK Gurdon Institute and Wellcome/MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute have been named as two of 14 Wellcome Centres which...

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...

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...

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...

Food poisoning risks identified

Bioscientists have revealed that just a small amount of damage could massively stimulate the presence of the food poisoning bug Salmonella in ready-prepared salad leaves. Microbiologists from the University of Leicester have discovered that juices...

HIV research provides cause for optimism

Research into vaccines to prevent HIV infection are offering new hope for those vulnerable to the condition, an international conference was told. Delegates attending the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa,...

New asthma treatment is a ‘game changer’

The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, according to a study led by the University of Leicester. The research funded by Novartis...