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...

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,...

University’s Thailand link

The School of Life Sciences at Sussex University has been awarded British Council funding to develop its teaching and research collaboration with Mahidol University, one of the leading research institutions in Thailand. The School received...

Bioscience to play crucial role in Alzheimer’s research

Bioscience is playing a key role in a new multimillion pound project which involves the most rigorous series of tests ever staged to detect Alzheimer’s disease. The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study, which is funded...

Step forward in asthma management

More than half of the GP surgeries in the UK are being given a tool that enables them to manage their asthma more effectively. Asthma UK worked with EMIS, the UK leader in clinical IT...

Patients join project

Cancer patients have joined those with rare diseases as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project, which aims to sequence 100,000 complete sets of DNA from 70,000 NHS patients. By recruiting cancer patients, scientists will be...

Welcome for packaging

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has welcomed the Government’s proposal to publish the cost of medicines to the NHS on packs of those costing more than £20. Alison Clough, ABPI Acting...

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...

‘A step closer to diagnosing early Parkinson’s’

Research funded by Parkinson’s UK has brought medical researchers closer to ways of diagnosing the early stage of the condition. Diagnosing Parkinson’s is difficult and one of the big problems for clinicians is identifying the...