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...

New treatments for severe asthma to be studied

A £2.68 million study to investigate the effective use of antibiotics to treat certain types of severe asthma is being spearheaded by researchers in Leicester. The project, which is funded by the National Institute for...

Physical exercise linked to cognitive health

Researchers in the US have found that older adults who are more physically active in later life have better memory and thinking skills. They also found that this association was not affected by having...

£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,...

Cancer Research UK tackles global cancer challenges with £60 million in funding

Cancer Research UK announced that it is funding three major new international research initiatives on the microbiome, chronic inflammation and why some cancers are specific to certain tissues and not others. Multidisciplinary teams of scientists...

Patients lives to be greatly improved by technology revolutions in healthcare

Winners announced to receive funding that could revolutionise healthcare The projects include developing artificial intelligence for bed availability in hospitals, 3D printing to create tablets and smart phone applications to improve the treatment...

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...

Cobra Biologics, GE Healthcare and Centre for Process Innovation collaborate to advance gene therapy

Innovate UK funded project supports development of scalable, cost effective production of regenerative medicines Cobra Biologics (Cobra), an international contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) of biologics and pharmaceuticals, has announced a collaboration with the...

Servier launches InnoPreP™, its new preparative chromatography offer

Servier, an independent international pharmaceutical company, has announced the launch of InnoPreP™ – a new preparative chromatography service offered under its contract development and manufacturing business. Servier has employed preparative chromatography for over 30 years...

The challenges inherent in Excipients

Have you ever wondered how a cough lozenge dissolves just at the right speed or how some medicines smell and taste so good? We have ‘excipients’ to thank for these useful properties in our...

New type of bed net could help fight against malaria

Professor Steve Lindsay: Professor in the Department of Biosciences at Durham University A new type of bed net could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to new research published in The Lancet. The two-year clinical trial...

Gene therapy breakthrough in treating rare form of blindness

The positive results of the world’s first gene therapy trial for a genetic cause of blindness known as choroideremia have been reported in Nature Medicine. The trial involved 14 patients receiving a single injection into...

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...

New bacterial strain named after Cornish discovery

A new bacterial strain will be named after Cornwall following its identification from a skin infection. Staphylococcus cornubiensis, named after the medieval name for Cornwall, Cornubia, was isolated from a sample submitted to the laboratory...

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...

Maggots and rotting food waste: a new recipe for sustainable fish and animal feed

In a warehouse to the northeast of Cambridge are shelves upon shelves of trays teeming with maggots, munching their way through a meal of rotting fruit and vegetables. This may sound stomach-churning, but these...