Project to predict cardiovascular events receives Heart Research UK grant

A project at the University of Manchester aiming to develop a new tool for predicting the risk of a cardiovascular event or death in patients who have already suffered a heart attack has received...

Good blood supply in fat could explain ‘fat but fit’ paradox

Improving blood supply to fat could help to prevent heart disease. The ‘fat but fit’ paradox – where some people who are overweight have a seemingly healthy metabolism – may be explained by a good...

Testosterone levels affect risk of metabolic disease and cancers

Having genetically higher testosterone levels increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes in women, while reducing the risk in men. Higher testosterone levels also increase the risks of breast and...

Skin cancer diagnosis apps are unreliable and poorly regulated

Smartphone apps used as ‘early warning systems’ for skin cancer are poorly regulated and frequently cannot be relied upon to produce accurate results, according to new analysis by experts at the University of Birmingham. Skin...

Edible insects: Mealworms on your menu?

Cricket brownies and “chocolate chirp cookies” were served at a meeting about the future of edible insects. Insects are eaten in many parts of the world, and if people in countries such as the UK...

NEW TECHNIQUE ALLOWS SCIENTISTS TO ‘LISTEN IN’ ON CANCER CELLS

Scientists have a developed a new technique to decipher how millions of individual cells are communicating with each other in miniature tumours grown in the lab, known as organoids, according to new research published...

How the brain’s immune system could be harnessed to improve memory

When it comes to memory, immune cells are known as the “bad cops” of the brain. But new research shows they could also be turned into “good cops” to power memory and learning. Inflammation can...

Betrayed by bile: bile acids help norovirus sneak into cells

A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that human noroviruses, the leading viral cause of foodborne illness and...

Newcastle based company addresses key challenge to the success of lab-grown meat

With a predicted world population reaching just short of 10 billion by 2050 (3 billion more than there were in 2010), developing efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable food production technologies becomes a real challenge....

UK accounts for over 12% of global cell and gene therapy clinical trials

The UK and the NHS are providing the right environment and infrastructure to allow innovative cell and gene therapies to reach patients. International companies recognise the appeal of the UK cell and gene therapy...

New Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult CEO brings continuity and ambition

Matthew Durdy appointed to CEO role as the CGT Catapult prepares to accelerate innovation, growth and productivity, where needed in the UK. The Board of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult), a global...

Hyperactive FOXA1 reprograms endocrine-resistant breast cancer to become metastatic

A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School has unveiled a novel mechanism that helps explain how endocrine-resistant breast cancer acquires metastatic behavior, opening the possibility of new...

Unprecedented exploration generates most comprehensive map of cancer genomes to date

An international team has completed the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date, significantly improving our fundamental understanding of cancer and signposting new directions for its diagnosis and treatment. Published in Nature, more...

Watching the Chimpanzee Conga: How humans learnt to dance

The evolution of human dance has been studied by psychologists in chimpanzees Researchers from the University of Warwick, Durham University and Free University of Brussels found two chimpanzees performed a duo dance-like...

What does Brexit Day mean for your intellectual property (IP) rights?

On Friday, 31 January 2020 the United Kingdom formally left the European Union (EU), but what does this mean for your Intellectual Property rights? European Patents Patent protection will be unaffected by Brexit as there is...

Turkish Cargo maintains its steady growth

According to the data obtained by WACD, the international air cargo information provider, in May; Turkish Cargo, the global air cargo brand providing service to 124 countries around the world, increased its tonnage rate...