Light therapy helmet could help dementia patients

A new infrared light therapy has the potential to help people with dementia. A pilot study recently investigated how transcranial photobiomodulation therapy (PBM-T) –transferred through a specially adapted helmet -- could boost memory, motor function...

anti-cancer compound discovered in the humble willow

Scientists led from Rothamsted Research, working with cancer biologists at the University of Kent have discovered the chemical, miyabeacin, which has been found to kill various cancer cells, including those resistant to other drugs. Of...

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...

Alarming rise in lung cancer cases

Lung cancer rates in women have risen by 73 per cent over the past forty years according to new Cancer Research UK figures. Dr Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “These figures provide...

INEOS donates £100m to new institute designed to fight antimicrobial resistance

A new state of the art institute for antimicrobial research is to open at Oxford University thanks to a £100 million donation from INEOS. INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, and the University...

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...

Lifestyle changes that could fend off dementia

A poll has shown that more than a fifth of UK people do not think it is possible to reduce their risk of developing dementia. The findings in the YouGov poll commissioned by the Alzheimer’s...

Lab-grown ‘mini-stomachs’ could shed light on children’s COVID symptoms

A ‘lab-grown model’ of the human stomach, that can be used to study how infections affect the gastrointestinal system, has been developed for the first time. A UCL-led team of international scientists have built on...

University of Exeter and Medicines Discovery Catapult combine

The University of Exeter and Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) have announced their strategic partnership to accelerate medicines Research & Development (R&D), creating value for the sector and enhancing translational skills. MDC is the national centre...

Actavis v ICOS: Is this the end for dosage regime patents in the UK?

The UK Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that ICOS’s dosage regime patent for tadalafil lacked an inventive step. Tadalafil is marketed under the brand name Cialis® for the treatment of erectile...

Collaboration targetsdegeneration in MS

University of Edinburghscientists are setto workwith leading biotechnologybusiness Genzyme, a Sanoficompany,to carry out drugdiscovery research that couldreduce neuron damage inthe brain. The collaboration – brokered by Edinburgh BioQuarter’s Business Development team - will focus on...

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...

Horses and humans ‘share facial expressions’

Horses share somesurprisingly similar facialexpressions to humans andchimps, according to newUniversity of Sussex research. Researchers have shown that, like humans, horses use muscles underlying various facial features - including their nostrils, lips and eyes -...

Cleaning breakthrough for listeria elimination

All traces of listeria spp in a highly sensitive food production environment have been successfully eliminated in a breakthrough pilot. The 11-week proof of concept saw Bio-Fence antimicrobial coatings applied to the floor and lower...

London man potentially cured of HIV thanks to stem cell treatment

An unnamed British man's HIV has become "undetectable" following a stem cell transplant, according to a report in Nature. The case is only the second of its kind. The London male patient was diagnosed with HIV in...

Joe Govier of Connect 2 Cleanrooms Ranked Among UK’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business...

Joe Govier, CEO and Founder of Connect 2 Cleanrooms, has been named as one of LDC’s Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders for 2020. Now in its third year, the programme, which is supported by...