We’ll drink to that

Researchers at the University of Bologna in Italy have developed a biorefinery model that would produce polyphenols, fatty acids, biopolymers, and biomethane from the skins and seeds left over from wine production. The country produces...

Study will examine impact of medical marijuana

A $500,000 gift from international best-selling author and mental health advocate Patricia Cornwell is funding research in America into the impact of medical marijuana. McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers will explore the potential...

Advancements may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s

Scientists in Detroit in the United States have come up with findings that could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The team at Wayne State University have investigated the hallmark sign of Parkinson’s disease,...

Concern at low immunisation rates

A total of 12.9 million children, nearly one in ten, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the most recent estimations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF. According to the organisations,...

Anti-inflammatory process ‘may trigger Alzheimer’s’

Researchers at the University of Florida in the United States have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes could trigger Alzheimer’s  Disease. The link between inflammation and the disease has long been known but the...

Research tool will help veterans

Bioscience is being used to help war veterans in America cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cohen Veterans Bioscience, Exaptive Inc. and Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing have announced a new initiative to...

Findings offer hope in the battle against cancer

German researchers have confirmed that the risk of developing bowel cancer can be reduced by adopting some or all of five key healthy lifestyle changes.   Scientists at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke found...

Nobel prize for medicine has been awarded

This year’s Nobel prize for medicine has gone to Irish-born William Campbell, Satoshi Omura of Japan and Tu Youyou The first-ever Chinese medicine laureate. Campbell and Omura were cited for discovering avermectin, derivatives of which have helped lower the incidence of river...

Firms announce expansions

Two American bioscience companies have announced expansions and new jobs. Seventh Wave, a consulting-based contract research organisation for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, is expanding inMissouri. The company is increasing its presence inSt. Louis...

Dubai on the up

Biotechnology research in Dubia will take a major step forward in 2015. Tecom Investments has announced that the opening of the DuBiotech Headquarters, located in the Al Barsha South area, will happen next year,. The DuBiotech...

Initiative steps up vaccine support

A group of private sector organisations has created a partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to support children’s health in 73 of the world’s poorest countries. The three-year partnership between Gavi and the International Federation...

America’s funding research ‘on the wane’

A piece of research has suggested that America’s role in the financing of global biomedical research is declining. The study by the Boston Consulting Group and Partnering Health-Care Institution revealed a decline in the growth...

Collaboration announced

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and The University of Alabama in Huntsville, both in America, have joined together to strengthen the business skills of life science sector start-ups in the area. The HudsonAlpha-University of Alabama...

Development could improve brain cancer treatment

Scientists have revealed an encouraging development in the understanding of brain cancer. The researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the United States have identified a biomarker that predicts whether...