University scientists launch new Musculoskeletal Ageing Centre

Scientists from the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle have been awarded £2.5 million to establish a new Medical Research Council (MRC) and Arthritis UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing.

New tool puts plant hormone under surveillance

Charles Darwin was the first to speculate that plants contain hormones. His pioneering research led to the identification of the very first and key plant growth hormone - auxin - in 1937. Seventy five years on an international team of...

Pharmacy academic awarded medal for research into new materials

Scientist whose research into novel materials could provide new ways of administering vital drugs is to be presented with an award

Scientists find genetic key to why some cancer patients don't respond to treatment

Researchers from Newcastle University have identified a gene variation carried by 20 per cent of the population which can significantly affect how patients with a rare type of blood cancer will respond to treatment.

New degree will deliver scientists to tackle links between diet and disease

Nutri-genomics is an emerging area of scientific research which looks at the relationship between what we eat, disease and our own individual genetic make-up

Freeze drying of human red blood cells

SP Scientific has announced a new LyoLearn webinar entitled 'Freeze Drying of Human Blood Cells'

Urinary tract infections can be prevented when hospitals emphasise proper catheter use

Researchers demonstrate successful improvement effort could limit complications related to urinary catheterisation

Strengthening micro product support for medical technology innovators

Ten year commitment to micro product availability and technical support reflects lengthier design cycles and product life cycles for medical...

Direct clearance method for LDL cholesterol

Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol constitute a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Treatment decisions are often based on LDL levels as such accurate determination is paramount. Randox has developed a highly specific and accurate...

Identifying suicide risk among pregnant women

The study analysed five years of suicide data from the US's National Violent Death Reporting system

Novel insights into the evolution of protein networks

System-wide networks of proteins are indispensable for organisms. Function and evolution of these networks are among the most fascinating...

97 per cent of UK doctors have given placebos to patients

A survey of UK doctors found that 97 per cent have prescribed placebo treatments to patients at least once in their career.

Adocia announces its phase III development program for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer

Adocia has announced the phase III development program of its product, BioChaperone(R) PDGF-BB for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer.

The human musculoskeletal system created using computer models will lead to personalised treatment

A computer model of the human musculoskeletal system will be mapped out by researchers at the University of Sheffield following a £6.7...

1 million pounds awarded for research into pancreatic cancer

Six exciting new research projects totalling just under £1 million have been awarded grants by the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund –thanks to the tireless fundraising of the charity’s supporters across the UK.

The criteria for weight-loss surgery need to be change

Weight-loss surgery is currently only offered to patients who exceed a certain BMI. However, surgical intervention could improve the health of many more people. This is shown by the Swedish Obese Subjects study carried out at the...

Permanent stress can cause type 2 diabetes in men

Men who reported permanent stress have a significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than men who reported no stress. This is the finding of a 35-year prospective follow-up study of 7,500 men in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Heart development breakthrough

Technology developed at The University of Nottingham has been used in a breakthrough study aimed at developing the first comprehensive model of a fully functioning fetal heart.

Research suggests Malaria can be defeated without a globally led eradication programme

A researcher at the University of Southampton believes the global eradication of malaria could be achieved by individual countries eliminating the disease within their own borders and coordinating efforts regionally.

DNA’s twisted communication

During embryo development, genes are dynamically, and very precisely, switched on and off to confer different properties to different cells...




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