Keep children safe around medicine

Every week, 500 children under the age of five are rushed to hospital due to swallowing something potentially poisonous. Darren Pittock examines some steps that can be taken to keep children safe around medication

Bespoke printing service to increase patient safety

Allows pharmacies to improve their brand awareness and improve patient safety

Precision blood sampling

The hemaPEN is a prototype blood collection and storage device


The advantage of being small

High-resolution positioning systems in miniaturised design. By Steffen Arnold

Developing lead compound against psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring skin disease, affecting 1-3 per cent of the world’s population

Optimised Ecoli strain expresses insoluble proteins in soluble form

Should enable scientists to make progress in a wide range of applications quicker and far less expensively

Sugar in biotech drugs causes inflammation

Researchers have discovered that a kind of sugar molecule common to chimpanzees, gorillas and other mammals but not found in humans provokes a strong immune response in some people.

Troubling side effects of Parkinson's medication

The standard medication used to treat Parkinson's is Levodopa, a drug that initially has major benefits but can later also produce serious side effects in the form of involuntary, jerky movements.

Medications found to cause cognitive impairment of aging brain

Drugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence negatively affect the brain causing long term cognitive impairment in older African-Americans, according to a study.

A new spin on drug delivery

A diverse team of researchers have discovered how to greatly enhance the delivery of DNA payloads into cells and could revolutionize various forms of therapy.

Map of herpes virus protein

Research reveals the unusual structure of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade cells, a detailed map of a key piece of the herpes virus cell-entry machinery.

New gene therapy delivery device

Scientists have designed a nanoparticle that appears to effectively deliver genetic material into cells with minimal toxic effects.

New mechanism of avian flu transmission

International team of scientists reports discovery of a new mechanism of avian influenza virus circulation and transmission in nature, offering new insights into ecology, surveillance and prevention strategies of the viruses.

Antioxidants may help prevent malaria complicaton

Using an experimental mouse model for malaria, an international group of scientists has discovered that adding antioxidant therapy to traditional antimalarial treatment may prevent long-lasting cognitive impairment in cerebral malaria.

Discovery of controlled swarm in bacteria

A study led by researchers from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona describes one of the mechanisms in which pathogenic bacteria populations control the way they spread over the surface of the organs they infect and stop when they detect the...

H1N1 vaccine protects against 1918 influenza virus

Researchers have determined people who were vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus may also be protected against the lethal 1918 Spanish influenza virus, which killed more than 50 million people worldwide.

Cancer risks in blood pressure meds

Cardiologists have uncovered new research showing an increased risk of cancer with a group of blood pressure medications known as angiotensin-receptor blockers.

'Remote control' for cholesterol regulation

Circulation of cholesterol is regulated in the brain by the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin, researchers say. The finding points to a new potential target for the pharmacologic control of cholesterol levels.

Thymoquinone targets prostate cancers

Researchers have demonstrated that thymoquinone a major component of black seed oil, Nigella sativa, can suppress the growth of several aggressive prostate cancer cell lines, in vitro.

New target for antidepressants

University of Michigan scientists have provided the most detailed picture yet of a key receptor in the brain that influences the effectiveness of serotonin-related antidepressants, such as Prozac.




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