Artificial organ research could be key to development of novel drugs

Organs, both artificial and natural, hold the key to predicting and understanding how novel drugs will react in the body. Sean Ottewell investigates.

Pioneering zebrafish research provides breakthrough in the development of new treatments for epilepsy

The prospect of developing new treatments for epilepsy sufferers has been given a boost by a pioneering discovery at a leading international centre of research into human disease in the University of Sheffield.

Critical stage of embryonic development now observable

A novel approach in the study of the development of mammalian embryos has been reported in the journal Nature Communications. The research, from the University of Cambridge, enables scientists to view critical aspects of embryonic development which was previously unobservable.

Artificial tissue - New impetus for the development of implants

The generation of artificial tissue for implants has long been the focus of medical research. One of the biggest challenges has been to create multi-layer tissue structures designed to enable the diffusion of nutrients for surrounding cells in a similar manner to natural tissue.

Test identifies 14 high-risk types associated with the development of cervical cancer

Research points to benefits of HPV test for primary screening in cervical cancer screening programme

Lyophilisation cycle development and optimisation

Training course will focus on following the freeze drying process from formulation and thermal analysis to cycle development

Chromatrap technology assists development of pediatric healthcare

Children's Research Institute research programmes target discoveries and cures in diseases that affect children

Extension of Alzheimer's disease vaccine development collaboration

AFFiRiS announced completion of preclinical work packages and related payments of from GSK to AFFiRi

New strategies for cancer drug development urgently needed

Millions of cancer patients may soon be able to receive more personalised treatments thanks to developments in the understanding of cancer biology

Key Enzyme in Melanoma Cell Development

Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which an enzyme regulates gene expression and growth in melanoma cells, a finding that could someday lead to more effective drugs to attack cancers and make them more treatable.

Quick development of inbred corn lines

Agronomists at Iowa State University are offering doubled haploid technology that allows corn breeders to more quickly produce inbred lines for research or private use.

Lung cancer development in never-smokers

A five-centre collaborative study that scanned the genomes of thousands of "never smokers" diagnosed with lung cancer as well as healthy never smokers has found a gene they say could be responsible.

Development of promising drug for inflammation

A novel anti-inflammatory drug being developed and commercialised by an inflammation expert has shown promise in relieving symptoms of inflammation, while substantially reducing the incidence of bleeding and intestinal damage often caused by NSAIDs.

Gene key in early stages of development

Scientists have identified a gene family that plays a key role in one of the earliest stages of development in which an embryo distinguishes its left side from the right and determines how organs should be positioned within the body.

Modernisation and child development

A new cross-cultural study aimed to determine whether these dramatic changes have had an effect on the thinking skills that are learned over the course of childhood.

Miniature-scale processing for research and product development

When it comes to producing test quantities and samples of new products, many manufacturers rely on production equipment - resulting in considerable downtime on the production floor.

Effective freeze drying cycle development

A new webinar entitled 'Cycle Development and Scale-Up Issues for Freeze Dried Products, from Small Molecules to Proteins' has been announced by SP Industries Inc.

Antioxidant controls spinal cord development

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have discovered how one antioxidant protein controls the activity of another protein, critical for the development of spinal cord neurons.

Future of vaccine development

Scientists have developed a new "adjuvant" that could allow the creation of important new vaccines, possibly become a universal vaccine carrier and help medical experts tackle many diseases more effectively.






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