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Capturing clinical movement

Added: 7 Aug 2020

From gait analysis to neuroscience, Dr Kim Duffy illustrates how motion capture technology is being…

The great vaccine paradox

Added: 3 Aug 2020

by Dermot Martin

What happens if the best defence against a virus develops an image problem? As we…

The truth about turtles

Sarah Lawton | Added: 20 Jul 2020

A research team from Florida State University (FSU) has discovered a world of microscopic life on t…

The human brain built by AI: A transatlantic collaboration

Added: 2 Jul 2020

The new German-Canadian lab, HIBALL, aims to create a microscopic 3D map of functional neuroanatomy…

More gain, less pain with liquid biopsies

Added: 26 Jun 2020

Following on from a previous article; Liquid Gold, published on 21 January 2019, Dermot Martin revi…

GSK partners CRISPR discoverer to develop rapid COVID-19 test

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Gene editor turns gene detective: Dermot Martin investigates a successful COVID-19 test development…

What’s your poison?

Sarah Lawton | Added: 11 May 2020

Why are so many drugs derived from natural sources on the market to treat human disease? Venom-mast…

Going round in circles

Added: 9 Apr 2020

Single use plastics are a staple in the lab – but they are also are part of the plastics pollution …

Coronavirus – is it just “a type of ‘flu”?

Added: 2 Apr 2020

The virology, genomics, epidemiology and medical response – Chief Virology Examiner at the Institut…

Shining a light on diabetes

Added: 17 Mar 2020

The complexity of glycogen storage diseases like diabetes means a reductionist approach just won’t …

Does gene therapy put safety second?

Added: 15 Mar 2020

The delivery of gene therapies relies almost entirely on viral vectors. So, when it comes to the pr…

Breaking the mould with jellyfish

Added: 12 Mar 2020

The study of cells has perhaps been the most impactful way we have developed modern medicine Here w…

Enemy at the gates

Added: 4 Mar 2020

As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe and vaccine hesitancy threatens the return of l…

Caught in the long grass

Added: 19 Feb 2020

Forensic botany, the use of plants as evidence in serious crime cases, is a little-known specialist…

The new frontline

Added: 13 Feb 2020

Using big data analysis and knowledge networks is the new frontier in combating infectious disease …

A certain ratio

Added: 27 Jan 2020

Has CRISPR just given us the ability to change the sex ratio in mammals? Dermot Martin reports on n…

Can we afford to cure the incurable?

Added: 14 Jan 2020

Putting us on the very cusp of a medical revolution – gene therapy could cure the incurable. But as…

Time to be selective

Added: 15 Dec 2019

As the AMR crisis looms large, we would do well to look beyond classic drug targets says Dr Thomas …

Moving from push to pull

Added: 9 Dec 2019

Nothing less than an entirely new model of drug development is needed if we are to create new antib…

A very positive destruction

Added: 2 Dec 2019

Totally eradicating disease is a very rare thing indeed and requires, among other things, global co…