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Pistoia initiative seeks to counter slow take-up of animal free testing

Added: 13 Jul 2024

More than three quarters of R&D respondents to a new survey by the global Pistoia Alliance say they…

Once more, with feeling

Added: 20 May 2024

AI has proven its worth as a research tool and now it’s time to tap its potential for clinical tria…

‘Citizen army’ sought to assess Scotland’s mosquito threat

Added: 13 May 2024

Citizen scientists are being recruited to help a collaborative project led by an alliance of academ…

Fewer than one in three experts prepared for AI challenge, suggests Pistoia 

Added: 13 May 2024

Less than one third of life science experts polled in a Pistoia Alliance survey say they are coping…

Innovate UK grants £1million to gene therapy trio

Added: 6 May 2024

Innovate UK has awarded a grant of more than £1 million to a trio of organisations working together…

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Cell conversion technique ‘offers boost for personalised treatments’

Added: 28 Apr 2024

Prospects for personalised treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases could have been boost…

‘Moon lander’ molecule caught on the move

Added: 28 Apr 2024

A combination of spectroscopy and computer simulations have revealed how pyramidal molecules are ab…

Birmingham’s triage seeks way round drug discovery’s ‘valley of death’

Added: 21 Apr 2024

Birmingham university has shared details of its drug development model, designed to overcome one of…

Scottish testing centre prepares for pioneering Alzheimer’s role

Added: 21 Apr 2024

The University of St Andrews is on course to launch Scotland’s first blood tests for early stage Al…

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Report warns of crisis as Europe’s generic medicines reduced

Added: 7 Apr 2024

A recently published study that Europe faces a crisis stemming from a substantial decline in the av…

UK’s status as global clinical trials hub bolstered with £18 million investment

Added: 24 Mar 2024

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), Innovate UK, the Advanced Therapy Treat…

Alpha Labs swabs can help achieve COVID testing targets

Birmingham wins backing for ‘lollipop’ mouth cancer diagnostic

Added: 24 Mar 2024

A single step mouth cancer diagnostic that can be moulded into a solid and applied lollipop-style h…

Translating to liquid assets

Added: 18 Mar 2024

Biotech ValiRx’s new spin-out prompted its evolution from a virtual operation to encompass wet labs…

Fox Foundation and bit.bio announce first Parkinson’s project

Added: 10 Mar 2024

The Michael J Fox Foundation and Cambridge synthetic biology company bit.bio have announced their f…

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Gates Foundation grant opens door to PhaSER project acceleration

Added: 25 Feb 2024

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted Edinburgh’s PhaSER Biomedical a US$2.3 million gran…

Aston-Warwick initiative wins key UKRI funds

Added: 11 Feb 2024

A joint team from Aston and Warwick universities and the University of Warwick have won nearly £2 m…

Anglo-Norwegian study casts light on treatment resistant bacteria

Added: 4 Feb 2024

A study comparing the UK and Norway over two decades, has concluded that antibiotic use may drive a…

Therapy ‘alters immune cells’ to fight unresponsive tumours

Added: 10 Dec 2023

Finnish researchers say they have discovered how a new cancer therapy can alter the function of imm…

Aston mourns pharmacy school pioneer Mike Brown

Added: 4 Dec 2023

Aston University Pharmacy School has announced the recent death of Professor Mike Brown, who was in…

Flower power inspires drug cell breakthrough

Added: 4 Dec 2023

Bath university scientists have borrowed from nature to develop more stable versions of proteins an…