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Life sciences leap forward as AlphaFold shares the ‘protein universe’

Added: 29 Jul 2022

AlphaFold, the artificial intelligence programme created by AI group Deep Mind has released its pre…

BHF awards team £30 million to develop injectable heart cure

Added: 29 Jul 2022

Research team CureHeart has won the £30 million Big Beat Challenge to develop its injectable cure f…

Time for masks not musical chairs, health secretary told

Added: 9 Jul 2022

Incoming health secretary Steve Barclay has been urged to reintroduce the wearing of facemasks and …

Lack of sustained hypertension treatment undermines health objectives

Added: 9 Jul 2022

Discontinued hypertension treatment in some of the world’s leading middle-income nations is a signi…

Multimillion pound grant aims to find MND treatment ‘in years, not decades’

Added: 25 Jun 2022

Specialists at six UK universities will share a £4.25 million grant to develop collaborative effort…

Pistoia Alliance announces first female president

Added: 25 Jun 2022

Pistoia Alliance, the global body which promotes non-competitive R&D collaboration among leading li…

Bad dreams frequency could be Parkinson’s risk indicator, suggests study

Added: 10 Jun 2022

Older adults who start to experience bad dreams might be exhibiting the earliest signs of Parkinson…

How can mental health professionals open their minds to psychosis?

Added: 27 May 2022

Effective clinical care for patients with psychosis means understanding the ‘lived experience’ of t…

Broader NHS gene testing could detect twice as many people at risk of cancer

Added: 28 Feb 2022

Currently limited by stringent guidelines, NHS genetic testing currently misses around half of thos…

World's first confocal light microscope to study chiral molecules

Added: 11 Feb 2022

Scientists from Durham University’s Chemistry Department have developed the world’s first laser sca…

Applying MATIC to harness immune cells from tumours to fight cancer

Added: 4 Feb 2022

Northwestern University researchers have developed a new tool to harness immune cells from tumours …

Researchers discover how lactic acid weakens anti-tumour defences

Added: 4 Feb 2022

In cancer research, it has long been known that lactic acid, or lactate, is produced in large quant…

BIA response to conclusion of NICE methods and processes review

Added: 31 Jan 2022

BioIndustry Association expert expresses disappointment in the scope of the conclusions draw by NIC…

Blood and guts: new link uncovered between the gut microbiome and blood groups

Added: 17 Jan 2022

Researchers have been studying how the body’s mucus layer encourages the optimal balance of microbe…

Dementia cases ‘set to almost triple by 2050’

Added: 12 Jan 2022

Dementia is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide, affecting around 57 million people worldw…

2022 predictions on the advances in life sciences innovation

Added: 9 Dec 2021

Innovation experts recently hired specifically to study emerging tech and drive collaboration predi…

New microscope uses photonics to gain insights into ‘superbugs’

Added: 25 Nov 2021

Scientists are building a new super-resolution microscope that uses laser light to study the inner …

Olympus Image of the Year Award 2021

Added: 4 Nov 2021

Olympus has just launched its third Image of the Year contest and is accepting entries. Each year, …

Trans-disciplinary approaches reveal important disease transmission dynamics

Added: 4 Oct 2021

New research reveals the complex multi-host-species and multi-parasite-species disease transmission…

New potential factor contributing to severity of COVID-19 identified

Added: 27 Sep 2021

Researchers have found that the so-called 'do not eat me', virus-induced signal protein, CD47, may …