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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…

Shifting the access barrier

Added: 8 Jan 2020

Are scientists put on a pedestal? And does that put people off engaging with their science? As a na…

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…

Why we need a science of science

Added: 25 Nov 2019

At the launch of a new initiative to understand how research is funded, practiced and evaluated, Pr…

Make ‘em laugh, make ‘em think…

Added: 11 Nov 2019

The Ig Nobel awards ceremony is a highlight of the scientific calendar with its celebration of unco…

Time to reconcile science and philosophy

Added: 4 Nov 2019

Despite close historical ties, philosophy and science have had a bumpy relationship in the modern e…

More power to you

Added: 28 Oct 2019

Our need for battery power is insatiable and current lithium-ion anode technology just won’t cut it…

A bad acid trip

Added: 21 Oct 2019

Ocean acidifcation, the lesser known relative of global warming, causes particular damage to coral …

Innovation and sustainability for your lab

Added: 14 Oct 2019

Source new technologies, future-proof your laboratory and find out ways to make procurement sustain…

It’s in the blood

Added: 7 Oct 2019

Despite – or perhaps because of – its importance, some of the world’s most deadly diseases have the…

Law and disorder

Added: 23 Sep 2019

We have been working on Alzheimer’s for a long time… so where are all the therapeutic drugs? Here D…

Defending our last line

Added: 10 Sep 2019

Swift action is vital in the battle against AMR. But as our last lines of defense begin to fall to …

Matter over mind

Added: 10 Sep 2019

Materials science and nanotech are vital for developing implantable microdevices but there are seve…

Forensics in crisis?

Added: 2 Sep 2019

A drop in forensics R&D funding and no central body for forensics services is putting justice in je…

A mysterious relationship

Added: 28 Aug 2019

It is hardly a secret that obesity continues to emerge as a pandemic, but less well known is the bi…

Knowing a lot about very little

Added: 19 Aug 2019

The potential of nanomedicine to tackle many diseases is immense, but we really don’t know much abo…

Reproducibility comes as standard (part 2)

Added: 5 Aug 2019

Science's reproducibility crisis is a big challenge and one that needs to be overcome quickly. In t…

Reproducibility comes as standard (part 1)

Added: 29 Jul 2019

Science's reproducibility crisis is a big challenge and one that needs to be overcome quickly. In t…