Creating an encyclopaedia of mammalian gene function
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Creating an encyclopaedia of mammalian gene function

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) is working to provide freely available information about the function of every gene in the mouse genome, based on the focused efforts…

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Research deepens understanding of genes
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Research deepens understanding of genes

Central to effective gene therapies is understanding the way genes work and a new yeast study has suggested that a third of them are involved in metabolism.

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Genome editing offers hope for
leukaemia sufferers
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Genome editing offers hope for
leukaemia sufferers

The science of gene editing continues to advance with the announcement by researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute of a new approach to tackling myeloid leukaemia (AML).

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Hygiene breakthroughs provide promise of success
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Hygiene breakthroughs provide promise of success

For Dr Pattanathu Rahman, Director of TeeGene Biotech, a Teesside University spinout venture based at the Wilton Centre in Redcar, some of the biggest breakthroughs in the next…

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Hope in the treatment of kidney disease
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Hope in the treatment of kidney disease

Research into kidney disease is offering hope for sufferers in the years to come.

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A new approach to reduce the impact of ageing
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A new approach to reduce the impact of ageing

For Newcastle University Professor Thomas Zglinicki the biggest challenge that lies ahead for medical researchers is tackling age-related multimorbidity, the incidence of people living with several long-term conditions…

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Fledgling printing technology offers hope
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Fledgling printing technology offers hope

One of the big medical changes ahead could relate to the production of tissue for implants, combining 3-D printing technology and bioscience.

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Exciting times in the field of asthma research
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Exciting times in the field of asthma research

One of the areas in which truly exciting advances are being made is asthma, one of the commonest chronic diseases on the planet.

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Companies announce new developments
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Companies announce new developments

An example of the new approach is seen in the way that several companies have been working to accurately and speedily diagnose zika virus.

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Targeting the right treatment at the right patient
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Targeting the right treatment at the right patient

One of the rapidly growing concerns in medicine is the anxiety that a lot of drugs do not work for a large number of the patients for whom…

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Conference to turn spotlight on biosimilars market
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Conference to turn spotlight on biosimilars market

Biologics and biosimilars researchers from around the globe will gather for the 7th European Biosimilars Congress 2017 in Munich between May 15-17.

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Biosimilars offering encouraging results in rheumatology
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Biosimilars offering encouraging results in rheumatology

One of the other areas in which biosimilars are attracting attention is rheumatology and an example of new products coming online was highlighted at the recent Annual European…

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Biosimilars ‘making progress in the UK’
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Biosimilars ‘making progress in the UK’

However, there still remain challenges for biosimilar companies trying to gain a foothold in the market, with reticence on the part of health trusts and clinicians taking time…

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Collaboration key as consortium targets Autism breakthroughs
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Collaboration key as consortium targets Autism breakthroughs

Everywhere you look in the world of drug discovery, the talk is of collaboration, of sharing knowledge for the wider good.

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Concerns expressed on 
drug-resistant infections
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Concerns expressed on 
drug-resistant infections

Another major concern for those developing new drugs is the risk that illnesses become resistant to them, with significant worries about antibiotics.

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Improving the way information is shared
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Improving the way information is shared

Effective sharing of information is at the heart of work to develop the world’s largest database for cancer drug discovery, which has been revolutionised by adding 3D structures…

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