HIV research provides cause for optimism
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HIV research provides cause for optimism

Research into vaccines to prevent HIV infection are offering new hope for those vulnerable to the condition, an international conference was told.

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New asthma treatment is a ‘game changer’
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New asthma treatment is a ‘game changer’

The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition, according to a study led by the University…

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Cancer course launched
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Cancer course launched

A new generation of cancer researchers are being taught at the University of Essex in a new course.

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Funding secured for stem cell work
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Funding secured for stem cell work

The University of Nottingham has secured £1.2m to develop injectable stem cell-carrying materials to treat and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis and other bone-thinning diseases.

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Bioscience to play crucial role in Alzheimer’s research
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Bioscience to play crucial role in Alzheimer’s research

Bioscience is playing a key role in a new multimillion pound project which involves the most rigorous series of tests ever staged to detect Alzheimer’s disease.

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Drug ‘slows growth of breast cancer tumour’
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Drug ‘slows growth of breast cancer tumour’

Cancer Research UK scientists have found a new way to slow the growth of the most aggressive type of breast cancer.

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Automated DNA production opens
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Automated DNA production opens

Scientists in Edinburgh have opened the first fully automated DNA production facility in the UK.

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Genes discovery could save young lives
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Genes discovery could save young lives

Two genes that are switched on when a child is suffering from a bacterial infection have been discovered by scientists.

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Study offers new hope for cancer sufferers
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Study offers new hope for cancer sufferers

The largest-ever study to sequence the whole genomes of breast cancers has led scientists to declare that they now have the most comprehensive picture ever of how the…

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Dementia research initiative attracts funding
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Dementia research initiative attracts funding

A quarter of a billion pounds has been pledged towards the UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute (DRI), after two UK charities announced £100 million of new investment.

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University’s Thailand link
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University’s Thailand link

The School of Life Sciences at Sussex University has been awarded British Council funding to develop its teaching and research collaboration with Mahidol University, one of the leading…

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‘Time to take action on antibiotics’
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‘Time to take action on antibiotics’

Experts from around the world met in London to discuss how best to prevent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and humans through changes to the prescribing of antibiotics…

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Research throws light on racehorse injuries
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Research throws light on racehorse injuries

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are a step closer to preventing the kind of injuries that affect ageing race horses.

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Scientists drafted in to help protect trees
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Scientists drafted in to help protect trees

Two new projects have received a share of £2m for research to help combat threats to trees and plants as part of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity…

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New drug shows promise against muscle wasting disease
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New drug shows promise against muscle wasting disease

A new drug to treat the muscle wasting disease inclusion body myositis (IBM) reverses key symptoms in mice and is safe and well-tolerated in patients.

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Team unlocks secrets of infections
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Team unlocks secrets of infections

A team led by Oxford University has identified genes that make some children more susceptible to bacterial infections, by performing a large genome-wide association study in African children.

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