Unlocking the secrets of the brain
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Unlocking the secrets of the brain

Scientists in America have more than doubled the number of known regions in the brain’s outer mantle, known as the cortex.

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Sequencing project targets diseases
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Sequencing project targets diseases

An exciting new project will see 1,000 people undergo whole genome sequencing and whole transcriptome sequencing using a novel testing platform provided by American company NantHealth.

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Bioscience sector shows its worth
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Bioscience sector shows its worth

A new study has shown that employment within the US bioscience industry has increased for the past four years.

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Scientific team develop new type of rice
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Scientific team develop new type of rice

A team of Chinese and British researchers have developed a new form of more resilient rice.

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Initiative a success in
treating hepatitis B
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Initiative a success in
treating hepatitis B

Research into Africa’s first ‘screen-and-treat’ programme for hepatitis B suggests that the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus.

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Starfish help solve evolutionary puzzle
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Starfish help solve evolutionary puzzle

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans can be traced to genes of…

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Research tool will help veterans
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Research tool will help veterans

Bioscience is being used to help war veterans in America cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Personalised medicine takes a step closer
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Personalised medicine takes a step closer

Researchers at the University of California (UCLA), in Los Angeles, have taken a big step towards creating drug doses and combinations that are tailored to people’s specific diseases…

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Funding allocated to tackle the Zika virus
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Funding allocated to tackle the Zika virus

The Medical Research Council (MRC), the Newton Fund and the Wellcome Trust have joined forces to tackle the global threat posed by the Zika virus.

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Planning for an ebola vaccine
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Planning for an ebola vaccine

Health organisations have started to plan a campaign of use for a vaccine against the deadly ebola disease.

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African researchers fabricate anti-malaria soap in a bid to 
save 100,000 lives
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African researchers fabricate anti-malaria soap in a bid to 
save 100,000 lives

A mosquito-repellent soap invented by a young African engineer is at the centre of a campaign to eradicate malaria in the developing world.

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Study will help treat malaria in pregnant women
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Study will help treat malaria in pregnant women

A four-year study has shown that four available antimalarial treatments are safe to use in pregnancy.

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Modern Biologics require modern packaging
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Modern Biologics require modern packaging

“The West SmartDose® electronic wearable injector, designed for patient convenience, incorporates a Daikyo Crystal Zenith® cartridge and can deliver a dose of up to 3.5mL, which may allow…

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China links with UK to drive forward research
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China links with UK to drive forward research

A collaboration between organisations in the UK and China has been agreed to further research into human and agricultural medicine. The Medical Research Council (MRC), the Biotechnology and…

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Spider glue research could lead to new materials
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Spider glue research could lead to new materials

Bioscientists at Virginia Tech in the United States have investigated the glue used by orb spiders as part of a project to invent new materials.

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Advancements may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s
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Advancements may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s

Scientists in Detroit in the United States have come up with findings that could lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The team at Wayne State University have investigated…

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