XBiotech announces research collaboration
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XBiotech announces research collaboration

XBiotech’s True Human product IL-1 alpha is to be used in researching treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Grants are awarded
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Grants are awarded

Four teams of scientists at Rice University and other Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) institutions in America have secured research grants from the John S. Dunn Collaborative Research Awards.

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Zika vaccine trial begins
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Zika vaccine trial begins

The first of five early stage clinical trials to test the safety and ability of a Zika vaccine candidate has begun in America.

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Research into Parkinson’s Disease turns focus on the gut
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Research into Parkinson’s Disease turns focus on the gut

Research carried out by a team of American researchers has suggested that gut microbes may play a critical role in the development of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

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Team target resistant infections
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Team target resistant infections

Researchers in America have created a new way to identify drugs and drug combinations that may be useful in combating infections that are resistant to many different antibiotics.

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Research leads to ban
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Research leads to ban

Research carried out by a UK-China collaboration played a key role in the introduction of a ban on the use of the antibiotic colistin as a feed additive…

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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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