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Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have discovered a molecular mechanism giving them a better understanding of how colon cancer develops and progresses, which could aid in the development of treatments to inhibit tumour growth. more

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Research performed by the Cleveland Clinic has shown that the drug ibudilast slowed brain shrinkage in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) by nearly half. more

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The British Heart Foundation has launched a unique research funding award, the Big Beat Challenge, aimed at bringing together world-leading researchers and innovators to identify and solve any of the biggest problems in heart and circulatory disease more

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A synthetic chemical (KHS101) has been discovered by researchers that has the ability to kill aggressive brain tumour cells by removing their source of energy. more

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Researchers based at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have designed a potential new class of drugs that may reduce cardiovascular risk by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut. more

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Recently published research from a team from Liverpool has identified the drug that treats an extremely rare genetic disease — alkaptonuria (AKU). more

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It is now possible to accurately predict how one subpopulation of cells can be converted into another thanks to a new computational method, according to Luxembourg researchers. more

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BIOCRATES has reported the latest breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research from the Alzheimer’s Disease Metabolomics Consortium (ADMC), connecting how gut bacteria and lipid metabolism influences the disease more

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham have taken a further step in their research, developing an eye drop that could be a paradigm shift in the treatment arsenal for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). more

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According to new research from the US, a side-effect of a common prostate cancer drug can, in some men with advanced disease who have a specific genetic variant, actually fuel cancer cells. more

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New research from The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) and PatSnap — a provider of R&D analytics — has revealed that the West is starting to lose its position as leaders in the Innovation Arms Race. more

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Economic and health benefits should be taken into account when the government assess the value of vaccination, according to new research by the International Longevity Centre — UK (ILC-UK). more

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New research, published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, has described how immunosuppressive macrophages may be ‘re-educated’ to fight off and eat tumorous cells. more

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Grants totalling £12 million have been awarded to four UK universities in support of interdisciplinary research into the biological, social, cultural and economic drivers behind the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) more

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A cancer treatment that is already approved and being used for certain types of cancer has been found to block cell growth in a common form of lung cancer, for which there is no specific treatment currently available. more

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Researchers based at King’s College London have shown in recent work that gene therapy can restore hand function after spinal cord injury in rats. more

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Biotechnology company focused on the discovery and optimisation of fully human antibodies, IONTAS, has been awarded a major grant to support ongoing research into its novel antibody platform, KnotBody. more

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As resistance to antifungal drugs is growing, new research funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) has revealed that this could lead to a rise in disease outbreaks and global food shortages. more

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A brief round up of some of the developments in the industry, including antibiotic research, curious side effects and the top performing companies. more

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Publishers of mHealth apps have a long way to go before their digital solutions become a daily companion for the target audience, according to the latest mHealth Developer Economics research published by Research2Guidance. more

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