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Research institutes : 30 June, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Improving the lives of people living with osteoarthritis is to be the focus of a new £11 million research centre at Imperial College London.
Development services : 30 June, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Imagine a hospital with an inflatable operating theatre, a robot that helps doctors perform complex surgery and a device that can be used to take out your gallbladder through your belly button.
Eisai opens its new European Knowledge Centre in the UK
Research institutes : 29 June, 2009
Eisai, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, opens its new 'European Knowledge Centre' (the EKC) in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
Cytel signs research agreement deal with CDRH
Development services : 23 June, 2009
Cytel, a leading provider of biostatistical software and clinical trial design services, signs a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), a division of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
New MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health is launched
Research institutes : 03 June, 2009
A new £5million MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health launches at Imperial College London and King's College London, which will analyse the health of people across the UK and how this is affected by aspects of the environment in which they live and work.
Human nose temperatures help reduce spread of avian influenza viruses
Research studies : 18 May, 2009
Avian influenza viruses do not thrive in humans because the temperature inside a person's nose is too low, according to research published today in the journal PLoS Pathogens.
Medtronic to open new diabetes therapy management centre in San Antonio, Texas
Development services : 13 May, 2009
Medtronic selects San Antonio, Texas, USA as the home of the company’s new Diabetes Therapy Management and Education Center.
Tufts Medical Center creates formula for predicting AMD eye disease
Development services : 27 April, 2009
Researchers at Tufts Medical Center create a formula for predicting how likely it is that individuals with certain genetic profiles and lifestyle behaviours will develop advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a potentially blinding condition.
InteRNA and Radboud University to develop miRNA-based therapeutics
Development services : 24 April, 2009
InteRNA Technologies and Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre confirm a research agreement to develop microRNA (miRNA)-based therapeutics for prostate cancer.
Mayo Clinic genetic study links ancestry to alcoholism
Research studies : 24 April, 2009
A Mayo Clinic genetic study identifies new information concerning alcoholism in subjects with European ancestry
London Centre for Nanotechnology win grant to develop HIV monitor
Development services : 08 April, 2009
A new device that enables people living with HIV to monitor their own health and the effectiveness of their treatments will be developed by researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology thanks to a £2 million grant.
Viscosity of cancer cells points way to develop photodynamic therapies
Research studies : 18 March, 2009
The viscosity of different parts of cancer cells increases markedly when they are blasted with light-activated cancer drugs, according to new images produced by researchers at Imperial College London.
VTT launches European research project on dietary effects of gut microbiota
Research institutes : 13 March, 2009
Finnish research organization, VTT, is launching an EU project called ETHERPATHS which aims to study the effects of dietary effects mediated by gut microbiota on lipid metabolism.
Imperial College patnership receives Academic Health Science Centre designation
Research institutes : 11 March, 2009
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London have welcomed the Department of Health’s formal designation of their partnership as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).
Imperial College discovers new way of detecting malaria parasites
Research studies : 09 March, 2009
Researchers from Imperial College London have pinpointed the means by which most deadly malaria parasites are detected and killed by the mosquitoes that carry them.
Development services : 27 February, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – This week Philips has announced the first 3D imaging results obtained using a new imaging technology called Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI), which uses the magnetic properties of iron-oxide nanoparticles injected into the bloodstream, has been used in a pre-clinical study to generate unprecedented real-time images of arterial blood flow and volumetric heart motion.
Development services : 27 February, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – A handheld device that is able to predict whether patients will respond adversely to medication is a step closer to the market following work from a new partnership between Imperial College London and its spinout company DNA Electronics, who have developed a prototype healthcare device that assesses whether patients are genetically predisposed to suffering adverse reactions to prescription drugs.
Uppsala University develops tool to study angiogenesis
Research studies : 23 February, 2009
A new tool has been developed by researchers at Uppsala University that makes it possible to study the signals in the body that control the generation of blood vessels.
In-vivo efficacy data shows the potential of microRNA based cancer therapeutics
Research studies : 13 February, 2009
Rosetta Genomics has reported the first ever in-vivo efficacy data for a systemic microRNA-based cancer therapeutic.
University of Michigan identifies molecules that indicate aggressive prostate cancer
Research studies : 12 February, 2009
A panel of small molecules, or metabolites, that appear to indicate aggressive prostate cancer have been identified by a research team from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Mayo Clinic researchers identify bipolar depression triggers
Research studies : 12 February, 2009
A team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic psychiatrist Mark Frye, MD, has attempted to identify what factors make some people with bipolar depression more likely to experience treatment-emergent mania (TEM).
deCODE genetics reveals SNPs that are link to increased risk of thyroid cancer
Development services : 09 February, 2009
Scientists at deCODE genetics have revealed the discovery of two single letter variations in the sequence of the human genome (SNPs) that confer substantial increased risk of thyroid cancer.
Centre for NanoHealth at Swansea University receives investment boost
Research institutes : 06 February, 2009
Plans for the £21.6 million Centre for NanoHealth at Swansea University have been given the green light after more than £10 million was secured from the Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government.
Mayo Clinic study shows link between erectile dysfunction and heart disease
Research studies : 04 February, 2009
A new Mayo Clinic study has shown that men who experience erectile dysfunction between the ages of 40 and 49 are twice as likely to develop heart disease than men without dysfunction.
Philips enters into critical care joint development agreement with Immunetrics
Development services : 03 February, 2009
Philips and Immunetrics have entered into a joint development agreement to explore future-generation approaches to the problem of infectious disease in critical care.
University of Nottingham researchers discover genetic link to psoriasis
Research studies : 29 January, 2009
Genetics researchers at The University of Nottingham have helped to explain why some people may be more likely to suffer from the chronic skin condition, psoriasis.
Philips leads European project to develop image-guided localised drug delivery
Development services : 29 January, 2009
Philips is to lead a major new European project to develop drug delivery technologies that aims to impact the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Researchers point way to more effective chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Research studies : 28 January, 2009
Researchers from St Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Children's Oncology Group (COG) have discovered in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) there are scores of inherited genetic variations that clinicians may use as guideposts for designing more effective chemotherapy for this cancer.
DNA ′hotspots’ point to tailored treatments for psoriasis
Research studies : 26 January, 2009
DNA ′hotspots’ that may reveal how genetic differences among individuals result in psoriasis have been identified by scientists at the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology, the U-M School of Public Health and their collaborators.
Philips and VTT open innovation centre in Finland for health technologies
Development services : 22 January, 2009
Philips and VTT have opened an InnoHub in the city of Espoo, close to Helsinki in Finland to generate innovative ideas relating to health, life-style and well-being with the aim to translate them into profitable businesses.
St Jude Children's Research Hospital find clues to different neurological diseases
Research studies : 15 January, 2009
Scientists at St Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified the biological details that distinguish two related neurological diseases - ataxia telangiectasia-like disease (ATLD) and Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS).
Fragment-based drug discovery is aim of new European collaboration
Development services : 14 January, 2009
The Swedish fragment-based drug discovery company, Beactica has announced a new research collaboration agreement with GE Healthcare (Chalfont St Giles, UK), the world leading provider of molecular interaction analysis tools, and Uppsala University (Sweden).
Adults with asthma are at increased risk of serious pneumococcal disease
Research studies : 22 December, 2008
Research by scientists from the Mayo Clinic shows adults with asthma are at increased risk of serious pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, the most common bacteria causing middle ear infections and community acquired pneumonia.
St Jude scientists answer stem cell questions regarding tumour development
Research studies : 18 December, 2008
One of the central questions in cancer biology has been answered by researchers at St Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Mutlinational research team discover common SNPs linked to low bone mineral density
Research studies : 17 December, 2008
Scientists from deCODE genetics and research colleagues from Australia and Denmark have report the discovery of common single-letter variations (SNPs) in the human genome linked to low bone mineral density (BMD), the clinical measurement used to diagnose osteoporosis.
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation progresses stem cell allograft tissue development
Development services : 17 December, 2008
The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) has completed a major portion of the development phase in its efforts to develop a next-generation stem cell allograft tissue form in partnership with Orthofix International.
Finnish scientists provide insight into the progression of type 1 diabetes
Research studies : 16 December, 2008
Finnish researchers believe they now understand how type 1 diabetes develops having discovered disturbances in lipid and amino acid metabolism in children who later progressed to type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes.
Researchers discover new genetic sites that influence obesity
Research studies : 15 December, 2008
A multinational team led by scientists from deCODE genetics has discovered common variations at seven new sites in the human genome found to influence obesity.
Cels Healthcare Network to publish healthcare and life science directory
Development services : 12 December, 2008
Cels Healthcare Network is to a 2009 Directory, which will give details of almost 200 healthcare and life science companies in the region.
PRA International opens Mexican office as part of Central American expansion plan
Development services : 12 December, 2008
PRA International has opened a new office in Mexico City, Mexico to oversee trials in Central America.
Mayo Clinic research shows the benefits of a new immunomodulatory agent combination
Research studies : 09 December, 2008
A new combination of medications designed to maximise immune functions have been shown by Mayo Clinic researchers to improve or stabilise multiple myeloma for 76 percent of patients who had relapsed after previous treatment.
Mayo Clinic study focuses on patient survival rates of gliomas treatment
Research studies : 04 December, 2008
A new Mayo Clinic study has discovered that patients with low-grade gliomas survived longest when they underwent aggressive surgeries to successfully remove the entire tumour.
PRA International collaborates with Frontage Laboratories to provice analytical lab testing services
Development services : 02 December, 2008
Leading Clinical Research Organization (CRO), PRA International, has signed a collaborative agreement with Frontage Laboratories which enables PRA Early Development Services' US Clinical Pharmacology Center (PRA EDS US CPC) to now offer a full complement of analytical lab testing services to its existing Phase I - IV clinical trial services in North America.
St Jude researchers discover treatment pathway for acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Research studies : 28 November, 2008
Researchers from St Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified distinctive genetic changes in the cancer cells of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that cause relapse.
Dr Simon Boulton receives the 2008 Eppendorf Young European Investigator Award
Research studies : 26 November, 2008
The 2008 Eppendorf Young European Investigator Award has been won by Dr Simon Boulton of the London Research Institute (Clare Hall Laboratories, South Mimms, Hertfordshire, UK) for his research into DNA damage.
Mayo Clinic discover method to reduce production of alpha-synuclein in the brain
Research studies : 18 November, 2008
Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a method to reduce the production of alpha-synuclein, which is a protein that is believed to be central to the cause of Parkinson's disease in the brain.
Memory researcher receives Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology 2008
Research studies : 17 November, 2008
An investigator carrying out research on the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity and memory storage has won the Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology 2008.
Philips Research develops prototype capsule to deliver drugs in the intestinal tract
Development services : 14 November, 2008
Philips Research has constructed a prototype iPill capsule and system which has been developed to address the need for accurate delivery of drugs to specific sites in the intestinal tract.
Study shows deCODE AF test helps improves diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation
Development services : 11 November, 2008
Scientists from deCODE have genetics presented data at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2008 from large scale case-control studies in multiple populations that underscore the clinical utility of the deCODE AF test for improving the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation as a means to prevent stroke.
Philips to collaborate with King’s College London on medical imaging research projects
Research studies : 22 October, 2008
Philips has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a five-year research collaboration with King’s College London.
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