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Dementia prevention hopes raised by major scan study

Friday 14th July 2017

Dementia researchers are to receive a £1.9 million investment to identify the earliest brain changes associated with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Consortium secures Innovate UK funding for new antibiotics

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Ingenza is working with the National Physical Laboratory and the University of Plymouth to develop a design and manufacturing platform for the production of a new family of antibiotics.
Censo Biotechnologies and Leeds University collaborate to create stem cells from cancer tissue

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Scientists at Roslin BioCentre are developing a new approach to cancer research using stem cell technology.
Sun effects on skin reveal eczema therapy clues

Monday 19th June 2017

Exposure to sunlight releases a compound from the skin that can alleviate symptoms of eczema.
Dynamic DNA protects genes from damage

Friday 16th June 2017

Researchers have identified properties in DNA's protective structure that could fundamentally transform the way scientists think about the human genome.
Cigarette harm to unborn children revealed

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage foetal liver cells.
Agri-tech investment in Scotland poised to pay off

Thursday 25th May 2017

Re-investment in agri-tech sector means Scotland can lead the world in testing and development of new technologies for the industry.
Women drive quest for insights into hidden condition

Friday 19th May 2017

Women with endometriosis – a common and painful disease linked to infertility – have called for more studies to understand its causes and find a possible cure.
Researchers identify childhood blindness gene

Thursday 18th May 2017

A genetic mutation that contributes to sight loss in children has been identified by scientists.
Scientists pinpoint key bowel disease gene

Monday 15th May 2017

A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease has been identified by scientists.