US researchers develop Nano-optic endoscope that penetrates deep tissue in high resolution

Diagnosing various diseases relies on biopsies of internal tissue collected from the affected region. In current practices, the use of endoscopic imaging techniques and conventional optical elements to access hard-to-reach areas have a high error rate because of the inability of current technology to visualise disease sites accurately. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and pioneers

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World’s first “hands-free” drug discovery lab to be created in the UK

UK government has announced a new project to develop the world’s first fully-automated drug discovery facility with the aim to accelerate the production of new medicines and “transform” the pharma industry. Business Secretary, Greg Clark, stated that the venture, which is based at the government-funded research facility the Rosalind Franklin Institute in Harwell, Oxfordshire, will

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Government hopes new centre, Catapult, will put UK in the lead for cell and gene therapy

The forward-looking strategy by the government is set for success, providing it can translate its drug development and manufacturing lead into final local market access via the NHS. The strategy is aimed at learning lessons from previous decades, where the UK failed to convert ground-breaking scientific innovation into marketable products ahead of other nations. Keith

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New study conducted by USCF maps the links between 625 genes and various different chemotherapy treatments

Despite successes of targeted cancer drugs and the promise of novel immunotherapies, the vast majority of people diagnosed with cancer are treated with chemotherapy. Now a new study by UCSF researchers using techniques drawn from computational biology could make it easier for physicians to use the patient’s genetic profile of the tumour to pick the

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