UK scientists find new compound that kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs

A new compound which visualises and kills antibiotic resistant superbugs has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). A team led by Professor Jim Thomas, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Chemistry, is testing new compounds developed by his PhD student Kirsty Smitten, on antibiotic resistant gram-negative

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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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