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Breakthrough Detects Parkinson's up to 20 Years Sooner

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Most people with Parkinson's develop the disease in their 40s. However, researchers at Kings College, London, have now discovered a link that could detect the warning signs 15 to 20 years earlier.

Breakthrough Detects Parkinson's up to 20 Years Sooner

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Tumour-Agnostic Drugs to Be Fast-Tracked in the 'Long Term Plan'

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, has set out his vision for the future of the NHS including the implementation of the Long Term Plan, when he gave his keynote speech at the NHS Confederation’s Annual Conference.

Tumour-Agnostic Drugs to Be Fast-Tracked in the 'Long Term Plan'

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Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Leads the World One Year on

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGTC) in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, has celebrated its first birthday since opening, after a £50m grant from the UK Government. CGTC is a core plank of the country's life sciences strategy to be world leaders.

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Leads the World One Year on

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Dual Aspects of Informed vs. Explicit Consent in R&D

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Patient consent is potentially tricky for pharma R&D to navigate as a result of new data protection rules in Europe.

Dual Aspects of Informed vs. Explicit Consent in R&D

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Unannounced Inspections Will Be a Culture Shock for Some Pharmacies

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Pharmacies risk getting caught out by the GPhC’s new inspection methods if they do not read the fine print.

Unannounced Inspections Will Be a Culture Shock for Some Pharmacies

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Rise in Fake Medicines "a Public Health Emergency"

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people in the world, including an estimated 250,000 children, die each year due to fake medicines, a group of doctors have claimed.

250,000 Children Die Every Year Due to Fake Medicines

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Is Genomics Research Being Held Back by Data Restrictions?

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, has announced that, if the UK wants to be seen as the world leader in genomics research, data protection laws must ensure that the restrictions on this type of data are not stifling the process.

Is Genomics Research Being Held Back by Data Restrictions?

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New Research Takes Us a Step Closer to 3D-Printed Organs

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A team of scientists at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich led by Dr Ali Erturk has discovered a new way to create 3D-printed organs containing the necessary detail to enable full functionality.

New Research Takes Us a Step Closer to 3D-Printed Organs

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Be Clear If You Want to Claim Liquidated Damages for Work Never Delivered

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

In the case of Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd, the Court of Appeal has issued a warning to parties to be clear if they want liquidated damages to apply for work that is never delivered.

Be Clear If You Want to Claim Liquidated Damages for Work Never Delivered

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Exciting New Era for MedCity as British Library and Francis Crick Extend Facility

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

MedCity has announced an exciting new development for UK life sciences. The British Library, Stanhope Plc and Mitsui Fudosan have announced the signing of a visionary agreement for the creation of a major new hub...

Exciting New Era for MedCity as British Library and Francis Crick Extend Facility

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US Firm Admits Leaking Genetic Data to the FBI

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

The US company FamilyTreeDNA has admitted that it secretly allowed access to the DNA profiles of its users to the FBI in order to help solve "cold case" crimes.

US Firm Admits Leaking Genetic Data to the FBI

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EMA Can't Escape Lease Due to Brexit Frustration

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

There are plenty of people who are now getting frustrated by Brexit. But now a legal case has taken this to a whole new level.

EMA Can't Escape Lease Due to Brexit Frustration

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Common Painkillers Could Increase Cancer Survival Rates by a Third

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have found that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and aspirin, boosted survival rates in head and neck cancer sufferers from 25% to 78%.

Common Painkillers Could Increase Cancer Survival Rates by a Third

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NHS Announces New DNA Kit Testing to Sequence Genomes

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

After the successful sequencing of 100,000 genomes thanks to the 100,000 Genomes Project, NHS England is seeking to take its next step in genetic analysis towards a deeper understanding of personalised medicine through the use of DNA kits.

NHS Announces New DNA Kit Testing to Sequence Genomes

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The World's First 'Designer Babies' - But What Next?

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

A scientist called He Jiankui has shocked the science world with claims that he has produced the world's first genetically edited babies - Lulu and Nana. He also claims a second patient is in early pregnancy.

The World's First 'Designer Babies' - But What Next?