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The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) call for action over shortages of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have called for action from government and pharmaceutical companies to address ongoing issues with the supply of...
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis
A judge in Oklahoma has said that Johnson & Johnson must pay for the part it played in fuelling the opioid crisis
Hidden chemistry in flowers shown to kill cancer cells
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that it’s possible to produce a compound with anti-cancer properties directly from feverfew – a common flowering garden plant.
Prime Minister announces plans for attracting top scientists to the UK
In the announcement, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he will ask the Home Office and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to work closely with...
Discovery could lead to new treatments for Parkinson's
A small protein previously associated with cell dysfunction and death plays a critical role in repairing breaks in DNA, according to new research led by scientists at Oregon Health...
New therapeutic targets identified for lung cancer
Researchers have just discovered why inactive LKB1 results in cancer development
US senators introduce bipartisan bill to reduce drug prices
The Senate Finance Committee has just introduced a bill aimed at lowering the prices paid by Medicare for pharmaceutical drugs
Cancer drug data release set to power next wave of therapeutic discovery
This week the Genomics of Drug Sensitivity in Cancer project has released the results of four years of intense data gathering and exploration which will power genetic research into...
New bee sting vaccine to prevent allergic reactions
A powerful bee sting vaccine designed to eliminate the risk of a severe allergic reaction to European honeybee venom has successfully completed a human trial in South Australia
New proposed gene therapy for heart arrhythmia
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have created the first human tissue model of an inherited heart arrhythmia, replicating two patients’ abnormal heart rhythms in a dish, and...
New way to make cancer self-destruct
For years, researchers have been attempting to target a gene called MYC that is known to drive tumour growth in multiple cancer types when it is mutated or over-expressed. However,...
Statin users have an elevated risk of diabetes
Statins are one of the most widely prescribed medications but there is ongoing concern they are associated with new‐onset‐diabetes (NOD) development
Remote-controlled drug delivery implant for chronic disease management
Chronic diseases, such as hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis are persistent conditions, which require lifelong management
Global opportunity to reduce antibiotic waste
As leaders gather for the International Ministerial Conference on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), hosted by the government of The Netherlands and organised in close cooperation with...
Sanofi and Google collaborate to set up healthcare innovation lab
Sanofi and Google are set to establish a virtual innovation lab to tap emerging data technologies as part of a new project. Both companies will use digital technologies to...
ConcePTION: ‘Building a pan-European ecosystem for generating, monitoring, and providing robust information on medication safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding’
In April of this year, a landmark public private partnership called ConcePTION, jointly led by Novartis and the University Medical Center Utrecht, was awarded a five-year grant by...
GSK strikes $67 million deal with the University of California, Berkley
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will collaborate with the University Of California (UC), Berkeley to use gene-editing tool CRISPR to look at the ways in which gene mutations cause disease.
Diabetes drug alleviates anxiety in mice
The antidiabetic medication metformin reduces anxiety-like behaviours in male mice by increasing serotonin availability in the brain, according to a study published in the Journal...
Choosing the right drug to fight cancer
Canadian researchers have just discovered a molecular mechanism that drives cancer progression, providing the possibility for the use of precision medicine whereby patients are matched...