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    1. February 4, 2016

      Hedge fund pioneer is force behind hotly tipped biotech companies

      George Robinson is unlikely to win many public accolades for his role as an early pioneer of the European hedge fund...

    2. February 2, 2016

      GSK and Adaptimmune in $500m deal to develop T-cell cancer drug

      GlaxoSmithKline has expanded its alliance with Adaptimmune to accelerate development of a groundbreaking cancer drug in...

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    1. February 2, 2016

      Sanofi leads hunt for Zika vaccine

      Sanofi is ready to take a leading role in the hunt for a vaccine to combat Zika virus after it became the first...

    2. February 2, 2016

      J&J and GSK join Medicxi’s European life sciences push

      Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline have teamed up behind a €210m venture capital fund to invest in European life...

    3. February 1, 2016

      UK scientists given green light to ‘edit’ genes in human embryos

      A proposal to use new technology to edit the genes of the youngest of human embryos — the first such experiment outside...

    4. January 31, 2016

      WHO is right to move swiftly to tackle Zika

      As the Ebola epidemic fizzles out in west Africa, after killing more than 11,000 people, international alarms are...

    5. January 28, 2016

      Zika virus: WHO warns large parts of the world at risk

      Large swaths of the tropical and subtropical world are at risk of the Zika virus, the World Health Organisation has...

    6. January 28, 2016

      Roche warns of growing political pressure on drug prices in US

      Pharmaceuticals companies should brace for tough scrutiny on drug pricing ahead of the US presidential election but new...

    7. January 25, 2016

      Global pharma groups reveal tie-up with universities

      Three of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals groups have teamed up with a trio of Britain’s top universities to create...

    8. January 22, 2016

      NHS approves £5,700-a-month skin cancer drug

      A groundbreaking new treatment for skin cancer has been given the go-ahead for use in the NHS after England’s drug cost...

    9. January 21, 2016

      Drugmakers call for collective action on superbugs

      Most of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals groups have backed a declaration committing the industry to help tackle...

    10. January 20, 2016

      MBA graduate uses computer games to help stroke victims

      Hoyoung Ban was never able to share the joy of graduation with his father, who died after suffering a stroke while he...

    11. January 20, 2016

      DNA donors could spell end of parents’ disease fears

      From his clinic in Newcastle, north-east England, Doug Turnbull is preparing for the probable launch in the coming...

    12. January 20, 2016

      Bionic advances to defeat death

      People have long dreamt of extending the human lifespan from the biblical “three score years and 10” (70) to reach...

    13. January 19, 2016

      A tragedy at Rennes and the problem of drug trials

      Two recent events have served to highlight the range of difficult questions raised by pharmaceuticals regulation. Last...

    14. January 17, 2016

      French drug trial: Brain-dead participant dies

      The man left brain-dead after taking part in a trial for a new painkiller in France died on Sunday, in a dramatic...

    15. January 17, 2016

      Petri-dish magic cultivates a modern chimera

      The chimera was a zoological monstrosity of Greek myth: a fire-breathing beast with the head of a lion, the body of a...

    16. January 15, 2016

      One person left ‘brain-dead’ after drug trial accident in France

      One person has been left “brain-dead” and five others admitted to hospital after a serious accident during a trial in...

    17. January 15, 2016

      Gene editing technology can be harnessed for our benefit

      To their proponents, new gene editing techniques promise a deeper understanding of the earliest stages of human life....

    18. January 13, 2016

      Fund of $4.5bn proposed for protection against pandemics

      The world must invest at least $4.5bn a year in a concerted effort to protect against pandemics that could kill...

    19. January 13, 2016

      Scientist seeks to manipulate DNA of human embryos

      A scientist has asked for permission for Britain’s first experiment to manipulate the DNA of human embryos, using...

    20. January 11, 2016

      Big pharma joins forces to tackle cancer

      Some of the biggest makers of cancer drugs are joining an alliance to speed up the discovery of new treatments for the...

    21. January 7, 2016

      West Sussex announces plans for science hub

      West Sussex county council has announced plans to build a “centre of excellence” for European health and life sciences,...

    22. January 7, 2016

      Michael J Fox in Parkinson’s smartwatch drug trial tie-up

      Chipmaker Intel and Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s foundation are teaming up with a pharmaceuticals company to use...

    23. January 4, 2016

      Baxalta agrees $1.6bn deal for Symphogen cancer drug tie-up

      Baxalta, the US biotech company facing renewed takeover interest from Shire, has agreed a deal worth up to $1.6bn to...

    24. December 27, 2015

      Year in a word: Trans

      Adjective — relating to a person whose gender and birth sex are not always, or ever, equivalent. A broad term used by...

    25. December 23, 2015

      We can now edit life so let’s use the power wisely

      Biotechnology is on the brink of the biggest scientific advance since researchers discovered in the 1970s how to insert...

    26. December 20, 2015

      Review: ‘Risky medicine’ by Robert Aronowitz

      During labour in a US hospital, the mother is often fitted with a device that provides constant monitoring of the...

    27. December 15, 2015

      AstraZeneca on fast track to companion diagnostics

      The green light given by US regulators last month to AstraZeneca for a new lung cancer treatment marked one of the...

    28. December 15, 2015

      Race is on to end unecessary antibiotic prescriptions

      The rise of drug-resistant bacteria has focused attention on the urgent need for new antibiotics, but that is not the...

    29. December 15, 2015

      Push for personalised medicine is the latest health blockbuster

      Until fairly recently, devices and diagnostics made up the unfashionable wing of the healthcare industry — the poor...

    30. December 14, 2015

      Causes and cures for the serious runner’s ‘runny nose’ effect

      It has long been known that regular, moderate exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, with...

    31. December 11, 2015

      AstraZeneca achieves partial victory over NHS drug cost watchdog

      AstraZeneca, the UK pharmaceuticals group, has won a partial victory in its wrangle with the NHS drug cost watchdog...

    32. December 10, 2015

      Misery and stress not linked to early death in women, study finds

      Curmudgeons and those stressed at work can breathe more easily after a 10-year study of women’s health in the UK found...

    33. December 9, 2015

      Sanofi to launch world’s first vaccine for dengue fever in Mexico

      Sanofi will launch the world’s first vaccine for dengue fever in Mexico early next year after winning its first...

    34. December 8, 2015

      Genus makes breakthrough in tackling pig disease

      Genus, the livestock geneticist, has announced what it says is a big step forward in tackling a major pig disease using...

    35. December 8, 2015

      Superbug panel wants limit on antibiotics used in animals

      An international limit on the amount of antibiotics used in animals is needed to tackle the rise of drug-resistant...

    36. December 7, 2015

      Race to control costs of cancer therapy revolution

      It is three and a half years since Emily Whitehead from Pennsylvania was given an experimental treatment for her acute...

    37. December 6, 2015

      China healthcare: Missing a beat

      Not long after taking the helm of GlaxoSmithKline in 2008, Sir Andrew Witty visited Shanghai to deliver a message along...

    38. December 1, 2015

      Pharmaceuticals: A harsh dose of reality

      It was the end of October and the crisis engulfing Valeant was about to become much worse. For weeks, Mike Pearson,...

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