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      Syncona’s £30m investment pays off with first licence

      Syncona, the £250m long-term healthcare investment fund set up in 2012 by Wellcome Trust, Britain’s biggest charity,...

    2. May 27, 2016

      Blood cancer drug trial results boost Roche

      Positive results from the trial of a new blood cancer drug have boosted investor confidence in Roche’s ability to...

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      Drug regulators and producers are responding to the globalisation of the industry by l...
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    1. May 27, 2016

      Cameron pushes for action on ‘superbugs’

      David Cameron will on Friday urge world leaders to set up a global fund worth $1.6bn a year to reward pharmaceutical...

    2. May 22, 2016

      US healthcare: Power to the patients?

      Austin Leclaire steered his electric wheelchair into the hotel ballroom and prepared for what he would later describe...

    3. May 19, 2016

      Pull together to prevent a superbug apocalypse

      Jim O’Neill, UK Treasury minister and former Goldman Sachs economist, has focused the world’s attention on...

    4. May 19, 2016

      Big pharma hits back at tax to tackle superbugs

      Pharmaceuticals companies have hit back at calls for an industry surcharge to pay for new antibiotics to fight...

    5. May 19, 2016

      Multibillion-dollar pharma levy proposed in superbugs battle

      Pharmaceutical companies may be charged a multibillion-dollar levy to pay for the development of antibiotics that can...

    6. May 17, 2016

      The uses and abuses of human genome synthesis

      The chemistry involved in being human is simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary. First, the humdrum: we are mere...

    7. May 16, 2016

      US v UK: A transatlantic infographic on two healthcare systems

      Read the whole story here...

    8. May 16, 2016

      Managing multiple sclerosis: a transatlantic tale of healthcare in US v UK

      Neema Mirchi woke up one Saturday morning in March of 2015 feeling groggy after a late night out with friends. His...

    9. May 16, 2016

      As prices soar, US drugmakers say they bear an unfair burden

      The soaring cost of prescription medicines has become a sensitive issue in the US, which operates a free-market system...

    10. May 16, 2016

      Fast-track drug approval schemes signal more US-EU collaboration

      Fast-track approval processes are accelerating the path of new drugs to patients on both sides of the Atlantic, as...

    11. May 10, 2016

      Japan rights deal boosts stem cell therapy group

      A Welsh cell therapy company founded by a Nobel laureate has agreed a partnership with Daiichi Sankyo, the Japanese...

    12. May 6, 2016

      British health group BTG in deal for ‘ice balls’ cancer group

      BTG, the UK medical technology group, has agreed to pay up to $110m for a US cancer specialist that uses “ice balls” to...

    13. May 6, 2016

      Cellectis hails success in ridding British infant of cancer

      A second child with a previously incurable form of leukaemia has been successfully treated with an important new cell...

    14. May 4, 2016

      Scientists make test tube embryo breakthrough

      Scientists have almost doubled the time that human embryos can be developed outside the womb, potentially opening a...

    15. May 2, 2016

      Scientists build world’s tiniest engine

      Scientists have developed a microscopic engine, the smallest in the world, that they say is the first one capable of...

    16. May 2, 2016

      Schedule in some blinking to relieve digital eye strain

      Like most office workers, I spend a large part of my day looking at a screen, whether it is a desktop computer, an iPad...

    17. April 25, 2016

      Drug prices: Tweaking the formula

      What is the value of a human life? It is one of the most fraught questions in public policy as governments around the...

    18. April 25, 2016

      Migrant camp measles outbreaks spark fears of health crisis

      The sun is falling over the Grande-Synthe migrant and refugee camp in a suburb of Dunkirk in northern France. Omar,...

    19. April 25, 2016

      Vaccine development needs global alliance

      Who has saved the most lives in human history? Claims can be made for various scientific pioneers and political...

    20. April 25, 2016

      Global health scares spur scientific innovation

      It was just a few months ago that the Zika virus was declared a global health threat, but already there are five...

    21. April 24, 2016

      Big Pharma hunts for malaria drugs to fight mosquito resistance

      China’s first Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was 419 years in the making. Tu Youyou, an 85 year-old chemist,...

    22. April 19, 2016

      Roche ‘very optimistic’ on prospects for new cancer drugs

      Roche said its efforts to catch up with Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb in cancer immunotherapies was on track as fresh...

    23. April 19, 2016

      The secret of a world-class biotech sector

      Britain, it is often said, has world-class science but too few world-class science-based companies. Nowhere is this...

    24. April 18, 2016

      Superhumans show that biology is not always destiny

      Somewhere in the world are 13 people in whose hands — or, rather, bodies — the future of medicine may lie. These...

    25. April 17, 2016

      Copycat drugmakers team up to help UK make more use of cheaper drugs

      Taxpayers and patients are losing out from Britain’s slow uptake of a new category of copycat medicines that promise...

    26. April 15, 2016

      Sanofi wins WHO support for dengue fever vaccine

      Sanofi has won backing from World Health Organisation experts for its dengue fever vaccine, providing an important...

    27. April 14, 2016

      Cutting edge virtual reality streams live operation to trainees

      An operation to remove the tumour from a man with colon cancer was streamed live to trainee surgeons through virtual...

    28. April 13, 2016

      Brain implant used to ‘bypass’ spinal injury

      A quadriplegic man has had movement restored in his hands using electrical signals recorded by an implant in his brain...

    29. April 4, 2016

      Sanofi to launch dengue mass vaccination programme

      Sanofi will launch the world’s first mass vaccination programme for dengue fever in the Philippines on Monday, bringing...

    30. April 3, 2016

      Drugmakers race to prescribe preventive migraine remedies

      Migraines are one of the most common illnesses worldwide, affecting about 1 in 7 people and more than 30m in the US...

    31. April 1, 2016

      Scientists create synthetic tissues that mimic nerves

      Oxford university scientists have created synthetic tissues that can be activated by light to mimic biological...

    32. April 1, 2016

      GSK to allow staggered payments for EMA-approved gene therapy

      GlaxoSmithKline is to allow health systems to make staggered payments for one of Europe’s first gene therapies in a...

    33. April 1, 2016

      Sober reality disrupts digital healthcare boom

      It has not been a good few months for disruptive “unicorn” companies in the healthcare sector. First came questions...

    34. April 1, 2016

      Whole-genome breakthrough promises tonic for healthcare

      Commentators have long looked forward to the “thousand-dollar human genome” — the ability to sequence accurately all...

    35. April 1, 2016

      Big pharma seeks digital solution to productivity problem

      Since the rise of modern medicine, the pharmaceuticals industry has relied on the brainpower of chemists and biologists...

    36. March 31, 2016

      Make your in-house problems a contest to attract star recruits

      The success of two hedge fund “quants” in a contest to create an algorithm to help diagnose heart disease from MRI...

    37. March 24, 2016

      Scientists create the simplest form of life yet known

      US scientists have stripped life back to its bare essentials — creating a synthetic microbe with the absolute minimum...

    38. March 23, 2016

      Emerging markets lead the great rebound

      Emerging markets are back in positive territory after a sour start to the year as investors bet that central banks will...

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