Algae can do pretty much anything

(USA) It would certainly be quicker to list what algae can't do than what it can. The latest breakthrough by three American universities - in sequencing the genome of a type of alga - will support the develo...

Developing new drugs with fungi

(SWEDEN) Fungi has huge potential as a source for developing new medicines, researchers in Gothenburg have discovered. A team from Chalmers University of Technology has used genome sequencing to source ge...

Making better health affordable

|14 April 2017| USA A technology startup has attracted multi-million dollar backing for a pioneering platform that cuts prescription costs for Americans. Through Blink Health's free online app and webs...

Bioprinted patch mends ‘broken’ heart

|14 April 2017| USA Scientists in America have developed a 3D printed patch which helps a 'broken' heart heal. The breakthrough - made by biomedical engineers based at the University of Minnesota - cou...

A ‘new era of drug discovery’

|23 March 2017| US/UK A groundbreaking new transatlantic research initiative designed to accelerate the speed and effectiveness of drug production - via genetic sequencing - has been announced. GSK, Re...

New institute to ‘revolutionise modern medicine’

|29 November 2016| Australia A new institute in Australia aims to develop 3D technologies for the 'hospitals of the future'. The Herston Biofabrication Institute is the result of a pioneering partnersh...

Slowing the speed of light

A team of researchers from the University of St Andrews and the University of York has slowed down the speed of light in a process which could have major applications in fundamental science and medical diagnosi...