Daniel Yin - Jul 28, 2021

Senolytics are knock, knock, knocking on ageing’s door

In 1974, Bob Dylan asked that we stay forever young. Today, exciting..

Fay Allen - Jul 28, 2021

Is metformin the key to anti-aging?

By 2050, it is estimated that one quarter of the global population..

Niles Beadman - Jul 20, 2021

Printed pills: a new dimension for medicine

Three dimensional (3D) printing is the latest buzzword ricocheting..

Joseph Morgan - Jul 19, 2021

First human in vivo CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing results make history

The ability to directly edit a patient’s genome safely and..

Samuel Hart - Jun 30, 2021

Circulating tumour cells: at the forefront of cancer diagnosis and treatment

In cancer patients, “metastasis” occurs as tumour cells break-away..

Thomas Driver - Jun 30, 2021

Cancer diagnosis – new data to support methylation-based liquid biopsy

New study demonstrates enormous potential

Earlier this month, we..

Andrew Tindall - Jun 15, 2021

Cell therapy: repairing and rebuilding the body

It might be trite to observe, but as the human body is formed of..

Thomas Driver - Jun 09, 2021

Methylomics – analysing DNA methylation signatures to diagnose cancer

Traditional tissue biopsies are a vital aspect of current medical..

Jo Cripps - Jun 08, 2021

Need to Know: why your virome holds enormous value

Our bodies play host to a complex network of viruses, many of which..

Alex Galbraith - May 12, 2021

Diagnosing concussion: liquid biopsy is changing the game

Rugby, along with many other contact sports such as football, boxing..

Fay Allen - Apr 19, 2021

What is the cancer microbiome?

The “microbiome” is commonly associated with the gut microbiome, but..

Adam Gregory - Apr 19, 2021

Jim Mellon: the reluctant gradualist taking on ageing

Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies learns how we might all be able..

Alex Galbraith - Mar 08, 2021

Detecting progress: liquid biopsy in lung cancer

Lung cancer remained the leading cause of cancer death in 2020 with..

Frances Salisbury - Dec 02, 2020

Go with the flow: the allure of the liquid biopsy

Forward finds out how fresh technologies are providing a way to cut..

Joseph Newcombe - Oct 29, 2020

Personalising medicine based on gut reaction

No, we are not talking about jumping to conclusions, but the..

Nick Sutcliffe - Oct 21, 2020

Liquid biopsies support precision medicine

The treatment of cancer patients with therapies that are specifically..

Katherine Green - Oct 09, 2020

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for CRISPR "genetic scissors"

In 2012, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier published their ..

Anna Mudge - Oct 09, 2020

Minimally invasive, maximum potential: liquid biopsy is redefining diagnosis

Many of us will know someone who has undergone a biopsy during a..

Nick Sutcliffe - Sep 22, 2020

Making the detection of cancer in liquid biopsies more sensitive

Besides being found within the nucleus and mitochondria of cells, DNA..

Jane Liu - Sep 02, 2020

The emergence of liquid biopsies as companion diagnostics

The development of liquid biopsies

The term liquid biopsy refers to..

Frances Salisbury - Jul 16, 2020

Five tips for patenting inventions in personalised and stratified medicine

As medical treatments become increasingly bespoke, we reveal some..

Rachel Oxley - Jul 09, 2020

“Test, test, test” – the importance of diagnostics in pandemic preparedness

While the world waits for a vaccine to be developed and approved for..

Sean Constable - Mar 30, 2020

CRISPR used in gene editing clinical trial for first time

The revolutionary CRISPR gene editing tool has been used inside the..

Nick Sutcliffe - Feb 18, 2020

The evolutionary history of cancer - predicting the disease

Cells can acquire the mutations that drive the development of cancer..

Katherine Collins - Jan 29, 2020

Advancements of genetic testing

The sequencing of the first human genome in 2003 was a major..

Anna Mudge - Dec 18, 2019

Will biomarkers come of age?

The world’s population is ageing.  In 2018, for the first time in..

Eliot Ward - Dec 06, 2019

Gamma/delta T cells emerge as an untapped resource for cancer immunotherapy

Third lymphocyte lineage shows its mettle

B lymphocytes, a type of..

Anna Mudge - Nov 27, 2019

Biomarkers come of age

A biomarker, an amalgamation of the term ‘biological marker’, is a..

Foteini Tzakoniati - Oct 25, 2019

Employing CRISPR to expose ‘hiding’ cancer cells to immunotherapy

Immunotherapy employs the patient’s immune system against cancer. ..

Nick Sutcliffe - Oct 21, 2019

Controlling genes – the new field of epitranscriptomics

The human genome contains roughly 20,000 genes that encode proteins...

Nick Sutcliffe - Aug 29, 2019

Shifting treatments: cancer as a manageable disease

As new treatments drive a shift towards treating cancer as a..

Frances Salisbury - Aug 05, 2019

The rise of predictive medicine

Thanks to significant advances in genetics, we are not only getting..

Frances Salisbury - Jun 26, 2019

Gender medicine – deriving novelty from treating women?

When you hear the term “gender medicine”, what comes to mind? For..

Adam Gregory - May 17, 2019

Precision therapeutics for the precision medicine era

In recent years we have seen dramatic advances in our understanding..

Simon Kiddle - Apr 29, 2019

Personalised medicine: patient stratification

While the general idea of customising treatment to patients is not..

Frances Salisbury - Apr 15, 2019

Pioneers of precision medicine

Breakthroughs in healthcare promise a future in which the individual..

Frances Salisbury - Feb 04, 2019

Fighting cancer with CAR-T therapies

In September 2018, NHS England entered into an agreement with Novartis

Emily Hayes - Jan 30, 2019

Commercialising genomic research in the US: tips for obtaining patent protection

The field of genomics has seen incredible advances over the past few..

Frances Salisbury - Jan 30, 2019

China - a key player in the global precision medicine race

With a growing economy, and a large, ageing population, China is..

Frances Salisbury - Dec 13, 2018

Precision medicine: ethics, regulation and patent law

New genomic and proteomic analysis technologies allow for diagnosis..

Anna Mudge - Dec 02, 2018

The importance of Innovation Hubs in the UK's North West Region

Life science ‘start-ups’, ‘spin-outs’ and SMEs are some of the most..

Frances Salisbury - Oct 31, 2018

Precision Medicine: the next revolution in healthcare

In recent years, we have witnessed a remarkable healthcare..