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..