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New initiatives launched with €365M to tackle major global health problems

A £195M fund to address antimicrobial resistance and a $100M VC fund to spur drug discovery in dementia, both announced by the UK government this week, aim to build international coalitions to deal with these threats

Europe’s €1B Human Brain Project needs urgent reform, report says

Neuroscientists say their claims that the hugely divisive project was being taken over by computer scientists have been validated

Incentives help biotech SMEs to greater success in drug approvals

Better use of support mechanisms put in place by the European Medicines Agency has increased the success rate of SMEs applying for approval of new medicines

Patients should have more control over their health

Smartphones can help you understand and look after your health says Bruce Hellman, chief executive of health app start-up uMotif

Our research saves lives – if you let us

A new EU data protection law risks killing some types of medical research, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet say. Their prescription: A law that regulates Big Data, but allows for research

How to make regenerative medicine happen

Cell therapies hold the promise of more effective treatments for a range of diseases, but they face a long and expensive route to market. The key is to reduce risk and attract investors, says Keith Thompson, head of the UK Cell Therapy Catapult

Life Sciences Archive
King's awarded £10m for world-leading Hub for Neuropsychiatry Imaging Research and Therapeutics
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) today pledged £10m towards a world-leading Hub for Neuropsychiatry Imaging Research and Therapeutics...
New initiatives launched with €365M to tackle major global health problems
A £195M fund to address antimicrobial resistance and a $100M VC fund to spur drug discovery in dementia, both announced by...
King's College London: Genetic architecture of immune system
A new study has identified the key genes involved in the breadth of our immune response that may influence our susceptibility...
King's College London: New medical detector
The world’s first medical device to detect shock and high blood pressure in pregnant women could cut maternal deaths in developing...
Europe’s €1B Human Brain Project needs urgent reform, report says
Neuroscientists say their claims that the hugely divisive project was being taken over by computer scientists have been validated
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King's awarded £10m for world-leading Hub for Neuropsychiatry Imaging Research and Therapeutics

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) today pledged £10m towards a world-leading Hub for Neuropsychiatry Imaging Research and Therapeutics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

King's College London: Genetic architecture of immune system

A new study has identified the key genes involved in the breadth of our immune response that may influence our susceptibility to diseases such rheumatoid arthritis, leprosy and malaria.

King's College London: New medical detector

The world’s first medical device to detect shock and high blood pressure in pregnant women could cut maternal deaths in developing countries by up to 25%, saving more than 70,000 lives a year.

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
The Role of Science in Policymaking
A high-level dinner debate on the best approaches to deal with a changing and evolving science and knowledge environment.
Brussels - 12 May 2015
2015 Global Corporate Venturing Symposium (Partner event)
The 5th annual Symposium, London June 2/3, 2015
London - 02 June 2015
Financing SMEs and growth (Date to be confirmed)
A Science|Business public conference
Brussels - 23 June 2015
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference
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