The UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP), is to receive a further multimillion funding commitment to help realise the goal of accelerating scientific discoveries in regenerative therapies to clinical application. The Platform is a joint initiative between the Medical Research Council (MRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards developing a poultry vaccine for the bug, which is the UK's leading cause of food poisoning.
Scientists have begun to unlock the genetic code to understand how the lining of the bladder functions as a barrier to store urine – paving the way for possible new treatments for chronic bladder diseases such as interstitial cystitis and cancer. Using human cells, they have mapped how different proteins bind along the DNA to control which genes are active during barrier formation.