All entries for Tuesday 26 August 2008

August 26, 2008

Century old rule of Chemistry overturned – major implications for drug delivery

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/century_old_rule/

A new study by research chemists at the University of Warwick has challenged a century old rule of pharmacology that defined how quickly key chemicals can pass across cell walls.

The new observations of the Warwick researchers suggest that the real transport rates could be up to a hundred times slower than predicted by the century old “Overton’s Rule”.

This could have major implications for the development and testing of many future drugs.


Bones get mended with high tech glass–of–milk–a–day

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/bones_get_mended/

Scientists at the new Nuclear-Magnetic Resonance unit at the University of Warwick have discovered how a high tech glass of milk is helping bones mend.

Low temperature Bioglass is used to help fix broken bones, but until now no-one has been able to understand the process.


£20 million scheme to take medical research from bench to bedside

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/16320_million_scheme/

The Universities of Warwick and Birmingham have been jointly awarded almost £20 million to develop the world-class medical research undertaken at both institutions into practical applications for patient care.

The Regional Development Agency, Advantage West Midlands, has funded the Translational Medicine scheme as part of the Science City initiative, which draws together industry, business, education and the public sector, to establish the West Midlands region as a centre for world-class scientific research.


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