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New research highlights key differences between mice and men

4 July 2017 | By

Research from King’s College in London, UK, and Lund University in Sweden could explain why diabetes drugs that have worked in animal experiments are not equally successful in humans. The researchers discovered differences – as well as hitherto unknown similarities – in the function of insulin-producing beta cells.

Plasticell and Kings College London to collaborate in trials of blood platelet substitute 

20 April 2017 | By

Over 10 million units of platelets are transfused worldwide each year in one of the most common procedures in clinical medicine. However, platelets derived from human donors can transmit infections and trigger serious immune reactions that eventually render the therapy ineffective (a condition known as alloimmune refractoriness). In addition, since…

Stria vascularis ear structure discovery could lead to hearing loss treatment

24 August 2016 | By Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

The stria vascularis is essential for normal hearing and is involved in maintaining the endocochlear potential - a difference in charged molecules between compartments of the inner ear which act like a battery to power the transmission of sound signals from the ear to the brain...