A study found that blood (serum) collected after a single bout of exercise (‘acute exercise’) was able to reduce cancer cell growth. Interestingly, serum collected at rest but after 6-months of exercise training had no effect. This suggests that the biochemical changes involved in the acute response to exercise can have direct anti-cancer effects. Continue reading Exercise protects against cancer – but how?
This is the second part of our commentary in which we look at the ways in which ideas of responsible research and innovation (RRI) are discussed in recent UK discourse on industrial biotechnology (IB) innovation, in particular the UK’s National IB Strategy to 2030. Continue reading Part 2 – The UK National Industrial Biotechnology Strategy to 2030: What role for Responsible Research and Innovation?
London, June 6, 2018. Leaders and luminaries from the UK biotech industry, academia and policy community gather at an event in Parliament to launch the UK’s National Strategy for the IB sector. Organized by the UK Bioindustry Association (BIA) and hosted by Daniel Zeichner, the MP for Cambridge, the event introduced a report that set out an ambitious vision and roadmap for the UK IB sector from 2018-2030. Continue reading Part 1 – The National Industry Biotechnology Strategy to 2030: What role for Responsible Research and Innovation?
When studying how a bicycle works, we can break it down into its composite parts (e.g. the gears, brakes and wheels) and study each part in isolation. But although we would become experts on the parts, the gears, brakes, or wheels, we would still need to integrate knowledge across these parts to understand how the whole bicycle system works, or how a change in one part of this system would affect other parts. This rationale can be applied similarly to the study of disease mechanisms. Continue reading Systems Biology: Leveraging Biological Complexity and Computational Power