Jun 26, 2015
The science and technology community descended upon Portcullis House along with several MPs for Parliamentary Links Day 2015, hosted by the Society of Biology. BIVDA were there and give an overview of the day in this week's blog.
Jun 15, 2015
It’s Cervical Cancer Awareness week (15-21 June), and today guest blogger Robert Music, Chief Executive at Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, tells us about the importance of screening, and how we can potentially reduce the number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer from 1000s to only 100s in the not too distant future and eventually see the eradication of the disease.
May 08, 2015
As we enter the calm after the storm of an election period, it will be back to business for the newly elected Conservative majority Government.
Apr 16, 2015
Cancer Research UK is the world’s largest cancer charity, raising awareness and funding research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. In this article, Matthew Wickenden, Early Diagnosis Manager at Cancer Research UK tells us about the importance of early diagnosis for cancer outcomes, what Cancer Research UK are doing in this field, and how the UK can improve its standing on the international stage. Part of our Guest Blogs Series
Jan 22, 2015
Doris-Ann Williams MBE, CEO of BIVDA presented to MPs at the latest meeting of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, which focused on life sciences in the UK. Welcomed to the meeting by Chair, Andrew Miller MP, Doris-Ann was joined by Professor Guy Poppy, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Food Standards Agency, and Dr Malcolm Skingle CBE, Director, Academic Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline.
Dec 15, 2014
NICE have issued two draft guidelines on diabetes care. Of the two documents, one focuses on adults with type 1 diabetes and the other concentrates on children and young adults, with either type 1 or type 2.
Dec 12, 2014
Antimicrobial Resistance has been a hot topic in the news again this week, as two reports have been released reviewing the AMR situation as it stands. The first annual progress report following the Government’s five year strategy 2013-18 into AMR has been issued, available here.
Nov 27, 2014
Increasing access to diagnostics hits the headlines again Today (27 November, 2014) a commission established by the Lancet has reported that liver disease stands out as a glaring exception to the vast improvements made during the past 30 years in health and life expectancy for chronic disorders such as stroke, heart disease and many cancers.
Nov 18, 2014
Today is European Antibiotics Awareness Day 2014 (EAAD). This International Day of awareness was started in order to educate people about the appropriate use of antibiotics, in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). AMR is one of the most serious challenges to our health that we face.
Oct 15, 2014
With the 2015 General Election fast approaching, BIVDA co-hosted three discussion meetings at the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat Party conferences. As part of Life Science UK, and linking with the Association of Medical Research Charities, BIVDA welcomed a wide range of stakeholders to the meetings.