Featured Articles 2018-03-21T15:04:37+00:00

Using AI to personalise drug combination therapy

16 October 2018|

Doctors routinely employ a combination therapy strategy for cancer patients, but figuring out which drugs to use is a challenge. Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed an artificial intelligence platform called QPOP to streamline this process. Abi Millar finds out more about how the platform could personalise combination therapy.

Pepsi breathes life into the night-time soft drinks concept

14 October 2018|

Soft drink innovation in Japan is often on a different level than that in other world markets, making it difficult to judge whether or not a specific launch is evidence of something big or just a fad. GlobalData analyses whether Suntory’s recent launch of Pepsi J-Cola Midnight in Japan could be evidence that global soft drink manufacturers have bigger plans in store for night time beverages.

11Oct 2018

Ship recycling: can Europe clean up its own mess?

With a Chinese ban on scrapping EU-flagged ships, and a new shipyard regulation set to come into play at the end of the year, shipowners on the continent are concerned about diminished recycling capabilities. But is their reaction justifiable or overblown? Ross Davies takes a look at both sides of the argument.

9Oct 2018

Amazon and PillPack: an unstoppable pharmacy force?

After months of speculation over Amazon’s ambitions in the healthcare space, news broke in June that the online retail juggernaut had bought PillPack, a US-based online pharmacy. The move rattled the US pharmacy market, which so far has remained sheltered from high street woes by the fact prescription drugs can’t be readily accessed online. But is that set to change? Chris Lo investigates.

7Oct 2018

Nigeria’s oil nostrum: what is the petroleum reform hoping to achieve?

Nigeria is tipped to benefit from the approval of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, heralded as the first of four milestone reforms to boost exploration investments and keep the nation competitive. Talal Husseini considers how far it will go towards reaching Nigeria’s offshore potential.

6Oct 2018

Will blockchain disrupt the traditional electricity distribution model?

A new report highlights how blockchain could be adopted to manage increasingly decentralised energy sources being introduced to the grid. The technology could create a more efficient system, but could it also create disruption for traditional network operators? Heidi Vella finds out in the latest issue of Future Power Technolgoy.