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University of Liverpool celebrates new Society President-Elect

15 Jan 2018

The University of Liverpool has issued a press release celebrating the election of Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed to the position of President-Elect of the British Pharmacological Society. Sir Munir is NHS Chair in Pharmacogenetics at the university's Institute of Translational Medicine.

Could melatonin be the key to healthy aging?

10 Jan 2018

BJP article: A new British Journal of Pharmacology review highlights the role of melatonin–a hormone that is produced at night–in regulating sleep and the body’s biological, or circadian, clock.

Society members recognised in 2018 New Year's Honours

05 Jan 2018

Congratulations to Professor Philip Routledge and Professor Caroline Dive, both awarded CBEs in the 2018 list.

Medical Student Competition winner announced

04 Jan 2018

We are pleased to have announced the overall winner of our Clinical Pharmacology Medical Student Competition is Tom Chambers.

Prizes announced during Pharmacology 2017

04 Jan 2018

We are pleased to have announced the winners of prizes judged or announced at Pharmacology 2017.

Are phages our best bet against antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

21 Dec 2017

Bacteriophages, or simply phages, are viruses that infect and replicate within bacteria, and they hold considerable potential for combatting antibiotic-resistance and other threats to human health. Timed with the hundredth anniversary of their discovery, a new review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology examines the challenges and opportunities of developing phages as health-promoting, commercially-viable biopharmaceuticals.

Diabetes, but not diabetes drug, linked to poor pregnancy outcomes

20 Dec 2017

BJCP article: New research indicates that pregnant women with pre-gestational diabetes who take metformin are at a higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Running away from addiction: how exercise aids smoking cessation

20 Dec 2017

BJP article: New research in mice sheds light on the mechanism underlining exercise’s protective effect against nicotine dependence and withdrawal.

Drug Discovery of the Year Award 2018

13 Dec 2017

A new medicine used to treat an ultra-rare inherited disorder which leaves babies without a fully functioning immune system has been named the British Pharmacological Society’s Drug Discovery of the Year 2018.

2017 Fellowships announced

12 Dec 2017

Every year, the British Pharmacological Society elects a small number of Fellows and Honorary Fellows. This year, 35 Fellowships and 10 Honorary Fellowships have been awarded.

Clinical Pharmacology Skills Alliance launched to combat clinical pharmacology skills shortage

12 Dec 2017

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, the British Pharmacological Society, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine and Health Education England have formed an alliance to develop a long-term, cross-sector action plan to address the clinical pharmacology skills shortage.