The stock market contains many companies trying to fight the world’s biggest diseases. While investors have plenty of options to back potentially life-saving businesses, can you actually make any money from these types of high-risk investments? Read the new issue of Shares to find out.

Also this week: How to earn £10,000 a year from your investments; three ways to smooth investment returns; and a comparison of two multi-manager investment trusts: Alliance Trust versus Witan.

You can learn about a £1.66bn chemicals company in hot demand; discover the bull and bear case for Morrisons; and read a debate on whether the stock market is over-reacting to bad news.