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Imaging the fetus – the history of obstetric ultrasound

To mark one of the most important medical developments to come out of the University of Glasgow in the twentieth century, a new book has been published.

Oncology research and development

PRECOS launch portfolio of techniques and models of acquired resistance to targeted agents and standards of care used in oncology at AACR Annual Meeting 2013

Putting the humanity back into healthcare

An innovative study led by The University of Nottingham is to investigate whether arts and humanities can help improve the mental health and well-being of patients and carers alike.

Scientists create phantom sensations in non-amputees

The sensation of having a physical body is not as self-evident as one might think. Almost everyone who has had an arm or leg amputated experiences a phantom limb: a vivid sensation that the missing limb is still present.

Microscopic dust particles found in underground railways may pose health risk

New research has found that working or travelling on an underground railway for a sustained period of time could have health implications

Strong replacements in medical technology

In the new issue 1//2013 of “driven”, implants and prosthetics take center stage. Learn about the fascinating possibilities of modern...

Sensational success in patients with major depression

For the first time, physicians from the Bonn University Hospital have stimulated patients' medial forebrain bundles.

Diabetes patients need to be consulted to improve treatment

Patients with type 2 diabetes who tailor their own treatment in cooperation with their doctor can reduce their risk of complications such as...

"Unknown" neurological disorder behind Alzheimer´s diagnose

The very serious hereditary disease HDLS was discovered in 1984. Many HDLS patients are still incorrectly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, MS or Parkinson’s disease.

Study reveals risk factors for blood clots in pregnant and postnatal women

Women who have suffered a still birth or have medical conditions including varicose veins, inflammatory bowel disease or heart disease are at greater risk of developing dangerous blood clots after giving birth.

Unique study reveals genetic spelling mistakes that increase the risk of common cancers

More than 80 genetic ’spelling mistakes’ that can increase the risk of breast, prostate and ovarian cancer have been found in a large, international research study within the framework of the EU network COGS.

Next generation warheads in antibody drug conjugates

Spirogen and BioAtla present positive data on next-generation warheads in ADCs against cancer

Practical guide to clinical anaerobic microbiology now available

Anaerobic microbiology specialist, Don Whitley Scientific (DWS) has launched a new publication ‘An Introduction to Clinical Anaerobic...

Researchers successfully map fountain of youth

In collaboration with an international research team, University of Copenhagen researchers have for the first time mapped telomerase, an...

Warning on lack of brain tumour research spend as incidences increase

With more children and people under the age of 40 dying of a brain tumour than any other cancer in the United Kingdom, a leading researcher at Queen’s University Belfast is calling for an increase in spending on vital research.

World's biggest ever cleft lip and palate research programme

Parents of children born with a cleft lip and/or palate are being invited to enrol in the world’s largest ever cleft research programme, which will be launched in London. The research will be led by the University of Bristol in...

Chemotherapy research

A protein that helps tumour cells resist the effects of chemotherapy will be the target of a new 12 month study at the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Cancer Studies.

Study proves drug success for the treatment of severe dementia

A drug commonly used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) can have positive benefits for patients in the later stages of dementia, research has found.

Defect in transport system cause DNA chaos in red blood cells

Within all our cells lies two meters of DNA, highly ordered in a structure of less than 10 micro meters in diameter. Special proteins called histones act as small building bricks, organising our DNA in this structure. University of...

Just 60 seconds of combat impairs memory

Just 60 seconds of all-out physical exertion in a threatening situation can seriously damage the memories of those involved for many details of the incident, according to a new study of police officers.

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