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Study shows different immune response in cancer patients to COVID-19

Study shows different immune response in cancer patients to COVID-19

Cancer patients have shown different responses to the COVID-19 virus depending on the type of cancer they have. In a study, carried out by Cancer...
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shows protection against new COVID-19 strains

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shows protection against new COVID-19 strains

Results from a new study have shown that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine shows protection against two new mutant strains of coronavirus. In an in vitro study...
COVID-19 immunity could last eight months, says research

COVID-19 immunity could last eight months, says research

New research has suggested that immunity to COVID-19 could last for up to eight months following infection. The findings, which were based on blood samples...
Could a healthy heart help to prevent dementia?

Could a healthy heart help to prevent dementia?

New research suggests that a health heart earlier in life can help to prevent or delay dementia later in life. A team of researchers at...
Study explores umbilical cord-derived stem cell COVID-19 treatment

Study explores umbilical cord-derived stem cell COVID-19 treatment

A groundbreaking, randomised controlled trial has shown that umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cell infusions safely reduce risk of death and aid quicker recovery in...
Artificial enzyme could lead to new Parkinson’s disease treatment

Artificial enzyme could lead to new Parkinson’s disease treatment

A team of researchers have created an artificial enzyme that could help form a new treatment for the neurodegenerative Parkinson’s disease. The team from Johns...
Treating depression by ‘erasing’ neuroplasticity damage caused by stress

Treating depression by ‘erasing’ neuroplasticity damage caused by stress

Researchers have used epigenetic modulators in an attempt at ‘erasing’ damage to neuroplasticity caused by stress, showing that acute intervention in epigenetic mechanisms produces...
Algorithm risk of heart attack

Algorithm to identify heart attack risk before symptoms develop

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh are leading a project to develop an algorithm for identifying patients at risk of heart attack before symptoms...
long-acting injectable hiv treatment

Long-acting injectable HIV treatment approved in Europe

The European Commission has approved marketing authorisation for the first long-acting injectable treatment for HIV to be made available in Europe. REKAMBYS, a rilpivirine injection...
Potential treatment kills lymphoma whilst leaving healthy cells alone

Potential treatment kills lymphoma whilst leaving healthy cells alone

Scientists have demonstrated a potential new strategy for treating lymphomas – a group of cancers that start in infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes. The team of...
Cardiac surgery survival inequalities between private and NHS patients

Cardiac surgery survival inequalities between private and NHS patients

A new study has revealed that private medical patients are 20% less likely to die or develop complications following surgery than NHS patients. The study,...
Is atmospheric pollution contributing to the spread of COVID-19?

Is atmospheric pollution contributing to the spread of COVID-19?

A new study has suggested the hypothesis of a correlation among the short-term exposure to atmospheric pollutants and COVID-19 incidence, mortality, and lethality rates There...
New variant of COVID-19 being investigated by PHE

New variant of COVID-19 being investigated by PHE

A new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been discovered in the South East of England which Public Health England (PHE) is...
No deal Brexit could be detrimental for UK rare disease patients

No deal Brexit could be detrimental for UK rare disease patients

Experts have issued a warning that a no deal Brexit could have a hugely detrimental impact on patients in the UK living with a...
New study shows Lyme disease alters immune system

New study shows Lyme disease alters immune system

A new study has shown that the bacteria that causes Lyme disease alters the immune system, causing it to attack the healthy cells in...
Predicting Alzheimer’s disease risk by testing memory

Predicting Alzheimer’s disease risk by testing memory

Testing people’s memory over four weeks could help to identify who is at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research, led by a team...
Research shows one in five people with multiple sclerosis now under 30

Research shows one in five people with multiple sclerosis now under 30

New research from the MS Society has revealed that one in five people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis are now under the age of 30. The...
Call for urgent review of European prostate cancer care

Call for urgent review of European prostate cancer care

A group of experts have called for an urgent review of prostate cancer care in Europe following the results of a first of its...
Increased risk of dying for rare autoimmune patients during COVID-19

Increased risk of dying for rare autoimmune patients during COVID-19

A new study has shown that people living with rare autoimmune diseases are at heightened risk of dying during COVID-19, a finding that can...
Revolutionising the study of the cellular origins of disease

Revolutionising the study of the cellular origins of disease

A breakthrough in microscopy and endoscopy is set to revolutionise how we study the cellular origin of diseases – advancing the field of precision...

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