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Evidence soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta

Evidence: soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta

New research presents evidence of tiny carbon particles, found in polluted air, discovered in the placenta of London mothers. The European Respiratory Society International Congress,...
Do fibre foods reduce brain inflammation

Do fibre foods reduce brain inflammation?

New research suggests brain inflammation to be reduced by foods high in fibre. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, dietary fibre...
Gene technology: is this a more precise method of identifying the cause of diabetes

Gene technology: is this a more precise method of identifying the cause of diabetes?

Decades of research with animal and cellular models have expanded the knowledge regarding molecular mechanisms producing beta-cells to dysfunction, the main cause of diabetes. With...
Bowel cancer screening uptake falls to 49% in England

Bowel cancer screening uptake falls to 49% in England

Bowel cancer screening saves lives, but in 2015, more than half (51%) of people invited to take part for the first time in England...
Gestational diabetes increases the risk of postpartum depression

Gestational diabetes increases the risk of postpartum depression

A new Finnish study has established that mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an increased risk of developing symptoms of postpartum depression. The new...
UK deploys new model to predict cholera outbreaks in Yemen

UK deploys new model to predict cholera outbreaks in Yemen

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has paired with the Met Office, NASA and US scientists to deploy a model to predict cholera...
Breath of fresh air: harnessing oxygen to eliminate types of cancer cells

Breath of fresh air: harnessing oxygen to eliminate types of cancer cells

Researchers have made major progress towards eliminating types of cancer cells by exploiting hypoxia, without damaging healthy tissue. The research team at Bristol University, UK,...
Can viral infections be prevented

Can viral infections be prevented?

Researchers have developed low-cost, ‘cell-friendly’ nanogels that can effectively thwart viral infections. An international research group including scientists from Freie Universität, Germany, has introduced an...
Could the puzzle around fatal blood diseases be uncovered

Could the puzzle around fatal blood diseases be uncovered?

Scientists are closer to uncovering the mystery surrounding a group of fatal blood diseases known as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). According to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre,...
The power of ultrasound: detecting vascular disease symptoms

The power of ultrasound: detecting vascular disease symptoms

Researchers have found that by conducting ultrasound before a patient develops symptoms could improve early detection of diseases in blood vessels, such as identifying...
Breakthrough findings suggest many brain disorders are genetically related

Breakthrough findings suggest many brain disorders are genetically related

The international ‘Brainstorm Consortium’ has conducted the first ever global study, finding a significant correlation of certain brain disorders to be genetically linked. Through analysing...
Could osteoporosis be linked to development of dementia

Could osteoporosis be linked to development of dementia?

In almost 60,000 patients, the risk of dementia could be linked to osteoporosis, according to an investigation by the Epidemiology Team of IQVIA, Frankfurt,...

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