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Park is awarded the title of 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Defying the odds – my journey to becoming a Highly Cited Researcher

Professor Eun-Jung Park chronicles her path from a ‘young child from a poor family in South Korea’ to a celebrated scientist and Highly Cited...
International Women's Day: tackling gender and mental health

International Women’s Day: tackling gender and mental health

This year’s International Women's Day (8 March) coincides with European Parliament discussions on a proposed directive on work-life balance for parents and carers, which...
Does drug effectiveness depend on the individual?

Does drug effectiveness depend on the individual?

Researchers at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have demonstrated that there is no definitive reason as to why drug effectiveness varies between people, but rather many...
Detecting early stages of Alzheimer's disease with new blood test

Detecting early stages of Alzheimer’s disease with new blood test

Researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have developed a new blood test that can diagnose the early stages of Alzheimer's...
Synthetic molecule kills five types of deadly drug-resistant superbugs

Synthetic molecule kills five types of deadly drug-resistant superbugs

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, and IBM Research have developed a synthetic...
People with major depressive disorder react stronger to negative memories

People with major depressive disorder react stronger to negative memories

People with major depressive disorder (MDD) feel a stronger negative emotion when remembering painful experiences than those without the disorder, a study finds. The study,...
UK government to cut 20% of calories in popular foods

UK government to cut 20% of calories in popular foods

In a bid to tackle childhood and adult obesity, Public Health England (PHE) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are taking...
Hypoglycaemia is unaddressed threat to people with Type 2 diabetes

Hypoglycaemia is unaddressed threat to people with Type 2 diabetes

New research from the Endocrine Society and Avalere Health has found that clinicians are not equipped to identify, assess and manage patients at a...
Increasing inhaled steroid doses not effective for severe asthma symptoms

Increasing inhaled steroid doses not effective for severe asthma symptoms

Researchers have found that increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms are exacerbated does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups in children. The study,...
Study identifies groups that are vulnerable to first-episode psychosis

Study identifies groups that are vulnerable to first-episode psychosis

A survey of almost 3,000 people in Brazil who have experienced first-episode psychosis has found that young men, ethnic minorities and people living in...
Toxic substances affecting health found in carpets sold in the EU

Toxic substances affecting health found in carpets sold in the EU

The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) have warned that toxic substances linked to a variety of long...
Leukaemia anti-cancer drug may work against rare ovarian cancer

Leukaemia anti-cancer drug may work against rare ovarian cancer

A study has found that an anti-cancer drug, ponatinib, which is used to fight leukaemia, has shown promise in tackling a rare and aggressive...

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