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Largest-ever medical imaging study launches in the UK

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists intend to capture images of the brains, hearts, bones, and arteries of 100,000 patients, with the help of MRIs, X-rays, and ultrasounds.

New test measures cancer drugs success

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A new scanning technique is being tested to see if it gives an early indication of how well cancer drugs are working on individual patients.

Last years' spike in deaths 'due to dementia and flu'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A spike in the number of deaths in England and Wales last year was due to an increase in dementia and respiratory diseases among older people, according to official figures.

New drug kills common brain cancer in children

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

While treatments are improving, success rates still lag behind other childhood cancers, particularly with an aggressive form of the cancer.

A new biosensor can diagnose cancer and other diseases on the spot

Posted in Medicine on 13th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

MicroRNAs can act as signposts to diseases; as they're well-preserved in urine and blood, they're an ideal way of testing for trouble.