Simple, cheap nanoparticles activate immune system against cancer

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

The best way to fight off cancer might be to strengthen the body’s immune system and help it identify and kill tumors. This field of study is known as immunotherapy, and while it’s showing promise it can be quite expensive. Researchers have developed nanoparticles that should be cheaper to produce.

Two new studies strengthen the gut-brain connection in autism

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The research suggests the microbiome more likely interacts with a variety of other factors to potentially enhance the severity of autistic symptoms in an individual subject.

New meningitis test to speed up diagnosis and save lives

Posted in Medicine on 31st Aug, 2017
by Alex Muller

A hospital A&E department in Northern Ireland is to start using a new, rapid test for meningitis that should speed up diagnosis and save lives.

UK pledges 00m to global efforts to eradicate polio

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2017
by Alex Muller

Money will fund vaccination of 45 million children annually until 2020, when the world could finally be declared polio-free.

Swansea University smart bandage trials 'within 12 months'

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

Bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next 12 months, scientists have said.