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September 18th 2020 - More work is needed to raise levels of public trust in how genomic data is used, according to the largest undertaken yet about attitudes towards genomic research.

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Social smokers face disproportionate lung disease and cancer risk
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Surge in melanoma skin cancer death rates
August 21st 2020 - Melanoma skin cancer death rates in the UK have increased 150% since the 1970s, with men being affected more, according to new analysis by Cancer Research UK.

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Assessing treatment for older breast cancer patients
September 2020 - Many elderly breast cancer patients should be considered for more intensive treatment than is currently offered, researchers have found.

Nanoscale bone inflexibility link to hip fracture risk
August 2020 - Flexibility and density in the bone nanostructure need to be assessed together to estimate how likely someone is to suffer fractures, according to new research.

New way to reduce heart transplant rejection
July 2020 - A new technique that removes immune cells from donor hearts can reduce the risk of acute rejection following transplant surgery.

Bacteriophages examined for Covid-19 care
June 2020 - British experts have called for a focus on bacteriophages in the care of Covid-19 patients.

Face masks at home could curb Covid-19
May 2020 - Wearing face masks at home could help to stop the spread of Covid-19 among people in the same household, but only before symptoms develop, according to a Chinese study.

Anti-Ebola drug and antibody show promises
April 2020 - The anti-Ebola drug remdesivir has shown major promise in a global clinical trial involved Covid-19 patients, it was announced last night.

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September 24th 2004 - The first baby has been born to a woman who underwent an ovary transplant, it was announced today.

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July 9th 2001 - The links between psychiatry and the arts are to be celebrated at a conference which starts in London today.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has teamed up with the World Psychiatric Association to stage the event: "2001: A Mind Odyssey".

Mad cow disease report - Lord Phillips Cover-ups that led to spread of mad cow disease
October 26th 2000 - The epidemic of so-called mad cow disease in the United Kingdom probably sprang from a genetic mutation in an animal in the early 1970s, according to a government report.

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