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COVID vaccination gives huge boost to post-infection immunity
February 26th 2021 - Vaccination is acting as a booster dose for people already enjoying some protection against COVID-19 after exposure to the disease, British scientists reported last night.

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Facemasks must continue after lockdown, urge scientists
March 2021 - The UK should continue to require the use of facemasks after other lockdown restrictions are ended, according to an analysis published today.

COVID vaccination gives huge boost to post-infection immunity
February 2021 - Vaccination is acting as a booster dose for people already enjoying some protection against COVID-19 after exposure to the disease, British scientists reported last night.

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January 2021 - Metformin could affect a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, a USA study published today has suggested.

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December 2020 - Scientists have discovered a new method for targeting the KRAS mutation, involved in a number of cancers, it has been announced.

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November 2020 - A novel CAR T-cell therapy that is designed to target cancerous tumours has shown promising early results in children with neuroblastoma, according to a new study.

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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.

Celebrations and questions over Tamara birth
September 27th 2004 - The birth of a baby to a woman who had an ovarian transplant has created hope for dozens of others - despite some scientific scepticism.

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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.
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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.

Bubble baby gene therapist Alain Fischer Curing bubble babies
June 27th 2000 - Two doctors spoke today of the remarkable treatments they have devised for two once incurable blood conditions - and how they hoped they could lead to more cures.

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