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Major gene study offers new insights into human diversity
March 20th 2020 - British scientists have unveiled the most "detailed representation to date" of the diversity of the human genome.

Registrar turns to research over pregnancy cancer
March 13th 2020 - A Sheffield doctor is searching for new tests and treatments for a rare cancer that can affect pregnant women.

Students on standby to assist in virus epidemic
March 6th 2020 - The UK could turn to medical students to help manage the spreading Covid-19 outbreak, MPs heard yesterday as the country recorded its first death.

Fungal and viral infections change immune response
February 28th 2020 - The body’s immune response to fungal infections changes when the individual is also infected by a virus, according to a study which examines the interaction of the two types of infection.

Parkinson's decline link to iron in brain
February 21st 2020 - An MRI technique can detect patterns of iron accumulation in the brain – and is showing promise as a way of diagnosing Parkinson's disease, researchers report today.

Endometrial cancer genetic risks quantified
February 14th 2020 - Some 24 genetic variants have been identified that together significantly increase risk of endometrial cancer, British researchers have reported.

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Fungal and viral infections change immune response
February 2020 - The body’s immune response to fungal infections changes when the individual is also infected by a virus, according to a study which examines the interaction of the two types of infection.

Progesterone for at-risk women could prevent miscarriages
January 2020 - Prescribing progesterone to women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could prevent more than 8,000 miscarriages a year, according to two studies published today.

Lung condition linked to body clock
December 2019 - The circadian clock may have an effect on their risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis, researchers have reported.

Patients feel 'overloaded' with information
November 2019 - Many patients about to undergo a heart procedure do not understand or remember the information they receive about it, according to a UK study.

Calorie labelling has small impact - is it enough?
October 2019 - Policy-makers should not be deterred by evidence of the limited impact of calorie labelling in fast food outlets, British experts said today.

Placebos may not be placebo - analysis
September 2019 - Clinical researchers should give more information about placebos - as sometimes they may be more active than described, according to an analysis published today.

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Ovary transplant babyOvary transplant baby born
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.

Sydney Opera HouseBioterrorism alert as physicians from Australasia and Thailand meet
May 6th - 8th 2002 - News Special from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Brisbane.

A sculpture places a shadow over Westminster Abbey, London, as psychiatrists speak outCreativity or mental chaos - debated at international psychiatric conference
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.

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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