Cardiac effects of running your first marathon examined in new study

Novice marathon runners will be examined for possible beneficial or harmful cardiac changes by researchers in a new study that hopes to understand the effects of intensive exercise on those not used to it.

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New 10 minute diagnostic test will tell whether you have heart disease

A hand held device that could detect heart disease from a few drops of patient’s blood in less than 10 minutes is being created by a group of researchers.

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St George's ranked best in world for research influence

St George’s, University of London, is ranked best in the world when measured for the quality of citations or research influence in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2015-16 which looks at universities’ role in spreading new knowledge and ideas.

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Deaths higher after weekend emergency surgery, says new research

Patients who have emergency surgery on the weekend are 11 per cent more likely to die in the 30 days after the operation, compared to people treated on weekdays, new research has found.

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Baker’s yeast used to discover new ways to tackle the malaria parasite

New anti-malarial drugs could be developed after researchers discovered a new mechanism used by the malaria parasite when it infects humans.

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