Experts aim to turn tobacco plant from a killer into healthcare products factory

For centuries tobacco has been used for smoking with serious consequences to human health.

26 February 2018

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Study finds only half of infants with deadly meningitis show traditional signs of the disease

Doctors are sometimes missing cases of babies with the deadly bacterial meningitis as they may assume infants without a fever - a classic sign of the disease - do not have the illness.

 

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Universities team up to teach a new frontier in medical science

Genomics has been touted as the future of medical treatment and it will allow health specialists to create individual treatment plans for patients based on their unique needs.

19 February 2018

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Blood thinners may raise stroke risk in over-65s with kidney disease

Older people may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, says new research.

 

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Meet the researcher: Dr Ayesha Ahmad on the trauma of war

In Meet the Researcher - a series of interviews about inspirational and thought provoking academic research at St George’s, University of London - researchers explain their work and its impact on society.

19 February 2018

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