Worldwide study reveals new genes for heart function

The way the heart muscle functions appears to be much more complex than previously assumed.

New immunotherapy treatment could lead to better, cheaper results for pancreatic cancer

A new immunotherapy treatment has shown dramatic results in treating advanced pancreatic cancer, a deadly cancer that has seen little progress in treatment over the last 20 years.

Modifying ECG guidelines could result in cheaper cardiac evaluations for athletes

A new study is holding out the possibility of more affordable electrocardiograph screening evaluations for young athletes.

Further Education College students to be offered rapid STI testing and on-site treatment

Rates of chlamydia are as high as eight per cent in sexually active students at some London further education colleges. A new trial will aim to diagnose infections within 90 minutes and provide immediate on-site antibiotic treatment.

Drug that helps addicts may help treat cancer too, say experts

A drug that has been used to beat alcohol and heroin addiction could be used to treat cancer, according to researchers.