Medical research

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Olivia Newton-John, star of Grease, dies aged 73
Pop star best known for her role in the film musical devoted her later life to activism in support of cancer research

Catherine Shoard

08, Aug, 2022 @7:40 PM

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Research on ‘molecular drills’ of skin cancer cells offers hope for treatment
Institute of Cancer Research in London isolates gene that allows melanoma cells to spread

Ian Sample Science editor

07, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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New hope for children at risk of New Zealand’s most iniquitous disease
Potentially deadly, rheumatic fever has been eradicated in most of the developed world. Fresh research may help New Zealand finally follow suit

Eva Corlett in Wellington

07, Aug, 2022 @10:03 PM

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No trace of Nathan: the desperate family waiting for news of a missing brother
When Nathan Brosnan went missing his family was plunged into the agony of ‘not knowing’. A national DNA program is trying to give families like theirs answers

Bronwyn Adcock

05, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Blood protein levels may flag risk of diabetes and death by cancer, shows study
People with highest levels of prostasin twice as likely to have diabetes and 43% more likely to die from cancer

Ian Sample Science editor

04, Aug, 2022 @10:01 PM

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HPV vaccine after removal of precancerous cells may cut cervical cancer risk
Study finds reduced risk of cervical cancer recurring after HPV vaccination post-surgery, though further research is needed

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

03, Aug, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Restoration of pig organs after heart stopped raises hopes for transplants
Findings point to improvements in organ transplants and raise questions over nature of death

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Scientists create world’s first ‘synthetic embryos’
Researchers use stem cells from mice to form embryo-like structures with intestinal tract, beginnings of a brain, and a beating heart

Ian Sample Science editor

03, Aug, 2022 @2:44 PM

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The Guardian view on long Covid: an unknown enemy | Editorial
Editorial: At least 2 million people in the UK are struggling with symptoms months or years after falling ill. They need support as well as treatment

Editorial

02, Aug, 2022 @6:32 PM

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Exclusive: NHS to use AI to identify people at higher risk of hepatitis C
Screening programme will detect people with the deadly infection, which is often symptomless in early stages

Andrew Gregory Health editor

31, Jul, 2022 @4:04 PM

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Donald Singer obituary
Other lives: Founding professor of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics at the University of Warwick

Emma Thompson

29, Jul, 2022 @10:56 AM

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Genetic heart conditions could be cured for first time in ‘defining moment’
Team of experts from UK, US and Singapore to design jab to save thousands of lives by rewriting DNA

Andrew Gregory Health editor

28, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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