Monthly Archives: August 2012

When medicine gets personal: the ups and downs of personalised medicine

We are without doubt one of the worlds most complicated machines. Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, most of which contain a full copy of our own individual genome. Despite containing identical genetic information individual cells vary … Continue reading

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The neuroscience of race – is racism inbuilt?

The topic of race is one of fierce debate; never far from our minds and commonly discussed both in the media and down the pub. Britain is one of the most diverse and multicultural countries on the planet but the … Continue reading

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Parasitic worms: Friend or foe?

Intestinal parasites infect more than a billion people world-wide, of which approximately 10% become ill. Although the thought of parasitic worms may be enough to turn people’s stomachs and put them off their food, for some sufferers of severe auto-immune … Continue reading

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Science fiction vs. science fact: The use of viruses to cure disease

Several popular blockbusters, including I Am Legend and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, have envisioned the use of viruses, rigged to deliver therapeutic DNA to patients as a way of curing disease. In these films the scientists using … Continue reading

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