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Cancer disappeared

Cancer disappeared

100% Success rate Starting in late 2019, a trial of immunotherapy to treat specific cases of rectal cancer enrolled its first patient, back then the phrase “your cancer disappeared” was not thought likely to be needed.  The trial was targeted at rectal...
World MS Day 2022

World MS Day 2022

The role of Epstein-Barr virus in Multiple Sclerosis The is growing evidence of a link between progress of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the EP virus (EPV).  In a study in the US, those suffering from EPV were thirty two times more likely to go on to develop MS....
Social media and anxiety

Social media and anxiety

The link between Social Media use and anxiety   The key question this new study asked was “Is there a link between social media use and anxiety, depression or well-being?”.  Previous studies have typically used self-reported social media (SM) use and...
University research analysis

University research analysis

Popular Life Science Research Areas Universities undertake a huge variety of life science research. Often in partnership with commercial companies, or striving to commercialise the results themselves. But what are the most popular categories of research? At...
Nano Car Race

Nano Car Race

The world’s smallest car race After a four year pause since the last meeting, the 2022 Nano Car Race is on.  Eight international teams compete to race their nano cars on an impossibly small track, with the race only visible under a Scanning Tunneling Microscope. The...
Father of Cardiology

Father of Cardiology

Pioneering ECG work Generally recognised as the father of cardiology, Thomas Lewis was born on Boxing day 1881 in Wales. Determined to become a doctor, he graduated in 1900 from University College Cardiff. Two years later he gained a position at University College...