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Healing the Damaged Gut in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - From the scientist, the patient and the doctor

Healing the Damaged Gut in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases - From the scientist, the patient and the doctorGwo-Tzer Ho, Emily Thompson and Kris McGuire, Centre for Inflammation Research Our amazing gut…

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Let's talk about dementia - what happens to the brain and how can we fix it?

Let's talk about dementia - what happens to the brain and how can we fix it?Colin Smith and Tara Spires-Jones, UK Dementia Research Institute at The University of EdinburghApproximately 50…

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The Future of Female Fertility

The future of female fertilityNorah Spears and Evelyn Telfer, Biomedical Sciences'Let's Talk About Health' is all about advancing our knowledge of normal human and animal biology, and…

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Podgy ponies and corpulent cobs; insights into the growing problem of equine obesity

Podgy ponies and corpulent cobs; insights into the growing problem of equine obesityJohn Keen and Ruth Morgan, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary StudiesThe statement ‘obesity is a growing…

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Heads and tales: Stories of dogs and their breathing

‘Heads and Tales: Stories of Dogs and Their Breathing Disorders’ Richard Mellanby and Jeff Schoenebeck, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary StudiesDogs with flattened faces…

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Know your enemy: unlocking the secrets of the tumour genome

Charlie Gourley: Nicola Murray Centre for Ovarian Cancer Research & Colin Semple: Institute of Genetics and Molecular MedicineIt has long been known that as cancer cells grow and evolve they…

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Poor Air Quality: polluting hearts and minds

Poor Air Quality: polluting hearts and mindsTom Russ, Clinical Brain Sciences, Mark Miller, University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular ResearchAir pollution is estimated to be responsible for several…

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New kidneys for old: a challenge for surgery and tissue engineering

Lorna Marson, Transplant Surgery & MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, Jamie Davies, Discovery Brain Sciences 5000 patients are currently waiting for a kidney transplant in the UK. Although we…

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Inventing Medical Devices: The Hypodermic Needle That Can See

Fiona Denison, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, Marc Desmulliez, Heriot-Watt UniversityA major challenge in therapy is to ensure that drugs are precisely delivered to the right place in the body.…

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It’s a Dogslife – using the web to understand dogs’ health over their lifetime

It’s a Dogslife – using the web to understand dogs’ health over their lifetimeDylan Clements, Carys Pugh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary StudiesA quarter of UK households own…

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Moving towards rabies elimination in Africa and Asia –a ‘One Health’ approach to help animals and humans

Moving towards rabies elimination in Africa and Asia –a ‘One Health’ approach to help animals and humansRichard Mellanby, Stella Mazeri, Clinical Veterinary ResearchRabies is a…

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Liver cancer: the impending epidemic

The number of people diagnosed with liver cancer in the UK is 10 times higher now than it was at the end of the 1970s. It continues to be seen as a cancer caused by alcoholism and a high risk…

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The effect of being born early on children and young people

Being born too soon or too small affects around 15 million babies around the world each year. Some of these babies grow and develop well, while others experience difficulties with development and…

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A fat lot of good! Appendicitis and the benefits of specialised fat tissue

Appendicitis is the most common abdominal emergency needing surgery. One in 13 people will suffer from appendicitis at some point in their lives. During appendicitis, the appendix becomes inflamed…

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Preterm birth: Can we do better?

Speakers Sarah Stock, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health; and Karen Chapman, BHF/UoE Centre for Cardiovascular Science Preterm birth: Can we do better?Preterm birth is when a baby is delivered before…

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Vitamin D: hope or hype?

Speakers Richard Mellanby, and Iris Mair, MRC Centre for Inflammation ResearchInterest in vitamin D has rapidly grown in recent years with numerous studies linking a lack of vitamin D to the…

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