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Media Monitoring: 21st – 27th January

UK landmark genomic partnership with Thailand to unite against health threats The UK is set to boost its genomics expertise to deliver better healthcare through a landmark memorandum of understanding signed with Thailand Thailand is a world-leader in life sciences and genomics and plans to share knowledge with the UK to help prevent, diagnose and treat major diseases that burden…
Ben Kemp
January 27, 2023
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Media Monitoring: 14th – 20th January

A young girl’s legacy: pioneering blood test can help treat rare childhood cancer A charity Alice’s Arc, set up in memory of a child who passed away from cancer, has seen remarkable results from a pilot study of a blood test that it funded The simple blood test could soon be used to determine the severity of rhabdomyosarcoma, the best…
Natalie Creaney
January 20, 2023
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Media Monitoring: 7th – 13th January

Prostate cancer diagnosis ‘lottery’ sees regions lagging far behind London Scottish men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer late than men in London There is also a significant north-south divide, with all of the other poorest performing areas being outside of Southern England The figures, commissioned by Prostate Cancer UK, were gathered between 2014 –…
Natalie Creaney
January 13, 2023
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Media Monitoring: 10th – 16th December

Government delivers on pledge for £50 million motor neurone disease research funding The full £50 million pledged for motor neurone disease (MND) research is being placed into the hands of researchers as quickly as possible with further awards made this week £29.5 million of government funding to be invested immediately through specialist research centres and partnerships with leading researchers Biomedical…
Ben Kemp
December 16, 2022
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Media Monitoring: 3rd – 9th December

A new biomarker for detecting glymphatic system insufficiency University of Barcelona researchers have discovered that malfunctions in the glymphatic system can be detected via wasteosomes They show evidence that increased wasteosomes or starch bodies are a result of chronic failure of the glymphatic system They found that brain regions which had the highest number of wasteosomes were often related to…
Ben Kemp
December 8, 2022
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Media Monitoring: 19th – 25th November

Handheld lab kit to detect viral diseases developed by researchers The University of California researchers’ device can detect a number of viral diseases, including COVID-19 The technology consists of a microfluidic platform that relies on swarms of magnetic discs, which the researchers have termed “ferrobots”, to bring samples through the device and mix them with reagents before reaching an area…
Natalie Creaney
November 25, 2022
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Media Monitoring: 12th – 18th November

Detecting the undetected: measuring levels of three proteins in the blood can aid detection of undiagnosed prediabetes New research has identified a three-protein signature in the blood that can improve detection of impaired glucose tolerance, a form of prediabetes Their results also indicate that fasting before the blood sample is taken does not significantly change the reliability of the three-protein…
Natalie Creaney
November 18, 2022
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Media Monitoring: November 5th – 11th

Novel blood test dramatically slashing waiting times in South London A new blood test used by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust can cut the average waiting time for results from around 10 days to just six minutes The test’s speed means clinicians can move data between devices in a timely manner, meaning results can be viewed in real-time…
Natalie Creaney
November 11, 2022
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Media Monitoring: 29th October – 4th November

Prostate cancer treatments at record high due to Covid delays (paywall) Record numbers of men are undergoing treatment for prostate cancer as a result of delays accessing care during the pandemic, new data shows https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/02/prostate-cancer-treatments-record-high-due-covid-delays/   Pancreatic cancer could be diagnosed up to three years earlier Pancreatic cancer could be identified in patients up to three years earlier than current…
Ben Kemp
November 3, 2022