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Researchers have launched the world’s largest study on autism and genes. You can participate, too.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>Scientists funded by the Simons Foundation Research Initiative on Thursday announced the launch of an online project that aims to gather DNA and other information from 50,000 people with autism and their family members.<p>Although the cause of the social …

Autism

The day the NHS saved my life: rescuing a kitten nearly killed me

An allergic reaction set off an asthma attack that could have been fatal were it not for paramedics – and a large slice of luck<p>I was diagnosed with asthma when I was five. For most of my life, it never gave me much trouble. As I got older, it became gradually more volatile, something I learned to …

The innovators: nanoscale devices making big strides in surgery

An Imperial College London team is pioneering nanoscale robotic surgical instruments which can, among other uses, better target cancer cells with chemotherapy drugs<p>When Chinese president Xi Jinping visited Britain last October, one of the more unusual gifts he received was one he couldn’t actually …

Innovation

Researchers Kill Drug-Resistant Cancer in The Lab Using 50 Times Less Chemo

This is awesome.<p>Researchers in the US have just made an existing chemotherapy drug way more effective, managing to kill drug-resistant lung cancer …

Happy New Year? The pressures on the NHS will only increase in 2016

If the health service is to survive, it needs to be properly funded, adequately staffed, and with patients and clinicians in charge<p>As we look ahead to 2016 it is clear that the pressures on the NHS will, if anything, increase unless the government takes urgent action. Jeremy Hunt’s manifesto pledge …

Three hits to fight lung cancer

In experimental models of lung cancer, researchers show that a combo of 2 drugs plus radiation could make a subset of treatment-resistant lung …

Chikungunya is on the move

A crippling virus has slipped its bonds in Africa and Asia and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. …

14-year-old receives first 3-D printed nose in US

Reconstructive surgery on the human nose isn’t uncommon, but until now, doctors in the United States haven’t been able to replicate and restore the body part to its full functionality. Dallan Jennet, a 14-year-old boy from the Marshall Islands, a country that lies near the equator in the Pacific …

NHS England » NHS Shared Planning Guidance

Refreshing NHS Plans for 2018/19<p>Refreshing NHS Plans for 2018/19: the November 2017 Budget announced additional NHS funding of £1.6bn for 2018/19, …

Intelligence Network in the Human Brain Discovered

<b>Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time 2 clusters of genes linked to human intelligence</b><p>Called M1 and M3, these …

Researchers Help Reveal Complex Role of Genes in Autism

<b>Multi-center study hones in on two genes as likely risk factors.</b><p>Mutations in hundreds of genes involved in wiring the brain may contribute to the …

DNA 'molecular scissors' discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered a protein that acts as a 'molecular scissors' to repair damaged DNA in our …

Researchers identify mutations causing butterfly-shaped eye pigment dystrophy

Findings may have relevance to understanding macular degenerative diseases<p>Bar Harbor, Maine - A butterfly-shaped pigment accumulation in the macula …

Minimally Invasive Surgery – Same Results, Less Complications, Disparity in Application

<i>Researchers find disturbing patterns of underuse for endometrial cancer patients.</i><p>Surgeons should use minimally invasive surgery to perform …

17,000 missed at least five NHS hospital appointments

<b>Nearly 17,000 patients in Scotland failed to show up for an NHS hospital appointment on at least five occasions last year.</b><p>NHS Tayside had the highest number followed by NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.<p>The figures also revealed that more than 560,000 people missed at least one NHS …

Radiation Therapy

Nurse shortage sparks fears of NHS winter crisis

Nine out of 10 hospitals in England are reporting dangerous shortages of nurses with staff worried services could be "tipped over the edge".<p>The …

The drugs don't work: our post-antibiotic future could already be here

Antibiotic-resistance is killing more than 40,000 people a year in Europe and the US. It is time business helped lead the solutions<p>My daughter is 14 years old. Her past is rooted in the agricultural American midwest, where her father, grandfather and great-grandfather all attended the same medical …

Medicine

Drugs which harness the body's own immune system get the green light

'Game-changing' cancer therapy which harnesses the body's own immune system is granted European approval, and will now be considered by NHS rationing bodies<p>The first drugs which can cure the body of cancer by infecting them with a modified virus have been licensed for use in this country.<p>European …

Stepping up GM insect research a 'moral duty' for UK says Lords committee

Report concludes new technologies could save lives from dieseases such as malaria, but says developement is slowed by inadequate regulatory system<p>Britain has a “moral duty” to step up research into genetic modification as a way of controlling insect pests and disease carriers, according to a new …

Doctors can’t take care of us unless they start taking care of themselves

Toward the end of my intern year in medicine, the attending physician asked our group of residents to talk about a patient who had affected us that year. Perhaps to his surprise—and to all of ours—most of the women, and even some of the men, cried as we talked about the patients we had lost.<p>For …

Mental Health