Monthly Archives: September 2013

Whole genome sequencing used to identify sources of C. difficile infections in healthcare and community settings.

Analysis of C. difficile infections in Oxfordshire showed less than a fifth of cases had been spread between hospital patients BBC health news reports. Researchers said there was a growing awareness of animal and community sources of infection. The gut … Continue reading

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‘Chemotherapy-sparing’ test offered

BBC health news reports that a breast cancer test that could spare thousands of women the ordeal of chemotherapy has been approved for use in the NHS in England and Wales. The test, which is based on gene expression profiling, … Continue reading

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Embryo ‘chatter’ clues to fertility

BBC health news reports today that the “chemical chatter” that determines whether an embryo can implant in the womb has been detailed by scientists. It is important for the lining of the womb to know if an embryo is healthy … Continue reading

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Health kick ‘reverses cell ageing’

BBC health news reports today that a team of researcher at the University of California has found the first evidence a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation may reverse ageing at the cellular level. But experts say although the … Continue reading

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