Inspired by a parasitic worm that digs its sharp teeth into its host’s intestines, Johns Hopkins researchers in the USA have designed tiny, star-shaped microdevices that can latch onto intestinal mucosa and release drugs into the body.
The pioneering surgery, which involved twin brothers from Leith, was performed at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on 30 October 1960 by Sir Michael Woodruff and his team.
“At present, we don’t know exactly how pregnancy slows the development of MS, but we believe that it has to do with alterations made to a woman’s DNA. “
“It’s fascinating to think that these different pigment cells, all acting without coordinated centralised control, can reliably produce the striped patterns we see in zebrafish.”
“Pharmacists, supported by their pharmacy teams, will be able to offer consultations for anyone with minor illnesses and provide the appropriate advice and support.”
“There are benefits to Near Me over phone consultations and evidence shows visually you can pick-up signs and body language far more than on a phone call.”
“To date, there are no licensed therapies nor vaccines to treat or protect against SARS ‐CoV‐2 infection. ” SARS ‐CoV‐2, bacterial co‐infections, and AMR : the deadly trio in COVID ‐19?
“Defining key ‘biomarkers’ associated with blood clot formation and persistence in patients will allow us to identify early those at risk of severe outcomes and help guide medical treatment.”
“The extent to which known or unknown factors contribute to the greater COVID-19 burden or severity among BAME people is not known.”
“Bad Blood is a book about the Theranos scandal, one of the most recent and horrific incidents of disgraceful misconduct in Silicon Valley.”