MERGE, will discover and characterise new genetic risk factors for male breast cancer by analysing DNA from 5,000 men.
The new £100 polymer note will feature Dr Flora Murray, CBE (1869-1923), the Scottish medical pioneer and suffragette.
Robert Watson, a Minister on Hoy, records in his survey of 1850, that there were no medical practitioners in the island.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)is a life-limiting muscle-wasting condition.
New estimates reveal extent of the health burden of armed conflict–affecting at least 630 million women and children worldwide in 2017, and contributing to more than 10 million deaths among children under 5 years of age over 20 years.
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.”