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Kidney transplants – the gold standard treatment

Adnan Sharif, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham discusses kidney transplants and the impact it has on the patient and their quality of life. Chronic...
Council cuts domestic abuse helpline funding

Council may cut funding for abuse helpline

Oxfordshire County Council has announced it is reviewing whether or not to scrap funding for a number of services, including a domestic abuse helpline. Oxfordshire...
Coventry Council applies for school rebuilding fund

Council applies for school rebuilding fund

Coventry City Council has applied for government funding to rebuild or refurbish schools across the city. Coventry City Council is to apply for funding from...
research UK

New cancer research hub launched in Manchester

Cancer Research UK have today launched a new Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence that will bring together leading researchers from The University of Manchester and London. Cancer...
zebrafish

How the zebrafish is driving regeneration research

Christopher L Antos, Group Leader at the DFG-Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden explains how Zebrafish research is a vital tool to help understand organ...
Calls for CO detectors on marine vessels

NFFO calls for CO detectors on marine vessels

A leading fishing organisation has called for carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to be fitted to all vessels following the death of two fishermen earlier...

500 council staff take voluntary redundancy

More than 500 staff working at Wolverhampton City Council have been granted voluntary redundancy. Wolverhampton City Council has announced that more than 500 people working...
medical

Patients do not understand medical jargon

A study carried out by the Royal College of General Practitioners found that nearly one half of patients do not understand the advice given...
Wirral libraries under threat from closure

Wirral libraries are under threat

Wirral Council will consider plans to seek help from volunteers to prevent the closure of library sites throughout the borough. Wirral Borough Council's cabinet is...
A stem cell solution for Parkinson’s?

A stem cell solution for Parkinson’s?

Claire Bale, Communications Manager for Parkinson’s UK, highlights the latest thinking in stem cell research for the potential treatment of Parkinson’s. Stem cells can develop...
care

Thousands of children missing from council care

5,000 children have disappeared from council care over the past two years, according to figures. Figures revealed under the Freedom of Information Act show that...
FE teachers find graded lessons stressful

FE teachers find graded lessons ‘stressful’

Further Education (FE) teachers said graded lesson observations caused significant stress and anxiety, according to a University and College Union survey. Over 3,500 Further Education...
Government efficiency programmes saved £14.3bn

Government efficiency programmes saved £14.3bn

Efficiency and reform programmes set up by the government has saved a significant amount of taxpayer money last year, according to latest reports. Efficiency and...
Extreme weather

The impact of climate change on the weather

Dr Peter Stott, Head of Climate Monitoring and Attribution at the Met Office Hadley Centre details how climate change has affected extreme weather worldwide. There has...
Marine life under threat

Pressures on the marine environment increasing

With the ever growing pressures that are being put on the marine environment, Janez Potočnik Commissioner for Environment at the European Commission discusses the proposed...
Regenerative medicine and cell therapy

The role of regenerative medicine in healthcare

Regenerative medicine and cell therapy can revolutionise healthcare. Kath Mackay and Michael Sullivan, Lead Technologists in Regenerative Medicine at the Technology Strategy Board outline the...
Sustainable cities

Denmark focuses on sustainable cities

Sustainable cities are a key focus for Denmark, says Danish Minister for the Environment Kirsten Brosbøl The world is changing and we have to change along with...
costs

Energy efficiency will reduce public service costs

Gregor Paterson-Jones, Managing Director for energy efficiency at the UK Green Investment Bank explains why energy efficiency is key to reducing costs for public services. With...
Research finds tanning salons likely to cause skin cancer even without sunburn

Research finds ‘base’ tanning skin cancer link

Research produced by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis has found that building a tan before spending time in the sun does not protect...
cancer stem

Research shows differences in cancer stem cells

Professor Alan Clarke, Director of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute gives an overview of how cancer stem cells differ from the conventional...

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