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Paediatric Hepatitis B: Investigating fingernails and hair

Here, Haruki Komatsu discusses how Paediatric Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the main things which can lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
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The promises and challenges of biomodifying technologies for the UK

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford, sheds light on the promises as well as biomodifying technologies for the UK.
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Scientists discover way to protect hair from chemotherapy

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments.
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The Brexit survey: How does the STEM industry feel?

As the UK faces the imminent 31 October Brexit deadline, at Open Access Government we are investigating how people in STEM feel about their field via the Brexit survey.
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Unsatisfied mothers talk more to their baby boys

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that unsatisfied mothers having a difficult time with their male partners talk more to their babies, only if the child is a boy.
maternal and foetal health, preeclampsia

Vitamin D and preeclampsia: Improving maternal and foetal health

Yuping Wang and David F. Lewis, from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, share with us their fascinating research on vitamin D and preeclampsia research, including a promising option in this vein to improve maternal and foetal health.
chronic autoimmune uveitis, ophthalmology

Understanding chronic autoimmune uveitis through ophthalmology research

Andrew Taylor, Professor of Ophthalmology, highlights research to understand the molecules that mediate ocular immune privilege so they can be adapted for chronic autoimmune uveitis.
uveal tract, ophthalmology

Ophthalmology: A focus on uveitis – the inflammation of the uveal tract

Dr Gerry Morrow explains what you need to know about an aspect of ophthalmology called uveitis, defined as inflammation of the uveal tract, which comprises the iris, ciliary body and choroid.
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UK wants easier immigration process for “very best minds”

PM Johnson has proposed that the 2000 people per year limit will be lifted and replaced with an easier immigration process for the "very best minds", purely to further the UK's scientific innovation.
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The incoming European Parliament and the European Space sector

Here, the Europe Space Policy Institute (ESPI) talk about what will happen with the European Space sector during the 2019-2024 Parliament.
how cancer spread, canine cancer

Scientists identify sea as how cancer spread 6,000 years ago

Researchers found out how cancer spread around the world, between sea-faring dogs around 6,000 years ago in Asia.
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What causes the powerful reasoning abilities of humans?

Research found neurological activity happening in the resting human brain that may explain our powerful reasoning abilities.
cause of uncanny valley, amygdala

Scientists find mental cause of ‘Uncanny Valley’ feeling

University of Cambridge scientists have discovered mechanisms in the brain that could be the cause of the 'Uncanny Valley' feeling, of looking at something near to human but not quite human.
impact of wheat, plant pathology

Plant pathology: The global impact of wheat diseases

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack at Rothamsted Research highlights an aspect of plant pathology that concerns the importance of finding new ways to disarm old enemies in wheat diseases.
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Whole genome sequencing: It’s getting personal

Professors Darren K Griffin and Alan R Thornhill discuss their research on exploring a person’s genome sequencing.
oxytocin in birth, oxytocin vasopressin

Oxytocin, vasopressin and mother nature

Dr Sue Carter, The Kinsey Institute, discusses the critical role of oxytocin in birth, lactation and maternal behaviour and in tuning the baby’s developing endocrine and nervous system.
New HIV research, HIV infection

New HIV research finds no link to contraceptive methods

New HIV research conducted in 4 African countries found no significant difference in the risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods.
antarctic ice shelf, solar heat in ocean

Solar heat is melting the world’s largest Antarctic ice shelf

An international team of researchers found that the largest Antarctic ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface.
urine test, smear test, cervical cancer

Urine test could replace smear test for cervical cancer

University of Manchester scientists latest research finds that urine testing may be as good as the smear test for preventing cervical cancer.
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Scientists discover gene that prevents obesity

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

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