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A University of Cambridge scientist is helping the efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

A Professor of Virology from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Pathology, arrived in Sierra Leone on December 1 to help set up a new diagnostics centre amid reports that the West African country is now the worst-hit by the Ebola crisis.

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Health Education England announces Martin Roland as Chair of the new Primary Care Workforce Commission

Health Education England (HEE)  today announces that Professor Martin Roland will chair the Primary Care Workforce Commission. The work was commissioned by Health Education England at the request of the Secretary of State for Health, due to the future health and care system requiring greater emphasis on community, primary and integrated services, and to ensure that […]

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Delays in cancer diagnosis unlikely to be due to poor medical practice

Delays in referrals for suspected cancer are unlikely to be down to poor performance by GPs, argue a team of researchers today in the British Medical Journal. Instead, they say that such delays largely reflect limitations in scientific knowledge and in the organisation and delivery of healthcare.

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Using genome sequencing to track MRSA in under-resourced hospitals

Whole genome sequencing of MRSA from a hospital in Asia has demonstrated patterns of transmission in a resource-limited setting, where formal screening procedures are not feasible.

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Visions of plague

A new research project is compiling the largest database of plague imagery ever amassed, focusing on a pandemic that peaked in the early 20th century and continues to this day.

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‘Satiety hormone’ leptin links obesity to high blood pressure

Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers from Monash University and the University of Cambridge. Being obese or overweight is a major risk factor for the development of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. […]

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