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Image of the Week: Raynaud’s Phenomenon

I've wanted to write a post on Raynaud's Phenomenon for ages! Looks like The Wellcome Trust beat me to it though, so I thought I'd share this blog post from The Wellcome Trust with my readers. Raynaud's is a condition in which the fingers (and sometimes toes) of an affected individual become a very pale… Continue reading Image of the Week: Raynaud’s Phenomenon

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Is Knowledge Always Power? – Genetic Testing

No, I'm not talking about intelligence being the key to power and success (that's a different story altogether). I'm talking about the power we gain from our knowledge of genetic causes of disease. Imagine a time when we can all be genetically tested to find out if we have the version of a gene (allele) which is known… Continue reading Is Knowledge Always Power? – Genetic Testing

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How Does Antibiotic Resistance Work?

We’ve all heard the antibiotic resistance horror stories: superbugs are going to take over the world; antibiotics are going to stop working, leaving the human race trampled by bacteria that we can do nothing to kill. There were 450,000 new cases of multi-drug resistance tuberculosis in 2012 (according to the World Health Organisation) – and… Continue reading How Does Antibiotic Resistance Work?