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New study to develop personalised treatments for psoriasis

A world-leading taskforce led by The University of Manchester has begun work to create a new test to help medics work out which treatment plan is most likely to improve the disabling skin condition psoriasis, based on a patient’s individual…

Special camera detects tumors

Cancer patients have the highest probability of recovering if tumors are completely removed. However, tiny clusters of cancer cells are often difficult for surgeons to recognize and remove. A camera makes hidden tumors visible during an…

Desert Trial for ESA Mars Rover

Next week will see ESA’s most ambitious planetary rover test yet. Robotic exploration of a Mars-like desert in South America will be overseen from the UK, providing experience for future missions to the Red Planet. The rover faces the…

CLOUD gives clarity on climate change

University of Leeds experts have helped scientists get a step closer to understanding how aerosol particles are formed in the atmosphere and the effect these particles have on our climate. Working with scientists from the CLOUD experiment…

Our Sun – the inside story and more

Princeton-based physicist Dr Shravan Hanasoge will explain what recent research has revealed about the inner workings of our life-sustaining and closest star, the Sun, at an upcoming public lecture. The free talks, hosted regularly by the…

Early burnout puts heat on teacher education

Teachers are at risk of burnout, even during their early career, according to a large-scale study looking at what motivates teachers and why their initial enthusiasm may be unable to be sustained. In the FIT-Choice project, Monash…

On the Political Fringes, Feelings of Superiority Abound

Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others’, but their feelings of superiority emerge for distinct political issues, according to new research published in …

No serious adverse reactions to HPV vaccination

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and their Danish colleagues have monitored HPV-vaccinated girls via patient data registries in order to examine the incidence of a wide range of diseases and thus determine if there are any…

A Potential New Strategy to Face Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects millions of people worldwide. As a result of an increase in life expectancy, the number of patients with dementia is expected to increase dramatically.  Due to the lack of effective treatments that can slow…

Panama disease spreads among bananas again

Panama disease is causing significant damage in banana cultivation in Southeast Asia. Together with a number of partners, scientists from Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) have demonstrated that the disease – caused by the…