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EXPERT REACTION TO FIRST CLINICAL DATA FROM INITIAL CASES OF NEW CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA

Studies, published in The Lancet, report on the initial cases of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in china . Prof Paul Hunter, Professor...

EXPERT REACTION TO WHO DECISION NOT TO DECLARE THE CHINA CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK A PHEIC (PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY OF INTERNATIONAL CONCERN)

Last night the World Health Organisation emergency committee re convened and decided not to declare the China coronavirus outbreak...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT VITAMIN D AND BREAST CANCER IN WOMEN IN KARACHI

A study of Pakistani women, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reports that vitamin D deficiency may be associated with breast cancer...

EXPERT REACTION TO TWO STUDIES LOOKING AT ANTIBIOTICS IN YOUNG CHILDREN AND WHILE IN THE WOMB, AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Two studies, published in JAMA Network Open, report on the impact of antibiotics on the relationship between antibiotic exposure in...

 
 
 

WUHAN CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

With increasing numbers of confirmed cases of this new coronavirus virus both in China as well as other nearby countries, and the World...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT LOW-CARB AND LOW-FAT DIETS AND RISK OF DEATH IN A US COHORT

Research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, reports on the connection between low-fat and low-carb diets and risk of death. Prof...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS AND ABSORPTION INTO THE BLOOD

A study, published in JAMA , reports on the absorption of chemicals found in sunscreen into the users blood. Dr Jérôme Labille, Senior...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY OF PLANT UPTAKE OF LEAD FROM SOLAR PANELS

Research, published in Nature Communications, reports that lead from some solar cells is more likely to be absorbed by plants than...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HPV VACCINE

Research, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, reports that the HPV vaccine has reduced the cancer causing infections...

EXPERT REACTION TO ANALYSIS RECOMMENDING SPERM DONATION TO STRANGERS AFTER DEATH SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN THE UK

An analysis, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, argues that sperm donation after death, to a stranger, should be allowed in...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY ON A NEW METHOD TO PRODUCE VACCINES

A study, published in BMC Biotechnology, reports on a new vaccine production method which may make storage and transport easier. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT A NEW IMMUNE CELL AND CANCER IN MICE AND CELLS

Research, published in Nature Immunology, reports the discovery of a new type of T-cell in mice, which could theoretically be used...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO WUHAN CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

There have been increasing reports of cases of a strain of coronavirus in China, and two confirmed deaths. Dr Jeremy Farrar, Director...

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS AND TESTICULAR FUNCTION IN HEALTHY YOUNG MEN

Research, published in JAMA Network Open, reports that fish oil supplements may have a positive impact on young men's testicular function. Prof...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO STUDY LOOKING AT LOW DOSES OF RADIATION IN MEDICAL IMAGING AND MUTATIONS IN CELL CULTURES

Research, published in PLOS Genetics, reports that low doses of radiation used in medical imaging may lead to mutations in cell cultures. Prof...

EXPERT REACTION TO 2019 CONFIRMED AS 2ND HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD

Research, published by the World Meteorological Organisation , reports on global temperature trends. Dr Colin Morice of the Met Office...

 
 
 

WILDFIRES AND CLIMATE CHANGE - A NEW RAPID RESPONSE LITERATURE REVIEW

Do we know how much climate change affects the likelihood or frequency of wildfires like those currently happening in Australia? UEA...

EXPERT REACTION TO RAPID RESPONSE REVIEW ON WILDFIRES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

A literature review, published on ScienceBrief.org by UEA and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, considers all peer-reviewed...

 
 
 

EXPERT REACTION TO ANNOUNCEMENT THAT A NEW HEART DISEASE DRUG, INCLISIRAN, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR NHS PATIENTS PENDING APPROVAL

It has been announced that a collaboration between the NHS and the company Novartis will see the drug inclisiran will be made available...

EXPERT REACTION TO PHTHALATES AND EGG PRODUCTION IN NEMATODES

Research, published in PLOS Genetics, report that some phthalates can negatively affect and egg production in nematodes. Prof Richard...

 
 
 



Townsend stunner sees 10-man Baggies stun Hammers in huge FA Cup shock

Townsend stunner sees 10-man Baggies stun Hammers in huge FA Cup shock

SLEVN BILIC earned major bragging rights on his return to West Ham after his 10-man West Brom side stunned the Hammers in the FA Cup. The Baggies, who were on a run of no wins... Read more ...

Hull vs Chelsea - Team News

Hull vs Chelsea - Team News

Chelsea face Hull at the K-Com Stadium in just under an hour, and the teams are in! It's an FA Cup game so widespread changes were expected, and Frank Lampard has obliged with... Read more ...

Grenfell inquiry member resigns over links to cladding firm

Grenfell inquiry member resigns over links to cladding firm

A member of the Grenfell Tower inquiry panel has resigned over links to the firm that supplied the building's cladding. Read more ...

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham: Sofiane Boufal scores late equaliser to secure...

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham: Sofiane Boufal scores late equaliser to secure replay for plucky Saints

Sofiane Boufal's late equaliser saw Southampton draw 1-1 with Tottenham in the fourth round of the FA Cup, meaning the two sides will meet again in a replay. Read more ...

Madonna cancels first London show of Madame X tour to 'put health first'

Madonna cancels first London show of Madame X tour to 'put health first'

Madonna has pulled out of the first London show of her Madame X tour, sparking calls for the pop star to cancel the entire run. Read more ...

Chelsea player ratings vs Hull: Kovacic stars as Tomori strikes to seal FA...

Chelsea player ratings vs Hull: Kovacic stars as Tomori strikes to seal FA Cup win

Chelsea eased past Hull City to book their spot in the fifth round of the FA Cup, but which of Frank Lampard's men impressed most at the KCOM Stadium? Read more ...

Police charge man, 37, with double murder after pensioner and neighbour...

Police charge man, 37, with double murder after pensioner and neighbour beaten to death in street

Daniel Appleton, 37, was charged on Friday over the double murder in Crawley Down, West Sussex, after Sandy Seagrave and Amy Appleton were both found dead outside a house on... Read more ...

BREAKING Newborn baby found dead in street as police issue urgent appeal for mum

BREAKING Newborn baby found dead in street as police issue urgent appeal for mum

The baby was found at the junction of Victoria Street and Old Commercial Road, in Portsmouth, this morning Read more ...

I played with new TikTok competitor Byte and it has one major flaw that...

I played with new TikTok competitor Byte and it has one major flaw that could hurt the app

Vine's successor Byte has officially launched, and it's competing with TikTok to become the short video-sharing platform of choice. Like Vine, Byte lets creators upload... Read more ...

The Masked Singer fans call out Jonathan Ross after one of his guesses turns...

The Masked Singer fans call out Jonathan Ross after one of his guesses turns out to be dead

Jonathan's guess for Daisy is definitely completely wrong... Fans of The Masked Singer took to Twitter to call out Jonathan Ross after he made a guess that was so wildly... Read more ...