Day: February 19, 2016


‘It’s in the bones’ – New gene discovery for osteoarthritis – Heledd Griffiths

Posted on 19 February 2016 by Ashley Yarrow-Jenkins

Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative bone condition effecting middle-older aged adults. Those with the condition often have to take regular pain killers and anti-inflammatories to keep mobile. With the ageing population, prevalence of this condition will continue to increase. Understanding of the factors that lead to the development of this osteoarthritis is therefore the key
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Stop the spread!

Posted on 19 February 2016 by Samuel Leonard

Scientists at Cardiff University explore new exciting opportunities impacting the progression of breast cancer around the body. Certain types of breast cancer have the potential to spread to other parts of the body such as the lungs, bones and brain. In order for cancer to spread, it must break through the first barrier called the
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Dengue: the oblivious mosquito

Posted on 19 February 2016 by Samuel Leonard

Little does the mosquito know that the simple act of biting human flesh for a blood meal will hugely increase its victims chances of contracting and suffering from the virus it unknowingly carries in its saliva. The typical symptoms dengue are fever, headache, joint pain, muscle pain and a rash, however, it can be more
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Cardiff Scientists Develop Novel Way of Predicting Breast Cancer Survival – Ryan Preece

Posted on 19 February 2016 by Danielle Donoghue

Researchers from Cardiff University’s Institute of Cancer & Genetics have been successful in employing a new technology to predict the survival of breast cancer patients, a key development which doctors say could help predict patient prognosis more accurately. The scientists analysed important sections of breast cancer patients’ DNA, called telomeres, which are known to play
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