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Advances in inhaled drug delivery

Delivering drugs to the lungs via inhalation has a number of potential advantages over traditional routes of administration like pills or injections. For treating pulmonary diseases, the obvious logic we are applying is topical delivery to the airways via inhalation.

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Using NMR to investigate intrinsically disordered proteins

“IDPs” is now a widely used acronym that stands for “intrinsically disordered proteins.” It is the term generally used by the scientific community to refer to a wide variety of proteins that do not have a stable 3D structure

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Why does appetite loss occur during illness?

Why does appetite loss occur during illness?

It is extremely common. Indeed, I think it is difficult to encounter an individual that did not experience it at one point or another. It occurs primarily during bacterial and viral infections but also in other diseases like cancer.

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The scent dogs smell on diabetics’ breath could offer key to new tests

The scent dogs smell on diabetics’ breath could offer key to new tests

An increase in the level of the chemical isoprene may be the warning sign some dogs can detect in the breath of patients with type 1 diabetes who are reaching risky low levels of blood sugar, according to research by the University of Cambridge.

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Eye donations: what stops people?

Despite a shortage of corneas for transplant purposes, our new research reveals that eyes are the one body part we are least likely to donate. Our study considered the reasons why people are hesitant to donate eyes, despite 86 per cent of people in the UK valuing sight above any other sense.

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The future of simulated teaching methods

In healthcare, we have physicians, nurses and paramedics who know the textbook by heart and know exactly what they need to do, but have never experienced the procedure first-hand, or they have no experience responding to adverse events that may occur.

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Health A to Z

There is hope for those with tinnitus

Although our knowledge and understanding of tinnitus still has a long way to go, in the last few years research has improved its grasp on tinnitus, and as such we are heading in a more positive direction for sufferers.

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Sarcomas, latest developments in diagnosis and treatment

Sarcomas are rare tumours of connective tissue, and as a result they can affect any part of the body. These are tumours of fat, nerves, bone, tendons, muscle and skin.

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Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a debilitating and fatal lung disease that affects approximately 3 million people worldwide. Despite the condition killing more people every year than some cancers it remains relatively unheard of, frequently misdiagnosed and little understood.

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The Risks of Prediabetes

While many are familiar with type 2 diabetes, few are aware of prediabetes, a serious health condition that affects 86 million Americans (more than one in three adults) and often leads to type 2 diabetes.

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Hidden signs of heart problems

Since 1 in 4 deaths in the UK are related to a heart or circulatory disease, addressing heart health is a concern of national importance. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men over 50, and an estimated 7 million of us are living with an undiagnosed risk factor – high blood pressure.

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New Approaches for Fighting Demodex Mites

New Approaches for Fighting Demodex Mites

Demodex mites are one of the most challenging problems that ophthalmologists and optometrists face in the routine care of their patients.

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