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Friday, 15 April 2016 14:29
Progress being made with UK clinical trials metrics
Monday, 11 April 2016 15:21
This report on UK Clinical Trials has been sent out to UKTI and FCO/BIS Science & Innovation Network colleagues by Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department of Health. This follows the previous report sent out in March 2015 by Dame Sally Davies. The report presents data from a variety of sources showing that the UK is increasing its volume of research, patient recruitment, speed of study set up and European competitiveness.
Promising new blood test is first of its kind to detect liver scarring
Monday, 11 April 2016 09:50
via ScienceBlog.com Newcastle scientists and medics have developed a new type of genetic blood test that diagnoses scarring in the liver – even before someone may feel ill. It is the first time an epigenetic signature in blood has been discovered which is diagnostic of the severity of fibrosis for people with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Read the full story.
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