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Last gasp hotel

Last gasp hotel

The great smog of 1952 caused Parliament to pass the landmark 'Clean Air Act' of 1956, to improve air quality. It was finally repealed in 1993 to consolidate its legislation with other related enactments, especially the Clean Air Act 1968. The current government...

Paint it yellow for the real world

Paint it yellow for the real world

"Many HCPs do not realise that a medicine’s lack of effectiveness is reportable." There is a current trend to generate real-world data on medicines. This desire is being fuelled both by pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers. In a cash...

Prescribing on your gut?

Prescribing on your gut?

"It is unfair to disregard this association as an aberrant finding" On June 30th, the UK will wake up to another new world, probably less seismic than the EU referendum result, but one that will cause waves. In a drive for transparency and openness, the...

Warm plastic water bottle danger?

Warm plastic water bottle danger?

"There is a need for further experiments to determine the threat from PET based bottles." The world in 2014 consumed 54 million gallons of bottled water. China is the biggest consumer closely followed by the USA. Over the last decade there has been growing...

  • Understanding how the protein tau moves between...
    on April, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. Found abundantly in our brain cells, tau is normally a team player -- it maintains structure and stability within neurons, and it […]

  • New CT scoring criteria for timely diagnosis,...
    on April, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Updated CT scoring criteria that considers lobe involvement, as well as changes in CT findings (i.e., ground-glass opacity, crazy-paving pattern, and consolidation), could quantitatively and accurately evaluate the progression of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia, according to a new article.

  • Global nuclear medicine community shares COVID-19...
    on April, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to containing the spread of COVID-19. This compilation of strategies, experiences and precautions is intended to support nuclear […]

  • Understanding brain tumors in children
    on April, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    The causes of 40% of all cases of certain medulloblastomas -- dangerous brain tumors affecting children -- are hereditary. A genetic defect that occurs in 15% of these children plays a key role by destabilizing the production of proteins. The researchers suspect that protein metabolism defects […]

  • How dopamine drives brain activity
    on April, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that can track dopamine levels, neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences distant brain regions.

  • Blocking the iron transport could stop...
    on April, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    The bacteria that cause tuberculosis need iron to survive. Researchers have now solved the first detailed structure of the transport protein responsible for the iron supply. When the iron transport into the bacteria is inhibited, the pathogen can no longer grow. This opens novel ways to develop […]

Header Banner: Snow was a British physician who is considered one of the founders of epidemiology for his work identifying the source of a cholera outbreak in 1854. After careful investigation, including plotting cases of cholera on a map of the area, Snow was able to identify a water pump in Broad (now Broadwick) Street as the source of the disease. He had the handle of the pump removed, and cases of cholera immediately began to diminish. However, Snow’s ‘germ’ theory of disease was not widely accepted until the 1860s. The DarkDrug Logo shows the small pox virus, eradicated from the wild through effective vaccination after Edward Jenner’s discovery in  1798. The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed in October 1977 and the World Health Organization certified the global eradication of the disease in 1980.

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