News: March 2011
Bowel Cancer hope by blocking PINK1
Targeting PINK1 is not currently possible in patients. But developing drugs that can mimic these effects could provide new ways to treat bowel cancer patients who have faulty MLH1 or MSH2 genes.
Humanitarian response to unrest in Libya
Initial supplies, including hygiene kits, nutrition items and recreation and psycho-social relief items have been given priority. While numbers of families crossing the border into Tunisia are repo...
Homophobia concerns re. some UK African communities
Discriminating against gay, lesbian or transgender people is a crime in the UK, yet Africans who are not heterosexual often suffer serious abuse, verbal and physical assault from their own communit...
03 Mar '11 | Tolerance in society | African communities in UK
UK Govn almost double contribution to UNICEF
The UK Government will almost double its core funding for UNICEF, after a recent aid review found the agency highly effective in delivering results to keep children healthy and ensure access to qua...
06 Mar '11 | UK Gov Aid | International
Liquid biomaterials advance stem cell therapy
At present, cartilage implants created using stem cells can only be constructed as a solid shape, acting as an interim measure before the almost inevitable need for total joint replacement.