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‘Living’ Micro-Robot Could Detect Diseases in Humans

Science Daily A tiny prototype robot that functions like a living creature is being developed which one day could be safely used to pinpoint diseases within the human body. Called ‘Cyberplasm’, it will combine advanced microelectronics with latest research in … Continue reading

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Joy and grief of the organ transplant waiting list

Denis Campbell Guardian Lynn Holt deals with life and death every day. She is the transplant co-ordinator for hearts and lungs at the Freeman hospital in Newcastle, where surgeons carry out 80 life-saving transplants a year. “We do 15 children’s … Continue reading

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Diabetes quadruples birth defects risk, say researchers

James Gallegher BBC News The risk of birth defects increases four-fold if the pregnant mother has diabetes, researchers say. The Newcastle University study, published in the journal Diabetologia, analysed data from more than 400,000 pregnancies in North East England. The … Continue reading

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