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2013-07-29 04:21:15

SALISBURY, England, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enigma Diagnostics Ltd announces that it has successfully completed analytical and diagnostic verification of its FluAB-RSV diagnostic assay on the Enigma(R) ML system at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and will conclude clinical validation and CE marking of the test in 2013. Enigma has installed a number of mini laboratory (ML) instruments at Guy's and St. Thomas' for use at the Trust's Centre for Clinical...

2013-07-23 08:32:04

Fellowship Recognizes Exceptional Distinction of Awardee's Public and Professional Life MELVILLE, N.Y., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- King's College London has awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the College to Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners. The Honorary Fellowship, which...

2013-07-19 14:34:06

A breakdown of the skin barrier and inflammation in the skin that occurs in eczema could play a key role in triggering food sensitivity in babies, a new study reveals. Scientists say this finding indicates that food allergies may develop via immune cells in the skin rather than the gut, highlighting eczema as a potential target for preventing food allergy in children. A link between eczema and food allergy has been known for some time, but researchers from King's College London and the...

2013-04-12 13:23:17

A new study by scientists at King's College London and the University of Arizona (UA) published in Science reveals the deep similarities in how the brain regulates behaviour in arthropods (such as flies and crabs) and vertebrates (such as fish, mice and humans). The findings shed new light on the evolution of the brain and behaviour and may aid understanding of disease mechanisms underlying mental health problems. Based on their own findings and available literature, Dr Frank Hirth...

2013-03-22 09:29:40

Researchers at King's College London have uncovered how the human ear is formed, giving clues as to why children are susceptible to infections such as glue ear. The work was funded by the UK Medical Research Council and published today in the journal Science. It is estimated that one in five children around the age of two will be affected by glue ear, a build-up of fluid in the middle ear chamber. This part of the ear contains three tiny bones that carry sound vibrations from the eardrum...

2013-03-19 10:09:26

Scientists from King's College London are warning that millions of people may be exposed to risk of developing kidney failure and bladder cancer by taking herbal medicines that are widely available in Asia Scientists from King's College London are warning that millions of people may be exposed to risk of developing kidney failure and bladder cancer by taking herbal medicines that are widely available in Asia. The medicines, used for a wide range of conditions including slimming, asthma and...

2013-03-04 10:27:22

New research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that tumours in melanoma patients deliberately create conditions that knock out the body's 'premier' immune defence and instead attract a weaker immune response unable to kill off the tumour's cancerous cells. The study also highlights a potential antibody biomarker that could help predict prognosis and identify which patients are most likely to respond to specific treatments. The research, led by Dr Sophia Karagiannis and...

2013-02-01 13:21:09

An international study led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke An international study led by King's College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke. By exploring the genetic variants linked with blood clotting — a process that can lead to a stroke — scientists have discovered a gene which is associated with large vessel and cardioembolic stroke but has no connection to small vessel stroke. Published...

2013-01-30 10:18:36

Embarrassment and not wanting to waste their doctors' time are more frequently reported by British people than in other countries, according to new research led jointly by King's College London and UCL (University College London). This may be holding British people back from presenting early with symptoms of cancer. The international study, published today in the British Journal of Cancer, is the largest of its kind, and suggests that cultural factors such as the British 'stiff upper lip'...

2012-10-29 12:01:15

Analysis will help development of new treatments to protect vulnerable patients undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from HIV Neutron scattering experiments have provided new insights into the origin of the side effects of an antifungal drug prescribed all over the world. The analysis conducted by scientists at King's College London and the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, and published in Scientific Reports, follows 40 years of debate and could help drug developers reduce these harmful...