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April 1, 2014

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» Tenovus ManVan launched to support men living with, and affected by, prostate and testicular cancer in Wales

It was great to be at the launch of the Tenovus ManVan at Cyfarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfil last Tuesday evening. Tenovus, in conjunction with Prostate and Men’s health charity Movember, have brought the UK’s first ManVan to the roads … Continue reading

March 31, 2014

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» Breast cancer ‘personal drugs’ hope after gene study

According to BBC news today, “personalised” treatments for breast cancer are a step closer, according to research scientists at Cardiff University. The scientists used gene technology to compare and contrast specific genetic errors in particular types of mouse breast cells.  … Continue reading

March 19, 2014

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» Evaluation of the British Heart Foundation Cardiac Genetics Nurses Service Development Initiative

The Executive summary of this project is available now at the National Institute for Health and Social Excellence  (NICE) website. The GPU has undertaken an independent evaluation of an BHF initiative to enhance the care and services delivered to patients … Continue reading

March 14, 2014

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» GM crops: UK scientists call for new trials

A new report on genetically modified (GM) crops, commissioned by the prime minister, calls for more UK field trials and fewer EU restrictions. The Council for Science and Technology (CST) wants “public good” GM varieties to be grown and tested … Continue reading

March 6, 2014

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» Immune upgrade gives ‘HIV shielding’

BBC health news reports today that doctors have used gene therapy to upgrade the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield them from the virus’s onslaught. It raises the prospect of patients no longer needing to take … Continue reading

March 5, 2014

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» Article on cancer genetics literacy amongst children published

Dr Rachel Iredale and Kim Madden, members of the Genomics Policy Unit at the University of South Wales, have published an article entitled Let’s talk about genes, and I don’t mean trousers: encouraging cancer genetics literacy amongst children. The article, published last … Continue reading

February 28, 2014

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» Welsh Government to launch consultation on plan for Rare Diseases on Rare Disease day 2014!

To coincide with Rare Disease Day 2014 the Welsh Government has today launched a consultation on a welsh implementation plan for rare diseases. This follows the publication by the Department of Health, in conjunction with the Health Ministers from all … Continue reading

February 27, 2014

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» Consultation on mitochondrial donation published by Department of Health

The Department of Health has published a consultation  on draft regulations regarding mitochondrial donation. The consultation seeks the views of stakeholders and the wider public about draft regulations to allow newly developed treatment techniques to prevent the transfer of a … Continue reading

February 21, 2014

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» DNA prostate test ‘will predict deadliest cancer risk’

BBC health news reports that DNA testing can predict which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer. A team of scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research, in London, say men could soon be offered genetic screening in … Continue reading

February 17, 2014

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» Computers select personal medicine

BBC health news reports UK-US scientists have given one glimpse of the future of personalised medicine. Using supercomputers, they simulated the shape of a key protein involved in HIV infection in an individual patient and then ranked the drug molecules … Continue reading