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Helen Murray Free obituary

Chemist who transformed medical screening by developing glucose dipsticks In the 1950s the US chemist Helen Murray Free, who has died aged 98, was responsible for developing glucose dipsticks. Their use led to much simpler medical screening methods that are still widely used today for pregnancy tests, the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes, and to …

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When it comes to healthcare cybersecurity, the best defense is also the most simple

The rise in cybercrime is a significant concern among healthcare stakeholders. But defending against these types of attacks is not as complicated as it is often made out to be and can be narrowed to two key steps: deploying multi-factor authentication and staff training.

UK funds digital training centre for advanced therapy skills

The UK government is funding a network of three centres that will use digital technology to train the next generation of scientists specialising in advanced therapies. The National Horizons Centre, RoslinCT and the University of Birmingham have been selected as preferred bidders to deliver high impact physical and digitally-delivered training courses as part of the …

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Deal or no deal: how life will look for key industries after Brexit

Companies are praying a trade agreement can be struck, but must prepare for talks to fail. Which will be most affected? The scene is set for a showdown, and the future of the UK economy is at stake. Will Britain secure a free trade deal with the EU? Or will the prime minister choose to …

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Different age groups may get different Covid vaccines, experts say

Oxford/AstraZeneca planning new trial of lower-dose jab to see how well it works in older people Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Concerns around the efficacy of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab in older people could lead to different age groups being given different vaccines, experts have said. The partners announced last …

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‘Major’ breakthrough in Covid-19 drug makes UK professors millionaires

Synairgen’s share price rises 540% on morning of news of successful drugs trial Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Three professors at the University of Southampton school of medicine have this week made a “major breakthrough” in the treatment of coronavirus patients and become paper millionaires at the same time. Almost two …

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