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Prof Mel Greaves – why do children get leukaemia?

We’ve heard from scientists that childhood leukaemia may be a rare response to a common infection.  Others have aired their theories that things like electromagnetic radiation, power lines, and pollution may be responsible.  But what does the evidence show?  Do we know why some children get leukaemia and others don’t? read more

Cochrane review on the HPV vaccine

Recent media stories have aired the argument that teenage boys should be given the HPV vaccine as well as girls.  And some campaign groups believe the HPV vaccine has damaged some teenage girls.  But what does the evidence say about how well the vaccine works at preventing cervical cancer in women? read more

Biosimilars for cancer

The development and use of biologic drugs – such as Herceptin and Mabthera – has revolutionised the treatment of many cancers, and biological medicines now make up the largest spending area in the NHS medicines budget. read more

Male fertility- the issues and the evidence

Plenty of attention has been given female infertility over the years, leading to a variety of interventions for women with reproductive difficulties. However historically there has been much less recognition that male fertility may be equally as important to reproductive success, and subsequently comparatively little research in the field. read more

Beyond Neonics?

For years the media interest on pesticides has focused almost exclusively on whether neonicotinoids are implicated in bee decline. Now … read more

Small modular reactors

In his December 2017 address to the Nuclear Industry Association’s Annual Conference in London, Energy Minister Richard Harrington set out the next steps for the Government’s plans to support Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology. read more

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