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Scientists reset human stem cells to earliest developmental state

11 September 2014

Scientists have successfully ‘reset’ human pluripotent stem cells to the earliest developmental state. These ‘pristine’ stem cells may mark the true starting point for human development, but have until now been impossible to replicate in the lab.

MRC and GSK join forces to tackle non-communicable diseases in Africa

12 September 2014

Research into Africa’s growing problem of non-communicable diseases, such as cancer and diabetes, has received a £2.5m boost from the MRC - part of a £5m collaboration with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the South African Medical Research Councils.

40 per cent of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

3 September 2014

Women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two to three times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King’s College London.

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