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Cooling oxygen-deprived newborns improves survival without brain damage

10 July 2014

The cooling of newborn babies suffering from perinatal asphyxia – a lack of oxygen at the time of birth – significantly increases their chance of survival without brain damage to later childhood (age 6-7 years), according to a Medical Research Council funded clinical trial.  Image © UK TOBY Cooling Register 2011

The ‘yin and yang’ of malaria parasite development

9 July 2014

MRC funded researcher Dr Rita Tewari at the University of Nottingham has completed a ‘Herculean’ study into the phosphatases and kinases that control malaria parasite development. Image © Nottingham University

Who will binge-drink at age 16?

4 July 2014

An international collaboration of scientists leading the world’s largest longitudinal adolescent brain imaging study to date has learned that it is possible to predict teenage binge-drinking. 

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