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New approach to MRI could slash length of scans

28 July 2015

Scientists have developed a new approach to speed up MRI scans for those who cannot hold their breath. The new method for processing MRI images meant that patients only needed to hold their breath for four seconds rather than 18.

Nutrition and pregnancy: Scientists challenge 'eat for two' myth

28 July 2015

A new study from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre has shown that women may not need to ‘eat for two’ during pregnancy because the body could adapt to absorb more energy from the same amount of food.

Major European mouse study reveals the role of genes in disease

27 July 2015

The functions of around 150 genes have been discovered by scientists across Europe in a major initiative to try to understand the part they play in disease and biology. EUMODIC brought together scientists from across Europe to investigate the functions of 320 genes in mice.

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