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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.

Gene fault 'short-circuits' body clock

30 July 2015

A gene fault has been found that speeds up the body clock in mice. The discovery could explain why the body clock is so robust and, therefore why rotational shift work, which goes against the clock, is particularly damaging.

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