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April Cashin-Garbutt
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"Most people have what we call color deficiency or color confusion, which means that they're not blind to color; they just see a reduced number of colors." 
Color blindness could be considered a bit of a misleading term, because there are very few people who can't see color at all. Most people have what we call color deficiency or color confusion, which means that they're not blind to color; they just see a reduced number of colors.
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"It is estimated that up to forty-five percent of the population suffers from food intolerances" 
Food intolerances are caused by adverse reactions to food or drink ingredients in your body. These are very different to food allergies. It is estimated that up to forty-five percent of the population suffers from food intolerances.
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"The lowest estimates suggest 700,000 people per year die because of antimicrobial resistance, and this could rise to 10 million per year by 2050." 
Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have revolutionized the treatment of infections. In the 20th century, previously common and deadly diseases, such as tuberculosis, suddenly became curable and, since then, antibiotics have become a mainstay of modern healthcare.
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"Whereas today most immunotherapy programs are focused on adaptive immunity, going forwards I believe a broader base will also need to include the involvement of innate immunity" 
William Coley is the grandfather of immunotherapy. A surgeon in New York between 1870 and 1910, he developed extracts of streptococcus and another bacterium called Serratia marcescens (known as Coley’s toxins) to treat patients, particularly children, with sarcoma. The responses were spectacular, extending long-term survival rates by as much as 40%.
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"One of the hardest challenges of doing genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is getting enough samples to draw statistically relevant and meaningful correlations between a genotype and a phenotype" 
Illumina sees a widespread demand for genotyping products and a continued relevance of arrays in human disease and translational research.
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"The issue is that while demand is on the up, supply is under threat, because 70 per cent of the reactors that are used to produce these 40 million doses of Mo-99 around the world are more than 40 years old and are due to shut down." 
In my view, one of the greatest changes in recent history that has come about in nuclear medicine production is Australia’s full adoption of Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) technologies – in both the fuel and the target plates.
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"For every 1000 people transplanted with a gender matched cornea, on average 180 will fail, compared to 220 for male to female mismatched grafts." 
The cornea is a transparent tissue lining the front of the eye, that is invisible tissue to the naked eye. It is a delicate tissue and disease or injury may lead to a loss of transparency or a change in the shape of the cornea, resulting in severe visual impairment.
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As Dr Dawn Harper, GP and star of Embarrassing Bodies, stated at the Forte Medical Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine today: current urine sample collection pots were “clearly designed by men for men”.
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"We are excited to be exploring the body’s power to harness both the adaptive and innate immune systems" 
We all produce as many as 100,000 different types of cancer cells every day, which are recognized and eliminated by our extraordinarily efficient immune system. However, if something goes wrong with the immune system, and it no longer gets rid of these cells, then that’s when cancerous cells grow and become a problem.
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"We were surprised at the prevalence of delirium in younger patients" 
Delirium is a terribly distressing syndrome of acute confusion. We often see it in the emergency department in older patients and in those with multiple medical problems. They may be acting strangely at home and concerned loved ones bring them to the emergency department.
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"CUBRIC is set to deliver a step change in understanding the human brain through integrated characterization of brain coupling over multiple domains." 
CUBRIC is one of the top neuroimaging research centres in the UK and has grown rapidly since it opened in 2006. CUBRIC is expected to become an international hub for neuroimaging, unique in Europe.
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"Eczema patients, for example, are 20 times more likely to have S. aureus on their skin lesion, than healthy controls. This is about 70-80% of all patients with eczema that are colonized with S. aureus"
There is a lot of evidence that Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is involved in eczema. Eczema is now thought to be caused by a barrier dysfunction of the skin that allows external triggers to cause an overshoot of inflammation.
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April graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge with a first-class honours degree in Natural Sciences. Specific modules in the History and Philosophy of Science, sparked her keen interest in science and medical news and communication. In her spare time April enjoys presenting hospital and community radio shows.
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  • Pembroke College, Cambridge
    2008 - 2011
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Editor in Chief of News-Medical.Net
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    present
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