"All individuals with a history of penicillin “allergy” should consider being evaluated for penicillin allergy testing – specifically all hospitalized individuals, anyone anticipating a hospitalization, and all individuals who use on average one or more courses of antibiotics per year."
Penicillin was one of the first antibiotics developed and has saved millions of lives. First used in the early 1940s, penicillin is still one of the most widely used and least toxic family of antibiotics.
Before I explain the discovery, I would take a step back and explain an interesting event that takes place in the cancer cells. Normal cells follow a rapid and irreversible process to efficiently eradicate dysfunctional cells. This is a natural process by which damaged cells commit ‘suicide’. This process is known as apoptosis or programmed cell death.
There's a tremendous amount known about brain circuit development. Our work was inspired by experiments that were done over 50 years ago by scientists at Harvard University, Hubel and Wiesel. They received a Nobel Prize for their work and have inspired many additional experiments over the last 50 or 60 years.
The body’s immune system is an excellent weapon against many diseases. For more than 100 years, immunology and immunotherapy have played an ever-increasing role in the understanding and treatment of cancer.
Allostery – the phenomenon by which an event in one part of a molecule causes an effect in another – is a key feature of protein regulation in all living cells. Rather than directly affecting a protein’s active site, allostery can modulate the active state of a protein through ligand binding, covalent modification or mutation elsewhere in the protein.
"The research findings tentatively suggest that where selenium is lower than the optimal level, such as for most people in Europe, increasing selenium intake may help to prevent liver cancer in addition to moderating or avoiding alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy body weight, and stopping smoking."
Food provides us with a variety of substances we need to maintain life. These substances are essential nutrients and are classified as macronutrients (water, protein, fats, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).
"One of the reasons we wanted to act as the chosen partner for the British Lung Foundation was that the interactive experience that people received during the event raised awareness of the importance of lung health in all ages across all members of society."
The MultiTaction solution is the most advanced visualisation and engagement platform in the market today. Our unique hardware and software solution provides users with a compelling interactive experience as they engage with various forms of content. For this reason, the MultiTaction displays are used in many different showcase environments across the world; from Museums, Universities and Marketing Suites through to events and exhibitions.
"It’s time we recognised that using home and personal cleanliness as a scapegoat for a problem which has a much more complicated set of causes is not only unjustified but is also diverting effort and attention from finding the true causes and workable solutions"
Professor Strachan first proposed the hygiene hypothesis back in 1989. Reviewing the evidence, he suggested that one of the causes of the recent rapid rise in allergic diseases in children was lack of exposure to childhood infections
"We have entered the era of immune-oncology. There is justified excitement and vigorous clinical testing of immunotherapy agents. Harnessing the immune system and use it in a patient’s advantage is a very important task ahead."
Patients with head and neck cancer usually present with locally advanced disease and often require more than one type of treatment, which may include surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.
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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.