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Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) refers to bleeding around or within the brain when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures. Blood leaks into the brain causing tissue injury, which leads to stroke symptoms such as weakness, blindness, numbness in one side of the body and speech loss.
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Looking forward to the “It’s legal! Now what?” session at Pittcon 2017! 
Attitudes towards cannabis have shifted dramatically over the last two decades, and this has been reflected in recent changes to the law in many countries around the world. Just this November, an additional four US states voted to make recreational cannabis use legal, bringing the total to eight, (plus Washington DC). And over half of US states have legalized medicinal cannabis use.
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"...these patients can wait up to 4 years to receive a proper diagnosis" Prof. Maura Corsetti 
The report reveals a quite alarming situation about the economic impact of IBS on healthcare system, society and patients themselves. In particular, it disclosed that there are a lot of hidden costs related to the utilization of healthcare resources by means of patients, frequently not recognized as IBS...
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"Many pregnant women think they need to eat for their baby as well but they don’t - you really only need to have an average of about 200 extra calories a day if you're pregnant." Prof. Lucilla Poston 
There is incontrovertible evidence that some harmful drugs and toxins can affect lifelong health. For example, if women take certain drugs in pregnancy, such as thalidomide, there are well documented effects on lifelong health. These have obvious and dramatic effects on the child...
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A number of scientists and exhibitors at Pittcon 2017, March 5-9 in Chicago, will present advances in the use of nanoparticles for cancer diagnostics and therapy, often in combination - ”theranostics.”
The delivery of drugs and diagnostic markers to cancer tissues has been a major challenge in the development of cancer therapies. Typical delivery methods distribute products throughout the body, affecting healthy and cancerous cells, thereby toxic effects to healthy cells limit the scope and effectiveness of the anticancer therapy.
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"Dermatitis can occur in odd situations, this is because we're all exposed to several different chemicals on a daily basis, just through carrying out ordinary tasks such as washing our hands, putting our clothes on and walking through a door." Prof. David Gawkrodger +British Skin Foundation 
There is allergic contact dermatitis, which is mediated through an immune mechanism, this means that the person is specifically allergic to what they have come in to contact with their skin. Their body has had to go through a process whereby they have...
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"Usually you get those other more general symptoms first, and then a rash would develop later, if at all." Dr Stephen McDonough 
Thankfully, meningitis is a rare condition. Although it can occur in anyone, it's more prevalent in babies and young children, with young people and students being the next most at risk group. In the early stages, it can be very difficult to tell meningitis apart from milder diseases, as it often resembles other common viral illnesses. Symptoms of the disease can develop very quickly.
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"Unlike the genome, the metabolome is highly dynamic and sensitive to changes in the environment... This sensitivity to environmental stimuli is something that can be used to understand disease mechanisms and identify biomarkers that could potentially be applied in the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of disease." Dr Iris Mangelschots, Bruker BioSpin 
Bruker has been involved in the Phenome Center network since its beginning. Several years ago, the whole visionary concept of a global phenome network was actually born with Professor Jeremy Nicholson and Bruker BioSpin has been part of it since the early stages.
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"Infection actually may be the overarching “unifying hypothesis” for sporadic late-onset AD, rather than other more mainstream hypotheses." Dr Brian J. Balin 
New concepts of infectious disease are evolving with the realization that pathogens are key players in the development of progressive chronic diseases that originally were not thought to be infectious. Infection is well-known to be associated with numerous neurological diseases for which...
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"In the 21st century, consumers need to be protected from accidental contamination of food and drinks, but also from deliberate economically motivated food adulteration and even bioterrorism." Pittcon 2017 will cover the latest advances in food safety technologies 
Protecting consumers has long been a priority for the food industry, but modern times have changed the specific challenges producers and regulators face when it comes to food safety. Increasing globalization presents new opportunities for food fraud with the potential for billion-dollar payoffs.
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"Understanding the role of hypothalamic AMPK-induced autophagy in appetite control might provide a new strategy for design and lead to cures of metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes." 
Energy balance between energy intake and expenditure in our bodies is important for maintaining energy homeostasis to keep our bodies functioning properly. The appetite determines how much we eat, the energy intake, by communication between the brain and body.
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"Between 2015 and 2016 there was an 8% reduction in antibiotic prescribing on the NHS." Ed Whiting OBE
Antimicrobial resistance happens when bugs, like bacteria, fungi or viruses, change, or evolve, when they’re exposed to drugs, like antibiotics, antifungals, or antivirals. Bugs that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as ‘superbugs’.
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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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