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Lack of Zika knowledge can be dangerous

Author of a new study discusses the danger of misinformation in outbreaks like the Zika virus:
Today Infectious Diseases of Poverty has published an opinion piece on the recent Zika outbreak. Here, co-author of the article explains more about how little knowledge of the virus could be dangerous to those living in areas at risk.
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Fertility treatment & breast cancer risk

Research investigating the link between fertility treatment and breast cancer risk explored in this blog:
Today Breast Cancer Research published an article investigating the link between fertility and infertility treatment on breast density, and how this could lead to an increased risk of breast cancer. Co-author Frida Lundberg tells more here.
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Small dog breeds see boost in popularity

As breeds like pugs become more popular, their associated diseases become more prevalent. Exploring research into emerging trends in dog ownership:
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology recently published research finding that small dogs are increasing in popularity in Australia. But why is this? And why is it important to know? Davy explains more.
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Obese and metabolically healthy, for now

Over fifty per cent of obese Spanish workers are metabolically healthy, a statistic which could help inform public health interventions in the future:
In this guest blog, focusing on research published today in BMC Public Health, Gerald Denis explains more about the issues of obesity among the working population, and how ‘healthy obese’ individuals can help understand those who are ‘metabolically obese’ but normal weight.
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World Tuberculosis Day

An ancient disease, a modern problem. This blog considers tuberculosis for World Tuberculosis Day:
Every year on 24th March, World TB Day aims to raise awareness about the disease, and this year focuses on ending TB through collaborative efforts. In recognition of this, we launched a new article collection, guest edited by leading TB researchers from UCL and LSHTM, which highlights some of the latest findings and debates in TB research.
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Human activity influencing animal behaviour

Storks are choosing to abandon their long flights south during the colder months in favour of feeding on landfill sites. The ecological impact of this change is discussed here:
The changing migratory paths of white storks - is this due to their addiction to junk food in Europe?
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Is genetics the key to identifying and treating #ParkinsonsDisease?

Discussing the latest research for Parkinson's Awareness Week in this blog:
Editorial Board Member for Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders writes here about the genetics of Parkinson’s disease as this week marks Parkinson’s Awareness Week. Could genetics hold the answer for identifying and treating the disease?
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New series on Cancer Imaging Studies

Introducing the new series, published in the journal Cancer Imaging:

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In the journal Cancer Imaging, publishes a thematic series entitled ‘How I Read Cancer Imaging Studies: The Master Class Series’.
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Baker's yeast can be genetically modified to be resistant to freezing, improving the quality of bread baked from frozen dough. Read more about the yeast here:
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Improving school HIV prevention programs

Five proven ways to help educate students about HIV/AIDS:
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Bioluminescent, magnetic sperm

Why create glow in the dark magnetic sperm cells? Keisha Walters explains in this blog:
Creating bioluminescent, magnetic sperm - why is there a need to do this? Read more from the co-author here.
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Addressing bias in peer review

Exploring some of the topics discussed at the recent Academic Career Development Event at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference:
How can we address bias in peer review? How can we make the system more effective? How can early career researchers get involved?
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