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Research suggests a new pathway for developing Parkinson’s disease

There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD), and one of the main difficulties for developing treatments is that we don’t know exactly how or why the disease occurs.

Tropical Infectious Disease Consortium wins £1.6m additional funding to support early-stage translational research

A new consortium involving the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has launched to enhance the research to speed up development of real-world diagnostics and treatments, funded by UK Research and Innovation Medical Research Council (UKRI MRC).

COVID pandemic may have hidden a significant increase in child abuse, say doctors

UK doctors are concerned that the COVID pandemic may have hidden a significant increase in child maltreatment. Speaking at the United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology Congress in Liverpool, Professor Owen Arthurs (Great Ormond Street Hospital, London) called for greater resources to detect abuse, especially if future COVID waves lead to new lockdown conditions.

Study highlights the non-inferiority of frozen sperm for intrauterine insemination treatments

Patients having intrauterine insemination for fertility treatment can be reassured that the use of cryopreserved sperm instead of fresh is not associated with inferior outcomes.

‘Short GnRH antagonist protocol’ likely to reduce the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in IVF patients

The world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown born in England in 1978, was conceived from a naturally developing follicle in her mother’s ovary.