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Antibiotics to be focus of £10m Longitude prize 27 August 2014

Antibiotic resistance has been selected as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.

Deadline extended - CLAHRC studentship 22 August 2014

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames has extended the deadline to apply for one of its PhD studentships.

Computer algorithm to identify epilepsy cases 21 August 2014

Applying a computer algorithm to classify epileptic activity provides critical and reliable information related to localising seizure origin in patients with severe epilepsy beyond that provided by previous approaches, according to a study published in Neuroimage.

Death rates for common cancers falls 30% in 20 years 21 August 2014

According to new figures released this week death rates for four cancers which account for half of all cancer deaths in the UK have fallen by almost a third since the early 1990s.

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New treatment to zap tumours using electrical current 19 August 2014

A new, less invasive way for treating cystic tumours of the pancreas using electrical current is being developed by UCL and UCLH researchers.

BRC researcher scoops Royal Society award 12 August 2014

Congratulations to BRC-supported Professor Rachel McKendry, whose outstanding achievements have been recognised by The Royal Society in this year’s awards and prizes announcement.