From health to illness, diagnostics to treatment

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Medical research through the lens of Andrew Brookes

The study of human DNA and genetics plays a fundamental role in medical research. With each day, scientists are a step closer to finding new ways to treat, cure or even prevent the thousands of diseases that afflict humankind. View amazing images by Andrew Brookes (Tek Image) and gain a rare insight into the complex work performed by research teams.

Gene therapy treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

New treatments may be possible by 2020 - researchers have suggested that a new combination treatment could stop the damage before it causes problems. CF is a genetic condition of the lungs. Difficulty in breathing & a persistent cough are common symptoms for most people with CF.

Understanding Cancer

Cancer is caused by abnormal cells that grow rapidly and spread to one or many parts the body. There are over 100 different types of cancer and it can affect any part of the body. It is one of the leading causes of death. However, we are slowly winning the war against cancer. Early screening, new forms of immunisation and more effective treatments are all methods we use to fight back against this disease.

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