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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Rapid pre-eclampsia test can save lives and complications

Every year 23,000 pregnant women in Britain suffer this ­potentially deadly condition that’s notoriously difficult to ­diagnose because some symptoms – such as high blood pressure, swollen feet, headaches and nausea – are also common in normal pregnancies. Pre-eclampsia, which is caused by a malfunction within the placenta, occurs in the second half of pregnancy… Read More »

Gene therapy operation to save sight

British surgeons have claimed a world first after carrying out a gene therapy operation to tackle the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes the deterioration of cells in the macular, the central part of the retina, and affects more than 600,000 people in the UK. Medics… Read More »