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Rare Diseases: Sarcoidosis 2015 Jul 01

Sarcoidosis (pronounced sar-coy-doe-sis) may not be a well known condition but it does affect about 1 in every 10,000 people. This potentially fatal inflammatory condition causes the body’s immune system to produce groups of inflammatory cells that are then deposited in various organs. In 90% of patients ... more

Should The Law Dictate How We Teach Sex Education? 2015 Jun 26

In 2013 the number of cases of Chlamydia reported in the US was 1.4m and increases were seen in the reported number of cases for Gonorrhea and Syphilis. Whilst Gonorrhea and Chlamydia affect mainly young people between the ages of 15-24, it’s young women that have the most serious long term health problems ... more

Philae Robot wakes up on Comet: “Hello Earth! Can you Hear Me?” 2015 Jun 24

211 days after scientists last heard from the Philae lander from the Rosetta spacecraft, a distant ‘voice’ has been heard! After a particularly bumpy landing, Philae came to rest in an area on comet 67P that didn’t receive much sunlight causing the European Space Agency to wonder whether it would ever ... more