The role of scientists in an emerging, rapidly evolving situation   Scientists around the globe are working to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It is a rapidly evolving situation, that requires focus, innovation and collaboration, not only by scientists and medical teams,...

HOW CAN YOU REDUCE THE PREVALENCE OF NCDS WITH THE HELP OF OUR SCIENTISTS? Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are diseases that are caused by genes we inherit, environmental factors or a combination of both. They do not spread from person to person and typically progress slowly. They...

Did you know that sickle cell anaemia has been termed as one of the most common hereditary blood disorders today? Sickle cell disease is a serious and lifelong health condition, although treatment can help manage many of the symptoms. Could you have sickle cell disease...

Both alpha and beta thalassemia need frequent monitoring and treatment to avoid severe organ havoc and prevent a condition that threatens the affected individual’s life. Even those who only have beta thalassemia trait should be conscious of their carrier status to avoid passing to their...

A UK company is developing a urine test that analyses patterns of proteins for information about the health of an expectant mother and her baby. The expectant mother may have another tool to help predict her unborn child’s health! Scientists at the United Kingdom-based company MAP...

Scientists believe they have found a way of doubling the IVF success rate by using a new method of embryo selection. The chance of success is highly dependent on the women’s age, with the latest NHS figures showing that 32.3% of IVF treatments led to a...

Prof. Ray Iles of MAP Sciences is presenting at Cambridge University & Addenbrookes Hospital Grand Round with Consultant Haematologist Dr Martin Besser. “Bad Blood” is the case report of a lady poisoned by her own self-medication, resulting in Sulphur Haemoglobin in her blood which was only...