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AI and Health Related Data

Following the recent announcement of Aberdeen University’s key role in the new £15m iCAIRD artificial intelligence (AI) health research centre for Scotland, it was timely that I contributed to three public engagement events in Aberdeen across the course of 10 days in November concerning AI and health related data. As…

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Research Key to Breast Cancer Breakthrough

Tremendous progress has been made in tackling breast cancer over the last few decades and in many instances, it’s not the death sentence it perhaps once was. This has been underpinned by initial discoveries in laboratories, which have been translated into clinical benefit. But we need to do more. Breast…

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Next-Generation MRI Scanner being developed in Aberdeen

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is used every day in tens of thousands of hospitals around the world, helping doctors to diagnose disease and monitor treatment. Almost 40 years ago, a team of scientists at Aberdeen University built the world’s first human-sized MRI scanner, and used it to perform the first-ever…

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Exercise, physical activity and cancer prevention

 

The statistics for cancer incidence rates make for sobering reading with the projection that those born in1960s have a one in two chance of being diagnosed with cancer at some time in their lifetime.  The lifetime risk was found to have increased from about 40% to 50% when analysing…

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Strategies to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

This might surprise you – obesity is the leading cause of cancer after smoking in the UK.  You will have heard the term obesity in the news, at the office, and all over place, but what is “obesity” really?  Obesity is when a person has an unhealthy amount of body…

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