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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…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

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…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

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…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

New Apple Watch adds heart tracking: here's why we should welcome ECG for everyone

An ECG (electrocardiogram) is a simple test that can be used to check a heart’s rhythm and electrical activity, designed to detect any underlying issues. The Apple Watch 4 will be the first mainstream wearable gadget, available on the commercial market, to integrate this kind of medical diagnostic technology. My…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

Breaking the Habit

Overall I am one of the last type of persons to consider doing the NC500 cycle tour for cancer research.  What I like to do is my research on the function of vitamin A in the brain, my teaching to enthuse the next generation of researchers and discoverers and, well,…

Published by The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen

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