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Use it, don't lose it (PDF)
Why are well-educated, active people more able to fend off the symptoms of dementia and brain damage? Lisa Melton investigates.
New Scientist
, 17 December 2005

Gene surgery
Lisa Melton reveals how a new technique known as RNAi could let doctors effectively cut out the genes responsible for serious illnesses.
BBC Focus
, November 2005

Three-day event
T-cell behaviour in type 1 diabetes
Wellcome Science, issue 1 2005

The big picture (PDF)
Over the past ten years, microscopy has been transformed from slice, stain and fix, to the capacity to view living cells and even whole organisms in real time. Lisa Melton looks at what’s on offer.
Nature, 29 September 2005.

Primary horizons: Starting out in science
Primary Science Education Report, September 2005
The Wellcome Trust

Heat, light and a case of vintage reserve
Sparks flew when a group of hand-picked scientists debated why it is that the highly intelligent can fend off mental decline. Lisa Melton caught the action.
The Times Higher, June 17 2005.

Drugs in peril
Antibiotics and resistance
Wellcome Focus

Snoring Suspects (PDF)
Free radicals may set off sleep apnea's cardio dangers
Scientific American, June 2005

A goat is not just for Christmas
Animal Health in the developing world
Wellcome News, issue 42, April 2005.

Fighting back
The immune response to Leishmania and vaccine development
Wellcome News, issue 42
, April 2005.

Tackling tritryps
The biology and business of drug development
Wellcome News, issue 42
, April 2005.

Obesity and genes; Hunter-gatherer genes?
Obesity and the media, Money matters
The Wellcome Trust, Big Picture on Obesity, Issue 1 January 2005

Cannabis mix really does make you a dope
The Times Higher, 28 January 2005.

The Mill Hill Essays 2004
There's more to heredity than genes

Hearts entwined
Clinical and basic scientists in cardiovascular harmony
Wellcome News, issue 41
, December 2004.

Breathing with hepatitis (PDF)
Does exposure to a liver-inflaming virus prevent asthma?
Scientific American
, November 2004.

Don't go breaking my heart (PDF)
New Scientist, 25 September 2004

Outliving women? (PDF)
Lifestyle changes mean that men now live longer.
The Times
, 21 July 2004.

Lazy eyes need prompt action (PDF)
The Times, 6 July 2004.

Dream drug or demon brew? (PDF)
New Scientist, 26 June 2004.

The heart link to cot deaths (PDF)
The Times, 2 June 2004.

Proteomics in multiplex (PDF)
Nature, 6 May 2004, vol 429, pages 101-107.

Cracking the cancer code
Chemistry world, April 2004, pages 24-28.

Royal Institution website
March 2004. Science Insideout: Biodiversity.

A glimpse into the latest research on Parkinson's Disease
The Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) and its research special interest group, SPRING, has collaborated with the British Library for a series of specially commissioned articles on areas of Parkinson's research.
The Parkinson's Disease Society, January 23, 2004.

Aching atrophy (PDF)
More than unpleasant, chronic pain shrinks the brain.
Scientific American, January 2004, pages 22-23.

Slimming pills for insects
Decades after the discovery of the natural antifeedant compound azadirachtin from the Indian neem tree, Steve Ley's research on the compound is beginning to bear fruit.
Chemistry in Britain, December 2003, pages 24-26.

Taking a shot at neuropathic pain (PDF)
The Lancet Neurology, December 2003, vol 2, page 719.

Bring back the acetyls -a novel anticancer movement (PDF)
The Lancet Oncology, December 2003, vol 4 page 710.

What is the Novartis Foundation?
Physiology News, winter 2003, number 53, pages 45-46.

New key to pain relief (PDF)
Epilepsy drugs are being used to treat the agony caused by damaged nerves.
The Times T2, 3 November 2003.

Osteoarthritis pain goes central (PDF)
The Lancet Neurology, September 2003, vol 2, page 524

Medicine Today
Update on Parkinson's disease
Illegal drugs, a new growth factor and deep brain stimulation all hold out fresh hope.
August 2003, page 10-11

Test identifies tendency to violence
The Lancet Neurology, July 2003, vol 2, page 390

Dimmer switch for the immune system
Immunology is being transformed by the discovery of a cell that can be targeted to turn the immune system up and down. Lisa Melton finds new treatments in the pipeline.
Medicine Today, June 2003, volume 3 issue 11, pages 6-7.

On the trail of SNPs (PDF)
Extracting useful data from the human genome sequence is a major challenge. Lisa Melton examines the early steps towards personal genotyping.
vol 422, 24 April 2003

Oestrogen on the brain (PDF)
Lisa Melton looks at work to extend the beneficial effects of the female hormone oestrogen to men as well as women.
Chemistry in Britain
, March 2003


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