Medical news material for interviews 2012 entry



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This page contains reading material to be used in preparing interviews to study medicine for 2012 entry. 
It is worth noting that the information presented on this page is volunteered by the individuals in order to help both current and future applicants.


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Article name  Date (dd mmm yyyy)  Newspaper  Category   

NDM-1 superbug enzyme's 'photofit' taken06 Sep 2011BBC NewsPathology

Bacteria Living in Soil May Kill Cancer07 Sep 2011Medical BreakthroughsPathology

Enzyme Battles Addiction?19 Sep 2011Medical BreakthroughsEnzymes

Lasers: The Key to Regenerating Neurons?22 Sep 2011Medical BreakthroughsTechnology

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: 'Surrounded by uncertainty24 Sep 2011BBC NewsDiseases

Death plea case rejected by judge28 Sep 2011BBC NewsHealth care

Lords debating NHS shake-up bill06 Oct 2011BBC NewsHealth care

Gene therapy and stem cells unite13 Oct 2011BBC NewsStem Cells

Brain cancer 'trojan attack' hope18 Nov 2011BBC NewsCancer

Malaria vaccine trial raises hope18 Nov 2011BBC NewsVaccines

Hospital patients 'more likely to die at weekends'28 Nov 2011BBC NewsHealth care

Alzheimer's: Deep brain stimulation 'reverses' disease28 Nov 2011BBC NewsMental Health

World's First Artificial Trachea Transplant01 Dec 2011Medical BreakthroughsStem Cells

Strikes: NHS hospitals 'prioritising urgent patients'01 Dec 2011BBC NewsHealth care

Coffee shop caffeine levels 'vary widely'01 Dec 2011BBC NewsHealth care

Photodynamic therapy helps Connah Broom's cancer fight01 Dec 2011BBC NewsCancer

What it is like the live with HIV01 Dec 2011BBC NewsDiseases

Who, What, Why: How do you assess a killer's mental health?01 Dec 2011BBC NewsMental Health

CQC failed to offer value for money, says report02 Dec 2011BBC NewsHealth care

Peeking into the brain's filing system05 July 2015BBC NewsNeurology

Deafness could be treated by virus, say scientists09 July 2015BBC NewsStem Cells

Cheap vaccines prevent cholera09 July 2015BBC NewsDiseases