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Chancellor commits £20m ‘big picture’ data projects to tackle major health and social care challenges

- The Chancellor has announced £20m in the Budget to fund new health and social care information projects, aimed at tackling major health challenges by using ‘big picture’ data.

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Rare African bush may help kidney cancer treatment

- New University of Leeds research has shown why a bush that is only found in some African countries could hold a key to killing renal (kidney) cancer cells.

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Long-term risks of taking paracetamol may have been underestimated by clinicians

- Doctors may have underestimated the risks to patients of taking paracetamol on a long-term basis, suggests research led by experts from the University of Leeds.

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Researchers to build smart trousers and sensitive bionic hand

- University of Leeds researchers will play key roles in two innovative projects using futuristic engineering to assist the human body.

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Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

- Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.

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Researchers discover viral "Enigma machine"

- Researchers have cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses including the common cold and polio.

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