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New malaria vaccine could drastically reduce child deaths, say scientists

A malaria vaccine created by Oxford researchers “is really exciting” and could contribute towards drastically reducing the number of children who die from the infection, experts suggest. A new study reports on the effectiveness of a malaria booster vaccine which shows long-lasting high efficacy in African children, meeting the World Health Organisation (WHO) specified 75% […]

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First ever recording of dying brain suggests we may recall key life events

Scientists may be closer to answering an age-old question about what happens to the human brain as we die. Neuroscientists accidentally recorded a dying brain while they were using electroencephalography (EEG) to detect and treat seizures in an 87-year-old man and the patient suffered a heart attack. It was the first time ever that scientists […]

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Study examines peanut allergy treatment for children

The younger that children with a peanut allergy are when exposed to controlled doses, the more effective the treatment may be at building a tolerance, research suggests. After two-and-a-half years, the majority of young children given the peanut protein were able to safely consume the equivalent of approximately 16 peanuts of daily treatment, the study […]

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Artificial pancreas is ‘life-changing’ for very young children, experts say

An artificial pancreas created by the University of Cambridge has proven “life-changing” for very young children with Type 1 diabetes, experts say. The device is more effective at managing blood sugar levels than current technology and does not require as much input from parents, according to a study published in the New England Journal of […]

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