New genetic "map" drawn up that will give better diagnosis for breast cancer patients and more effective treatment


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New genetic 'map' drawn up that will give better diagnosis for breast cancer patients and more effective treatment | UPDATED: 17:11 GMT, 16 May 2012 A genetic 'map' that could help give more accurate diagnoses of breast cancer has been drawn up, showing the varied landscape of the disease in more detail than ever before.

Genetic flaw discovered that turns flu into a killer


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Genetic flaw that turns flu into a killer discovered Genetic test could reveal those most at risk from next influenza pandemic | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 26 March 2012 A genetic discovery could help explain why flu makes some people seriously ill or kills them, while others seem able to bat it away with little more than a few aches, coughs and sneezes.

Chlamydia is a "cunning" STD that easily evolves into new strains, reveal scientists


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Chlamydia is a 'cunning' STI that easily evolves into new strains, discover scientists More than 150,000 people aged under 25 in England tested positive for chlamydia in 2010 Study provides insight into how chlamydia avoids the human immune system | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 12 March 2012 Warning: More than 150,000 adults aged under 25 were diagnosed with chlamydia in 2010 alone Chlamydia – the world's most common sexual infection – is a more cunning and highly evolved bacterium than thought, scientists say.

Life-saving malaria vaccine could enter clinical trials within 2 years


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Vaccine that could eradicate most deadly form of malaria by blocking parasite close to clinical trials Oxford scientists need to raise 1million, but hope to get the vaccine to trial within two years The experimental drug appears capable of neutralising most – or even all – strains of the parasite responsible for nine out of 10 malaria deaths A British vaccine with the potential to eradicate the most deadly form of malaria could enter clinical trials within two years.