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UEA leads the way in latest cancer research

Whilst many believe aging is a risk factor for cancer, pioneering research carried out at UEA has shown the opposite to be true. Leukemia is a cancer which starts in blood-forming tissue such as bone marrow. It causes an overproduction of abnormal white blood cells which are vital in protecting the body against infection. New research…

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Can physical activity help tackle osteoporosis?

Researchers at UEA are exploring the link between leading a sedentary lifestyle and developing osteoporosis. Researchers at the Norwich Medical School will be looking at whether the loss of bone density is directly related to extended periods of sitting, and whether encouraging less sedentary behaviour could improve bone health as we age. The study is…

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Food allergies on the rise

Children today are more likely than ever before to develop food allergies. The deaths of two British teenagers who suffered fatal allergic reactions has brought the recent growth of this issue to light. Demographic research suggests that at current seven percent of children in the UK have a food allergy of some kind. This is…

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A visit to Body Worlds

Body Worlds is a unique, and now permanent, exhibition located in Piccadilly Circus, London. Brainchild of Dr Gunther von Hagens, the exhibition uses real plastinated bodies to teach the public about what makes us human – from conception to death, and all that happens in between. On entering the exhibition, visitors are given a headset…

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Women in Science panel

The second week of Norwich Science Festival saw an all-woman panel take to the stage to discuss their personal journeys into STEMM careers. Guests Angela Saini, Chelsea Slater, Dr Ozak Esu and Dr Suze Kundu joined Laura Bowater, Professor of Microbiology of UEA, each giving a brief account of their experience in the STEMM world,…

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UEA teams with AutoNaut to create Antarctic research vessel

A team of researchers at UEA have helped design a robotic boat which will collect vital information about the causes of rising sea levels in extremely cold environments. Working with engineers at AutoNaut Ltd, the UEA-based scientists wanted to create a boat that could withstand the Antarctic climate, and wouldn’t face problems such as getting…

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