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Hospital: The cost of treatment video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Hospital: The cost of treatment

As new treatments come on stream, some carry a huge price tag. Closing the gap between what's possible, and what's affordable, is a challenge for the staff, and patients, of the Hospital.

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Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Using lanthanides as medical imaging tools

Discover how an element belonging to the 'rare earth metals' is being used in medicine. Here's how lanthanides' magnetic properties are fantastic for medical imaging:  

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How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

How are insect wings helping replace antibiotics?

Indian researchers have taken inspiration from nature to develop a way of protecting replacement hips and joints from infection - without the need for antibiotics. 

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Can engineering help improve patient safety? article icon

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Can engineering help improve patient safety?

New research from Cambridge suggests that better, clearer, consistent design of tubes and liquids could save lives.

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The Medium is the Message article icon

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The Medium is the Message

Surgeon Gabriel Weston looks at how medical technology has changed us - and is how we receive messages more important than the message itself?  

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OU on the BBC: Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search For Modern Medicines article icon

History & The Arts 

OU on the BBC: Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search For Modern Medicines

Pain, Pus and Poison tells the extraordinary story of how mankind learnt to look at the world around him and use it to heal his body

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