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Nobel Prizes 2017: the most exciting discoveries in science

Jack Barton summarises the 2017 Nobel Prize awards in medicine, physics and chemistry announced last week

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UoM study paves way for treating form of dwarfism

Re-purposed drug yields hopeful results

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Controversy: Are sex-specific abortions OK?

Following the criticism of an Ethics Professor for supporting abortions based on the foetus’s sex, Science and Technology reporter Jake Jones considers the ethics of sex-specific abortions

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Andrew Wakefield returns to UK for controversial documentary screening

Disgraced doctor, Andrew Wakefield, has returned to the UK to reignite his ‘anti-vaxx’ message with a new documentary

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The NHS needs a digital healthcare revolution

Artificial intelligence is just one of the ground-breaking technologies that could transform NHS healthcare

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Global News: Science

Read the best science news from around the world this week

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UK scientists dominate at 2016 Nobel Prize ceremonies

Earlier this month, the prestigious Nobel Prize ceremonies began, with the prizes for Physics, Chemistry and Medicine and Physiology announced

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Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health launches

This academic year marks the inauguration of FBMH, a merger between the previously known Faculty of Life Sciences and Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

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A life lecture from British “super-surgeon” Dr. David Nott

David Nott, an NHS consultant surgeon and voluntary humanitarian aid worker, delivered a life lecture to the Manchester medical faculty this week

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Universities look to address medicine degree bias

Lack of medicine students from underprivileged backgrounds is seen as a sign limited support and guidance throughout A-levels and university applications

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UCLAN exclude UK students from medicine degree

Government limits on the amount of UK students able to take a medicine degree has meant that the University of Central Lancashire has had to exclude home students altogether

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What is your course stereotype?

What does your degree say about you? Kitty Treverton Jones explores the stereotypes from a selection of university courses