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Tim Sandle

Editor-at-Large based in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Oct 1, 2011
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Photo Essay: Scenes from Rochester, Kent Special

Rochester - Rochester is located in the county of Kent in England. It is associated with Charles Dickens, who wrote some of his works in the town. The town boasts an impressive cathedral and castle.
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Cholesterol management drug niacin 'carries risks'

New studies show that cholesterol management drug niacin produces more side effects than previously known. On that basis, some doctors now caution against taking it.
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Smartphone used to spot fake medicines

Developers from Egypt have devised a smartphone app that is able to distinguish between genuine drug treatment and counterfeits.
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AbbVie buys Shire for $54 billion

London - The purchase of pharmaceutical company Shire by AbbVie will create one of the 50 largest companies in the world, and will move AbbVie’s corporate tax headquarters from North Chicago to the U.K.
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Fat burning cancer link

Conversion of white fat to brown is associated with muscle atrophy and weight loss in cancer patients, according to a new study.
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Is MERS airborne?

Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.
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New autism genetic link revealed

In a new study, researchers determine that heritability outweighs non-genetic risk factors when it comes to the developmental disorder.
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Schizophrenia research receives large cash donation

The philanthropist Ted Stanley has announced he will donate $650 million to psychiatric research. The donation will be used to conduct studies aimed at findings the genetic causes of the mental health disorder.
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Genetic causes of schizophrenia are 'considerable'

The number of known genetic variants linked with schizophrenia has more than tripled, following a massive genome-wide association study.
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Gut microbes help to detoxify rat diets

Gut microbes in Mojave Desert rats help the animals metabolize creosote toxins, according to some new research. The results demonstrated that gut microbes can enhance their rodent hosts’ ability to digest the creosote toxins.
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Citizen science success with lionfish research

Miami - A sixth grader’s science project on the salinity tolerance of lionfish has been proved spot on. An academic researcher has confirmed the student’s results. The data expands knowledge about an invasive species.
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Top CDC anthrax researcher resigns

Atlanta - The former head of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention biosecurity laboratory has left his post following a safety review of U.S. government labs.
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Elephants are the greatest 'sniffers' on the planet

African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor genes known in mammals, nearly twice as many as dogs have, and five times more than humans.
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Can dogs 'feel jealousy?'

Dogs may have the capacity to feel human-like jealousy, according to a study. The study included diverse small dog breeds such as chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and several mutts.
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CDC resumes dealing with hazardous materials

Atlanta - A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to return to transferring hazardous materials.
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Thousands of patients misprescribed antibiotics

During the 2013 flu season a new report highlights that antibiotics were inappropriately given to a large proportion of patients with influenza (a viral disease that is not helped by taking antibiotics).
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Tiger skins are 'like fingerprints'

Individual tigers can be identified through the stripes and patterns on their skin. Each pattern is unique to individual tigers. A collaboration of world governments aim to use this information to track poaching across the globe.
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Lenovo reveal Google Glass rival

Chinese computing giant Lenovo has revealed its rival to Google Glass. In an attempt to get an edge over the U.S. firm, Lenovo's product comes equipped with a neck worn battery.
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Review: The Webb Sisters light up London gig

London - The musical sisters - The Webb Sisters - played an intimate and magnificent concert at the London WM Jazz Club, located in the O2 Arena.
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California businesses unite to protect waterways

Los Angeles - A network of California businesses are working together to protect the state’s coast, ocean, bays, rivers and streams. The initiative has been dubbed the 'Blue Business Council'.
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