Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered the specific gene mutations that are required for the development of leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome. Children with Down’s syndrome have a 150-fold increased risk of myeloid leukaemia, and while some of the genetic causes of this have been previously established, this is the first study … Read more
News for Molecular Diagnostics
On Thursday 7th February 2019, over 170 members of the public affected by Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis attended a ‘Crohn’s and Colitis Open Evening’ at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Below is a PDF summary of the event plus a slideshow with slides from the Powerpoint presentation given at the Open Evening.
A team of researchers from the University of Oxford has developed a new technique that allows scientists to reliably track genetic errors in individual cancer cells, and find out how these might lead to uncontrollable growth. The research by the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, supported by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, could … Read more
Patients and relatives affected by Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) have visited the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) at the John Radcliffe Hospital to find out more about advances in treating the condition. The members of the Oxford and Thames Valley MDS Patient Support Group visited the WIMM Friday 29 September. MDS are a group … Read more