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A study into the debate on assisted suicide: Is the current law out of touch with reality?

| April 5, 2015

Introduction The intractable dilemmas of assisted suicide and euthanasia have been thrown very much into the spotlight in the UK following the bold and final act of the House of Lords as a judicial body in Purdy v DPP[1] which saw the Department of Public Prosecution’s (DPP) lack of published policy on assisted suicide[2] held […]

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Is an adolescent far better of under the statutory law than the common law? Discuss

| March 24, 2015

Introduction The tension between adolescence and adulthood has been a fertile breeding ground for legal reform in mental health. The issues surrounding the admission and detention of mentally ill adolescents in hospital are fabulously complex and have been swept along with the tide of reform ever since the Law Commission in 1995 recommended an overhaul […]

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Chronic Stress and Coronary Heart Disease

| March 24, 2015

Assess the role of chronic stress in the development of coronary heart disease The heart is a vital muscle which is responsible for pumping blood around the body. It receives its own supply of blood from coronary arteries which are a network of blood vessels located on the surface of the heart. When the blood […]

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The impact of the Food Industry upon Diet-Related Health Problems

| March 24, 2015

1. Introduction This dissertation will look at the impact the food industry is able to make upon health problems which have been linked with diet. The risks of poor diet are well documented: “treating treating diseases brought on by poor diet costs the NHS £5.8bn, almost as much as it costs to treat smoking and […]

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The Food Industry and Diet-Related Health Problems

| March 24, 2015

Introduction This dissertation will look at the impact the food industry is able to make upon health problems which have been linked with diet. The risks of poor diet are well documented: “treating treating diseases brought on by poor diet costs the NHS £5.8bn, almost as much as it costs to treat smoking and alcohol […]

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Gene Therapy and Monogenic Disorders

Gene Therapy and Monogenic Disorders

| March 18, 2015

1. Introduction The Human Genome Project has greatly facilitated research into the genetic understanding of monogenic inherited diseases. Gene therapy has been used as an impressive and innovative tool over the past few decades with an explosion of clinical trials taking place worldwide. This paper aims to discuss monogenic disorders, highlighting several in particular to […]

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Potentially novel markers for chondrogenesis to speedup the work in the design and development of regenerative therapy for osteoarthritis

Potentially novel markers for chondrogenesis to speedup the work in the design and development of regenerative therapy for osteoarthritis

| March 14, 2015

Introduction Treatment of cartilage damage presents one of the significant problems in orthopaedics. Cartilage damage, though not life threatening, affects the quality of life significantly. In most cases patients suffering from degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis are forced to undergo expensive joint replacement surgeries. With advancements in biomedical science there is an increasing focus on […]

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The genome sequence of Bacillus

| March 14, 2015

Timothy D. Read*†, Scott N. Peterson*‡, Nicolas Tourasse§#, Les W. Baillie*†k, Ian T. Paulsen*{, Karen E. Nelson*, Herve ́ Tettelin*, Derrick E. Fouts*, Jonathan A. Eisen*{, Steven R. Gill*, Erik K. Holtzapple*, Ole Andreas Økstad§#, Erlendur Helgason§#, Jennifer Rilstone*, Martin Wu*, James F. Kolonay*, Maureen J. Beanan*, Robert J. Dodson*, Lauren M. Brinkac*, Michelle Gwinn*, […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

| March 14, 2015

Introduction Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative, and irreversible disorder of the brain. It is named after the German Psychiatrist Dr. Alois Alzheimer, who first noticed the structural abnormalities of the brain of a deceased woman with a history of mental illness. (NIA, 2011) As per the 2009 world Alzheimer’s report, Alzheimer’s is the most […]

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The Differentiation between cartilage and Bone

The Differentiation between cartilage and Bone

| March 14, 2015

Introduction Treatment of cartilage damage presents one of the significant problems in orthopedics. Cartilage damage, though not life threatening, affects the quality of life significantly. In most cases patients suffering from degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis are forced to undergo expensive joint replacement surgeries. With advancements in biomedical science there is an increasing focus on […]

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The Role of ApoE and its isoforms in Alzheimer’s disease

The Role of ApoE and its isoforms in Alzheimer’s disease

| March 14, 2015

Introduction Research into the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease have progressed considerably and currently at least three different genes are known to be linked with AD pathogenesis. Of these the apolipoprotein gene E (APOE), an amino acid glycoprotein, is one of the main focus of research over the last decade or so and significant associations […]

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Quantification of collagen fibre maturity in decellularized collagen matrices

Quantification of collagen fibre maturity in decellularized collagen matrices

| March 14, 2015

1.0 Introduction:   Tissue engineering can be used to resolve the issues of replacing organs and tissue. Chemical polymers are used as “scaffolds” to support the growth of cells. Yet a “complex of three-dimensional structures and full organs” can be produced by taking different approach (Gilbert et al. 2006). Decellularization and recellularization techniques have been […]

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Does feedback to prescribers help to reduce prescription errors?

Does feedback to prescribers help to reduce prescription errors?

| March 12, 2015

Does feedback to prescribers help to reduce prescription errors? Literature Review AIM: The aim of this literature review is to determine from previous studies the effectiveness of feedback to doctors in reducing the rate of future prescribing errors and to determine if there are any studies that have been carried out to improve method of […]

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Evaluation of Public Health and Nutrition Programmes

| March 12, 2015

Abstract A proposal for a PhD study looking at the evaluation of public health and nutrition programmes within the UK. The number of such programmes has increased since the late 1990’s, and with them have developed strategies for evaluating their success. However, some suggest that evaluation so far has been flawed. This study aims to […]

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“Rapid detection and identification of bacteria in food and clinical laboratories”

| March 12, 2015

Abstract Modern technological progress has affected how microbiology is practiced. There is emphasis on the minimalisation of laboratory costs, cost-efficiency and reliability of tests for efficient bacterial identification from food cultures. Before using any technology, it is recommended that the products’ performance characteristics be first tested, particularly as theses characteristics, are often not determined by […]

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Evaluation of the Food Control Systems in Saudi Arabia

| March 12, 2015

Introduction According to the World Trade Organisation, Saudi Arabia is a developing country and is part of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Due to increased tourism, religious trips, foreign workers, recent food scares, and a high reliance on imported food, the need has arisen for the establishment of a common market and common […]

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The Physiology and Pharmacology of Hypertension

| March 12, 2015

Abstract An academic edit of an essay concerned with the physiology and pharmacology of hypertension. The ‘flow’ and sense have been improved, references added where necessary, and the style amended to an appropriate academic one. 1. Introduction The following essay looks at the physiology and pharmacology of hypertension. First, the nature of the condition is […]

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Select an aspect of the “End of life Strategy” and critically evaluate the implications for community health care providers.

| March 7, 2015

Introduction The Liverpool Care Pathway (LPC) was created in the late 1990’s as an alliance between the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the Liverpool Marie Curie Hospice. Designed as a template model utilizing numerous resource locations such as hospitals, care homes, hospices and patients own homes its fundamental vision was to ensure the greatest quality of […]

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Assessment, Care and Support Planning

| March 7, 2015

Abstract This essay discusses a case study, and the most appropriate social work interventions to address the needs of the client. Daryl’s stable life situation has been severely disrupted by mental health issues, and he seems unable to cope with life outside hospital. Daryl’s situation is discussed in terms of relevant theoretical perspectives. The next […]

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Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy Policy in the UK

| March 7, 2015

This essay will discuss the current policies in place to prevent teenage pregnancy in the United Kingdom. Firstly, it will introduce the key concept of teenage pregnancy and discuss it against the context of the problems it creates. The current teenage pregnancy policy will then be presented and critiqued. Finally, a number of recommendations and […]

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