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Can Large MPAs Protect Tuna and Sharks?

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:04:29 +0000

a guest blog by David Curnick, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition. With a global human population of over 7 billion it is becoming ever more important to manage our natural resources effectively. For centuries, the oceans have been seen as an endless bounty, ripe for harvesting. However, this simply isn’t the case […]

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‘Genes of an 18th century ‘giant’ could change the lives of 21st century patients’

13 January 2011


GEE's Professor Mark Thomas and Professor David Balding, co-authors of a study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), 6 January, 2011.  See additional print and online coverage here.

Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have found the underlying genetic change that caused an eighteenth century patient, known at the time as the ‘Irish giant’, to grow to over 7 and a half feet (231cm) tall. Results of the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 6 January 2011, will help identify and treat patients living with gigantism and acromegaly today.   More

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