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Anti-Ageing: Health or Beauty?

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:52:48 +0000

a guest blog by Jorge I. Castillo-Quan, written for the 2015 Write About Research Competition. If you had not heard of the term anti-ageing you have not noticed spam emails, television advertising, and articles in magazines. The term anti-ageing has definitely permeated our society. Most scientists struggle to explain to their non-scientist friends what their […]

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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


Professor Mark Thomas

Professor David Balding


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