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August 2017 Issue of The Translational Scientist

Welcome to the August issue of The Translational Scientist! This month, we focus on the beginning of life, with an article looking at existing drugs which could potentially be repurposed to treat fetal alcohol syndrome. And in Toolbox, Jegen Kandasamy discusses a potential noninvasive predictor of bronchopulmonary dysplasia risk in preterm infants. With many more articles appearing online this month, keep an eye on the website for more of the latest news and views in translational science.

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Articles featured in this issue

Disease Area Public health

Getting the Vaccine Message Across

| Roisin McGuigan

Some common strategies to dispel vaccine myths may instead be making the situation worse.

Research Field Cell & molecular biology

Translating Science into Signs

| Roisin McGuigan

The lack of scientific terms available in sign language could be holding deaf scientists back…

Disease Area Diagnostics & prognostics

When Minutes Matter

| Michael Schubert

New tests can speed up the diagnosis of severe sepsis, ensuring patients get the right treatment.

Outside the Lab Public health

Tackling Old Age Before Birth

| Beth Curtis

Understanding the factors that influence epigenetic changes throughout life can help treat disease.

Outside the Lab Clinical trials

Too Pregnant to Participate

| Roisin McGuigan

Are current ethical guidelines for clinical studies letting pregnant women down?

Tools & Techniques Immunology

Inside Intestinal Disease

| Sheena Cruickshank

Gut mucus microbiota could lead to earlier diagnosis, or even prediction, of inflammatory bowel disease.

Outside the Lab Neuroscience

Undoing the Damage

| Roisin McGuigan

Two drugs have shown potential to reverse brain damage in mice following alcohol exposure in the womb

Tools & Techniques Cell & gene therapy

Babies’ Breath

| Jegen Kandasamy

Research reveals a potential noninvasive predictor of bronchopulmonary dysplasia risk in preterm infants

Research Field Drug delivery

Image of the Month

| Charlotte Barker

A scanning electron micrograph of porous poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) microparticles.

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