All articles by Natalie Healey

  1. Medical textiles: scientists spin a good yarn

    The power of needlework should never be underestimated. Where would we be without the textile industry providing natural and synthetic…
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    11 May
  2. Is the future of blood testing robotic?

    Some people are more comfortable with needles than others. Being sent for a routine blood test may fill you with…
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    5 May
  3. Q&A: trialling virtual workers in the NHS

    Last April, a report from the Taxpayer’s Alliance in the UK estimated that automation could save the NHS £12.5bn a…
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    23 Apr
  4. Living livers: how to extend the transplant window

    If you’re unlucky enough to need a liver transplant, you face stiff competition. This organ is in high demand. The…
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    9 Apr
  5. Diverse diagnostics: why ‘one size fits all’ doesn’t always work

    Over the decades, new diagnostics have emerged for a range of health conditions, which provide greater accuracy, at a lower…
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    17 Mar
  6. What’s the solution to the ethylene oxide crisis?

    At the end of last year, six former teachers from suburban Chicago launched a lawsuit blaming a nearby medical device…
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    27 Feb
  7. No filter: understanding how medicines impact dehydration

    Six to eight glasses of water a day. That’s what we’ve been told in the UK is the amount of…
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    23 Jan
  8. A diagnostic tool for respiratory disease: machine learning coughs up

    It’s likely that coughing ranks up there with your least favourite sounds. A fellow train passenger’s persistent hacking can feel…
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    19 Dec
  9. Blood will tell: a new diagnostic approach for PTSD

    For the last 40 years, Dr Charles Marmars’ patients have shared with him some of the most harrowing events imaginable….
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    12 Dec
  10. Q&A: the challenge of foetal monitoring with Professor Barrie Hayes-Gill

    Barrie Hayes-Gill is professor of Electronic Systems and Medical Devices, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Over the…
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    28 Nov
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