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Dr William Frankland, allergy scientist pioneer, dies aged 108 – BBC News

Dr William Frankland, a British immunologist who transformed the world’s understanding of allergies, has died aged 108. His pioneering work included developing the idea of a pollen count to help hay fever sufferers. Dr Frankland, whose medical career spanned 70 years, was known as “the grandfather of allergy”. As a British army doctor in World… Read More »

NHS to pioneer cholesterol-busting jab

A twice-a-year injection that reduces bad cholesterol to protect the heart is to be pioneered by the NHS in England. Already, millions of people take daily statin pills to cut their cholesterol. But later this year, a “ground-breaking” large-scale clinical trial will offer NHS patients a new form of medicine, gene silencing, in an injection… Read More »

René Favaloro: Heart surgery pioneer celebrated in Google doodle

Argentinian surgeon René Favaloro pioneered heart bypass surgery in the 1960s, extending the lives of millions who suffer from coronary artery blockages Health 12 July 2019 Dr René Favaloro By Sam Wong Argentinian surgeon René Favaloro, who features in today’s Google doodle, pioneered coronary artery bypass surgery, a technique used to restore blood flow to… Read More »