Category Archive: Health

May 25

The importance of iodine – are you drinking enough milk?

Ensuring the safety of the food we eat is of paramount importance. This blog continues our series highlighting how scientists at LGC are addressing measurement challenges to support regulation in the food industry and protect human health in advance of the Government Chemist Conference, Science supporting trust in food, on 21-22 June 2016. Iodine is …

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Apr 14

LGC can help develop new medications

This week saw World Parkinson’s Day and Dr Christian Zeine from our Standards team has been sharing his thoughts on how we are able to help develop new medications to treat this chronic and progressive disorder. “With current medical knowledge, Parkinson’s can be treated effectively, but there is no final cure at this stage. Well known …

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Mar 24

Tuberculosis: still stuck in Victorian times?

Surprisingly for what many consider to be a long-dead Victorian disease, tuberculosis (TB) remains a problem in the UK and the message of this World TB Day (24 March 2016) “Unite to End TB” is still relevant. The number of cases within the UK has risen over the last 30 years and, although numbers are now …

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Mar 15

Space for measurement science in supporting everyday healthcare decisions

During this year’s British Science Week we are taking the opportunity to highlight work showing that there is a space for measurement science in everyday healthcare decisions. Early-career research scientist Dima Almekdad was selected to present the work described below at the prestigious SET for BRITAIN on 7 March 2016 at the House of Commons, …

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Sep 08

World Seafood Conference 2015

Managing director of Michael Walker Consulting Ltd Michael gave a talk on the 8th of September, at the World Seafood Conference in Grimsby, UK which will run between the 5th and the 10th. This conference aims to build on existing partnerships and create new links between the International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) members and …

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Aug 20

How safe is your BBQ? This is how LGC makes sure that it is.

It’s not been the best of summers here in the UK but hopefully you’ve managed to enjoy a BBQ or two… But do you know how safe your BBQ is? Do you know exactly what is on the menu? LGC helps to make sure that your summer BBQ is safe and only makes use of …

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Jul 06

Nanotechnology: The big challenge behind the characterisation of the small

Nanotechnologies are everywhere, from the medicines we take to the food we eat and the sporting equipment we use, but what do we really know about the potential effects when they come into contact with complex matrices and how do we ensure that nanoproducts are safe? The global market for nanomaterials is estimated by the …

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May 28

Anti-microbial resistance: the importance of measurement accuracy

Imagine a world in which your morning shave or an afternoon pottering in the garden poses a major risk to your life. Or the medical breakthroughs that have led to organ transplantation and cancer treatment are no longer viable and no treatment exists. This could be a reality if the “ticking time bomb” of anti-microbial …

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Jul 10

Allergic reactions: a serious consequence of food fraud

LGC now offers the first peanut allergen quality control (QC) materials that have been prepared in the same way as oral food challenge materials used to diagnose peanut allergies. LGC’s new QC reference materials, developed in conjunction with The University of Manchester, can now address difficulties such as ensuring sufficient homogeneity and long term stability, …

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Jul 07

National Transplant Week: the science that saves lives

National Transplant Week 2014 logo

National Transplant Week begins in earnest today with charities across the UK campaigning to encourage people to register as organ donors, tackling the ‘I’ll do it later’ mind-set. There are thousands of people waiting for a life-saving transplant but on average, three people die every day because there are not enough organs available. These numbers …

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