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Research In Progress 2015

These woes ain’t Royal

By Phil Hefford, MSc Medical Microbiology 2012-13. During a whirlwind final week to the first term of Graduate Medical School, I find myself presenting amongst passionate early career researchers at a Royal Society conference, and reminded of the challenges we face in the complex field of Tropical Medicine.

A…

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Pursuing Medicine

Reflections & Future Directions: Pursuing Medicine

It is trip number three to East Africa in as many years. My diet has succumbed to a delightful local bread-snack, eggs and, for my sins, that sugary brown fizzy “liquid” which is everywhere! I have lost weight, more because of my reluctance to fill myself with the local…

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New Journeys, New Friends and New Discoveries

You can follow my other official (and personal) blog here: www.philandtropical.wordpress.com, or follow me on twitter: philandtropical

 

This is sort of an “all in one” miniramble, but nonetheless, let me update you on an eventful week.

At the research unit I’ve been working at this…

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Swelling of the brain may also result in intracerebral haemorrhage

A Virus for a Bigger Brain?

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Can a virus make your brain bigger? Well yes – quite literally so when we’re talking about Viral Encephalitis. A couple of case studies I’ve encountered on my journeys pushed me to find out more about this…

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Mekong Delta

Two Weeks into Viet Nam life

This is a post from just over a week ago, from my main personal blog, which you can follow at: http://philandtropical.wordpress.com/

 

 (…Running on the sand dunes of Mui Ne…)

I’m two weeks into life in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. The food, as previously…

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H1 N1 virus

Summer project in Vietnam

Hello! I’m Phil, a student on the MSc Medical Microbiology course. Virology is where my biggest interest lies – it’s a slightly narcissistic view given that about half of our human genetic information actually came from viruses. This amazing fact that hints at a long and complex relationship between…

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