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Tim Sandle

Dr. Tim Sandle is a chartered biologist and holds a first class honours degree in Applied Biology; a Masters degree in education; and has a doctorate from Keele University.

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HIV May Be Older Than Previously Thought

By Tim Sandle

Viruses similar to HIV in humans were present in non-human primates in Africa at least 5 million years ago, according to a new study. This places the immune deficiency causing virus in a much older time. It is considered by most scientists, Medical Xpress indicates, that HIV-1, the virus responsible for AIDS related illnesses, infiltrated […]

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New Strain of Norovirus Sweeping Around the Globe

By Tim Sandle

A new strain of the stomach bug norovirus has been steadily moving around the globe. The strain was first identified in the U.S. following an issue on a cruise ship. Since then there have been further outbreaks. Last year, the particular strain of norovirus was blamed for making 700 passengers and crew sick on the ‘Royal […]

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Scientists move a step closer to treating cancer-causing herpes

By Tim Sandle

Researchers have moved a step closer in developing a medication for an efficient treatment against a type of herpes which causes a form of cancer known as Kaposi’s sarcoma. Before considering the new research, what is Kaposi’s sarcoma and how serious is it? Kaposi’s sarcoma is a tumor caused by human herpes virus 8. Kaposi’s […]

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London’s river Thames is chock-a-block full of pathogenic bacteria

By Tim Sandle

Rivers appear to be a significant source of antibiotic resistant bacteria, and have a consequential impact on the environment. New research into the river Thames has found numbers to be higher near waste water treatment works. In 2013 it was reported that antibiotic-resistant bacteria had been isolated in specific spots along the Hudson river, from the […]

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