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Devastated parents fear Lyme disease killed their 39-year-old daughter

Killed by a tick bite after 11 years: Racecourse worker, 39, died of Lyme disease after catching the infection on a holiday to Australia in 2008 Carly Ellis was diagnosed with the serious bacterial infection back in 2011 She battled eight years of unexplained illnesses, including sepsis and meningitis  The ‘bubbly’ woman who wanted to… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »