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Academy of Medical Sciences appoints new President

John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, is to become President of The Academy of Medical Sciences from November 2006. Professor Bell will succeed Sir Keith Peters, Emeritus Regius Professor of Physics at Cambridge University and President of The Academy since 2002.

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Safer medicines

While current methods of safety evaluation of drugs have been largely successful, the pharmaceutical industry and academic researchers can improve the safety of medicines further by making more use of

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Scientists urge government to call time on Britain's excessive drinking

A group of the United Kingdom's leading medical researchers warned of the increasing danger to individuals' health from the growing consumption of alcohol and the spiralling costs of alcohol-related illness to the NHS. The Academy of Medical Sciences working group called on Government to introduc...

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