Matthew Tranter

Matthew Tranter

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford, I moved to London to complete a PhD in Cardiac Pharmacology at Imperial College. I am now a college lecturer in Physiology at Trinity College Oxford.

Latest Articles from Matthew

  • One Pill HIV Treatment Approved By FDA

    HIV treatment often requires a number of pills to be taken each day. A new pill from Gilead Sciences that combined four HIV medications could make life easier for these patients.

  • Gut Flora Can Improve Cancer Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy can help to clear tumours by increasing the activity of the immune system. New research has shown that in a mouse model of melanoma, particular gut bacteria species can help to enhance the immune system to clear the tumour without the need for extra drugs.

  • Some ‘Hardwired’ To Enjoy Higher-Calorie Foods

    Some people may be 'hardwired' to crave high-calorie foods, perhaps providing an explanation for why some find it hard to lose and control body mass. This could lead to a personalised way to treat people for obesity, based on their genes and brain wiring.

  • Blood Vessel Formation Could Underlie Parkinson’s Symptoms

    Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disease characterised by movement difficulties. The disease is thought to be due to a lack of dopamine, although a new study has shown increase blood vessel formation could also form part of the disease process.

  • Link Found Between Depression, Sedentary Pregnancy And Diabetes

    A woman's health during pregnancy can influence the baby's. Although we know exercise is usually beneficial, little is known about how exercise and activity can affect people during pregnancy. New research has shown that depression may be linked to a sedentary lifestyle during pregnancy, increasing the risk of gestational diabetes.

  • Lab Mystery Uncovers Novel Anaemia Treatment

    Anaemia is a condition where the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is reduced. Scientists have discovered a potential molecular switch that could cure anaemia by increasing the body's own production of red blood cells.

  • Link Found Between Sugary Drinks And Heart Failure

    Sugary drinks are linked to a number of conditions, including hypertension, coronary heart disease and stroke. Now, a new link between these drinks and heart failure has been found in a Swedish study of men.

  • Scientists Closer To Predicting Drug Side Effects

    Drug side effects can often be a surprise to both patient and doctor, and can reduce compliance with treatment. Scientists are now one step closer to a predictive test that could determine which drugs would cause serious side effects in which patient.

  • New Discovery Could Help Toxoplasma Vaccine

    Toxoplasma is a common parasitic infection that does not cause illness in the majority of people it infects. However, in some it can cause serious complications. Scientists have found a key pathway in the induction of immunity to the parasite, furthering research into a vaccine.

  • Exercise And CBT Could Help Chronic Fatigue

    Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterised by a debilitating tiredness and often is accompanied by pain. Little is known about its pathology and few effective treatments exist. New research has shown that exercise and CBT can have a prolonged effect on reducing a person's symptoms.

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