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coercive control

This is a pattern of behaviour exhibited by someone who wishes to dominate another person, usually one in a relationship with them.

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On the one hand it is good that we are recognising the subtleties of abuse and coming up with terms to identify them. On the other hand it does unfortunately seem to be a growth area of the language.

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CAR-T therapy

 This is described as a revolutionary new method for treating cancer in which the patient’s own T-cell lymphocytes (found in the immune system) are harvested and genetically re-engineered.

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A medical word but one that may get wider currency if it proves to be a success.

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precision medicine

We would like to hope that all medicine combines an accurate diagnosis with an effective treatment, so we need to explain what precisely is meant by the term precision medicine.

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This will transform medical practice of the future.

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