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Neurodegenerative diseases: searching for a cure

Neurodegenerative diseases: searching for a cure

TU Dresden scientists confirm that additional neurons improve brain function – does this mean we’re a step closer to curing neurodegenerative diseases? Most neurons in...
UK healthcare industry £70 billion contribution to UK economy at risk

UK healthcare industry £70 billion contribution to UK economy at risk

Following Theresa May’s historic Brexit deal defeat and a possible ‘No Deal’, the £70 billion (€79.5 billion) contribution to the UK economy by UK...
MyHealthMyData: towards smarter, safer data sharing

MyHealthMyData: towards smarter, safer data sharing

Anna Rizzo explains how the MyHealthMyData project will enable secure data sharing among hospitals, public and private research centres, and citizens. MyHealthMyData is an EU-funded...
Available on prescription? The complicated picture of medical cannabis in the UK

Available on prescription? The complicated picture of medical cannabis in the UK

It is doctors’ conservatism and not government regulations that is holding back patient access to medical cannabis in the UK, says Professor Mike Barnes. In...
University Hospital Basel forms new alliance delivering enhanced patient care

University Hospital Basel forms new alliance delivering enhanced patient care

University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, and award-winning UK medical 3D printing firm, axial3D have formed a new alliance to deliver improved patient care. The leading medical...
LGBTQ health differences and education need to be addressed

LGBTQ health differences and education need to be addressed

Moffitt Cancer Center is leading the nation in addressing the issues facing LGBTQ health through research and the creation of new educational programs. In the...
Does moving more when you’re older = memory improvement?

Does moving more when you’re older = memory improvement?

According to the American Academy of Neurology, older adults who move more may preserve their thinking skills and experience memory improvement. Memory improvement is said...
Can we end tuberculosis?

Can we end tuberculosis?

Following from the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB, Yuliya Chorna, of TB Europe Coalition, reflects on the global movement to end tuberculosis. The first...
Bold ideas to transform healthcare: the American health reform

Bold ideas to transform healthcare: the American health reform

According to Harvard, USA, new analysis finds competing visions for health reform, with democratic governors having bold ideas to transform healthcare. A new analysis published...
Varroa destructor: the bee parasites that feed on fatty organs, not blood

Varroa destructor: the bee parasites that feed on fatty organs, not blood

Honey bee colonies around the world are at risk from a variety of threats, ranging from pesticides to habitat loss, but bee parasites are...
Using gene expression to better understand Salmonella

Using gene expression to better understand Salmonella

The devastating Salmonella epidemic is killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa, now using gene expression, scientists are closer to understanding the...
Electroshock therapy and alterations in hippocampal structural connections

Electroshock therapy and alterations in hippocampal structural connections

According to the University of California, alterations in hippocampal structural connections differentiate responders of electroshock therapy in depression. A new study in people with major...

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