Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Diseases & Conditions News

Health Europa brings you the latest Diseases & Conditions News from across the field of European Healthcare & Social Care Policy.

Are Mycoplasma bacteria sneaking past our line of defence?

Are Mycoplasma bacteria sneaking past our line of defence?

New research reveals that Mycoplasma bacteria make DNA in a unique way that may protect them from our immune response. Researchers from Stockholm University, Sweden,...
Mucopolysaccharide storage diseases and puberty and adolescence

Mucopolysaccharide storage diseases and puberty and adolescence

The Medical University of Vienna’s Susanne Gerit Kircher reflects on the medical progress that has allowed people affected by mucopolysaccharide storage diseases to start...
Novel antibacterial compounds created to battle antibiotic resistance development

Novel antibacterial compounds created to battle antibiotic resistance development

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have created novel antibacterial compounds to combat antibiotic resistance development. Focusing on the role of LsrK kinase, the...

Tanycytes: the cells that control body weight and energy balance

New €10m grant funded by the European Research Council set to fund research project delving more into the knowledge regarding tanycytes. Having been awarded with...
The Fool’s Tower: Europe’s oldest building that accommodated mental patients

The Fool’s Tower: Europe’s oldest accommodation for mental patients

Health Europa explores with those involved in managing and expanding the then-hospital for mental patients, Vienna’s Narrenturm (Fool’s Tower). In September, Health Europa travelled to...
Sleep and pain relief on demand, from Sana Health

Sleep and pain relief on demand, from Sana Health

Sana Health introduces its neuromodulation device, which is easing pain, improving sleep, and could save many lives. IN 1992, the founder of Sana Health, Richard...
New therapeutic opportunities discovered from melanoma initiation

New therapeutic opportunities discovered from melanoma initiation

A vital vulnerability of melanoma initiation has been uncovered by researchers, finding that specific RNA boosts protein synthesis in different cellular compartments. Researchers from VIB-KU...
In focus: rheumatoid arthritis medication and treatments

In focus: rheumatoid arthritis medication and treatments

What do we know about rheumatoid arthritis medication? What are the recommended first-line treatment for this debilitating disease? Read more as Health Europa investigates. Rheumatoid arthritis...
The Swiss perspective on mucopolysaccharide disease

The Swiss perspective on mucopolysaccharide disease

Dr Fredi Wiesbauer, vice president of the Swiss Mucopolysaccharide disease (MPS) Society met with Health Europa and explored the Swiss experience of hosting such...
What do you know about Zellweger spectrum disorders?

What do you know about Zellweger spectrum disorders?

Zellweger UK explains how the charity is working to support research into Zellweger spectrum disorders. The Zellweger Spectrum Disorders (ZSD) comprise a group of genetic...
New wireless device can assist patients with breast cancer recovery

New wireless device can assist patients with breast cancer recovery

Studies of a new wireless device has demonstrated early warning of the potential failure of breast reconstruction surgery, assisting patients with breast cancer recovery. Funded...
The key steps to effective pressure ulcer prevention

The key steps to effective pressure ulcer prevention

Claire James, director of pressure ulcer prevention campaigns Your Turn and React to Red Skin, reflects on UK efforts to reduce burden of pressure...

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