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A step closer to gene therapy that restores hearing for congenitally deaf

A step closer to gene therapy that restores hearing for congenitally deaf

Findings from a new study have brought the possibility of gene therapy that could restore hearing in the congenitally deaf one step closer. Mutations in...
Oxford and Oracle to enable rapid COVID-19 variant identification

Oxford and Oracle to enable rapid COVID-19 variant identification

A new partnership between Oxford University and Oracle will see the speed identification of COVID-19 variants and will help further understanding of infectious diseases. To...
Alzheimer’s research takes leap forward with new discovery

Alzheimer’s research takes leap forward with new discovery

Alzheimer’s disease research has taken a leap forward thanks to the discovery that pulsations of the cerebral arteries maintaining the brain’s cleaning system differ...
acute pancreatitis

Combatting acute pancreatitis with new monoclonal antibody

A phase two global study has confirmed that the investigational drug evinacumab can successfully reduce triglycerides in patients with acute pancreatitis. The study, led by...
blood clots

Recurring upper body blood clots caused by COVID-19

A novel study has identified the propensity for COVID-19 to generate the recurrence of blood clots in the upper body of patients for the...
Deaths from stroke and heart disease increased by long working hours

Deaths from stroke and heart disease increased by long working hours

According to new estimates, long working hours have led to 745,000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016 – a 29% increase...
Ovarian cancer deaths not reduced by screening, shows study

Ovarian cancer deaths not reduced by screening, shows study

A trial of ovarian cancer screening has shown that it did not succeed in reducing ovarian cancer deaths, despite one of the methods detecting...
UK cystic fibrosis treatment achieves poorer outcomes than the US

UK cystic fibrosis treatment achieves poorer outcomes than the US

New research has indicated that children in the UK with cystic fibrosis (CF) have worse health outcomes than those in the US, signifying a...
rare diseases

Working towards a new framework for rare diseases

Health Europa Quarterly speaks with EURORDIS Public Health Policy Director Anna Kole about the current landscape of rare diseases in Europe. The European Organisation for...
Improving outcomes for children following radiation therapy

Improving outcomes for children following radiation therapy

A team of experts from around the world has teamed up to improve clinical outcomes for children with cancer following radiation therapy. Radiation therapy has...
tuberculosis

Making strides towards a world without tuberculosis

Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, tells Health Europa Quarterly about the ongoing global effort to combat tuberculosis. The Stop TB...
Alzheimer's disease

Commonly used anaesthetic may influence Alzheimer’s disease pathology

A novel investigation has indicated that a commonly used anaesthetic may influence brain proteins that stimulate Alzheimer’s disease pathology. The study, conducted by researchers at...
Simple sugar could be a new biomarker for severe multiple sclerosis

Simple sugar could be a new biomarker for severe multiple sclerosis

New research suggests that a simple sugar – N-acetylglucosamine – could be a biomarker for the development of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). MS manifests differently...
Project investigating COVID-19 blood vessel inflammation receives grant

Project investigating COVID-19 blood vessel inflammation receives grant

A new project that will investigate the role of inflammation in blood vessel damage in COVID-19 patients has received a grant from Heart Research...
psychosis

Study suggests the immune system triggers the effects of psychosis

Novel research has indicated a correlation between genetic changes that influence the brain’s immune system and psychosis, potentially advancing treatments. The study, conducted by researchers...
Pompe Support Network: living with Pompe disease

Pompe Support Network: living with Pompe disease

HEQ speaks with Allan Muir, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the UK’s Pompe Support Network, about the burden and treatment of Pompe...
machine learning

Identifying epigenetic drivers of cancer with machine learning

Scientists have developed an innovative machine learning technique that is able to identify the epigenetic drivers of cancers accurately. The study, published in Cancer Discovery,...
people with autism

Greater risk of long-term health conditions for people with autism

A new study has indicated that people with autism display a higher likelihood of developing long-term health conditions than others. The investigation, conducted by researchers...
colon cancer

Correlation discovered between obesity-related colon cancer and inflammasomes

Evidence has emerged that the growth of obesity-related colon cancer is influenced by protein complexes called inflammasomes. New research, conducted by scientists from the University...
World-first major progressive multiple sclerosis trial to launch in UK

World-first major progressive multiple sclerosis trial to launch in UK

The world’s first meg-trial for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is to launch later this year in the UK. The Octopus trial is a revolutionary clinical...

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