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Is CRISPR gene therapy for rare Angelman Syndrome on the horizon?

Is CRISPR gene therapy for rare Angelman Syndrome on the horizon?

For the first time, scientists have shown how gene editing techniques could be used as therapy for the rare neurodevelopmental disorder – Angelman syndrome. Babies...
Leveraging community engagement to prevent chronic disease

Leveraging community engagement to prevent chronic disease

C3 Collaborating for Health works alongside communities to promote sustainable, healthy habits. C3 Collaborating for Health (C3) believes that engaging members of the community is...
Long COVID: the long and winding road

Long COVID: the long and winding road

Katrina Delargy of Tiyga Health talks about combining knowledge and taking a multidisciplinary approach to managing COVID-19. 2020 has been vastly different to that which...
New study links 28 genes to rare developmental disorders

New study links 28 genes to rare developmental disorders

A new study has linked 28 genes to rare developmental disorders and has estimated another 1,000 genes linked to these disorders are yet to...
Legs Matter Week: making legs matter in a global pandemic

Legs Matter Week: making legs matter in a global pandemic

This week, (October 12 – 16) marks national Legs Matter Week, and a keen sportswoman who was hours away from having her leg amputated...
UK places first order for one million COVID-19 rapid antibody tests

UK places first order for one million COVID-19 rapid antibody tests

The UK Government has placed an order for one million COVID-19 rapid antibody tests. The UK Government has entered into a contract with Abingdon Health,...
Protecting healthcare workers: preventing needlestick injuries

Protecting healthcare workers: preventing needlestick injuries

In this article, Mölnlycke Health Care’s Medical Director John Timmons discusses the vital importance of protecting healthcare workers from needlestick injuries in the operating...
Global agreement to make COVID-19 antigen tests available for all

Global agreement to make COVID-19 antigen tests available for all

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator has announced a set of agreements to make COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available to low- and middle-income...
Scientists link fatal COVID-19 reactions to autoimmunity and faulty genes

Scientists link fatal COVID-19 reactions to autoimmunity and faulty genes

Scientists have linked fatal reactions to COVID-19 in young people to rare gene variants and autoimmunity. New research has shown that 10% of the young...
World Heart Day: preventing heart disease is vital

World Heart Day: preventing heart disease is vital

Today (29 September) marks World Heart Day, and new findings from the European Society of Cardiology shows that preventing heart disease could save billions...
UK charity receives £27m funding to help 10,000 people with mental health

UK charity receives £27m funding to help 10,000 people with mental health

UK mental health charity Think Ahead has received £27m of funding from the UK Government to expand its health social work graduate programme. The funding...
Understanding rare autoinflammatory conditions during awareness month

Understanding rare autoinflammatory conditions during awareness month

September marks World Autoinflammatory Awareness Month – a time for organisations, patients, carers, and families to raise the profile of these rare and complex...
Successful treatment of patients with the autoimmune disease lupus

Successful treatment of patients with the autoimmune disease Lupus

A team of researchers have successfully treated two patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus for the first time. The team from Charité -...
European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

The European Commission has confirmed its participation in the COVAX Facility to ensure equitable access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines. Team Europe will be contributing an...
The role of MRI in stroke care with Cerebriu Apollo

The role of MRI in stroke care with Cerebriu Apollo

Timely treatment is essential for the welfare of stroke patients – Cerebriu Apollo can help. Today’s time to treatment for an acute stroke is too...
Understanding hospital germs and how they stick to surfaces

Understanding hospital germs and how they stick to surfaces

With the rise of antibiotic resistance, understanding how germs are spread in hospitals is vital if hospital acquired infections are to be reduced. Researchers at...
Are T cells key to controlling COVID-19 and reducing its severity?

Are T cells key to controlling COVID-19 and reducing its severity?

A new study has confirmed that T cells play an important role in the body’s response to COVID-19. The findings show that a multi-layered, virus-specific...
Impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors: act now to avoid disability

Impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors: act now to avoid disability

A new report into the impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors has found that delayed 999 calls due to concerns around COVID-19 have left...
Examining AI technology in remote diabetes care

Examining AI technology in remote diabetes care

A major international study will be carried out to assess AI technology for remote diabetes solutions. Carried out by the NextDREAM Consortium group, the multi-centre,...
Progress towards eliminating child deaths could be reversed by COVID-19

Progress towards eliminating child deaths could be reversed by COVID-19

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 could reverse the major progress that has been made toward eliminating preventable child deaths. The number of deaths...

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