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Experiential training: What does it feel like to have dementia?

Training 2 Care’s unique experiential training provides users with a glimpse of what it is like to live as a person with dementia or...
lung transplant

Identifying the scent of a failing lung transplant with innovative eNose

Researchers based in the Netherlands have developed a revolutionary electronic “nose” that is proficient in smelling out when a lung transplant is starting to...
autism spectrum disorder

ARC launch the UK’s largest study of autism spectrum disorder

The University of Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre (ARC) have launched Spectrum 10K, the most extensive UK study to date of autism spectrum disorder, a...

AI algorithm could help diagnose autism in children earlier

Scientists have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm which they hope could aid in the early detection of autism spectrum disorder. A team from the...
stroke recurrence

Potential risk of stroke recurrence predicted with Artificial Intelligence

Patients’ risk of suffering stroke recurrence can be precisely forecasted with the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a new study has suggested. A novel study...

‘Smart’ shirt developed to monitor heart metrics using nanotube fibres

Researchers have developed ‘smart clothing’ which is able to monitor heartrate and take a continual electrocardiogram (EKG) of the wearer. A team of engineers from...

Drones could increase survival chances for cardiac arrest patients, study suggests

In a first-of-its-kind pilot project, drones have proved successful in delivering defibrillators to cardiac emergencies. The study, carried out by Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, found...

Mobiles and smartwatches can disrupt pacemakers and defibrillators

Some models of smartphones and smartwatches can interfere with the workings of pacemakers and defibrillators, new research has found. A study by investigators affiliated with...

Device to rapidly treat stab wounds wins UK James Dyson Award

An innovative medical device to stem bleeding from stab wounds has been awarded the James Dyson Award 2021 for the UK. The REACT device was...

Virtual reality training launched for COVID-19 labs to tackle skills shortage

A new virtual reality training programme has been introduced for COVID-19 laboratories in the hope of meeting a mass skills shortage. Educational technology innovator CREDERSI...

Prototype breathing device created for COVID-19 patients in poor countries

Experts have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use prototype breathing device, designed specifically for poorer-resourced healthcare settings. Created in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases...

AI blood testing technology developed to detect lung cancers

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) blood test technology to detect lung cancers with high accuracy. A research team from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer...

Researchers create ‘plaster’ to seal internal wounds

An innovative patch to seal internal wounds and prevent dangerous leakages has been developed by researchers in Switzerland. A team of researchers from Empa have...

3D-bioprinted active tumour could transform cancer research

Scientists have used 3D printing biotechnology to create a complex model of a glioblastoma tumour. Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have used 3D...

Foetal membranes repair themselves after injury, researchers demonstrate

New evidence that foetal membranes have the ability to heal themselves following injury could help to reduce the risk of birth complications. Led by Queen...

Poor diet and lack of exercise could increase dementia risk

An unhealthy diet and lifestyle could heighten the risk of cognitive decline and diseases such as dementia, new research has suggested. In a study led...

AI-based eye test could help prevent severe vision loss

A new artificial intelligence (AI)-based eye test can predict a condition that may develop into blindness, a recent study has determined. Researchers from Imperial College...

Night shift work linked to increased risk of heart problems

A recent study has suggested that working night shifts is associated with an increased risk of developing heart problems. According to research published in the...

Digital transformation in social care could bring £127m in improvements

A drive to increase the use of digital technology in social care in England is expected to lead to £127m worth of benefits, NHS...

New AI technology can detect dementia in early stages

New artificial intelligence (AI) tools that can detect dementia before symptoms appear could aid in preventing the disease, researchers say. A team led by Professor...

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