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UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

The UK is set to improve research, treatment, care, and clinical decision-making as part of plans to make the country a life sciences superpower...
brain health

Analysing metabolites to monitor infant brain health

A team of researchers has developed an open-access tool capable of accurately evaluating brain health in infants. The collaborative effort has achieved this feat by...
Skin regeneration discovery could mark huge plastic surgery advancement

Skin regeneration discovery could mark huge plastic surgery advancement

In a groundbreaking study, a research team has found that chronic wounds in preclinical models were able to heal with normal, scar-free skin following...
Nanoparticle ‘traps’ and immune system create novel COVID-19 treatment

Nanoparticle ‘traps’ and immune system create novel COVID-19 treatment

A novel treatment for COVID-19 has been developed using nanoparticles that capture the virus in the body and use the immune system to destroy...
Healthcare Anywhere: innovation for patient empowerment

Healthcare Anywhere: innovation for patient empowerment

Healthcare Anywhere’s empowering app helps patients to manage their long-term health conditions at home. Healthcare is changing and Healthcare Anywhere believes it is able to...
bioprinting

Novel bioprinting procedure may enhance craniofacial skin and bone repair

Researchers at Penn State University have successfully repaired craniofacial skin and bone by implementing bioprinting technology during surgery. The team, led by Ibrahim T. Ozbolat,...
Nanoparticles could be a new weapon in the antibiotic resistance fight

Nanoparticles could be a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance

A team of researchers are using nanoparticles as a completely new way of fighting antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics resistance is increasing across the globe as germs...
e-cigarettes

Dual use of e-cigarettes and tobacco may increase respiratory symptoms

A novel study has indicated that smokers who use both e-cigarettes and tobacco display higher chances of developing respiratory symptoms than those who use...
AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

AI model helps researchers understand immune system defence

Researchers have used an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model to predict which key of the immune system opens the locks of coronavirus, to understand the...
High-tech, ultrasonic vibrating needles could transform cancer diagnostics

High-tech, ultrasonic vibrating needles could transform cancer diagnostics

Researchers have modified the standard biopsy needle to create a high-tech needle that can improve cancer diagnostics and reduce discomfort for patients. Currently, cancer diagnosis...
Organ regeneration one step closer with new understanding of skin repair

Organ regeneration one step closer with new understanding of skin repair

A team of scientists has brought the possibility of organ regeneration one step closer by shedding new light on how skin repairs itself. The team...
Exploring the benefits of AI and data in healthcare

Exploring the benefits of AI and data in healthcare

Patrick Malléa and Jérémy Clech of the AI4EU consortium tell HEQ about the benefits and challenges offered by AI in clinical research and care. Healthcare...
All-in-one test provides solution for detection and surveillance of COVID-19

All-in-one test provides solution for detection and surveillance of COVID-19

Researchers have developed a new all-in-one COVID-19 test which provides a solution for detection and surveillance of viruses that could help mitigate COVID-19 infection...
Report warns of urgent need for AI and digital systems in EU healthcare

Report warns of urgent need for AI and digital systems in EU healthcare

A new EIT Health report has outlined the urgent need for a post-pandemic technological revolution, harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital applications, to prevent...
Using computer analysis to create diets that prevent disease

Using computer analysis to create diets that prevent disease

New research has used computer analysis to help design specifically tailored diets that could help prevent disease. Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden...
Novel CRISPR tool allows unprecedented control of epigenetic inheritance

Novel CRISPR tool allows unprecedented control of epigenetic inheritance

Scientists have developed a novel CRISPR technology tool that allows for superior control of epigenetic inheritance for up to 450 generations, paving the way...
super-enhancers

Super-enhancers discovered that may improve breast cancer therapy

Biologists have discovered novel super-enhancers that may aid in manufacturing therapy for triple-negative breast cancer. The research conducted by biologists at the City University of...
Project to use smart technology to detect heart problems

Project to use smart technology to detect heart problems

A new project has received a research grant to explore the efficacy of smart technology devices in detecting heart rhythm problems. The Oxford University Hospitals...
Mental disorder diagnosis breakthrough could offer personalised treatment

Mental disorder diagnosis breakthrough could offer personalised treatment

A breakthrough study has provided new insights into the biological basis of mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar, that offers a promising blood...
Cymatics for healthcare: applying the science of sound in cancer surgery

Cymatics for healthcare: applying the science of sound in cancer surgery

The world's first scientific acoustic instrument that renders sound visible in water – the CymaScope – may help surgeons differentiate between healthy and cancerous...

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