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Overprescribing opioids is a thing – its time to stop it

Overprescribing opioids is a thing – its time to stop it

A research team from Keele University, UK, has been awarded with a £2.4 million (~€2.7) grant to help reduce the overprescribing of opioids. The National...
Barts Charity awarded £1.5 million (~€1.68) to brain tumour research

Barts Charity awarded £1.5 million (~€1.68) to brain tumour research

Brain tumour research is about to get a revival with £1.5m from Barts Charity, enabling researchers to extend successful lab-based research into clinical trials. A...
Learning from the Estonian e-health system

Learning from the Estonian e-health system

Estonia’s Minister of Health and Labour Riina Sikkut tells Health Europa what we can learn from the Estonian e-health system. The Estonian e-health system is...
IBM fingernail sensor - understanding Parkinson’s with AI

IBM fingernail sensor – understanding Parkinson’s with AI

The IBM fingernail sensor prototype has the aim of helping clinicians to continuously track, monitor and more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease with AI. The Michael...
The circadian clock gene: biological differences between males and females

Circadian clock gene: biological differences between males and females

The biological differences between males and females has now been investigated with the circadian clock gene, which may benefit female heart health. Published in the...
Inpatient sleep interruptions to be reduced by SIESTA project

Inpatient sleep interruptions to be reduced by SIESTA project

Although patients may spend much of their time sitting in a chair or recovering in bed, inpatient sleep interruptions is common – but a...
Gene editing capsaicinoids: should researchers engineer a spicy tomato?

Gene editing capsaicinoids: should researchers engineer a spicy tomato?

With the latest gene editing techniques, scientists can now insert capsaicinoids, the molecules that give peppers their spiciness, into tomatoes – introducing the spicy...
White dental implants: the world of artificial teeth

White dental implants: the world of artificial teeth

New technology will soon enable the surface of titanium used for artificial teeth to be completely white, therefore introducing a new era of white...
COMPASS project set to lead new therapies for children with cancer

COMPASS project set to lead new therapies for children with cancer

The COMPASS project, guided by KiTZ, are combining molecular & microscopy-based techniques, identifying new treatment approaches for children with cancer. The Hopp Children's Cancer Center...
The importance of cilia cells, the hairs inside your brain

The importance of cilia cells, the hairs inside your brain

According to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), cilia cells are essential for the brain to develop normally. Cells along the brain's cavities...
Health Europa talk digital medicine and digital health companies

Health Europa talk digital medicine and digital health companies

With many digital health companies involved in mergers & partnerships, and with a positive shift in the world of digital medicine and health, significant...
Digital medicine: helping young children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism

Digital medicine: helping young children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

CHOP researchers evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for young children with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Can a...

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