Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Research & Innovation News

Health Europa brings you the latest Research & Innovation News from across the field of European Healthcare & Social Care Policy.

Ketamine may hold potential as treatment for Autism and Tourette's

Ketamine may hold potential as treatment for autism and Tourette’s

To this day there is no known cure for either autism or Tourette’s syndrome, however, new research has revealed how a common anaesthetic could...
Bone healing mechanism could provide new therapeutic applications

Bone healing mechanism could provide new therapeutic applications

Researchers are beginning to understand more about periosteal stem cells and how they can help with bone healing. New research has revealed a new mechanism...
The keto diet: how ‘cheat day’ can damage your body

The keto diet: how ‘cheat day’ can damage your body

The keto diet is gaining popularity due to its low carb count, but can it do damage to our bodies? The often embraced 'cheat day'...
Could the Monarch butterfly help us to understand seasonal depression?

Could the Monarch butterfly help us to understand seasonal depression?

New findings pave the way for understanding the mechanisms by which vitamin A operates in the brain. Understanding the findings to translate day length encoding...
Reducing risk in AI and machine learning-based medical technology

Reducing risk in AI and machine learning-based medical technology

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are increasingly transforming the healthcare sector. Along with the benefits come new risks and regulatory challenges meaning doctors now...
Ancient worm reveals how to destroy toxic cells in Parkinson's disease

Ancient worm reveals how to destroy toxic cells in Huntington’s disease

Insights from a new study found that microRNAs are important in controlling protein aggregates. In the study scientists have discovered that an ancient worm could...
Domestic abuse survivors twice at risk of long-term illnesses

Domestic abuse survivors twice at risk of long-term illnesses

A new study has revealed the long-term dangers posed to female survivors of domestic abuse. A study by the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick shows...
Poor NHS medical record sharing is putting patient lives in danger

Poor NHS medical record sharing is putting patient lives in danger

A major survey of medical record keeping in the NHS has revealed critical deficiencies in the record-keeping systems of NHS Trusts. Patient’s lives are in...
Nerve pain drug could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury

Nerve pain drug could help restore limb function after spinal cord injury

A mouse study has shown that nerve pain drug gabapentin promotes regeneration of neural circuits. New research in mice suggests that long-term treatment with gabapentin,...
Could the gut be involved in the development of multiple sclerosis?

Could the gut be involved in the development of multiple sclerosis?

The gut has long been suspected to play a role in autoimmune disease; a research team has now identified evidence of a potential mechanism. Currently,...
Sheep offer an insight into monitoring foetal heart health

Sheep offer an insight into monitoring foetal heart health

Research on sheep has provided an insight into how we can monitor foetus heart health. Changes in heart rate, due to low oxygen conditions, experienced...
Navigating healthcare options today with Meopin

Navigating healthcare options today with Meopin

Introducing Meopin, the first digital platform to provide a complete range of healthcare options with ideal services for patients and professionals. Our society is living...

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