Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

Evidence “insufficient” that nicotine preloading helps smokers quit

Evidence “insufficient” that nicotine preloading helps smokers quit

A new trial published this week by the BMJ has found that there is insufficient evidence that using a patch for four weeks before...
Further targeted use of immunotherapy has been discovered

Further targeted use of immunotherapy has been discovered

Innovations in immunotherapy are continuing, as researchers have discovered a new method for predicting the likelihood of the treatment’s success. Immunotherapy, the method in which...
AST-VAC2 vaccine gets tested to treat lung cancer

First of its kind AST-VAC2 vaccine gets tested to treat lung cancer

In a collaboration agreement between Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Asterias, a first of its kind vaccine, AST-VAC2, has entered into a phase I...
Immune system remains damaged despite cured hepatitis C infection

Immune system remains damaged despite cured hepatitis C infection

The immune system remains changed for many years, even after a hepatitis C infection heals, according to a new study by Karolinska Institutet, Sweden,...
STOP-CP: Stem cell Treatment Of Perinatal Cerebral Palsy using cord blood

STOP-CP in children – Stem cell Treatment Of Perinatal Cerebral Palsy using cord blood

Arne Jensen, CEO of BrainRepair UG and head of the Campus Clinic Gynaecology Bochum, Germany, outlines the motivation behind STOP-CP!: Stem cell Treatment Of...
Minimally invasive tissue sampling part of new global surveillance alliance

Minimally invasive tissue sampling part of new global surveillance alliance

A new technique known as minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS), developed by ISGlobal, will form part of a new global surveillance alliance which will...
Ex-smokers are advised to use high-nicotine e-cigarettes

Ex-smokers are advised to use high-nicotine e-cigarettes

Those who wish to quit smoking are better off having high-nicotine e-cigarettes as it reduces the risk of exposure to toxins in the vapour,...
Kidney cancers found stealing other cells to spread around the body

Kidney cancers found stealing other cells to spread around the body

A new study has identified how kidney cancers develop the ability to spread around the body by stealing genes from other cell types, therefore...
How colon cancer mutates to avoid the immune system

How colon cancer mutates to avoid the immune system

Colon cancer genes have been found to alter during development of the disease in order to remain undetected by the immune system, according to...
UEA event set to showcase groundbreaking dementia research

UEA event set to showcase groundbreaking dementia research

Health professionals, carers, people with dementia and members of the public have been invited by academics from the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK,...
New approach to immunotherapy treats unresponsive breast cancer

New approach to immunotherapy treats unresponsive breast cancer

A new approach to immunotherapy developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has resulted in a positive response in a once unresponsive...
How copying movements could manage Parkinson's disease

How copying movements could help manage Parkinson’s disease

The imitation of movement could be a key tool in the management of Parkinson's disease, new research from psychologists at the University of Manchester,...

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