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MyHealthMyData: towards smarter, safer data sharing

MyHealthMyData: towards smarter, safer data sharing

Anna Rizzo explains how the MyHealthMyData project will enable secure data sharing among hospitals, public and private research centres, and citizens. MyHealthMyData is an EU-funded...
University Hospital Basel forms new alliance delivering enhanced patient care

University Hospital Basel forms new alliance delivering enhanced patient care

University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, and award-winning UK medical 3D printing firm, axial3D have formed a new alliance to deliver improved patient care. The leading medical...
Varroa destructor: the bee parasites that feed on fatty organs, not blood

Varroa destructor: the bee parasites that feed on fatty organs, not blood

Honey bee colonies around the world are at risk from a variety of threats, ranging from pesticides to habitat loss, but bee parasites are...
Electroshock therapy and alterations in hippocampal structural connections

Electroshock therapy and alterations in hippocampal structural connections

According to the University of California, alterations in hippocampal structural connections differentiate responders of electroshock therapy in depression. A new study in people with major...
Hey Siri – what does the future hold for social care technology?

Hey Siri – what does the future hold for social care technology?

The CEO of TEC Services Association, Alyson Scurfield, talks of the development of social care technology and what benefits this can bring. Alyson Scurfield, of...
Overprescribing opioids is a thing – its time to stop it

Overprescribing opioids is a thing – it’s 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...

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