Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Research & Innovation News

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

Questionable obesity paradox challenged in new study

Questionable obesity paradox challenged in new study

The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, also known as the...
IMI launches €82m call for proposals on immune-mediated diseases

IMI launches €82m call for proposals on immune-mediated diseases

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is today launching a new €82m call for proposals which focus on immune-mediated diseases, imaging and digital clinical trials. Better...
UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL receiving £40m boost in funding

UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL receiving £40m boost in funding

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), headquartered at University College London, is set to receive £40m (~€45m) of UK government funding to help...
First oral vaccine has been created

First oral vaccine has been created

Researchers from Cardiff University, UK, have created the world’s first synthetic, non-biologic oral vaccine, which is set to revolutionise the delivery of care to...
22 new genetic risk factors for stroke have been identified

22 new genetic risk factors for stroke have been identified

Researchers in Munich, Germany, have identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, helping to create a new understanding of the underlying causes. Stroke is...
Nightingale to analyse 40,000 blood samples to enhance Finnish healthcare

Nightingale to analyse 40,000 blood samples to enhance Finnish healthcare

Nightingale Health is set to analyse 40,000 blood samples from the largest biobank in Finland, THL Biobank, to help bring personalised medicine to Finnish...
Fertility Tracker maximises fertility options

Fertility Tracker maximises fertility options

A leading healthcare and technology company has developed a new fertility tracker that will help couples struggling to reproduce identify the optimum time for...
New AI service to aid treatment of gestational diabetes

New AI service to aid treatment of gestational diabetes

CleverHealth Network is launching its first development project in Finland, which takes the form of a digital service model based on artificial intelligence to...
Regular exercise throughout life slows down body’s ageing process

Regular exercise throughout life slows down body’s ageing process

New research from the University of Birmingham and King’s College London, UK, has found that a lifetime of regular exercise slows the down the...
Brain alterations and cognitive impairment linked to air pollution

Brain alterations and cognitive impairment linked to air pollution

A new study in the Netherlands has discovered a link between residential air pollution exposure among school-age children and brain abnormalities and cognitive impairment. The...
Park is awarded the title of 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

Defying the odds – my journey to becoming a Highly Cited Researcher

Professor Eun-Jung Park chronicles her path from a ‘young child from a poor family in South Korea’ to a celebrated scientist and Highly Cited...
Leukaemia anti-cancer drug may work against rare ovarian cancer

Leukaemia anti-cancer drug may work against rare ovarian cancer

A study has found that an anti-cancer drug, ponatinib, which is used to fight leukaemia, has shown promise in tackling a rare and aggressive...

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