Friday, July 19, 2019

Research & Innovation News

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

Is baclofen effective for alcohol use disorders © Daniel Novta

How effective is this ‘wonder drug’ for alcohol use disorders?

A new study by researchers from the University of Liverpool has demonstrated the ineffectiveness of a so-called ‘wonder drug’ used to treat alcohol use...
The fight against obesity and Type 2 diabetes

The fight against obesity and Type 2 diabetes

A collaboration between the University of Cambridge's Nanoscience Centre and MedImmune is taking great strides towards safer and more effective treatment of obesity and...
Personalising cancer treatment with Lab-grown mini tumours

Personalising cancer treatment with lab-grown mini tumours

A major new study on bowel and stomach tumours has reported that replicating a patient’s tumour in the lab to create mini tumours and...
Newly adapted HIV test will help diagnose Zika virus

Newly adapted HIV test will help diagnose Zika virus

Researchers from New York University (NYU), US, are developing a test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus...
Do surgery and anaesthesia cause memory issues?

Do surgery and anaesthesia cause memory issues?

A new study has suggested that patients who have recently had surgery and anaesthesia may score slightly lower on certain memory tests. To understand the...
Young adults at greater risk of developing infectious tuberculosis

Young adults at greater risk of developing infectious tuberculosis

A total of 1.8 million young people between the ages of ten and 24 are estimated to develop tuberculosis (TB) every year, with 20...
Alcohol use disorders are biggest risk factor for dementia

Alcohol use disorders are biggest risk factor for dementia

A new nationwide observational study has found that alcohol use disorders are the biggest risk factors for all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. The...
EU-supported wearable laser cures chronic skin conditions

EU-supported wearable laser cures chronic skin conditions

EU-funded scientists have developed a wearable laser that will blast the skin with light and treat chronic skin conditions such as acne, actinic keratosis...
CRUK announces £45m investment in cancer clinical trials

CRUK announces £45m investment in cancer clinical trials

Cancer Research UK is to invest £45m (~€50.8m) into its network of cancer clinical trials units (CTUs) across the UK, one of the charity’s...
Discovering autism in children using blood and urine tests

Discovering autism in children using blood and urine tests

Researchers at the University of Warwick, UK, have developed new tests to help indicate autism in children which monitors changes in the blood and...
Malaria research method sees patients deliberately infected with parasite

Malaria research method sees patients deliberately infected with parasite

To aid malaria research, a new process from the University of Tubingen, Germany, has been tested whereby individuals are infected with malaria to help...
Failing to recognise own memory problems is a predictor of Alzheimer’s

Failing to recognise own memory problems is a predictor of Alzheimer’s

A team of researchers at McGill University, Canada, have confirmed that people susceptible to dementia who are unable to recognise their memory problems are...

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