Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Research & Innovation News

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

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...
A promising new therapeutic approach to spinal cord injuries

A promising new therapeutic approach to spinal cord injuries

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have been able to improve functional recovery following spinal cord injuries in mice, paving the way for new therapeutic...
New classification suggests five different types of diabetes

New classification suggests five different types of diabetes

Results of a Swedish study (ANDIS) have indicated that there are more than two types of diabetes, meaning the need for new and better...
Cambridge cancer research centre given prestigious designation

Cambridge cancer research centre given prestigious designation

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre has been named a comprehensive cancer centre of excellence by the European Academy of Cancer Sciences (EACS). Cambridge is...
University of Denmark invests in secondary metabolites research

University of Denmark invests in secondary metabolites research

The University of Denmark (DTU) is to open a new Center of Excellence of Microbial Secondary Metabolites (CeMiSt), which will help identify why micro-organisms...
Brain’s natural painkilling system could be alternative to opioids

Brain’s natural painkilling system could be alternative to opioids

Researchers from the UK and Japan have discovered a way to use the brain’s natural painkilling system as an alternative to opioids for the...
First-of-its-kind breastfeeding research centre to open

First-of-its-kind breastfeeding research centre to open

The University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland, is planning to increase its research in the child and youth development area by creating a new centre...
Is a DASH diet linked to reduced risk of depression?

Is a DASH diet linked to reduced risk of depression?

According to a new study from Rush University Medical Center, US, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or a DASH diet of vegetables, fruits and...
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...

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