Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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

Microgravity: insight into the ageing process through tissue chips

Microgravity: insight into the ageing process through tissue chips

NIH-funded tissue chips are rocketed to the International Space Station, and this research in microgravity could produce new insights about the ageing process. During space...
£10.5 million (~€11.8 million) funding provided to those affected by alcohol

£10.5 million (~€11.8 million) funding provided to those affected by alcohol

Public Health England (PHE) has awarded £10.5 million funding to local projects to help improve the lives of adults and children affected by alcohol. The...
Natural selection in womb: can this explain adulthood health problems?

Natural selection in womb: can this explain adulthood health problems?

Researchers propose random epigenetic differences cause embryos to survive under adverse conditions, however survivors may experience adulthood health problems. According to the international research team...
Extracting single molecules has just been made easier

Extracting single molecules has just been made easier

Nanoscale tweezers can perform 'biopsies' on individual cells, therefore extracting single molecules from live cells, without destroying them. Researchers from Imperial College London, England, used...
Radiation therapy: the future of battling cancer

Radiation therapy: the future of battling cancer

New accelerator-based technology developed with aim of reducing side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second. Developed...
Decoding the synaptic changes of remembering and forgetting

Decoding the synaptic changes of remembering and forgetting

It's a common expression to say your brain is full, but now synaptic changes shows remembering and forgetting can be based on the brain...
CRISPR-Cas9 mutations: prediction tool for gene editing

CRISPR-Cas9 mutations: prediction tool for gene editing

The largest study of CRISPR-Cas9 mutations to date has developed a method to predict the exact mutations CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can introduce to a...
Have medical studies found a way to reverse ageing?

Have medical studies found a way to reverse ageing?

Research data from human medical studies combined with analytical approaches from physics offer a whole new concept to understand and maybe even reverse ageing. Ageing...
Treating septic shock: Wellington and HBM invest millions in Adrenomed

Treating septic shock: Wellington and HBM invest millions in Adrenomed

Vascular integrity company, Adrenomed, announces the closing of a €24m financing led by top-tier investors Wellington and HBM, potentially being one step closer to...
People with paralysis can use brain-computer interface to control devices

People with paralysis can use brain-computer interface to control devices

Research shows brain-computer interface (BCI) allows people with paralysis to directly operate tablet/mobile devices just by thinking about making cursor movements and clicks. Tablets, mobile...
Short life expectancy: Poorest dying nearly 10 years younger than the rich

Short life expectancy: Poorest dying nearly 10 years younger than the rich

According to the Imperial College London, the gap between short life expectancy of the richest and poorest sectors of society in England is increasing. Researchers...
Cutting off melanoma skin cancer

Cutting off melanoma skin cancer

Researchers have found a way to stop the spread of cancer in mice by blocking specific molecules of melanoma skin cancer. Melanoma skin cancer tumours...

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