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Understanding MPS and other similar Lysosomal diseases

Understanding MPS and other similar Lysosomal diseases

MPS Austria wants to make everyday life easier for children with Mucopolysaccharidosis and other similar Lysosomal diseases, and their families, by supporting them with...
Prion disease: potential treatment discovered by researchers

Prion disease: potential treatment discovered by researchers

Researchers have discovered a possible effective treatment strategy for patients suffering from prion disease. The study, published in Nucleic Acids Research by Oxford University Press,...
New Zealand unites against COVID-19

New Zealand unites against COVID-19

HEQ explores the success of New Zealand’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 4 August, New Zealand had reported a total of 1,217...
WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

Jemila M Ebrahim of the World Health Organization speaks to HEQ about how it is supporting South Sudan with infection control during the COVID-19...
“The science should not get in the way”

“The science should not get in the way”

With more than a quarter of the world’s confirmed cases of COVID-19, can the USA reopen? More than 25% of all confirmed cases of COVID-19...
Rare diseases: innovation, collaboration, and genomics

Rare diseases: innovation, collaboration, and genomics

Professor Hackett discusses public-private collaboration, secure data sharing, and the potential of genomic sequencing for the treatment of rare diseases. Professor Joanne Hackett, General Partner,...
Promise of a new route of treatment for Huntington’s Disease

Promise of a new route of treatment for Huntington’s Disease

An enzyme has been identified that can pave the way for the development of a new route of treatment for Huntington's Disease. Scientists at EPFL's...
COVID-19 and infection control in Canada

COVID-19 and infection control in Canada

As Canada extends its travel ban, HEQ explores Canadian successes and failures in dealing with COVID-19 infection control. Canada has extended its border closures to...

Fighting for a life unlimited with the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Dr Lucy Allen, Director of Research at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, speaks with HEQ about cystic fibrosis research, treatment and innovation. Founded in 1964, the...
Warewashing and decontamination for infection control

Warewashing and decontamination for infection control

HEQ explores cleaning protocols for communal care equipment. Much of the focus of infection control reporting has been on the public-facing areas of hospitals and...
Exploring applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology

Exploring applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology

HEQ explores some real-world applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology. UVC light energy in the germicidal wavelength range between 200nm and 280nm has an array of...
Air quality and infection control: airborne infection in hospitals

Air quality and infection control

How can we minimise the risk of airborne infection in hospitals and at home? On average, people in the UK and much of Europe spend...

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