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University of Liverpool scientists to explore anti-viral properties of seaweed

University of Liverpool scientists to explore anti-viral properties of seaweed

A new project to research the anti-viral properties of seaweed will be undertaken by researchers at the University of Liverpool. The research team has been...
Skeletal Rare Diseases Academy launched by IOF

Skeletal Rare Diseases Academy launched by IOF

A new International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) initiative has been launched to support communication, educational programmes, and research advances in rare disorders of the bone. The...
Groundbreaking research to restore myelin sheaths in multiple sclerosis

Groundbreaking research to restore myelin sheaths in multiple sclerosis

A groundbreaking study has identified an important mechanism that can be used to control the restoration of myelin sheaths in patients with degenerative diseases,...
Reducing liver transplant waiting-list mortality in Europe

Reducing liver transplant waiting-list mortality in Europe

A European study has demonstrated that prioritising patients for liver disease transplants using the Model for End-stage Liver Disease Sodium (MELD-Na) score could reduce...
Could the T cells of COVID-19 patients offer clues to immunity?

Could the T cells of COVID-19 patients offer clues to immunity?

T cells are a vital part of the body’s immune response to many viruses, so could they offer an insight into COVID-19 immunity? Gladstone Institutes...
Row of blue European Union flags in Brussels. The blue flags have twelve yellow stars depicting the original number of member states

Using Horizon 2020 as a platform for healthcare innovation

More than €10bn of funding is available to help innovators across the European Union meet their specific health research and needs. Horizon 2020 is the...
Investigation launched after Home Office psilocybin rescheduling response

Investigation launched after Home Office psilocybin rescheduling response

MP Crispin Blunt has launched an economic investigation following the Home Office’s response to the recent call for the rescheduling of psilocybin. The non-profit Conservative...
UK to boost national testing for new COVID-19 insights

UK to boost national testing for new COVID-19 insights

The UK will be expanding national testing for COVID-19 in the general population in order to provide extensive, weekly data on the spread of...
Diagnostic definition developed for Functional Cognitive Disorder

Diagnostic definition developed for Functional Cognitive Disorder

A diagnostic definition has been developed for Functional Cognitive Disorder, a neurodegenerative condition that is often mistaken for dementia. UK academics and clinicians have collaborated...
Examining the impact of COVID-19 on the rare diseases community

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on the rare diseases community

An online survey launched by the National Institutes of Health-supported (NIH) Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) aims to find out how the COVID-19...
UK government to record COVID-19 deaths with new methodology

UK government to record COVID-19 deaths with new methodology

Today, the publication of daily data on coronavirus deaths will resume using a new methodology to calculate the figures. Following a review by Public Health...
COVID-19 detection kits market to grow 17.3% through 2026

COVID-19 detection kits market to grow 17.3% through 2026

The COVID-19 detection kits market is estimated to reach $8.5bn (€7.19bn) by the year 2026. According to a study conducted by Global Market Insights, Inc.,...
COVID-19 projects to receive €128m in EU funding

COVID-19 projects to receive €128m in EU funding

The European Commission is to support 23 new COVID-19 health and research projects with €128m of funding. The COVID-19 funding, which is being made available...
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...
Drug policy reform group urges Home Office to reschedule psilocybin

Drug policy reform group urges Home Office to reschedule psilocybin

The Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG) has published a new report with the Adam Smith Institute outlining the potential medical benefits of psilocybin...
Molecular cause explains a genetic form of microcephaly

Molecular cause explains a genetic form of microcephaly

Scientists have helped to explain a genetic form of microcephaly by uncovering a molecular cause for the rare disease. Microcephaly is a condition where babies'...
Virtual physiotherapy is just as effective as in-person treatment

Virtual physiotherapy is just as effective as in-person treatment

A new study of 27,000 virtual physiotherapy patients has concluded that digital physiotherapy must become a significant part of the treatment mix post-COVID-19 after...
Medical Psychedelics Working Group to campaign for drug rescheduling 

Medical Psychedelics Working Group to campaign for drug rescheduling 

The Medical Psychedelics Working Group has now been launched in the UK to campaign for the rescheduling of all psychedelic drugs for research and...

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