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gene therapy

Regenerative therapies for heart disease

Lorna Rothery spoke to cardiovascular regenerative medicine expert, Professor Paolo Madeddu, who co-led a groundbreaking study that identified a mutant anti-ageing gene that could...
socioeconomic longevity inequalities

Forecasting future socioeconomic longevity inequalities: the impact of lifestyle factors

Fanny Janssen, a professor in mortality and longevity, introduces the Future Longevity Inequalities project and discusses how her research could help inform future health...
albumin-to-creatinine ratio helps identify early kidney disease

The albumin-to-creatinine ratio: shining a light on early kidney disease

Abbott outlines how albumin-to-creatinine ratio measurement can be leveraged to address the increasing global burden of kidney disease. Albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) is known to be...
ultra processed foods

Curbing appetites for ultra-processed foods

Ultra-processed foods have been linked to a range of health implications, but the level of consumption remains high. We spoke to researchers at Imperial...
immune system

Unravelling the complexities of the immune system with AI

AI is helping to broaden our understanding of the immune system, including how it responds to and stores information on external pathogens and diseases....
Regularly eating nuts and seeds can reduce the risk of heart disease

Regularly eating nuts and seeds can reduce the risk of heart disease

Frequently eating nuts and seeds can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study from the University of Oslo.  Diets...
Developing diagnostic technologies 

Using AI to develop diagnostic technologies

Oxford University scientists created a world-first AI diagnostic test that could dramatically improve the efficiency of viral testing. Lorna Rothery spoke to co-developer Dr...
The EU pipeline legislation and exploitation of health data and AI

The EU pipeline legislation and exploitation of health data and AI

Professor Dr Paul De Raeve outlines why it is integral for nurses to help shape the integration of digital solutions across healthcare in the...
Skin condition

Understanding the link between eczema and mental health

Should patients be offered psychological support for their mental wellbeing when living with a skin condition such as eczema?
Does oestrogen increase the risk of disturbed heart rhythm in women?

Does oestrogen increase the risk of disturbed heart rhythm in women?

According to an experimental study from Linköping University, oestrogen may increase the risk of disturbed heart rhythm and LQTS in women. Researchers found an association...
A Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in women

A Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Following a Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in women by almost 25%, according to a new study from the University...
Patients with learning difficulties face significant challenges in long-term care

Patients with learning difficulties face significant challenges in long-term care

New research from the University of Birmingham has found that people with learning difficulties and/or autism face significant challenges upon leaving hospital care. According to...
The importance of sex differences in pancreatic cancer treatment

The importance of sex differences in pancreatic cancer treatment  

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have found that certain immune cells in women with pancreatic cancer can obstruct their immune response.  The findings may explain differences...
NHS virtual wards are helping to free up the UK’s crowded hospitals

NHS virtual wards are helping to free up the UK’s crowded hospitals

NHS virtual wards successfully treated over 100,00 patients last year, helping to free up thousands of hospital beds for the most in-need patients.  The aim...
A new weight-loss drug will soon be available on the NHS

A new weight-loss drug will soon be available on the NHS 

A new weight-loss drug will be available to thousands of patients on the NHS as part of a specialist weight management service.  According to clinical...
How a digital health platform can stop sports injuries in young athletes

How a digital health platform can stop sports injuries in young athletes 

Sports injuries in young athletes were significantly reduced when coaches and parents could access digital information on adolescent growth, according to a new study.  Sports...
A new rapid treatment for IIH headaches is in development

A new rapid treatment for IIH headaches is in development

A new injectable peptide-based drug, normally used to treat type-2 diabetes, could treat IIH headaches.   A trial conducted by the University of Birmingham has found...
A new blood test to improve epilepsy diagnosis

A new blood test to improve epilepsy diagnosis

Researchers have found that levels of immune proteins in the blood are higher before and after an epileptic seizure, a discovery which may facilitate...
Delaying treatment for prostate cancer does affect survival rates

Delaying treatment for prostate cancer does affect survival rates

According to a new study from the universities of Bristol and Oxford, delaying treatment for prostate cancer does not increase the risk of mortality. The...

New AI method for diagnosing prostate cancer begins trial in Oxford

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) software that helps with diagnosing prostate cancer is being trialled by researchers at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust. Researchers...

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