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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 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...
Revolutionising disease diagnosis with a new ultrasound method 

Revolutionising disease diagnosis with a new ultrasound method 

The University of Sheffield has developed a new ultrasound method that could help diagnose abnormal tissue, scarring and cancer.  A new ultrasound method that can...
Paving the way for drug discovery using brain tumour finding

Paving the way for drug discovery using brain tumour finding

New brain tumour findings could lead to a new type of drug-containing nanoparticle that starves the tumour of energy. Scientists from the University of Nottingham...
The natural peptide that could reverse obesity-related diseases

The natural peptide that could reverse obesity-related diseases

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that a peptide called PEPITEM could revolutionise the treatment of obesity-related diseases.  Using an animal obesity model,...
Meet the women at the forefront of digital oncology

Meet the women at the forefront of digital oncology

Creation Healthcare has marked this year's International Women’s Day (IWD) by highlighting five women leading the way in digital oncology. The theme of this year's...
Hope vs hype: What has been achieved in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine?

Hope vs hype: What has been achieved in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine?

Tissue engineering and organ regeneration expert, Dr Ekaterine Berishvili, discusses the progress, opportunities and challenges of regeneration and repair in organ transplantation. The growing burden...
A new study identifies genetic variants influencing human fertility   

A new study identifies genetic variants influencing human fertility     

A University of Oxford study identifies genetic determinants that could influence fertility and reproductive behaviour in humans. In the largest study to date, research has...
AI can predict future ulcerative colitis flare-ups

AI can predict future ulcerative colitis flare-ups

New research shows that an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model could predict ulcerative colitis flare-ups and complications after reading biopsies. In a new paper by the...
Regular exercise improves mental health in pre-teen years

Regular exercise improves mental health in pre-teen years

Research suggests regular exercise can improve adolescents’ mental health and help with behavioural difficulties. A study by The University of Edinburgh has found that engaging...
Using digital twins to improve care for inflammatory diseases 

Using digital twins to improve care for inflammatory diseases 

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have used digital twins to improve their understanding of inflammatory diseases, potentially leading to new treatments.  The complex mechanisms behind inflammatory...
Breast milk boosts premature babies’ brain development

Breast milk boosts premature babies’ brain development

The more breast milk premature babies are fed in neonatal intensive care, the greater the level of brain development, a new study by The...
Using AI to predict the onset of ALS disease

Using AI to predict the onset of ALS disease 

Researchers from the University of Bielefeld have developed new Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods which can accurately predict the development of ALS in disease.  ALS disease...
Talking therapy trial for adults at risk of self-harm launches

Talking therapy trial for adults at risk of self-harm launches

A new trial of talking therapy for adults at risk of self-harm will be trialled by researchers from The University of Manchester. Talking therapies are...
Changing diagnostic methods for primary ciliary dyskinesia

Changing diagnostic methods for primary ciliary dyskinesia

Researchers from the University of Southampton have recommended a new method for diagnosing primary ciliary dyskinesia in young children. Primary ciliary dyskinesia is a rare...
Are reproductive factors contributing to cardiovascular disease in women?

Are reproductive factors contributing to cardiovascular disease in women?

A new study by Imperial College London has found multiple reproductive factors are linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in women. Researchers have...
Improving healthcare AI with patient-reported outcomes

Improving healthcare AI with patient-reported outcomes

According to a new review from the University of Birmingham, patient-reported outcomes are slowly being integrated into healthcare Artificial Intelligence (AI). Researchers from the University...
Children’s lung health improved in cleaner air

Children’s lung health improved in cleaner air

A new study has shown that when air pollution improved in Stockholm, children’s lung health improved. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have discovered that when air...
A new artificial blood-brain barrier model could end animal testing

A new artificial blood-brain barrier model could end animal testing 

Researchers from Uppsala University have developed an artificial blood-brain barrier model that can determine the efficacy of anti-body-based therapies and reduce animal testing. Protein-based biopharmaceuticals,...
Doctors can now assess the likelihood of kidney cancer recurrence

Doctors can now asses the likelihood of kidney cancer recurrence

An international study into kidney cancer recurrence has found that doctors can predict the likelihood of a patient’s disease returning by examining DNA mutations...

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