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

Fertility treatments could be improved after human eggs grown in lab

Fertility treatments could be improved after human eggs grown in lab

Scientists at Edinburgh University, UK, have fully grown egg cells in a laboratory, and there is now hope that this could lead to improved...
New vaccine which eliminates tumours to start human clinical trial

New vaccine which eliminates tumours to start human clinical trial

A new injection that successfully eliminated tumours in mice is to begin its human clinical trial and be tested on lymphoma patients. The study from...
World Cancer Day: new website launches to aid geographical research

World Cancer Day: new website launches to aid geographical research

To contribute to the prevention, early detection, and adequate treatment of cancer, the European Cancer Information System (ECIS) website launched on World Cancer Day...
Is low muscle strength a key to identifying early onset ALS?

Is low muscle strength a key to identifying early onset ALS?

A study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has identified low muscle strength during later teen years as a risk factor for the neurological...
Scientists have developed blood tests that can detect the build-up of toxic protein amyloid beta

Can blood tests find Alzheimer’s proteins?

Scientists have developed blood tests that can detect the build-up of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The work published in the journal Nature...
Biomarker blood tests win innovation prize © keepingtime_ca

Biomarker technology wins innovation prize

A pioneering blood testing biomarker technology has been recognised as one of the health innovations of the year by the Health Awards 2018. The new...
Commissioner Jyrki Katainen welcomed the health technology proposal © European People's Party

EU proposes closer co-operation on health technology

The European Commission has announced a proposal to reinforce co-operation between member states on the assessment of health technology. The proposal for a regulation on...
EORTC announces collaboration to advance precision medicine

EORTC announces collaboration to advance precision medicine

Foundation Medicine and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) announce a collaboration to advance precision medicine using comprehensive genomic profiling...
The hidden secrets of hepatitis C

The hidden secrets of hepatitis C

A group effort between physicists, biologists and engineers has led to a novel method to analyse a key protein in hepatitis C virus. Collaborators...
Exploring endocrinology

Exploring endocrinology

Health Europa explores the causes of endocrine disorders and the work the European Society of Endocrinology is doing to improve treatment. Endocrinology is the medical term...
A cure for spinal cord injury is possible, says Corinne Jeanmaire

Can we end paralysis?

Corinne Jeanmaire, of the endParalysis foundation, says a cure for spinal cord injury is possible, but it will take time, resources and a smart...
paediatrics

Discoveries in paediatrics

Health Europa Quarterly discusses some of the research discoveries showcased at the Excellence in Paediatrics conference. The ninth Excellence in Paediatrics (EIP) conference was held...
Does depression shorten survival rate for head and neck cancer

Does depression shorten survival rate for head and neck cancer?

A new study has found that people with depressive symptoms who suffer from head and neck cancer have a poorer overall survival rate. Depression affects...
Commonly used agent found that could help fight against malaria

Commonly used agent found that could help fight against malaria

A study by a robot scientist called ‘Eve’ at the University of Cambridge, UK, has revealed that an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent found in...
Is the Palaeolithic diet vital to preventing risk of cardiovascular disease

Is the Paleolithic diet key to preventing risk of cardiovascular disease?

A study from Umeå University, Sweden, has revealed that a Paleolithic diet can help manage weight loss in the long term, as well as...
Testing entire population for breast and ovarian cancer would be cost-effective

Testing entire population for ovarian cancer would be cost-effective

New research led by Queen Mary University of London, UK, reveals that screening the whole population for ovarian and breast cancer would be cost...
Attacking this major gene could prevent Alzheimer’s

Attacking this major gene could prevent Alzheimer’s

The ApoE4 gene has been recognised as a major risk factor for Alzheimer’s; now, a new study has shown that targeting this gene would...
How might maths be used to fight cancer?

How might maths be used to fight cancer?

A study from the University of Waterloo, Canada, has found that using applied mathematics can be a useful tool to help predict the evolution...
‘Western diet’ makes body’s defences more aggressive

‘Western diet’ makes body’s defences more aggressive

Research from the University of Bonn, Germany, has found that high fat and sugar diets can make the immune system react like it’s fighting...
Component of turmeric may help Alzheimer's drug testing

Component of turmeric may help Alzheimer’s drug testing

New research from the Salk Institute in California, US, has found key components within the popular curry spice turmeric which may be a vital...

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