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Broadening the availability of orphan drugs

Broadening the availability of orphan drugs

Ahead of the EU’s revision of the regulatory framework governing orphan drugs, we spoke to the European Medicines Agency about some of the key...
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Mixed reality technology – the future of medical training?

A University of Cambridge project will potentially transform the future of how medical professionals are trained, utilising mixed reality technology to train doctors and...
MRI technique shows the cause behind long Covid symptoms

MRI technique shows the cause behind long Covid symptoms

An innovative lung-imaging technique developed by Western University shows what potentially causes long Covid symptoms. Long Covid has been widely reported, and sufferers report symptoms...
Adult cancer survivors have a 42% higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

Adult cancer survivors have a 42% higher risk of cardiovascular diseases

Adult cancer survivors have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases later in life when compared with adults without cancer. In a long-term study following around...
Chemically modified plant compounds fight against hepatitis E virus

Chemically modified plant compounds fight against hepatitis E virus

In a search to find an effective drug for the hepatitis E virus, researchers discover a plant compound that prevents the replication of viruses. Researchers...
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Groundbreaking smart implant monitors healing from spinal fusion surgery

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering have developed a cutting-edge smart implant to monitor a patient's progress from spinal fusion...
Sunshine may shield children from multiple sclerosis diagnosis

Sunshine may shield children from multiple sclerosis diagnosis

A new study by the University of California San Francisco and the Australian National University shows that children and young adults exposed to the...
Scientists create a vaccine basis for a common pollen allergy

Scientists create a vaccine basis for a common pollen allergy

New research could mean scientists are getting closer to a vaccine for mugwort, a common pollen allergy. A research team at MedUni Vienna has discovered...
New study discovers a promising mushroom extract that clears HPV infection

New study discovers a promising mushroom extract that clears HPV infection

Research by the University of Texas has found a mushroom extract that supports the immune system in clearing HPV infections. The mushroom extract, known as...
£4.25m research grant for motor neurone disease treatment

£4.25m research grant for motor neurone disease treatment

£4.25m research grant has been awarded to six UK universities to discover motor neurone disease treatment. Motor neurone disease affects the brain and nerves, causing...
Single brain scan revolutionises early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Single brain scan revolutionises early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

An early-stage Alzheimer’s diagnosis is typically difficult to identify, but new machine learning technology could change this. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, amplifying...
New research finds severe gum disease is linked to impaired lung function

New research finds severe gum disease is linked to impaired lung function

According to new research, increasingly severe gum disease could cause lung function to decline. Severe gum disease occurs due to a serious bacterial infection that...
The future of an Epstein-Barr virus vaccine

The future of an Epstein-Barr virus vaccine

Concerning findings on the Epstein-Barr virus have led to urgency in efforts to develop the first vaccine. The Epstein-Barr virus usually appears in early childhood...
The cost of brand-name epilepsy drugs has risen by 277%

The cost of brand-name epilepsy drugs has risen by 277%

New research finds that the costs of brand-name epilepsy drugs have rapidly increased by 277% from 2010 to 2018. Epilepsy is a common condition affecting...
Pre-school play reduces the risk of future mental health disorders

Pre-school play reduces the risk of future mental health disorders

New research finds that children who play with others at pre-school age reduce the risk of mental health disorders later in life. Researchers from the...
Researchers develop a test to measure immunity to COVID-19

Researchers develop a test to measure immunity to COVID-19

A new rapid blood test created by Mount Sinai can measure the extent and duration of immunity to COVID-19. Researchers from Mount Sinai have developed...
Scientists develop a revolutionary single injection treatment for HIV

Scientists develop a revolutionary single injection treatment for HIV

A unique single treatment for HIV could transform the future of caring for HIV infections, potentially leading to innovative therapies. New research from Tel Aviv...
Top health benefits of drinking water

Top health benefits of drinking water

Drinking water is crucial for health and provides many benefits, from weight maintenance to improving mood. Drinking water provides a wealth of benefits for humans....
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UK stillbirth rate more than double for ethnic minority groups

Research has identified that stillbirths among ethnic minority groups are twice as high in the UK compared to the rest of the population, despite...
Six health conditions improved by plant-based diets

Six health conditions improved by plant-based diets

New commentary has outlined key benefits of plant-based diets that could help six health conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Published in the American Journal of...

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