Research Headlines - A philosophical toolkit for medical ethics

Health and life sciences - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 02:00
Doctors often face ethical dilemmas in their work. One issue is medical complicity - indirectly doing wrong by supporting others' wrongdoing. An EU-funded project has been developing an ethical framework to help doctors make difficult decisions.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Combined vaccine strategy targets both hepatitis C virus and HIV

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded project developed a simple, affordable and effective vaccine strategy to prevent the incidence of both hepatitis C virus and HIV-1. This could significantly increase the life expectancy of people receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Real-time cell imaging technique could transform research

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded team of scientists from Spain, Germany and Denmark is investigating a radical new MRI-based technique for ultra-detailed, real-time imaging of living cells. Results could transform cancer research, neuroscience, biophysics - and more.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Could nanotechnoloy 'rewire' an injured spinal cord?

Health and life sciences - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 02:00
Innovative equipment has been developed to help patients regain control of limbs despite an injury that stops the transmission of signals through the spinal cord. But what if this transmission could actually be re-established? An EU-funded project is working on an innovative implant, but there is still a very long way to go.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Protecting children from dangerous chemicals

Health and life sciences - Mon, 07/23/2018 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers are striving to create a safer and healthier world for future generations by accurately assessing the risks of chemicals associated with developmental disorders, sexual development and growth and metabolism in children.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - New breast screening technology can spot hidden cancer tumours

Health and life sciences - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has advanced breast cancer detection to uncover tumours that are difficult to spot and frequently missed by current technology. The technology could help to save lives and avoid unnecessary biopsies.
Categories: European Commission

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Health and life sciences - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:44
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Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - A crystal-clear way to make crucial drugs more affordable

Health and life sciences - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 02:00
Monoclonal antibodies have emerged as a powerful weapon in the fight against a variety of diseases, including several types of cancer - but producing them remains a costly process. Crystallisation is the way forward, say EU-funded researchers working on an innovation that could make it easier, greener and far more affordable.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Repairing cartilage damage with a little help from 3D printing

Health and life sciences - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 02:00
Roughly 151 million people worldwide suffer from osteoarthritis, meaning that they experience chronic pain, reduced mobility and limited quality of life. Attempts to repair cartilage thus far have offered limited functionality and only temporary pain reduction. The usual course of action is therefore to replace the entire joint, rather than repair the damaged cartilage. A team of researchers from the EU and Australia is however working on a promising alternative in which 3D printing plays a key role.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Quicker diagnoses thanks to medical imaging boost

Health and life sciences - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 02:00
Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI is a routine medical technique used to form pictures of the inner workings of the body for diagnosis. An EU-funded project seeks to massively boost the information MRI can deliver to doctors - potentially helping them to better diagnose and treat patients.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Unlocking the door to oncology and neuropsychiatry data analysis

Health and life sciences - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 02:00
A huge amount of biological knowledge and clinical data is incrementally generated, but this wealth of information is not fully exploited - while bioinformatics tools exist, they are currently underused. EU-funded researchers are now developing applications that will make it easier for translational scientists to access the data and use it for research that will improve healthcare.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Joint research tackles smoking and TB, a 'colliding epidemic'

Health and life sciences - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 02:00
Tuberculosis (TB) and tobacco-related lung disease kill millions around the world every year. What if programmes to stop one could target the other, too? An international initiative, including partners from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal is doing just that, blending effective yet affordable tobacco cessation strategies with TB control programmes.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - What the heart wants ...smarter monitoring systems

Health and life sciences - Tue, 06/26/2018 - 02:00
Abnormal heart rhythm is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and death in Europe. An EU-supported programme has made several advances in wearable technology to more comfortably monitor the heart over longer periods, in the hope of saving lives and cutting treatment costs.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Could older antibiotics help tackle drug resistance?

Health and life sciences - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 02:00
EU-funded researchers have analysed the efficacy and required dosage of several antibiotics licensed decades ago. Their findings could enable doctors to prescribe certain drugs with greater confidence and strengthen EU efforts to tackle the growing problem of drug resistance.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Better management and treatment of neurological diseases

Health and life sciences - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 02:00
Management and treatment of neurological diseases is one of the biggest challenges facing medicine today. EU-funded researchers are developing computational tools to improve understanding of how such diseases progress as a means to help treat patients.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Speeding up the search for tuberculosis vaccines

Health and life sciences - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded project aims to identify and maximise the potential of novel vaccines to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. These could save lives, stem the spread of infection and shorten treatment for the often deadly, airborne disease.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Getting to grips with autoimmunity

Health and life sciences - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:00
Why does the body attack itself? EU-funded researchers have discovered new details about how faults in a specific gene trigger such activity, increasing our understanding of the roots of autoimmune diseases like arthritis and lupus and raising hopes of finding new treatment approaches.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - New approach to advance drug pipeline for cystic fibrosis

Health and life sciences - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:00
For patients with rare genetic mutations of the debilitating disease cystic fibrosis, there are few options for effective treatment. EU-funded researchers are working to meet their needs, using new developments in personalised medicine to advance the testing of novel and promising drugs.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Mobile technology solutions to monitoring medicines

Health and life sciences - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 02:00
An EU- and industry-funded project has developed a mobile app enabling patients and healthcare professionals to more easily report suspected adverse drug reactions. It has also analysed social media to assess drug safety. Both initiatives have shown potential for strengthening the monitoring of medicines.
Categories: European Commission

Research Headlines - Arming Europe to fight iodine deficiency

Health and life sciences - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:00
An EU-funded project has established a data-collection and evaluation infrastructure to monitor iodine deficiency across Europe. The project's database and EU-wide monitoring system will feed into national efforts to ensure Europeans get enough iodine to stay healthy.
Categories: European Commission

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