The chemical changes in the brain that are at the root of
diseases such as Alzheimer’s have been mapped in detail for the
first time by scientists at the Chemistry Department of Cambridge
University. The breakthrough could lead to earlier diagnosis of
dementia-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Genome analysis poses
ethical dilemmas, says European Society of Human Genetics
The provision of services that give patients cheap whole-genome
analysis can pose ethical problems if used incorrectly, says The
European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG). It has issued
recommendations for proper use of genetic analysis.
Netherlands embracing generics to counter growing healthcare
With the elderly making up an ever
greater share of the country’s population, the Netherlands is
increasingly supporting its generics sector in an attempt to address
mounting healthcare costs, says a new report from industry
Denmark healthcare market bouncing back after recession
The Danish healthcare market is showing healthy signs of recovery following
the crippling global financial crisis of 2008, says the latest report
from business intelligence providers GlobalData:
Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement Landscape — Denmark.
Trial of patient
self-management fails due to lack of support from professionals
The processes to allow people to self-manage their
own illness are not being used appropriately by health professionals
to the benefit of their patients, new research suggests.
Low cost tuberculosis
diagnosis will help developing countries
combination of simple clinical, radiological and laboratory tools
can diagnose smear-negative tuberculosis (SN-TB) better than current
systems of diagnosis.
Cell-free skin graft
heals chronic leg ulcers
A new type of skin graft
produced by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Tissue Services has
healed the chronic leg ulcers of more than half of patients involved
in the first trial. The new product, known as dCELL Human Dermis, is
made from skin donated by deceased tissue donors and processed to
remove all the donor cells using Tissue Regenix’ dCELL technology.
EPSRC invests £32m in
projects to develop smart systems and sensors for healthcare
The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has
awarded £32m to establish three new "Healthcare Interdisciplinary
Research Collaborations" to focus UK research excellence and build
critical mass in this area.
Pan European telehealth project to
develop cookbook of co-ordinated care
Care Coordination and Telehealth Deployment (ACT) program will
explore the organizational and structural processes needed to
successfully implement chronic disease management services on a
Robots have established a foothold in surgery but what
role will they play 20 years from now? Dr Paula Gomes of
Cambridge Consultants looks at
Surgical robots and robot surgeons
MTB Europe launches new Marcomms Service for medical technology
MTB Europe has launched a
range of marketing and communications services for vendors and
suppliers in the medical technology sector. From writing services to
social media campaigns. See more ...