Monday, March 25, 2019

Health Research News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Health Research News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

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Why old sperm produces healthier offspring than shorter-lived sperm

Scientists have found that in zebrafish, old sperm produces healthier offspring than the shorter-lived sperm in the same ejaculate. This could have implications for...
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How machine learning could help to avoid unnecessary breast surgery

A Dartmouth research team has found a machine learning method to avoid unnecessary breast surgery, by predicting the upgrade from ADH to cancer. Atypical ductal hyperplasia...
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A new target could aid vision recovery after optic nerve trauma

Scientists have found that eliminating an enzyme which promotes inflammation could aid vision recovery following an optic nerve trauma. Optic nerve trauma, sometimes caused by...
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Is the oxytocin receptor gene the key to a happy marriage?

Researchers at Binghamton University, New York found that specific gene combinations, or genotypes can influence whether people experience a happy marriage. The research shows that...
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Changing your timing could help you choose a healthy post-workout snack

The key to choosing a healthy post-workout snack as opposed to an unhealthy treat could be to alter the timing of your decision-making, according...
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Using microfluidics for drug discovery

The Merten group at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory is developing microfluidics technology for drug discovery and personalised medicine. Dr Christoph Merten is the leader of...
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Commercialising health innovation with open technology platforms

TU Delft’s Professor Ronald Dekker discusses the potential benefits of open technology platforms as presented by the Health.E Lighthouse, as well as other areas...
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Future healthcare systems: a mobile decision facilitator for oncology

Christophe Vergne explains how the dashboard developed by MYPL brings added value to the efficiency of oncology medical teams and, moreover, will present a...
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A potential new treatment option for acute-on-chronic liver failure

Professor Thomas Berg and Dr Cornelius Engelmann from the University Hospital Leipzig speak to SciTech Europa about the potential of G-CSF as a treatment...
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The inconsistencies in long-term opioid use for severe osteoarthritis

New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, reveals inconsistencies in the long-term use of prescription opioids to treat pain in older patients with severe...

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