Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Health Research News

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

Revolutionising cancer research with diamonds

Revolutionising cancer research with diamonds

Using nanodiamonds, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being revolutionised in the field of cancer research. Tumour tissue can now be detected sooner and distinguished...
How dangerous are asbestos fibres?

How dangerous are asbestos fibres?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral substance that can be pulled into a fluffy consistency, asbestos fibres are flexible but resistant to heat, electricity...
Using new breeding techniques

Using NBTs to turn tobacco plants into health-promoting biofactories

Researchers from Spain and eight other countries hope to create varieties of tobacco plants that contain substances of high value using New Breeding Techniques...
Trapping multidrug-resistant bacteria in molecular glue

Trapping multidrug-resistant bacteria in molecular glue

Researchers at VIB, KU Leuven and UZ Leuven, Belgium, have devised an innovative approach to develop antibacterial drugs. With multidrug-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance...
Can technology secure pharmaceuticals against counterfeit drugs?

Can technology secure pharmaceuticals against counterfeit drugs?

The market for counterfeit drugs is growing: it is estimated that about 1% of all drugs in circulation in Western markets (and about 10%...
Commission: digital transformation of health and care

Commission: digital transformation of health and care

Vytenis Andriukaitis, commissioner for health and food safety, will open the 6th Conference of Partners (COP) of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and...
Viral co-infections

Viral co-infections

Professor Cornel Fraefel, from the Institute of Virology at the University of Zurich, discusses viral co-infections. Viruses consist of a nucleic acid genome, which is...
vision research

A new vision for ophthalmological research

SciTech Europa Quarterly explores the work being done to stimulate developments within vision research and how technology can support diagnosis. With a series of developments...
digital wellbeing: Putting the patient first

Putting the patient first

SEQ Speaks to EIT Digital’s Johan Kortas about how the organisation’s health and wellbeing actions are focusing on patient-centric care and digital wellbeing. EIT Digital,...
Engineers test drug transfer using organs-on-a-chip

Engineers test drug transfer using organs-on-a-chip

Scientists have developed more than ten different human organ chips, including devices to mimic critical functions of the lungs, kidneys, and intestines. Eventually, this...

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