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Lords launch new inquiry into healthy ageing
The UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has asked for contributions for its new inquiry into how science and technology can enable healthier living in old age.
MRI scans could predict multiple sclerosis (MS) disability
New research published today in Brain states that early MRI scans of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) could predict how their condition will progress, including how...
Beyond finding a gene
Families living with rare neurodegenerative diseases finally received an answer to the cause of their illnesses, as a result of a researcher's hunch and decades of improvements in...
Improving care quality for hospitalised socially at-risk patients
Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalised patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge
Scientists say multiple sclerosis could be diagnosed by a breath test in the future
A new study aims to show how multiple sclerosis (MS) could in future be diagnosed by a simple breath test
Personalised medicine software vulnerability uncovered
A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis left DNA-based medical diagnostics vulnerable to cyberattacks
New large-scale project on medicinal cannabis
Drug Science, an independent, science-led drugs charity, is launching Project TWENTY21, a national medical cannabis pilot, in collaboration with academia, patient groups such as...
New report finds 9 out of 10 liver disease patients diagnosed in A & E will die within a year
The British Liver Trust is calling for urgent action as figures in their new report, ‘The Alarming Rise of Liver Disease in the UK’, reveal that patients diagnosed with liver disease...
Whole genome sequencing can demonstrate transmission of bacterial strain
Researchers have used whole genome sequencing (WGS) to show the transmission of a single bacterial strain that possessed a carbapenem-resistance gene in a northern California hospital...
GDPR: challenges for research
Scientific journals and funding bodies often demand researchers to submit individual genetic data from studies in research repositories to help inform future research
3D printed tissues and organs without the scaffolding
Engineered tissues and organs have been grown with varying degrees of success in labs for many years. Many of them have used a scaffolding approach where cells are seeded...
MSPs vote on organ donation opt-out regulation
A move to an ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation in Scotland is to be voted on by MSPs later today. Currently, people must ‘opt-in’ to organ donation through a registration process.
Rudeness in operating room poses threat to patient safety
Incivility in the operating room is a potential threat
Glasgow leading the way in reducing medicine’s gender gap
Glasgow is leading the way in closing medicine’s gender gap, thanks to a new initiative which will be jointly launched today by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow...
EWMA 2019 Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, 5-7 June 2019
The EWMA 2019 Conference is organised in cooperation with the Swedish Wound Care Nurses Association (SSiS) and in collaboration with the Swedish organisation Rikssår (the...
Increase in mumps cases in England
In light of new data which demonstrates that the cases of mumps has tripled in the first quarter of this year, Public Health England has urged patients to ensure that they have...
Weekly pharmacy visits improve patient adherence
Elderly patients with heart failure who see a pharmacist once a week are more likely to take their tablets and be active in daily life, according to new research presented at...
Big data provides new insights into sepsis subtypes
Similarly to cancer, sepsis consists of many conditions with varying clinical characteristics that could benefit from different treatments