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"Insights from Industry" is a dynamic series of interviews at the cutting edge of the medical industry. Every interviewee is a leader in their particular field and is handpicked to give an informative and accessible insight into their chosen field. These interviews are guaranteed to keep you in the know in a rapidly changing industry.
Applying quantitative microscopy to live cells

Applying quantitative microscopy to live cells

Microscopy's got a long history. It was developed about 350 years ago for scientists to visualize things they could discern, but not describe. The two pioneers of microscopy were Antoine van Leeuwenhoek, who developed the first microscope and soon after the renowned scientist, Robert Hooke. [More]
How old is your heart?

How old is your heart?

There have been a number of ways to measure the biological health and age of your heart, which has been done conventionally in the past. Blood pressure is one indicator. Other risk indicators include family history of heart disease, level of cholesterol and exercise testing, where you can get heart rate... [More]
Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency is, in fact, one of the most common nutritional disorders. It affects between three and five billion people, which is between half and two-thirds of the world population (about seven billion). Iron deficiency anemia is a subset of iron deficiency, that is about two billion people according to the WHO... [More]
How toxic is your stress?

How toxic is your stress?

The term “stress” originates not in our minds or bodies, but from physics. It is the internal forces generated in an object in response to an external load. In the 1950s, Hans Selye adopted the term to characterize how living organisms change... [More]
Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

IBS is a common medical condition which is diagnosed in the presence of characteristic gastrointestinal symptoms including recurring bouts of abdominal pain and diarrhea and/or constipation. IBS patients also commonly report bloating and abdominal distension or swelling. [More]
Spinal cord rehabilitation and repair: an interview with Quentin Barraud

Spinal cord rehabilitation and repair: an interview with Quentin Barraud

There are many grades of spinal cord injuries, in terms of range of movement, from small disabilities to becoming wheelchair bound for the rest of your life, the range is very broad. [More]
dsDNA quantification for next generation sequencing quality control: an interview with Andrew Jones

dsDNA quantification for next generation sequencing quality control: an interview with Andrew Jones

Quantity and quality of input samples are two key considerations in successful library preparation for next generation sequencing. The ultimate success or failure of a library preparation is often... [More]
Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is well recognized as a reliable measure for glycemic control. The role of HbA1c testing in the management of patients with diabetes has been well established for several decades. HbA1c levels reflect the average circulating glucose concentration over the lifespan of... [More]
Using deep learning to update the drug discovery paradigm: an interview with Professor Jackie Hunter

Using deep learning to update the drug discovery paradigm: an interview with Professor Jackie Hunter

With the current drug discovery paradigm, it takes up to 15 years to translate an idea, such as hypothesizing a certain protein is important in a disease and testing this with targeting the protein with a drug, all the way through to proof of concept... [More]
Embracing digital health in the NHS: an interview with Bryn Sage

Embracing digital health in the NHS: an interview with Bryn Sage

There are a number of challenges facing a small but innovative technology company like ours. The first is that they're always far too busy doing things the old way to think about how to do things the new way... [More]
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

This expedition was a part of our clinical collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. In short, this particular study focused on the effect of altitude and aging on heart and lung function. [More]
New techniques for the extraction & preparation of cannabis oil: an interview with Alison Wake

New techniques for the extraction & preparation of cannabis oil: an interview with Alison Wake

Cannabis first began to be decriminalized and legalized for medicinal use in the US in the late 1990s and 2000. However, the production of cannabis and cannabis extraction as an industry remained limited until recently when recreational use began to... [More]
Driving a digital revolution in the NHS: an interview with Peter Wilkinson

Driving a digital revolution in the NHS: an interview with Peter Wilkinson

The NHS is an institution that we’re all going to need at some stage in our lives. As you slowly mature, you realise that you might be needing it more and more. However, everything you read in the news about the NHS is always negative. [More]
Patient focussed video resources highlight benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation

Patient focussed video resources highlight benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation

A set of video resources highlighting the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)is being circulatedthis month to almost 2,200 GPs and clinicians across the North East and North Cumbria. [More]
Signs and impact of hypos

Signs and impact of hypos

Hypoglycemia, or hypos are the result of blood glucose levels falling too low (less than 4mmol/l). The symptoms and severity of hypoglycemia can differ for each patient. The symptoms can range from headaches, dizziness, irritability, hunger to... [More]
Home non-invasive ventilation for COPD: an interview with Dr Holger Woehrle

Home non-invasive ventilation for COPD: an interview with Dr Holger Woehrle

The key symptom of COPD is breathlessness, especially during daily activity, and the breathlessness is in addition to cough and chest tightness. The difficulty in managing this disease is that it's a disease that progresses with age. [More]
How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

The major innovations in cancer diagnosis, therapy/palliative care and surgical intervention are too numerous to list here. But enormous strides have taken place in stem cell therapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and genetic screening. [More]
Treating volatile exhaust streams in the pharmaceutical industry: an interview with Jeff Kudronowicz

Treating volatile exhaust streams in the pharmaceutical industry: an interview with Jeff Kudronowicz

Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the pollutants, referred to as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal technologies. [More]
Brain rehabilitation via a mobile app? An interview with Keith Cooper

Brain rehabilitation via a mobile app? An interview with Keith Cooper

When a person has a brain injury due to a stroke or a trauma, they typically start in a hospital emergency room to treat any life threatening injuries. They are then often transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation program at the hospital where they receive intensive physical and cognitive therapy until they are well enough to transition home. [More]
Latest advances in micro-CT for preclinical imaging: an interview with Phil Salmon

Latest advances in micro-CT for preclinical imaging: an interview with Phil Salmon

I work in Bruker micro-CT as a life science applications scientist. Essentially, my role is to serve as an interface between the community of users and the designers, engineers and programmers that make our products. [More]
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