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Reducing premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases: an interview with Dr Shanthi Mendis, WHO

Reducing premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases: an interview with Dr Shanthi Mendis, WHO

The main types of NCD are cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. These have been identified as the principal conditions for three main reasons. One is that, collectively, they contribute the most to the total disease burden. [More]
Study shows strong link between adolescent obesity and high blood pressure

Study shows strong link between adolescent obesity and high blood pressure

A recent study published in the American Journal of Hypertension has found that body mass index (BMI) in healthy adolescents has a statistically significant association with both systolic blood pressures (SBP) and diastolic blood pressures (DBP), and highlights the significance of the global trend of rapidly increasing adolescent obesity. [More]
The premier Medical Support Operations summit to include speakers from AFRICOM, UK-Med and the Spanish Army

The premier Medical Support Operations summit to include speakers from AFRICOM, UK-Med and the Spanish Army

Leading medical organisations are due to speak at the first ever Medical Support Operations Conference, a three-day event providing a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders, NGOs and military end users’ such as Humanity First and the European External Action Service. [More]
​Scripps florida scientists find a defect responsible for memory impairment in aging

​Scripps florida scientists find a defect responsible for memory impairment in aging

Everyone worries about losing their memory as they grow older—memory loss remains one of the most common complaints of the elderly. But the molecular reasons behind the processes remain unclear, particularly those associated with advancing age. [More]
NHS savings plan led to cuts in some ‘ineffective’ treatments

NHS savings plan led to cuts in some ‘ineffective’ treatments

The drive to reduce NHS spending led to a drop in some treatments considered ‘low-value’, according to new research. [More]

World first: Antimicrobial copper supermarket trolleys

In a world first, a Brazilian supermarket has introduced supermarket trolleys with antimicrobial copper handles to help reduce the spread of disease-causing pathogens. [More]
Anxiety and déjà vu: an interview with Dr Christine Wells, Sheffield Hallam University

Anxiety and déjà vu: an interview with Dr Christine Wells, Sheffield Hallam University

It’s thought that the neural basis of déjà vu is located in the temporal lobes, a region of the brain strongly associated with the storage and retrieval of memories. One source of support for this is evidence from individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy, some of whom experience déjà vu episodes as part of seizure-related auras... [More]
Breakthrough treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Breakthrough treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate is enlarged but not cancerous, have a new, breakthrough treatment option that is less invasive and has fewer complications than other minimally invasive treatments, such as transurethral resection of the prostate and surgical options, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting. [More]
SCIEX and Labor Berlin Collaboration to Advance Forensic Testing

SCIEX and Labor Berlin Collaboration to Advance Forensic Testing

SCIEX announced today a research collaboration with Labor Berlin, the largest clinical laboratory in Germany, for the development of a hybrid Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (TOF) MS/MS reference library of relevant forensic chemical compounds [More]

AMSBIO announces the launch of mRNA-In™ and mRNA-In™ Neuro – a new range of high efficiency, targeted transfection reagents.

AMSBIO’s new mRNA-In™ transfection reagents require very low amounts of mRNA to achieve maximum transfection efficiency. Moreover, mRNA expression levels can be adjusted by just changing the amount of mRNA transfection thereby significantly minimizing unintended off-target immune activation. [More]

Handheld wireless 1D / 2D code reader

Users can now wirelessly read barcodes from Micronic or other brands of tubes and ANSI / SLAS* format compatible racks anywhere in their lab or in the field. A high capacity lithium polymer battery provides a long lasting minimum of 15,000 2D scans or approximately 17,000 ID scans per charge. [More]

The new Micronic handheld wireless scanner MINI enables users to reliably read1D and 2D tube and rack codes almost instantly. Measuring just 135 x 41 x 30mm and weighing only 80g, this small lightweight device is practical to carry around, easy-to-use and can read any 1D barcode or 2D Data-Matrix code on 24-, 48- and 96-well format tubes and rack

Users can now wirelessly read barcodes from Micronic or other brands of tubes and ANSI / SLAS* format compatible racks anywhere in their lab or in the field. A high capacity lithium polymer battery provides a long lasting minimum of 15,000 2D scans or approximately 17,000 ID scans per charge. [More]

The new Micronic handheld wireless scanner MINI enables users to reliably read1D and 2D tube and rack codes almost instantly. Measuring just 135 x 41 x 30mm and weighing only 80g, this small lightweight device is practical to carry around, easy-to-use and can read any 1D barcode or 2D Data-Matrix code on 24-, 48- and 96-well format tubes and rack

Users can now wirelessly read barcodes from Micronic or other brands of tubes and ANSI / SLAS* format compatible racks anywhere in their lab or in the field. A high capacity lithium polymer battery provides a long lasting minimum of 15,000 2D scans or approximately 17,000 ID scans per charge. [More]
Milestones in microCT development: an interview with Alexander Sasov, CEO, Bruker MicroCT

Milestones in microCT development: an interview with Alexander Sasov, CEO, Bruker MicroCT

MicroCT (micron-scale computed tomography) technology was completely unknown when it began to be commercially available more than 15 years ago.... [More]

Kyprolis demonstrates superiority over velcade in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma in head-to-head endeavor trial

Patients Receiving Kyprolis Lived Twice as Long without Disease Progression [More]
Study shows only 44% of black males prefer to be investigated for prostate cancer

Study shows only 44% of black males prefer to be investigated for prostate cancer

The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. [More]
Ninety percent of patients at risk of CHD fail to receive statins

Ninety percent of patients at risk of CHD fail to receive statins

The study, published in Current Medical Research and Opinion, provides the first ever real-world view of the treatment landscape for patients at risk of CHD[1], with a sample of two million patients. But the results paint a bleak picture of prescribing patterns with the majority not being given the potentially life saving drug. [More]
NICE recommends Olympus medical’s transurethral resection in saline (TURis) system as the new gold standard for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

NICE recommends Olympus medical’s transurethral resection in saline (TURis) system as the new gold standard for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

New guidance has been released today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending Olympus Medical’s transurethral resection in saline (TURis) system for use in surgery to reduce the size of enlarged prostate glands in men. NICE published the guidance in light of the potential it offers NHS hospitals to realise substantial cost savings of £285-£375 per patient whilst also improving patient outcomes. [More]
Life-saving bone marrow transplants are not available to all who need them

Life-saving bone marrow transplants are not available to all who need them

Bone marrow (hematopoietic stem cell) transplant is a life saving treatment for patients with blood cancer that replaces blood stem cells lost to disease or chemotherapy. However, for each patient to benefit a matching donor must be found to provide the stem cells for transplant. [More]
Loyola physician reveals top five health concerns for men, offers tips to prevent them

Loyola physician reveals top five health concerns for men, offers tips to prevent them

Men lead women in the likelihood to die from nearly all the most common causes of death. Still, men are less likely to go to the doctor than women and often try to ignore symptoms of health problems. [More]