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New approach to vaccine development is 97 per cent efficacious and could eliminate shingles

A new vaccine has proven almost completely effective in preventing shingles (disease medical name: herpes zoster), an extremely painful nerve infection which affects a third of Australians; most over the age of 50... [More]
Leicester research team identifies potential new targets for cancer treatments

Leicester research team identifies potential new targets for cancer treatments

An international consortium of scientists led by a group from the University of Leicester has announced a new advance in understanding the mechanisms of cancer and how to target it more effectively with new treatments... [More]

GP out-of-hours reforms linked to more emergency admissions for children

A study published today in Annals of Family Medicine, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, found that the GP contract was associated with an eight per cent increase in short stay admissions for potentially avoidable chronic conditions... [More]

A pioneering facial recognition cane for the blind

The ‘XploR’ mobility cane, being developed by ICT students Steve Adigbo, Waheed Rafiq and Richard Howlett, uses smartphone technology to recognise familiar faces from up to 10m away. The cane also features GPS functionality to aid navigation... [More]

New data driven approach to healthcare

Isansys Lifecare Ltd, the provider of complete real-time physiological patient data services and systems, is this week celebrating its fifth anniversary... [More]
Liberia conducts first polio, measles immunizations since Ebola outbreak.

Liberia conducts first polio, measles immunizations since Ebola outbreak.

A week-long campaign to vaccinate more than 600,000 children against polio and measles kicks off today in Liberia... [More]
Johns Hopkins Ophthalmology professor Bob Massof receives Helen Keller prize

Johns Hopkins Ophthalmology professor Bob Massof receives Helen Keller prize

Bob Massof, Ph.D., of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins received the 2015 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research on May 5... [More]

A commitment to improve global health information

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding defining areas where they will work together to improve the quality and use of global health estimates to measure the world’s health challenges... [More]
Scripps Florida scientists win $2.4 million to expand development of new pain therapies

Scripps Florida scientists win $2.4 million to expand development of new pain therapies

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded $2.4 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of The National Institutes of Health to expand development of new pain medications with fewer side effects than those currently available... [More]
Gene expression is key to understanding differences between individuals and predisposition to disease

Gene expression is key to understanding differences between individuals and predisposition to disease

The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project consortia, which includes scientists from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, have now published their results from their first pilot study in three Science papers... [More]
Will the Ebola crisis lead to improved global health security?

Will the Ebola crisis lead to improved global health security?

Unprecedented in both its impact and scale, the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has led to a renewed interest in the issue of global health security. How is global health security defined?.. [More]

Full range of Lab M media for detection and isolation of Listeria shown together for the first time

The document, ‘Listeria solutions… whatever your method’, clearly shows that whichever testing method users subscribe to, whatever the lab size, and whether they prefer dehydrated culture media... [More]

TESCAN introduce unique multimodal holographic microscope for live cell imaging

The unique Q-PHASE microscope is based on the principle of incoherent holography. Where other available solutions make use of a laser or laser diode, which may cause adverse or undesirable effects, mainly in terms of imaging quality, Q-PHASE uses white light for illumination, thus producing high quality imaging... [More]
WHO issues best practices for naming new human infectious diseases

WHO issues best practices for naming new human infectious diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) today called on scientists, national authorities and the media to follow best practices in naming new human infectious diseases to minimize unnecessary negative effects on nations, economies and people... [More]
WHO moves to improve access to lifesaving medicines for hepatitis C, Drug-resistant TB and cancers

WHO moves to improve access to lifesaving medicines for hepatitis C, Drug-resistant TB and cancers

The World Health Organization (WHO) today published the new edition of its Model List of Essential Medicines) which includes ground-breaking new treatments for hepatitis C, a variety of cancers (including breast cancer and leukaemia) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), among others... [More]
Anton Paar polarimeters: New LED light source and air pump for sample cells maximize lifetime and ease of use.

Anton Paar polarimeters: New LED light source and air pump for sample cells maximize lifetime and ease of use.

Anton Paar now launches a new LED light source. A new integrated air pump makes cleaning and drying sample cells a lot more convenient... [More]
Pain management webinar addresses fibromyalgia, "the invisible disease"

Pain management webinar addresses fibromyalgia, "the invisible disease"

Topical BioMedics is hosting its free monthly pain management webinar on Tuesday, May 12th, focusing on the topic “What You need to Know about Fibromyalgia.” The webinar, which is free and open to the public, will be streamed live from 12pm to 1pm, then archived and accessible on demand 24/7... [More]
Unique real-time drug monitoring system

Unique real-time drug monitoring system

Titan Enterprises assisted CRISI in the early days of development of the unique flow sensor used in the BD Intelliport™, a medication management system for manual intravenous (IV) bolus injections... [More]
Smartphone checks blood for parasitic disease

Smartphone checks blood for parasitic disease

New Smartphone technology has been developed that can detect and count wriggling parasitic worms in a drop of blood... [More]
Hepatitis C common among HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa

Hepatitis C common among HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa

A new study has found high levels of infection with hepatitis C (HCV) across Africa, particularly in people infected with HIV... [More]
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