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Health - Life Sciences - 28.06.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 28.06.2021
Blood cancer trial sponsored by the University of Birmingham opens for recruitment
A new Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial being sponsored by the University of Birmingham has opened for recruitment aiming to investigate the efficacy of a novel treatment for patients affected by a specific type of blood cancer.

Health - Campus - 28.06.2021
First graduate of the Study Programme 'Experimental Medicine'
First graduate of the Study Programme ’Experimental Medicine’
Just in time for her third state examination in human medicine, Stefanie Bobe has completed in parallel her Master of Science in Experimental Medicine at the University of Münster.

Pharmacology - Health - 28.06.2021
High dose opioid prescription declines in Queensland - 21-year study
The number of people prescribed opioids in Queensland increased more than 11-fold in two decades, but most prescriptions were in a low-dose range, according to University of Queensland-led research. Dr Adeleke Adewumi, a UQ PhD graduate and Senior Pharmacist at Maryborough Hospital, said dosages of opioids within the state were most frequently on the lower end of the scale.

Sport - Health - 28.06.2021
Scientists launch trial to test whether brain training could help people lose weight
Researchers at Cardiff University have launched a new app called "Restrain" to test whether it is possible to lose weight through a type of brain training involving simple games. The team from the University's Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) are calling for volunteers to take part in the trial, which will be the largest study of its kind.

Health - 28.06.2021
Fetal alcohol exposure data underscore need for public health interventions
While alcohol consumption during pregnancy may result in harm to developing embryos and fetuses, a new study led by the Yale School of Public health finds that a significant number of pregnancies that result in live birth still involve alcohol exposure.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.06.2021

Health - Career - 28.06.2021
Six Rice-TMC research teams earn seed grants
Funded collaborations include projects to study surgical safety, antibiotic resistance, medical racism, personalized transplant treatments Six research collaborations between faculty from Rice and in

Health - 27.06.2021
Over a £1 million in payments from pharma companies to All-Party Parliamentary Groups
New research published in PLOS One suggests there is a significant lack of transparency in corporate funding to APPGs. Last updated on Sunday 27 June 2021 Sixteen of the 146 health-related All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) in the Houses of Parliament (UK) received over a £1 million in payments from 35 pharmaceutical companies between 2012-2018 according to a new study.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.06.2021
Gene editing therapy paves way for revolution in treatment of genetic disorders
Gene editing therapy paves way for revolution in treatment of genetic disorders
The development of an investigational therapy which 'edits' a harmful gene in patients with a debilitating condition called amyloidosis could pave the way for a revolution in the treatment of genetic disorders, finds a new study led by UCL scientists.

Health - Social Sciences - 25.06.2021
Firearm injuries in children, teens costly for U.S. health care system, Stanford study finds
The average cost of initial hospitalization to treat pediatric gun injuries is about $13,000 per patient and has risen in recent decades, a Stanford Medicine study found.

Health - 25.06.2021
Mothers and babies can be saved by controlling caesarean deliveries
A 30-year global study led by University of Queensland researchers has found rates of childbirth by caesarean section are rising and exceeding safe levels in many developing countries.

Health - Social Sciences - 24.06.2021

Health - 24.06.2021
Congress focuses on impact of COVID-19 on global liver disease
University of Birmingham experts are among the leading liver disease researchers gathering online at the virtual 2021 International liver Congress this week to discuss developments on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with liver disease.

Health - Economics / Business - 24.06.2021
Ban all unhealthy food advertisements to tackle childhood obesity, urge University of Warwick researchers
Warwick Obesity Network welcomes the government's intention to tackle rising rates of obesity by restricting the advertising of products high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) shown on TV before 9pm and b

Health - 24.06.2021
Most hospital patients are dying 'without suitable care'
Most hospital patients are dying ’without suitable care’
A new national study shows most patients in Australia are not getting suitable end-of-life care.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.06.2021
Common plant fiber gel doubled rate of tumor eradication
Common plant fiber gel doubled rate of tumor eradication
Many people don't realize that the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi residing within the gastrointestinal tract-collectively called the gut microbiome- are connected to overall health, and specifically to cancer. Manipulating the gut microbiome to produce "beneficial" commensal microbes, which protect the host from pathogens and can boost immune responses, among other things, could potentially help patients respond better to cancer drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors, a type of immunotherapy.

Health - Politics - 23.06.2021
Opinion: What we can learn about risk from the Covid experience
Humans don't perceive risk accurately, and it's important that we learn the right lessons about risk from the Covid-19 pandemic, says Professor Geoff Mulgan (UCL STEaPP).

Health - Materials Science - 23.06.2021
Researcher named one of Top 50 Women in Engineering
Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan from Cambridge's Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy has been named one of the top 50 Women in Engineering 2021 by the Women's Engineering Society.

Health - 23.06.2021
Novartis and Hewlett Packard Enterprise join forces to advance Novartis global health efforts
Novartis is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to accelerate the use of data and digital technologies within its efforts to reimagine global health and improve access to healthcare and medicines.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.06.2021
ETheRNA and VUB expand strategic collaboration to engineer next generation mRNA therapeutics with TetraMix
Extension to proven TriMix adjuvant technology intended to boost dendritic cell activation eTheRNA immunotherapies NV ('eTheRNA', Niel, Belgium ), a clinical-stage company developing mRNA-based immun

Pharmacology - Health - 23.06.2021
Positive survival data for Novartis investigational radioligand therapy 177Lu-PSMA-617 published in The New England Journal of Medicine
VISION manuscript shows that 177 Lu-PSMA-617 plus standard of care (SOC) significantly improved overall survival and radiographic progression-free survival for patients with metastatic castration-res

Health - Event - 23.06.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 23.06.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 23.06.2021
Drug doubles down on bone cancer, metastasis
Drug doubles down on bone cancer, metastasis
Rice, Baylor's 'BonTarg' combines breast cancer drug with bone-targeting antibody Bone cancer is hard to treat and prone to metastasis.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.06.2021
Unusual coronavirus protein is potential drug target to fight COVID-19
The structure of the SARS-CoV-2 protein called 3a, as determined by cryoEM. UC Berkeley researchers produced the most detailed structure to date of the protein - an ion channel - which may be a good target for drugs to fight coronavirus infections. (UC Berkeley image courtesy of David Kern) The SARS-CoV-2 virus contains a gene that codes for a strange protein that could be a good target for drugs to fight COVID-19 and possibly other coronavirus infections, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.

Social Sciences - Health - 23.06.2021
Older Americans are aging better than ever, especially women
Over the past decade, the news has largely been good for older Americans: More people are able to meet their daily care needs without assistance and women seem to be thriving the most.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.06.2021
Ground-breaking lung cancer trial gets under way
The first participants have taken part in a ground-breaking research trial that aims to save lives by improving the early diagnosis of lung cancer.