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Health - 05.08.2021
Harnessing the Sun to tackle period poverty
A re-usable sanitary towel that could potentially kill up to 99.9% of bacteria when exposed to sunlight is being developed by scientists at Cardiff University. The team is developing a special type of fabric that is infused with non-toxic metals acting as a catalyst, harnessing energy from the Sun and producing compounds capable of killing bacteria, removing stains and neutralizing odours.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.08.2021
Using two CRISPR enzymes, a COVID diagnostic in only 20 minutes
The reactions involved in the FIND-IT assay to detect infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. When the Cas13 enzyme (bottom left) binds to its target RNA, it snips a molecule (orange and light blue ribbon) to release an activator (orange) that supercharges the Csm6 nuclease (right) to cleave and release fluorescent molecules that light up (green) and signal the presence of viral RNA.

Health - Pharmacology - 04.08.2021
Artificial pancreas trialled for outpatients with type 2 diabetes for first time
Artificial pancreas trialled for outpatients with type 2 diabetes for first time
An artificial pancreas could soon help those people living with type 2 diabetes who also require kidney dialysis.

Health - Pharmacology - 04.08.2021
Women voice frustration over current care for recurrent urinary tract infections
Women with frequent urinary tract infections say they're unhappy with what they perceive as their doctors' overuse of antibiotics and with the limited treatment options available to them, according to a study led by researchers from UCLA and Cedars-Sinai. The research, recently published in the Journal of Urology, highlights the need for physicians to do a better job finding out why patients get recurrent UTIs, to develop strategies to prevent them and to avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics, which over time can lead to resistance to the medication.

Health - Pharmacology - 04.08.2021
Q&A: Realism on Achieving Herd Immunity with Dr. Chip Schooley
"When will we get 'back to normal''" is a question looming on many Americans' minds. The answer largely depends on the country's ability to substantially ramp up immunity to SARS CoV-2 .

Health - Economics / Business - 04.08.2021
Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packaging Changes Perceptions
Smokers in a randomized clinical trial were more likely to recognize the negative consequences of tobacco and consider quitting Purchase a pack of cigarettes in Australia and be prepared to be accost

Health - 03.08.2021
Prepared for the future: MHH puts new logistics centre into operation
Prepared for the future: MHH puts new logistics centre into operation
Central location, state-of-the-art technology and standardised processes Hannover Medical School (MHH) has put its new logistics centre into operation.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.08.2021
Innovative gel offers new hope to defeat Parkinson's disease
Innovative gel offers new hope to defeat Parkinson’s disease
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU), in collaboration with The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, have developed a new type of hydrogel that could radically transform how we treat Parkinson's disease.

Health - Career - 03.08.2021

Health - 03.08.2021
Handwashing robot makes a splash at Glasgow primary schools
A robot which encourages children to wash their hands is helping Glasgow primary school pupils do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. WallBo, a 'social robot' with a friendly smile and a Scottish accent, developed by researchers at the University of Glasgow, has helped boost hand hygiene awareness in two local primary schools.

Pharmacology - Health - 03.08.2021
World-first UK trial to assess whether cannabis-based drug could extend life for thousands with aggressive brain tumours
The University of Birmingham will co-ordinate a major UK trial to analyse the efficacy of cannabis-based drug Sativex in treating the most aggressive form of brain tumours.

Health - Campus - 03.08.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 03.08.2021
Patients who miss multiple GP appointments stay missing from healthcare
Patients who miss multiple GP appointments stay missing from healthcare
Research tracking people across the health service shows that patients who miss multiple GP appointments are not seeking help from Emergency Departments.    Last updated on Wednesday 11 August 2021 R

Health - 03.08.2021
Pandemic may have increased older adults’ fall risk, U-M poll suggests
The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased older adults' risk of falling and injuring themselves, due to changes in physical activity, conditioning and mobility, a new national poll suggests.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.08.2021
Salmonella: Intestinal flora as reason for asymptomatic disease progression
Salmonella infections can result in a broad spectrum of illnesses. According to the latest research findings, one reason why some cases are harmless while others are very severe lies in the intestinal flora. An infection with Salmonella can have very different consequences. While some infected people do not notice the infection with the bacteria at all - this is called an asymptomatic progression - others suffer from severe gastrointestinal complaints.

Pharmacology - Health - 02.08.2021
Text Reminders Boost Vaccine Appointments
Carnegie Mellon University Researchers find text messages that impart psychological ownership are an effective method to encourage people to sign up and show up for COVID-19 vaccinations Researchers

Health - Pharmacology - 30.07.2021
New data show rise in hospital admissions for unvaccinated pregnant women
The Chief Midwifery Officer for England will urge expectant mums to have their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

Health - 30.07.2021
New Human-AI Research Teams could be the future of research, meeting future societal challenges
The University of Manchester is developing unique research teams to help cure humanity's increasingly complex future health and societal problems by partnering researchers with Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Health - History / Archeology - 30.07.2021

Health - 30.07.2021
Hospital grade antenatal care without leaving home
Hospital grade antenatal care without leaving home
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen telehealth become a fundamental component of healthcare. However maternity care presented a unique challenge, with the majority of antenatal appointments usually occurring face-to-face within a hospital environment.

Health - 30.07.2021
Slowdown in economy anticipated amid rising COVID risks
Consumer sentiment fell in July, posting a monthly decline of 5.0% from June, falling to the lowest level since February, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

Health - 29.07.2021
Early menopause linked to an increased risk of lung cancer
Encouraging young women to quit smoking has taken on added importance after University of Queensland research showed associations between smoking, early menopause and lung cancer.

Health - Career - 29.07.2021
Scientists awarded £230k to help unlock immunotherapy for men with prostate cancer
Researchers from Cardiff University will investigate how prostate cancer affects the immune system, thanks to funding from Prostate Cancer UK.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.07.2021
Eliminating RNA-binding protein improves survival in aggressive leukemia
Removing a protein that is often overexpressed in a rare and aggressive subtype of leukemia can help to slow the cancer's development and significantly increase the likelihood of survival, according to a study in mice led by scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Pharmacology - Health - 28.07.2021
Expansion of MR and CT imaging at Salford Royal
Three new, state of the art MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanners and a new CT (Computed Tomography) scanner have been installed at Salford Royal, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA).

Health - Pharmacology - 28.07.2021
UC San Diego Health Joins Clinical Trial to Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest
The investigational, implantable defibrillator system seeks to treat dangerously fast heart rhythms with a new technology Cardiovascular physicians with UC San Diego Health have joined an internation

Environment - Health - 28.07.2021
Earth's vital signs worsen amid 'business as usual' climate policy
Earth’s vital signs worsen amid ’business as usual’ climate policy
Since a global declaration of a climate emergency by more than 11,000 scientists, our planet's health hasn't improved.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.07.2021
Lord of the flies, king of data and proud owner of seven bicycles
Lord of the flies, king of data and proud owner of seven bicycles
ETH professor and molecular biologist Ernst Hafen retires at the end of July. We look back at the colourful career of a leading scientist with many different interests beyond the narrow world of molecular genetics.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.07.2021
Opinion: We cannot escape the threat of Covid-19 until we vaccinate the world
G7 countries are guilty of both hoarding Covid-19 vaccines and blocking others from producing them at scale, says Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health).

Health - Life Sciences - 26.07.2021
UC San Diego Health Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report
Region's only academic health system ranks #1 in San Diego and #5 in California with 10 medical and surgical specialties rated among nation's best UC San Diego Health is ranked #1 in San Diego, placi

Health - Pharmacology - 26.07.2021
Majority favour Covid vaccination
Flemish are more positive about vaccine than Walloons; half of non-vaccinated people do not want to be vaccinated The Vrije Universiteit Brussel and VUB spin-off iCense conducted a survey among Belgians to find out people's reasons for choosing to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or not.