Health & Social Care eBooks

AG: Health Analysis

In this second AG – Health Analysis we give thought to a number of key areas in healthcare throughout Europe. Topics that are given thought include: cancer research: chemistry for drug discovery; and diabetes. This ebook includes excellent and topical analysis from organisations such as NHS England, as they discuss...
Sickle Cell research, Ireland

Importance of sickle cell genetic screening in Ireland

Lora Ruth Wogu, CEO and Founder of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Ireland, outlines what sickle cell disease and thalassaemia are and why screening in Ireland is fundamental Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia disease are 2 of the major genetic blood disorders that affect the red blood cells. Sickle cell disease...

Department of Emergency Medicine – BRIPPED Project

Healthcare providers are challenged daily to rapidly diagnose and treat life threatening respiratory illness. Ultrasound is a non-invasive, rapid bedside tool that enables providers to quickly identify and treat undifferentiated shortness of breath. The BRIPPED project is a rapid, acute approach to using ultrasound in the evaluation of shortness...

AG: Health Analysis

The economic crisis forced healthcare budgets to be reduced throughout Europe, putting pressure on officials trying to tackle major health challenges. With an ever growing population, addressing these challenges has become a key priority. Health and social care is a key policy throughout Europe, and whether it be the...

Department of Virology -TU Munich

Non-chemical cell communication (NCCC) refers to cellular communication that is not based on chemical signals (such as e.g. neuro-transmitters, hormones, or kairomones) but on physical signals like electric current, electrostatic fields, and acoustic or electromagnetic waves. Why is there so little known about NCCC in life sciences? Has it to...

Congenital & Early Acquired Deafblindness – Department of Special Needs

The combination of a sight and hearing impairment (deafblindness) is a disability with little understanding.  In the UK alone, there are currently around 250,000 deafblind people, yet public awareness of what deafblindness is can be low. Deafblindness affects a person’s ability to communicate, to access all kinds of information, and to get around. Deafblindness...

BSMS Inc

Safe behaviour in a workplace is critical in order for an organisation to run effectible and efficiently. Research by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has shown that up to 80% of work related accidents are caused by employees’ behaviour.  Behavioural safety is a tool that aims...
Luminex

Luminex

Physicians have long been aware of the subtle differences between patients and their responses to medications. The recognition that a part of this variation is inherited, and therefore predictable, created the field of pharmacogenetics several years ago. Pharmacogenetics studies the influence of genetic variation on drug response. Genetic variation is...

Complete Networks Ltd

With the advent of low cost, high speed, Wide Area Network (WAN) connections, many organisations are realising the cost benefits and service improvements from integrating services across multiple sites. However, anyone who has implemented SITE to SITE private WAN will know that WAN’s are not as resilient as Local...

Counterweight

According to Public Health England, the average person in England is overweight and 1 in 4 is obese. National Director of Health and Wellbeing ay PHE believes that if we don’t tackle this epidemic more effectively, we’ll increase the odds of chronic diseases, which include heart disease, type 2...
Department of Emergency Medicine-BRIPPED Project

Department of Emergency Medicine – BRIPPED Project

Healthcare providers are challenged daily to rapidly diagnose and treat life threatening respiratory illness. Ultrasound is a non-invasive, rapid bedside tool that enables providers to quickly identify and treat undifferentiated shortness of breath. The BRIPPED project is a rapid, acute approach to using ultrasound in the evaluation of shortness...

Spanish Research Council (CSIC)

Cancer is the second cause of death in developed countries, and its incidence is steadily on the rose. In general, since 1930, cancer death rates have increased with age for both males and females, and the age-specific occurrence for cancer was similar for both genders. Furthermore, the 5-year mortality...

Pfalzklinkum für Psychiatrie

SyWiK is the German abbreviation for "Systematic and Participatory Further Education in Hospital". In this context, Pfalzklinikum cooperates with Landau-Südlliche Weinstraße Clinical Center, Frankenthal City Hospital and Pirmasens Municipal Hospital. SyWiK is a social partner project promoted by the European Social Fund and the German Federal Ministry of Labor...
Pfalzklinkum fur Psychiatrie

Pfalzklinikum für Psychiatrie

Social and epidemiological changes present major challenges to the health systems of the Western industrial countries and, thus, also to the German health system. This goes along with the strengthening of the position of care profession among the actors in the health care sector which gives rise to diverse...
Dr Daniel Fels

Dr. Daniel Fels

The term ‘fields of the cell’ refers to the fact that electrodynamic fields surround every cell and cellular organelle. It includes fields belonging to all charged cell components, i.e ions and polar molecules, as well as those components generated by cell chemistry. This further refers to the modal of...
stem cells

Stem cells and immunity

From stem cell biology to tissue mending In the last 25 years, tremendous advances have been made in the identification and generation of stem cells (SC) from diverse organisms, generating a wealth of knowledge in various fields from embryology to development. SC not only have the ability to differentiate into...

Professor Shamala Devi Sekaran, Faculty of Medicine

Dengue, in recent decades has become one of the most uncontrolled neglected infectious diseases especially in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Dengue diagnosis is not only important for clinical management of patients, but also for epidemiological surveillance, outbreak intervention and vaccine development and monitoring. Due to...
Department Of Biology

Prof. Bernd Fritzsch – Department Of Biology

Imagine that the sounds you hear become progressively attenuated every day and eventually you are cut off from music, laughter, and any other communication you enjoyed throughout your life. Words you hear may become ambiguous (for example, ‘someday’ and ‘Sunday’ may sound alike) and this word confusion confounds further...
Pfalzklinkum

Pfalzklinikum für Psychiatrie

In Germany the number of sick leave days due to mental disorders has risen continuously over the last few years. In 2012 mental disorders ranked third in causes for incapacity to work. There has also been a lot of discussion to what extent this is due to a general...
Laboratory of RNA

Laboratory of RNA

The Laboratory of RNA Biology and Biotechnology at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) of the University of Trento, Italy, is focusing on RNA to develop better diagnostic tools and therapeutics for a range of genetic diseases and cancers. The research projects developed in the laboratory also aim at...

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