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Disease-associated myosteatosis in people with cancer: Can it be treated?

Can we prevent the muscle loss associated with some cancers? Dr Vera Mazurak at the University of Alberta is looking into one method of treating myosteatosis Pathological fat infiltration into muscle is a feature of disease-induced muscle loss that significantly associates with shorter survival in people with cancer. Fat is...
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Therapies for weak muscles

Research into personalised interventions is helping pave the way for a new generation of therapies for weak muscles at the Balgrist Campus It is estimated that ten percent of the costs of health care in Switzerland (or an equivalent of 500 billion Euros per annum in the EU) being associated...
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The unrealised benefits of an ATP cleaning verification system

An ATP cleaning verification system can help ensure cleaning is thorough and effective, saving money and lives in healthcare settings The financial impact of poor cleaning is huge, yet the delivery of this vital underpinning service is not measured at all. By contrast, in almost all other aspects of healthcare,...
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PAN-LNG Project: Developing Trans-European transport in Hungary

With funding from the Connecting Europe Facility, the PAN-LNG Project is developing a Trans-European transport infrastructure, starting in Hungary MGKKE, the Hungarian NGV Association, developed the PAN-LNG Project for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling infrastructure, which has been selected in 2015 for co-finance by the INEA under the Connecting...
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Imec start-up incubation for digital entrepreneurs

For those looking to kick-start their tech business, this imec start-up incubation programme offers support with coaching, facilities and funding Imec.istart is an imec business incubation programme that supports tech start-ups with coaching, facilities and funding. The programme has been recognised by UBI Global as one of the world’s best...
Accreditation provides certainty in uncertain times

Accreditation provides certainty in uncertain times

Malcolm Hynd, External Affairs Manager, UKAS, considers how accreditation will assume greater significance for trade after the UK withdraws from the EU
Climate change in the Polar Regions is a global problem

Climate change in the Polar Regions is a global problem

Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, explains how the government is helping to address climate change in the Polar Regions
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Improvements in stroke care, awareness and early detection

Frederic Destrebecq, Vinciane Quoidbach and Alison Turner at the European Brain Council discuss improvements in stroke care, awareness raising and early detection Stroke is a leading cause of disability and mortality among adults. It is the third cause of death worldwide and the first cause of acquired disability.1 Despite improvements...
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Delivering software solutions

Jean-Michel Letennier, President and CEO of Atomic Information Systems (AIS) Corporation, outlines how their software solutions can change how organisations think AIS Corporation is a full service application software development firm with its headquarters in Delaware County, New York. It was founded in 2015 by several industry veterans and is continuing...
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Tissue-scale factors in predicting cancer treatment outcome

Zhihui Wang and Vittorio Cristini provide evidence that could improve the success of treatment plans and make predicting cancer treatment outcome easier Current processes for creating cancer treatment plans are primarily based on empirical data from clinical trials, consensus expert panel guidelines, and limited laboratory-based testing. Physicians still face major...
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Early learning and behaviour research at the US NICHD

Research on early learning and behaviour translates into effective interventions and care, says Dr James A Griffin of the NICHD at the US National Institutes of Health The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, at the National Institutes for Health (NIH), was established with support of Congress, to...
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Obesity, liver cancer, metastasis: Future consequences for Europe

Mathias Heikenwälder at the German Cancer Research Center warns of the impact of modern lifestyles and the obesity epidemic on liver cancer and metastasis Alterations in lifestyles over the last decades, including high caloric diets combined with sedentarism, have increased the worldwide incidence of overweight and metabolic syndrome, characterised by...
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Irish Micro Mouldings: Breaking the mould for success

Irish Micro Mouldings are specialists in injection moulding, who have become key players in the Irish plastics industry Located just 20 minutes away from Galway City Centre, Irish Micro Mouldings (IMM), are one of the key players in Ireland’s plastics industry. The company has been trading from Galway for just...
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Towards the 2030 health goals: European action on HIV and viral hepatitis

European action on HIV and viral hepatitis is at a necessary turning point to meet 2030 SDGs, writes Dr Masoud Dara of the WHO Regional Office for Europe 2030 is a milestone year for world leaders, and for all of us, as our action to end the AIDS and hepatitis...
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Ten years in systems biology research at BioQuant

Heidelberg University describes 10 years of successful systems biology research and education at their BioQuant Center Systems biology research facilitates the discovery of yet unknown principles of complex biological systems, by connecting the experimental life sciences with mathematics, bioinformatics, engineering and computation. Quantitative experimental data are translated into mathematical models...
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The IMI programmes driving access to innovative medicines

By providing the infrastructure to support drug discovery, the IMI is accelerating access to innovative medicines, as the EFPIA highlights here Innovation is the lifeblood of the pharmaceutical industry, providing us with the potential to cross new therapeutic frontiers to bring novel medicines to market that benefit patients and deliver...
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Italy’s ageing population and the healthcare challenge

Open Access Government examines some of the statistics around Italy's ageing population, related health challenges, and policy action to address the issue Italy is currently the country with the second highest number of older people – behind Germany. In 2013, it was estimated that more than 12 million elderly people...

Lighting up future materials and devices

Stefan Hecht at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin outlines how light-based technologies will spark innovation in material science and nanotechnology The emergence of life and our existence is inevitably bound to the sun as the prime energy source for our planet. Photosynthesis provides the basis for the continuous production of biomass, which...
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Engineering workflow: Challenges and methods for improvement

Prof Dr Alexander Fay, Head of the Automation Technology Institute at HSU Hamburg, describes how methods, models and tools can support engineering workflow The engineering of huge and complex technical systems, such as buildings, production, transportation and energy systems, requires the coordinated contributions of different crafts and organisations over a...
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The obesity epidemic and cancer: A disaster in the making?

IARC’s Véronique Terrasse highlights the link between the growing obesity epidemic and cancer in countries around the world, with some alarming statistics The obesity1 epidemic is reaching alarming proportions in many countries and has become a major public health concern in both developed and low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Indeed, the...

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