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reconstructive dentistry

Reconstructive Dentistry: New biomaterials & technologies

Mutlu Özcan, Prof. Dr Dr h.c., PhD from the University of Zürich, highlights Reconstructive Dentistry through new biomaterials and technologies, including the associated changes and challenges.
reproductive medicine, fertility clinics

How valuable are randomised controlled trials in reproductive medicine?

Professor Darren Griffin reflects on how patients in fertility clinics should interpret the scientific evidence base when even the experts can’t seem to agree.
biomedical innovations

Targeted policy support for emerging biomedical innovations

Michael Morrison, Senior Researcher in Social Science at the University of Oxford, illustrates the importance of emerging biomedical innovations in the UK.
likelihood of severe COVID, genetic research

Scientists use machine learning to identify likelihood of severe COVID

The research team believe that some people have a genetic predisposition that increases likelihood of severe COVID, which may be crucial to understanding how mutations could change outcomes.
the south african mutation, pfizer

Pfizer vaccine can still prevent death from the South African mutation

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine appears to be significantly less efficient against the South African mutation, but can still stop hosts from experiencing severe COVID and dying from the virus.
Johnson & Johnson, european

The Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine works with just one dose

The New Jersey-based drugmaker created a COVID-19 vaccine that works at 66% efficiency in one dose, which they have sent to the EU for approval.
untreatable depression, patient

Neuromodulation clears symptoms of severe, untreatable depression

Targeted neuromodulation may be a future method to help those with severe, untreatable depression - traditionally, this is used to correct misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson's.
foetal development, sweet uterus

Consequences of foetal development in a “sweet” uterus: The short-and long-term transgenerational outcomes

Jane C Khoury & Shelley R Ehrlich from Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, highlight the consequences of foetal development in a “sweet” uterus – including the short- and long-term transgenerational outcomes.
adult brain, vascular therapies

Vascular therapies for mental health disorders

Here, Dr Anju Vasudevan, discusses two distinct vascular therapies in the prenatal, postnatal, and adult brain to combat mental illness.
new gene therapy, OPA1

New gene therapy for eye disease developed in Ireland

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a new gene therapy for an eye disease that leads to progressive loss of vision.
COVID-19 mutation, sars

COVID-19 mutation does not make virus more infectious

Researchers at University College London have found that COVID-19 mutations do not make the virus more likely to spread, as previously feared.
managing chronic pain, anaesthetia

More evidence on how to manage chronic pain can bring relief

Dr Ganesan Baranidharan, consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, explains the power of neuromodulation for managing chronic pain and explains why comprehensive evidence is needed.
mutation of COVID-19, vaccine

New research explores the mutation of COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Illinois investigated how the mutation of COVID-19 is making the virus stronger.
treatments for heart failure,

Innovative treatments for heart failure

Prof Dr Joost Sluijter, Professor, Cellular and Translational Cardiology at University Medical Center Utrecht shares an in-depth perspective on the needs for innovative treatments for heart failure.
immune tolerance in pregnancy

Vitamin D and immune tolerance in pregnancy and beyond

Drs Yuping Wang and David F. Lewis from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport discuss the impact of vitamin D in regulating immune tolerance and foetal development in pregnancy.
CBD and hemp, Lifescience Legal Design

Lifescience Legal Design

Here, Lifescience Legal Design discuss the legal status of CBD and hemp in the European Union.
reverse vision loss, eye

New cell injection technique could reverse vision loss

Researchers at the University of Toronto Engineering tried co-injection of both retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) cells and photoreceptor cells to reverse vision loss.
21 drugs, COVID

21 drugs that could help to treat COVID-19

A study recently identified 21 existing drugs that could improve the effect of remdesivir.
human infection trials, vaccination

The challenges of COVID-19 human infection trials

Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass, School of Biosciences at University of Kent, explain the long and infamous history of human infection trials.
lung cancer treatment, nanoparticles

Can nanoparticles change lung cancer treatment?

A promising idea for lung cancer treatment has been developed by researchers at Lund University.

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