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Oliver R Tambo Africa Research Chair at SACIDS Foundation for One Health

Named after a freedom fighter who spoke up for science and tech, a group of African and international research funders under the OR Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative announced Prof Gerald Misinzo and his institution Sokoine University of Agriculture as one of the initiative’s first ten individual research chair holders and host institutions.
impacts of pesticides

Tackling the impacts of pesticides on human, animal and environmental health

Jane Mills, University of Gloucestershire, tells us about the SPRINT project’s aim to tackle the impacts of pesticides on human, animal and environmental health.
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IBS patients’ experienced improved symptoms during COVID-19 lockdown

According to new research, patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) unexpectedly experienced improved symptoms during COVID-19 lockdown.
pig farming

SWINOSTICS: Field-diagnostics in pig farming

Here, R&D Director Alessandro Giusti details the work of the Horizon 2020 funded SWINOSTICS project to tackle viruses causing epidemics in pig farming.

Tobacco dependency: Treat it like any other illness

Sarah MacFadyen, Vice Chair of the Taskforce for Lung Health and Head of Policy and External Affairs at Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, says it’s time that tobacco dependency was treated just like any other illness.
health technologies

Building readiness for innovative health technologies

Senior Researcher in Social Science Michael Morrison explains why disruptive technologies need institutional and systemic readiness to truly realise the benefits of healthcare innovation.
effects of sleep deprivation

The effects of sleep deprivation on your skin

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores the effects that sleep deprivation can have on your skin.
treating genetic diseases

Today’s challenge of treating genetic diseases

Professor Olivier Braissant highlights here, how the challenges of treating genetic diseases can be exemplified by research on creatine transporter deficiency.
glucose monitoring

Medical wires in continuous glucose monitoring

Gary Davies, from Sandvik Materials Technology, explains how medical wires are helping patients monitor blood glucose levels without the need for daily testing.
death from COVID-19

HIV patients are more likely to die from COVID-19

In a new study, researchers have found that individuals living with HIV and AIDS have an increased risk of death from COVID-19 infection.
injecting insulin

The stress of making diabetes decisions

Cyndi Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of Quin, explores the stress of making diabetes decisions when it comes to injecting insulin.

Regularly eating sardines can prevent type 2 diabetes

A new study has discovered that the regular consumption of sardines helps to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Glandular fever

Glandular fever increases the risk of depression

A new study from iPSYCH has found a correlation between glandular fever and an increased risk of depression.
death in type-2 diabetes

Drinking tea & coffee reduces risk of death in type-2 diabetes by 63%

A new study has found that drinking 4 cups of green tea or 2 cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of death in type-2 diabetes by 63%.

Research on rare genetic diseases impacting brain development with Prof Olivier Braissant

Professor Olivier Braissant is at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) - he works on rare genetic diseases impacting brain development.
Omega-3 index

High Omega-3 index reduces premature death

New research shows that people with a high Omega-3 Index are 13% less likely to die prematurely compared to those with low levels.
foot test

Foot test can detect heart rhythm disorder in diabetic patients

A simple annual foot test can help detect atrial fibrillation in patients with diabetes, according to research presented at EHRA 2021.
malaria vaccine

Researchers report malaria vaccine efficacy of 77%

Researchers from the University of Oxford and their partners have reported that the malaria vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, has demonstrated high-level efficacy of 77%.
leishmaniasis vaccine

Trial finds York/Hull leishmaniasis vaccine is safe

A new vaccine, developed by researchers at the Hull York Medical School, to treat leishmaniasis has proved to be safe in the first clinical trials.
healthier european union

A vision for a healthier European Union

Open Access Government explores the health priorities of Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, asking if lessons learned from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic can help to improve European healthcare?.

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