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duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)

Associate Professor and Director of Medical School Curriculum at the University of Illinois, Dr Ahlke Heydemann underlines Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) – a debilitating, progressive muscle weakening disease.
Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine Disrupters: To Assess Or Not To Assess?

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) are chemical substances that can damage our health and/or the health of environmental organisms by altering the hormone function.

The emergence of personalised e-health care

CEO of Liva Healthcare, Kristoffer From explains the emergence of personalised e-health care and asks if e-health can close the gap between doctors and diabetic patients
governance of nano-related risk

Nano safety, advanced materials for the semiconductor industry and governance of nano-related risk

Dr Dimiter Prodanov from IMEC vzw shares his views on the fascinating world of nanomaterials including the governance of nano-related risk
University Hospital Bern

University Clinic of Nuclear Medicine

The University Clinic of Nuclear Medicine conducts examinations and treatments on patients with radioactive drugs. This includes radiation protection with its medical, physical and biological fundamentals
spinal muscular atrophy

New treatments for spinal muscular atrophy

SMA Europe e.V. discusses how new treatments for spinal muscular atrophy open up new challenges for European and national institutions
parkinson's disease

New research may benefit patients with early stage Parkinson’s disease

A new study published in the Movement Disorders journal, has paved the way for more research into identifying markers of progression for patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease
early diagnosis

Dementia research: Early diagnosis of brain disorders

Jon Snaedal, professor in Geriatric Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland shares his expertise on dementia research including the early diagnosis of brain disorders
skin diseases

Arthritis, musculoskeletal and skin diseases including muscular dystrophy

The work of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, including muscular dystrophy (MD), is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government

New research uses genomics to identify squamous cancer cells

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have used genomics to set apart squamous cancer cells (SCC’s) from other cancers. This could improve treatments for head and neck cancers.

Stress Awareness Month: Top 5 stress-busting foods to stay calm this month

Studies have shown that the right foods can dramatically increase our moods and emotions. So, to commemorate Stress Awareness Month, nutritionist Cassandra Barns has selected her top 5 favourite foods that are scientifically proven to provide a sense of calm when consumed.
work-related musculoskeletal disorders

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: The path towards absolute prevention

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group provides a comprehensive overview work-related musculoskeletal disorders, focussing on the path towards absolute prevention.
shortness of breath

Dyspnea: Shortness of breath

Donald A. Mahler from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Clinical Resource Center of the Alpha-1 Foundation and Valley Regional Hospital, on behalf of the CHEST Foundation, provides an expert view on shortness of breath (dyspnea)
stroke foundation

Understanding stroke

Australian Stroke Foundation details the impact that a stroke can have on people of all ages plus how it can be prevented and treated
Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe, from TechVision Group, Frost & Sullivan provides a fascinating overview of acute respiratory distress syndrome, including refocusing clinical concerns and disease management, as well as the overall characteristics and health implications
ageing process

Research suggests neurodegenerative disorders may speed up ageing process

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) compared the genetic clocks of normal and mutant flies to understand the link between neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and the ageing process
world kidney day

World Kidney Day shines a spotlight on women’s health

This World Kidney Day, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, joins organizations around the world in urging women to take action to prevent kidney disease
inflammatory bowel disease

Link between heart attacks and inflammatory bowel disease

Research indicates a strong role in the development of cardiovascular disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
asthma flare-ups

Short-term increases in inhaled steroid doses do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children

New research by the National Institutes of Health challenge common practice of increasing doses at early signs of worsening symptoms in asthma
aplastic anaemia

Raising awareness of aplastic anaemia

Grazina Berry from Aplastic Anaemia Trust, along with Professor Judith Marsh and Dr Shreyans Gandhi from King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, explore the rare and serious condition of aplastic anaemia (AA)

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