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Medical cannabis advocacy and education

Board Member for Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), Peter Thurley, shares his views on medical cannabis advocacy and education issues

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

Scientists reveal first 3D images of DNA in living human cells

Scientists at the Salk Institute in California have generated the first 3D images of human DNA structure inside living cells

Hospitals to get extra funding to cope with winter pressures

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt has announced £20m of extra funding for hospitals to ease pressure on emergency departments ahead of next winter

Challenging the conventional packaging methods and materials

Angela Morris, CEO, The Wool Packaging Company Ltd talks about challenging pharmaceutical cold chain packaging convention.
regenerative medicine

Transforming regenerative medicine into an opportunity for patients

Antonino Tramonte, Managing Director, Swiss Institute for Regenerative Medicine outlines how regenerative medicine can help patients.
bone regeneration

The benefits of personalised medicine in bone regeneration

Dr. Franz E. Weber, University Zurich's Center of Dental Medicine discusses how personalised medicine can be used in bone regeneration.
access to innovative medicines

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...

The European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs AISBL

The European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE) is Europe’s principal trade body for small to medium-sized innovative companies working in the field of pharmaceuticals. Via its company members and national member associations such as the British Ethical Medicines Industry Group (EMIG), the German Pharmaceutical Industry Association (BPI), BioDeutschland, the...
acute medicine

Research opportunities in Acute Medicine

Dinesen L1, 2, Poots AJ1, Bell D1, 2. 1.NIHR CLAHRC NW London, Imperial College London 2.Dept. Acute Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital What is Acute Medicine? Acute medicine is the part of internal medicine concerned with the immediate and early specialist management of adult patients who present to, or from within,...

Improved access to radiotherapy needed, says experts

Doctors have revealed that millions of people have died unnecessarily from cancers that could have been treated by radiotherapy. New data presented at the European Cancer Congress suggest as many as nine out of 10 people in low income countries cannot access radiotherapy treatment. Experts warn that even high-income countries where...

Patients do not understand medical jargon

A study carried out by the Royal College of General Practitioners found that nearly one half of patients do not understand the advice given to them by their doctor Researchers at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) found that medical language is so complex that almost half of patients...
Regenerative medicine and cell therapy

The role of regenerative medicine in healthcare

Regenerative medicine and cell therapy can revolutionise healthcare. Kath Mackay and Michael Sullivan, Lead Technologists in Regenerative Medicine at the Technology Strategy Board outline the importance of the field. Innovation is essential in developing the next generation of medical treatments. As the global population grows and ages, healthcare providers will need...

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