A new initiative, called the SUDEP Center Without Walls for
Collaborative Research, is a $27.3 million international effort to
identify the causes of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) a
mysterious and deadly phenomenon that strikes people with epilepsy
without warning. 10 Dec 2014
World's first artificial enzymes
created using synthetic DNA-like molecules
Scientists at the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) have created
the world’s first enzymes made from artificial genes. Their
synthetic enzymes, which do not occur anywhere in nature, are
capable of triggering chemical reactions in the lab.
UK schools to get defibrillators to
save children suffering cardiac arrest
The UK Department for
Education (DfE) has awarded a contract for an initial provision of
500 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to Philips through a
public procurement framework with NHS Supply Chain.
Modelling system forecasts spread of Ebola
A forecasting model developed by the EU funded EPIWORK project to
model the spread of swine flu H1N1 has shown that Ebola would have
infected between 14,000 and 22,000 people in West Africa by the end
of November 2014.
Increasing breastfeeding in UK could save NHS £40 million per year
Increasing the number of mothers who breastfeed and for longer could
could save the NHS more than £40 million, according to research
carried out at Brunel University London.
stimulate stem cells to regenerate bone
nanoparticles coated with targeting proteins can stimulate stem
cells to regenerate bone, according to research by Keele University
and Nottingham University.
Prosthetic hand controlled through nerves has the lightest touch
A prosthetic hand which connects to the nervous system
provides a sense of touch light enough to handle an egg. The hand
has been developed by the EU-funded NEBIAS project after 10 years of
Book: Wi-Fi Enabled Healthcare
Focussing on its recent proliferation in hospitals, this book
explains how Wi-Fi is transforming clinical workflows and infusing
new life into the types of mobile devices being implemented in
hospitals. Dec 2014
Cannabis extracts combined with
radiation therapy improve brain cancer treatment
St George's University of London has shown that when chemical
extracts of cannabis are used to treat cancer tumours alongside
radio therapy the growths can virtually disappear.
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