Category Archives: Health

05Oct/23

Large-scale proteomics in population-based studies from UK and Iceland

n an article revealed today in Nature, scientists from deCODE Genetics, a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical company Amgen, demonstrated how plasma proteomics can contribute to a better understanding of diseases. The study’s focus on the plasma proteome led the team to find associations between various diseases and the levels of specific proteins. “Measuring a great number of proteins in a population-based cohort enables the discovery of circulating biomarkers and the early detection of disease,” says Patrick Sulem, scientist at deCODE genetics and one of the senior authors on the paper. Continue reading

30Sep/23

Seven AI/ML for Life Sciences Companies Identified as Innovators in New Clarivate Companies to Watch Report

Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, today released its annual Companies to Watch report. This year’s report identifies seven innovators trying to change the drug discovery and development paradigm by utilizing innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. Drawing on data and analytics from BioWorld, published by Clarivate, paired with analysis of drug benefits, financing, R&D activity and more, this report explores why Clarivate believes these innovators stand out and what makes them companies to watch. Continue reading

15Sep/23

Top 10 Rare Blood Cancer Symptoms Revealed at Novartis’ Immersive Installation

Novartis UK is pleased to announce the launch of the immersive MPN 10 exhibition at Westfield London (White City) which shines a light on the symptoms of a group of rare blood cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). The 10 bespoke sculptures have been exclusively designed by five mural artists from around the UK, with London Artist, Frankie Strand, designing numbers 7 and 9. Continue reading

08Sep/23

Economist Impact research shows climate change associations-including increasing heatwaves and pollen-are affecting lung health

Today Economist Impact, an arm of The Economist Group that works with organisations globally to further their missions, released research supported by Chiesi Group, a pharmaceutical company, exploring the links between air quality, health inequalities and lung health. A survey of 500 people found that, despite reductions in the concentration of key air pollutants, poor air quality negatively affects symptoms, overall health and quality of life for people living with lung conditions. Continue reading

01Sep/23

New Alzheimer’s drugs don’t deserve the hype – here’s why

Sebastian Walsh, University of Cambridge

A prominent childhood memory is of my grandparents living with and then dying from dementia. As is universal with dementia, there was a double blow: watching my grandparents lose their identity and seeing the suffering of those closest to them.

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18Aug/23

Heart Failure start-up, Acorai, embarks on the next vital stage towards regulatory approval

Today, Acorai, a start-up medical device manufacturer from Sweden, has announced the initiation of a global clinical trial with the enrollment of its first patient in London, UK. Acorai was designated as a breakthrough device by the US FDA in August 2023 and they aim to submit their heart monitor for regulatory approval to the FDA and CE-marking in 2024. Continue reading

12Aug/23

Why do I fall asleep on the sofa but am wide awake when I get to bed?

Madeline Sprajcer, CQUniversity Australia and Sally Ferguson, CQUniversity Australia

After a long day, you flop onto the sofa and find yourself dozing off while watching TV. The room is nice and warm, the sofa is comfortable, and the background noise of the TV lulls you to sleep.

Then a loved one nudges you awake and reminds you to go sleep – in bed. But when you get there, you find to your frustration that you’re wide awake.

Why does sleep come so easily on the sofa but not always in bed?

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28Jul/23

Danish government’s success with gambling addiction reported by Dkcasinospot

In Denmark, the gambling industry underwent significant changes in 2012, transitioning from a state monopoly to liberalization. Private companies were granted licenses to offer betting services and online casinos, leading to a surge in online gambling. Other European countries have followed a similar development path in recent years. Continue reading

27Jul/23

Mount Sinai Researchers Uncover How Mammary Glands Control Overall Energy Balance and Fat Metabolism

An Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai study sheds light on the intricate interplay between mammary adipose (fat) tissue and breast health, and offers exciting possibilities for understanding breast development, lactation, cancer, and obesity and related metabolic disorders. Continue reading

26Jul/23

STIs are on the rise – here’s how to navigate telling a partner if you’ve got one

Zara Molphy, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Having dipped somewhat during the pandemic, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise again around the world. In England and Ireland in 2022, rates of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis exceeded levels recorded before COVID. The number of gonorrhoea diagnoses recorded in England was in fact the highest since annual records began.

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