World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare
5 views | +0 today
Follow
World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare
The Congress will take place in Brussels on the 5 and 6 June 2013, bringing together the global scientific health community.
Curated by WRIC_eu
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

L’hémophilie, une maladie hémorragique héréditaire

L’hémophilie, une maladie hémorragique héréditaire | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
L’hémophilie correspond à l’impossibilité pour le sang de coaguler : en cas de saignement, l’écoulement ne peut pas s’arrêter ou très difficilement.
WRIC_eu's insight:

Aujourd’hui est la journée mondiale de l’hémophilie, maladie hémorragique héréditaire. Pour en savoir plus :

http://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Research-and-Innovation-Congress/498023996884577

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney

Scientists make 'lab-grown' kidney | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
A kidney "grown" in the laboratory has been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine, US scientists say.
WRIC_eu's insight:

Scientists have created the first 'laboratory-grown' kidney – the most complicated organ developed to date. 100,000 patients currently await kidney transplants in the US alone, with only around 18,000 transplants performed a year.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

'Deadly' prostate cancer gene find

'Deadly' prostate cancer gene find | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Men with prostate cancer and an inherited BRCA2 gene mutation have the most aggressive form of disease, research reveals.
WRIC_eu's insight:

A particularly aggressive prostate cancer gene known as BRCA2 has been discovered by researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research in London and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Physical therapy works as well as surgery for some with torn knee cartilage

Physical therapy works as well as surgery for some with torn knee cartilage | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Tiny shock absorbers in the knee (each one is called a meniscus) provide a key cushion between the thighbone and the shinbone. They are prone to tearing, and sometimes just wear out.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Blood-test device 'goes under skin'

Blood-test device 'goes under skin' | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have developed a tiny blood-testing device that sits under the skin and gives instant results via a mobile phone.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Liver 'kept alive' outside body in new transplant technique – video

Experts at Oxford University have carried out a liver transplant in which the organ keeps functioning outside the body by being kept at room temperature
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Early HIV drugs 'cure one in 10'

Early HIV drugs 'cure one in 10' | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Rapid drug treatment after HIV infection may be enough to "functionally cure" about one in 10 patients, say researchers in France.
WRIC_eu's insight:

The Institute Pasteur in Paris has driven a study, revealing that early HIV drugs 'functionally cure’ about one in 10.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press Release - Full EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics enters into force

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press Release - Full EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics enters into force | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 March 2013 Today the last deadline to phase out animal testing for cosmetic products in Europe enters into force.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Antibiotic resistance 'threat to UK'

Antibiotic resistance 'threat to UK' | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
The danger of growing resistance to antibiotics should be treated as seriously as the threat of terrorism, England's chief medical officer says.
WRIC_eu's insight:

The government's chief medical officer for England has said that “The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation”.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Campaigners for Leeds Children's Heart Unit to meet with MPs

Campaigners for Leeds Children's Heart Unit to meet with MPs | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Leeds Children's Heart Unit are to meet with MPs in the wake of a two-day legal challenge against the decision to close the vital service.The High Court hearing stems from...
WRIC_eu's insight:

Breaking news: The Grimsby Telegraph reveals the victory for campaigners fighting to save Leeds Children’s Heart Unit.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

UK 'lagging in Europe health league'

UK 'lagging in Europe health league' | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
The UK is lagging behind progress by similar countries on many indicators for ill-health, research published in the Lancet suggests.
WRIC_eu's insight:

Today’s big health story is bad news for the UK, which is lagging behind progress by similar countries on many indicators for ill-health according to research published in The Lancet.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

HIV baby 'cured' by treatment

HIV baby 'cured' by treatment | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
US doctors say they seem to have cured a baby born with HIV - the virus that causes Aids - through very early treatment with standard drug therapy.
WRIC_eu's insight:

Today’s big story: HIV “can be potentially curable in infants,” according to positive results of treatment on a baby girl in the US born with HIV.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Health, Technology and the Forgotten Stepchild of Innovation - Forbes

Health, Technology and the Forgotten Stepchild of Innovation - Forbes | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Extending innovation to the business of health and wellness The headlines are clear.  Digital technology is transforming the way we measure blood pressure, body temperatures, blood sugar and other clinical indicies.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Getting more potassium and less salt may cut heart attack, stroke risk

Getting more potassium and less salt may cut heart attack, stroke risk | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Salt is a cheap, easy way to turn on taste buds. That's one reason why it's in so many of the foods we eat. It's so commonly used that most Americans consume more than double the recommended daily limit for it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise

Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
For the most robust brain health, it’s probably advisable to incorporate both aerobic and resistance training, two new studies in people and animals suggest.
WRIC_eu's insight:

New experiments suggest that regular exercise can help with memory.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Red meat chemical 'damages heart'

Red meat chemical 'damages heart' | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
A chemical found in red meat explains why eating too much steak, mince and bacon is bad for the heart, say US scientists.
WRIC_eu's insight:

US scientists have identified carnitine – a chemical found in red meat – as the prime contributor in a chain reaction that increases cholesterol and increases the risk of heart disease.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

'Most GPs' have given placebo drugs

'Most GPs' have given placebo drugs | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Most family doctors in Britain have prescribed a placebo or dummy drug to at least one of their patients, survey findings suggest.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

iPhone turned into microscope for £5

iPhone turned into microscope for £5 | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Scientists in Tanzania turned an iPhone into an amateur microscope to check schoolchildren for intestinal worms.
WRIC_eu's insight:

Amazing story: Worms detected by converted iPhone microscope.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Cynthia Kenyon: 'The idea that ageing was subject to control was completely unexpected'

Cynthia Kenyon: 'The idea that ageing was subject to control was completely unexpected' | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
The molecular biologist who made a discovery that led to a revolution in our understanding of the ageing process talks to Catherine de Lange
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Take a nap to adjust to Daylight Saving Time

Take a nap to adjust to Daylight Saving Time | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
It always takes me a few days to get used to Daylight Saving Time. While I love the extra hour of light at the end of the day, I'm not so wild about the extra hour of darkness in the morning or waking up an hour earlier than I need to.
WRIC_eu's insight:

Daylight Saving Time has more serious consequences than you might think. The Harvard Health Blog outlines some of the risks and proposes an effective and simple remedy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

Des parcs et jardins privés ouverts au public au profit du Neurodon

Des parcs et jardins privés ouverts au public au profit du Neurodon | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
Cette opération permettra de collecter des fonds pour la recherche sur les maladies neurologiques, les 1er, 4 et 5 mai.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

World Research and Innovation Congress

WRIC_eu's insight:

TODAY is your last opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to the World Research and Innovation Congress – Pioneers in Healthcare ! You can register here : www.worldresearchcongress.com/register.php

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by WRIC_eu
Scoop.it!

PHG Foundation | 'Obesity gene' linked to skin cancer

PHG Foundation | 'Obesity gene' linked to skin cancer | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it
PHG Foundation
WRIC_eu's insight:

Surprising results published in Nature Genetics have revealed a gene "known to be strongly linked to risk of obesity” is also associated with increased risk of melanoma.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by WRIC_eu from healthcare technology
Scoop.it!

Cancer research to be aided by smartphone game developed at hackathon

Cancer research to be aided by smartphone game developed at hackathon | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it

Facebook, Google and Amazon Web Services developers will join academics this weekend for a hackathon that will see genetic data provided by Cancer Research UK transformed into a citizen science smartphone game app.

 

The game, provisionally called GeneRun, will allow the public to look for common changes in genes -- caused by a gain or loss of chromosomes -- that make up breast cancer tumours to help explain what mutations drive the cancer. The idea is to crowdsource scientific investigation that would otherwise take lab workers years to trawl through, and speed up targeted drug invention significantly.

 

"Future cancer patients will receive treatment targeted to the genetic fingerprint of their tumour and we hope this exciting project will bring forward the day this becomes a reality," Carlos Caldas, senior group leader at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, said. "We're making great progress in understanding the genetic reasons cancer develops. But the clues to why some drugs will work and some won't are held in data which needs to be analysed by the human eye -- and this could take years. By harnessing the collective power of citizen scientists we'll accelerate the discovery of new ways to diagnose and treat cancer much more precisely."


Via nrip
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by WRIC_eu from healthcare technology
Scoop.it!

Your phone will know you're sick before you do

Your phone will know you're sick before you do | World Research and Innovation Congress, pionners in Healthcare | Scoop.it

In the not-too-distant future, you'll receive a full diagnosis and cure from your smartphone before you have even realized you're unwell. While this may seem like science fiction, it's on the cusp of becoming a reality. Digital is set to embark on a path of radical transformation in the health and wellness sector and in doing so it will help us to overcome some of the most significant challenges we face in health care.

 

We have an aging society and as elderly people account for a larger share of the population, the prevalence of long-term health problems will increase. This will cause a bigger cost burden and pressure health systems to accommodate an aging workforce.

 

Furthermore, lifestyle-related chronic health problems, including obesity and diabetes, are on the rise with dramatic implications for health service budgets. The cost of supporting these demographic trends is unsustainable but digital services are likely to be part of the solution society is looking for.


Via nrip
more...
No comment yet.