Researcher develops innovative glucometer training device

An innovative new medical simulator that teaches students and patients how to measure and analyze blood glucose has been developed by a Coventry University Professor. Through years of experience teaching healthcare professionals in this area, Assistant Professor Nina Godson, the Clinical Skills lead in Coventry University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, identified a gap […]

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New software focuses on better targeting mental health resources

Researchers from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T University have developed a prototype software system that aims to help policymakers and healthcare providers better address mental health challenges facing Hispanic populations across the United States. The new decision support system consists of two computational modules that can help users determine how best to […]

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Groundbreaking stem cell research could restore sight to people with macular diseases

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has announced funding for a ground-breaking stem cell research study which could reverse sight loss for people with macular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and juvenile macular dystrophies. A team at King’s College London, led by Professor Rachael Pearson, are using mini retinas (retinal organoids), which are grown […]

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Study uses polygenic risk scores to determine schizophrenia risk in patients with chromosome deletion syndrome

A new study involving researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has uncovered genetic clues that may help identify which patients with chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) might develop schizophrenia. The findings, published in Nature Medicine, highlight the potential of polygenic scores, which account for the effects of numerous common genetic variants across the genome, […]

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HIV study shows new injection is more effective than current daily HIV pill to prevent HIV in women

Early unblinding of the of long-acting cabotegravir (CAB LA) is a milestone for prevention of HIV among women in sub Saharan Africa. Researchers from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced today that data from the clinical trial of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimen of long-acting cabotegravir (CAB LA) injections once every eight weeks was […]

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Ireland falling behind on measures to improve food habits

Ireland falls behind international best practice for implementing some of the policies needed to tackle obesity and other non-communicable diseases, a ground-breaking new report from University College Cork has found. Its findings have led to calls for a reform of Ireland’s food environment—the wide range of interconnected factors such as food production, processing, marketing, and […]

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