Category Archives: Healthcare

Healthcare Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Researchers Start New Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Genetic Blindness

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have started a new gene therapy clinical trial to treat X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), the most common cause of blindness in young people. Retinitis pigmentosa is currently untreatable and leads to a slow and irreversible … Read the full press release

Regulations Called For Data-sharing Arrangements Between NHS and Google DeepMind

A study of a deal which has allowed Google DeepMind access to millions of healthcare records argues that more needs to be done to regulate such agreements between public sector bodies and private technology firms. CAMBRIDG, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Medical Student Praised For Aiding Car Crash Victims

A University of Aberdeen medical student has been praised by fire and police services for rushing to the aid of victims of a car crash. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Joshua Michie, who is also a volunteer Special Constable with Police … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool study shows that phage therapy is highly effective in treating chronic respiratory tract infections

LIVERPOOL, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health have shown that phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibitotics in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis lung infections. Chronic lung … Read the full press release

Dundee, Edinburgh embark on joint Regenerative Medicine Research

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research teams based at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh are looking to partner with the pharmaceutical industry to better understand the biological processes that could allow the development of new drugs to support tissue regeneration … Read the full press release

New Sandoz Biosimilar Shows Promising Equivalency Results

Sandoz proposed biosimilar adalimumab (GP2017) shown to have equivalent efficacy and a similar safety profile as reference medicine, Humira®* Comprehensive development program show potential of GP2017 to treat inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and plaque psoriasis … Read the full press release

Decades-Long Scientific Research Reveals Secret to Sheep Sex During Winter

NOTTINGHAM, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have discovered for the first time how animals link the change in seasons to their fertility. A study, led by academics at the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol and published in the journal Proceedings of … Read the full press release

EMA to broadcast workshops on personalised medicines

EMA workshop will discuss role of patients, consumers and healthcare professionals LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — How has the concept of personalised medicine evolved globally and in the European Union and what are its regulatory challenges and opportunities? These are some … Read the full press release

Hemophilia Awareness Month: Save One Life is dedicated to helping children with hemophilia worldwide

March is Hemophilia Awareness Month and April 17 is International Hemophilia Day LUXEMBOURG, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hemophilia is a devastating inherited blood disorder that can still cause severe pain, crippling and even death, when untreated. Hemophilia patients in developed … Read the full press release

MedImmune and Sanofi Pasteur to jointly develop and commercialise respiratory syncytial virus monoclonal antibody

LONDON, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, today announced an agreement to develop and commercialise MEDI8897 jointly. MEDI8897 is a monoclonal antibody (mAb) for the … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca announce FDA approval of once-daily Qtern for the treatment of type-2 diabetes

Qtern fixed-dose combination will provide an additional oral medicine option for patients taking Farxiga (dapagliflozin) to improve blood sugar level LONDON, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily Qtern (10mg … Read the full press release

BBVA Foundation bestows the Frontiers of Knowledge Award to “neglected diseases” fighters

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The BBVA Foundation is distinguishing, in this ninth edition of the Frontiers of Knowledge Award, in the Development Cooperation category researchers Pedro Alonso and Peter Myler, for their pivotal role in the fight against infectious diseases … Read the full press release

Stoxx Benchmark Announces Composition of their Indices

Frankfurt am Main, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STOXX Ltd., the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business, and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, today announced the new composition of STOXX Benchmarks and their sub and sector indices, … Read the full press release

Study Showcases Economic Value of Earlier Patient Access to Medtronic Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices

DUBLIN, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced an economic analysis of five-year data showing that patients with mild heart failure who get cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices early in their treatment live longer and that implanting these devices … Read the full press release

Medtronic to present at the 37th Annual Cowen and Company Healthcare Conference on March 7, 2017

DUBLIN, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc  (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it will participate in the 37th Annual Cowen and Company Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Boston, Mass. Geoff Martha, executive vice president … Read the full press release

Medtronic receives CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for its suite of quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers

Suite of Smart Heart Failure Devices Offers More-Effective Pacing, Expanded MRI Access DUBLIN, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced that it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for a suite of quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) that … Read the full press release

The Pirbright Institute to play a key role in new European Commission funded project to fight mosquito-transmitted diseases

SURREY, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Pirbright Institute is to play a key role in a new international project funded by the European Commission, to fight the mosquito-transmitted diseases now threatening Europe. The Infravec2 Project is an international consortium of 24 partner … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool researchers find that annual number of norovirus cases in the UK at 800,000 more than previously estimated

LIVERPOOL, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that the annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated. Norovirus is the commonest cause of gastrointestinal … Read the full press release

Handheld prototype for early detection of sepsis receives additional funding

LIVERPOOL, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Liverpool spin-out company, Sepsis Limited has secured further funding support to test a point of care diagnostic tool for the early detection of sepsis. The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare), … Read the full press release

Bayer Science & Education Foundation awards €30,000 to Basel University Hospital neurologist

Dr. David Seiffge Doctor at Basel University Hospital honored for clinical work on management of non-vitamin K dependent oral anticoagulants in acute stroke patients LEVERKUSEN, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The third winner of the Bayer Thrombosis Research Award has been chosen. … Read the full press release

University of Warwick graduate develops revolutionary navigation app for Ghana without need to internet connection

University of Warwick graduate from Ghana designs revolutionary navigation app For the first time ever, 8.7 million people in Ghana have access to ambulance services, even without internet connection SnooCode allows Ghanaians to navigate using GPS pinpointing without needing traditional … Read the full press release

Global leader in healthcare imaging shares research studies on digital pathology and color image interpretation at the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference

Atlanta, Ga. USA, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barco, a global leader in healthcare imaging, will present results of studies which focus on enhancing workflow in digital pathology reading, as well as the interpretation of color medical images, at the SPIE Medical … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and Cancer Research UK report: GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers

LEEDS, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers, a new report by the University of Leeds and Cancer Research UK reveals. The report explores how much GPs know about … Read the full press release

I.Family researchers: “European government must act to improve children’s health”

European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic. That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of … Read the full press release

International team of researchers identify the roles of the five regions of the prefrontal cortex play in decision-making

Research group offers new insights into the roles of different subareas in the prefrontal cortex FREIBERG, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Whether the brain responds to an external stimulus or not depends significantly on the balance between areas of excitation and inhibition … Read the full press release

The Lancet Oncology publishes new hypotheses tested on rectal cancer patients

STOCKHOLM, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without compromising its efficacy. The results are presented in the journal The Lancet … Read the full press release

Former British Minister of State for Care Services to chair commission on mental health

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services, is to chair the 7th University of Birmingham policy commission.  The focus of the commission is mental health promotion and illness prevention across society. … Read the full press release

Royal Philips and Diagnostics Development demonstrates rapid and reliable detection of bacterial infection

Philips and Diagnostics Development, a P&M Venge company, evaluate the novel human neutrophil lipocalin (HNL) biomarker for the rapid detection of bacterial infection Based on Philips’ Minicare I-20 handheld diagnostics platform, the Minicare HNL assay is recognized for its potential … Read the full press release

BrainScope web portal serves to advance brain research

Delft, Netherlands, 06-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and TU Delft have developed a web portal that serves to advance brain research. Using BrainScope, researchers can quickly and interactively explore gene activity in the brain. … Read the full press release