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Healthcare Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

University of York: Breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis

Scientists say they have made a major breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis following the successful completion of a first in-human trial. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The team, led by researchers … Read the full press release

U.S. FDA premarket approval for QIAGEN’s automated artus® CMV QS-RGQ MDx kit for use on its QIAsymphony platform

High-throughput application of artus CMV QS-RGQ MDx Kit on QIAsymphony streamlines critical and frequently performed viral infection test for transplant patients Germantown, Maryland, and Hilden, Germany, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced it has … Read the full press release

QIAGEN receives worldwide license from The Johns Hopkins University for biomarkers for immune-oncology therapies in cancer treatment

Option to add new biomarkers for microsatellite instability (MSI) and mismatch repair (MMR) to QIAGEN’ s NGS panels Hilden, Germany, and Germantown, Maryland, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced it has received a worldwide … Read the full press release

Bristol-Myers Squibb and QIAGEN to explore NGS technology to develop GEPs for I-O therapies in cancer treatment

NEW YORK and HILDEN, Germany, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and QIAGEN(NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) have signed an agreement to explore the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to develop gene expression profiles (GEPs) as  … Read the full press release

Eindhoven University of Technology researcher prototyped better modelling for more economical mobile respirator

EINDHOVEN, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Respiratory systems had, until recently, been bulky devices based on large respirators that were only found in hospitals. In the past few years the first portable ‘lung-support systems’ came on the market. These contain very small … Read the full press release

Royal Philips, Navican to deploy a precision health informatics solution aimed at improving outcomes for late stage cancer patients

New “turnkey” approach to precision medicine seeks to deliver Intermountain’s best practices into a streamlined service to be integrated at the point of care Solution’s goal is to benefit late stage cancer patients through advanced analytics and expert decision support, … Read the full press release

Royal Philips, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to help improve the understanding of pancreatic cancer and advance precision oncology

Agreement aims to enable precision diagnostics for pancreatic cancer by developing new methods* to resolve single-cell level differences within and between tumors Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will use Philips IntelliSpace Genomics platform for advanced analytics and research collaboration capabilities … Read the full press release

World MS Day 2017: Merck launches multiple sclerosis (MS) care partner survey with IACO

Preliminary research indicates most MS carers are between the ages of 18-34, the prime of their lives Largest global MS carer survey with International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO) to help identify unmet needs and social impact Darmstadt, Germany, 31-May-2017 … Read the full press release

Local mum joins Team RCOG for Edinburgh Marathon to raise money to reduce maternal and newborn mortality globally

LONDON, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fiona Christie was left fighting for life after she lost three times the amount of blood in her body, following a dangerous complication that developed from giving birth to her daughter. The 39-year-old from Edinburgh suffered … Read the full press release

Study: brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce

A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce. CAMBRIDGE, 24-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “Weight … Read the full press release

Shire to present ADHD research at the 170th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in San Diego

Latest Research Supports Greater Understanding of the Evolving Needs of Adults with ADHD Lexington, M.A., 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) will present research on the evolving needs of adults living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen to study the association between consumption of crab meat and health

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute are to study the association between consumption of crab meat and health. ABERDEEN, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Crab meat, in particular the brown meat from crab, such as that present in dressed … Read the full press release

UCL-led study: Scientists closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes

Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London.  … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers developed interactive website that helps reduce dizziness

SOUTHAMPTON, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An interactive website developed by health psychology and primary care researchers at the University of Southampton has been shown to reduce dizziness amongst adults aged 50 and above. Results of a study into the effectiveness … Read the full press release

LMU research: Two previously unknown mechanisms that help to retard the formation of atherosclerotic plaques

LMU researchers led by Christian Weber show that the chemokine receptor CXCR4 protects the integrity of arterial walls, and define a new mechanism that restricts the deleterious accumulation of cholesterol in atherosclerotic plaques. München, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Atherosclerosis is characterized … Read the full press release

Scientists to look at new ways of dealing with digestive issues in people living with cystic fibrosis

LIVERPOOL, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from around the world are being led by the University to look at new ways of dealing with digestive issues in people living with cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki meta-analysis on zinc acetate and zinc gluconate lozenges efficacies shortening the duration of common colds

HELSINKI, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There is no significant difference between zinc acetate lozenges and zinc gluconate lozenges regarding their efficacy in shortening the duration of common colds according to a meta-analysis published in Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: Ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect cancer cells more efficiently and accurately

COVENTRY, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cancer cells are to be detected and classified more efficiently and accurately, using ground-breaking artificial intelligence – thanks to a new collaboration between the University of Warwick, Intel Corporation, the Alan Turing Institute and University … Read the full press release

Freiburg University Medical Center: New research on the prevention and treatment of the age-related obesity

Research results promise new approaches for prevention and treatment of the condition FREIBURG, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The function and distribution of adipose tissue in the body change during the course of life. Beige fat cells, a special type of adipocytes, … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: New drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis discovered

BRISTOL, 05-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis and prevent them from serious complications, including blindness, has been discovered by researchers and thanks to a trial funded by Arthritis Research UK and … Read the full press release

MEDLAB Series expands its presence into Europe

More than 3,000 medical laboratory industry professionals expected to attend the launch edition of MEDLAB Europe at the Barcelona Congress Centre in Spain Barcelona, Spain, 04-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After many years of operating successful MEDLAB events around Africa, Asia … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to help Kenya and UN strengthen primary and community based healthcare in Africa

Establishment of the SDG Partnership Platform in Kenya aims to accelerate primary healthcare transformation in support of universal health coverage Collaboration and innovation partnership to ensure a financially sustainable healthcare system and advance African Healthcare Agenda Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and … Read the full press release

Philips: Automated 3D Echocardiographic analysis of left-heart chambers is an accurate alternative to conventional manual methodology

AMSTERDAM, 03-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a leader in health technology, today announced the results from a global study indicating that automated three-dimensional echocardiographic (3DE) analysis of left-heart chambers is an accurate alternative to conventional manual … Read the full press release

Merck presented new data on efficacy and safety for investigational Cladribine Tablets at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Subgroup analysis shows >80% reduction in the risk of disability progression with Cladribine Tablets vs placebo DARMSTADT, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced the presentation of new analyses of efficacy and safety data for … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham student nurses and staff celebrate winning four awards at Student Nursing Times Awards 2017

NOTTINGHAM, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Student nurses and staff at The University of Nottingham are celebrating after scooping four awards at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards 2017 – almost a quarter of the total awards presented nationally. The awards are … Read the full press release

ICADE Sante Acquires Two Clinics

PARIS, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Icade Santé (56.5% owned by Icade) acquired two clinics on April 12 and 13, 2017, respectively: the Ormeau MSO polyclinic in Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées) from the Médipôle Partenaires group, for a total of €43 million (including duties), … Read the full press release

Roche’s Lucentis is the first and only FDA-approved medicine to treat diabetic retinopathy

First and only medicine approved to treat all forms of diabetic retinopathy Granted Priority Review Designation by the FDA based on analysis of results from a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded collaborative group study BASEL, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: … Read the full press release

FDA Approves Roche’s TECENTRIQ as initial treatment for certain advanced bladder cancer patients

First and only cancer immunotherapy approved in advanced bladder cancer as initial treatment for those unable to receive cisplatin chemotherapy BASEL, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Read the full press release

New Data on Roche’s OCREVUS To be Presented at AAN

Data presentations will include platform sessions and posters across relapsing multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis BASEL, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that new data on OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab) in people with relapsing … Read the full press release

Track Patient Health at Home with Synchronization of Garmin Activity Tracker Data and Medtronic Mobile Application

Data from Garmin vívofit® Series Now Syncs to Medtronic Care Management Services NetResponse® Mobile Application to Help Track Patient Health at Home DUBLIN and OLATHE, Kan. U.S.A., 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, and … Read the full press release