Tag Archives: disease

Dementia research: Defects in the geneTREM2 linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

MUNICH, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Defects in the geneTREM2 are linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The gene is required to activate immune cells called microglia in the brain, which help to eliminate the neurotoxic deposits that are typical of … Read the full press release

H. Lundbeck A/S initiates a phase I study of a potential new treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Lu AF28996 is the third compound added to Lundbeck’s clinical development pipeline in 2018. VALBY, 28-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) again expands its pipeline of clinical development projects with the initiation of a phase I study of a … Read the full press release

Charity trekker Lyndsey Isaacs visited the University’s School of Life Sciences as she continues her 200-mile fundraising walk along Scotland’s coastline

DUNDEE, Scotland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A charity trekker whose husband’s life was cut short by Parkinson’s disease has been hailed as an inspiration by University of Dundee researchers developing treatments for the condition. Lyndsey Isaacs visited the University’s School of … Read the full press release

Extensive international study finds malaria disappears when family size is less than four persons per household

Researchers have found a new way to curb the spread of the mosquito-borne parasite. Helsinki, Finland, 02-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Malaria disappears when family size drops to less than four persons per household. This connection was established in an extensive international study … Read the full press release

British Minister Alan Duncan: UK humanitarian support makes a difference in Burma but more needs to be done by the international community

19-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Greater efforts must be made to help vulnerable people at risk from flooding and disease in Burma’s Rakhine and Kachin States and support peace talks to resolve Burma’s inter-communal conflicts, Development Minister Alan Duncan has said on … Read the full press release

University College London: Men experience higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women

21-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations, according to a Viewpoint article in this … Read the full press release

Syngenta: EU Member States again fail to agree restriction on key crop protection technology

Basel, Switzerland, 7-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Syngenta acknowledged that European Union (EU) Member States for the second time failed to agree on the European Commission’s proposal for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. The latest decision should compel the Commission to return to … Read the full press release

EU-funded research project develops new diagnostic tool for malaria

Brussels, 29-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — An EU-funded research project aims to start testing a new diagnostic tool for malaria one year ahead of schedule. The pioneering smartphone-like device uses cutting-edge nanotechnology to detect not only the malaria infection but also any drug … Read the full press release