Genomic & Biopharma News

PHE sets sugar targets to help fight obesity
Public Health England (PHE) has published new guidelines designed to cut the amount of sugar in nine products categories, including yoghurt, breakfast cereals and biscuits, under a bid to reduce consumption by 5 percent this year and overall by a fifth by 2020.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-31 05:40:21

Health and social care workforce should be Brexit priority
A coalition of 34 health and social care organisations is piling pressure on the government to assign the UK’s ability to recruit and retain NHS staff “the utmost priority” in Brexit negotiations, or risk losing a significant chunk of the workforce.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-31 05:35:55

Majority of patients with depression getting poor care
Seventy-five percent of people with major depression in Europe are not receiving adequate treatment, and yet it is the second-largest contributor to disability or health loss and suicides in the region, according to the World Health Organisation.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-31 05:25:52

HIMSS Analytics: Study examines strengths, weaknesses of mobile technology use in U.S. hospitals
HIMSS Analytics has released its most recent 2017 Essentials Brief: Mobile Study, which provides an overview of the current use of mobile technology - specifically smart phones and tablets - in U.S. hospitals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 03:23:45

Study: Major databases provide varying estimates of racial gaps in IBR after mastectomy
Three major national databases include varying estimates of racial gaps in the use of immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) after mastectomy for breast cancer, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 03:14:35

Experts to present diverse advances in neuromodulation at INS congress
Experts will present diverse advances in neuromodulation from May 27 to June 1, 2017 at the 13th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society in Edinburgh, Scotland.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 03:00:00

Researchers develop biomaterials from apple waste for regeneration of bone, cartilage tissues
Researchers from UPM and CSIC have employed waste from the agri-food industry to develop biomaterials that are able to act as matrices to regenerate bone and cartilage tissues, which is of great interest for the treatment of diseases related to aging.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 02:55:19

RUB researchers develop method for predicting speech intelligibility in noisy surroundings
Prof Dr Dorothea Kolossa and Mahdie Karbasi from the research group Cognitive Signal Processing at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a method for predicting speech intelligibility in noisy surroundings.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 02:51:35

Scientists identify critical regulator for blood vessel growth in developing embryonic spinal cord
Heidelberg Neuroscientists have identified a critical regulator for blood vessel growth in the developing embryonic spinal cord.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 02:47:58