Interviews
Monica Di Luca – Parkinson’s treatment revisited to avoid adverse effectsMonica Di Luca – Parkinson’s treatment revisited to avoid adverse effects

Parkinson’s disease modifies a crucial circuit of the central nervous system in a specific way. This could open up an alternative therapeutic approach that avoids side effects of current therapies.

April 2014
Generoso Andria – Enzyme and gene therapy for treating genetic disordersGeneroso Andria – Enzyme and gene therapy for treating genetic disorders

Genetic malfunctioning of waste recycling in the cell causes serious disorders. Enzyme replacement therapy proves effective and gene therapy looks promising

April 2014
Matthew Albert - Egypt needs a hepatitis C vaccine urgentlyMatthew Albert - Egypt needs a hepatitis C vaccine urgently

Egypt faces a hepatitis C epidemic and existing drug costs are prohibitive. But new biomarkers may allow better patient management, lower costs and open a path towards a much-needed vaccine.

April 2014
Sten Grillner – Motor behaviour and its neurobiological controlSten Grillner – Motor behaviour and its neurobiological control

Using various experimental and computational approaches, scientists unravel how our brain selects the actions we make.

April 2014
Professor Kostas Iatrou – Combatting malaria using natural mosquito repellentsProfessor Kostas Iatrou – Combatting malaria using natural mosquito repellents

Repellents derived from Greek herb extracts show potent effects, as spatial repellents, against malaria carrying mosquitoes, and possibly others.

April 2014
Anke-Hilse Maitland van der Zee - Blood thinners at the right doseAnke-Hilse Maitland van der Zee - Blood thinners at the right dose

A new DNA-test can help find the right dose for blood thinners against thrombosis. But is it ready yet for standard clinical practice?

March 2014
Miguel Vicente - blocking bacterial proliferation could overcome antibiotic resistanceMiguel Vicente - blocking bacterial proliferation could overcome antibiotic resistance

Blocking how bacteria proliferate has led towards novel compounds that may combat antibiotic resistance. But antibiotics are very poor drugs to sell, so who’s going to pay?

March 2014
Risto Ilmoniemi – Picture this: a better image of our brainRisto Ilmoniemi – Picture this: a better image of our brain

Scientists have been devising new ways of looking inside the human mind, via brain imaging. 

March 2014
Maria Leon Roux – a taxation approach to deter smokersMaria Leon Roux – a taxation approach to deter smokers

Scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) talks tax and price polices for tobacco

February 2014
Malin Parmar - Reversing Pakinson’s by programming stem cells as neuronsMalin Parmar - Reversing Pakinson’s by programming stem cells as neurons

A new research project investigates the possibilities of using stem cells therapies against neurodegenerative diseases

February 2014
Sabine Bahn: biomarkers to diagnose severe psychotic disordersSabine Bahn: biomarkers to diagnose severe psychotic disorders

A blood-based test for schizophrenia may enable earlier diagnostic of schizophrenia and facilitate better treatment.

February 2014
Gregor Czilwik - Rapid detection of sepsis in infantsGregor Czilwik - Rapid detection of sepsis in infants

New detection methods could shorten the detection of sepsis from days down to only a few hours.

February 2014
Camille Locht – an innovative solution to infant whooping coughCamille Locht – an innovative solution to infant whooping cough

A new nasal live vaccine could be the solution for infants, whose immune system is not mature enough to effectively respond to traditional vaccines

January 2014
Vallo Tillman: the hygiene hypothesis is not yet a theoryVallo Tillman: the hygiene hypothesis is not yet a theory

A new study in Northern Europe is specifically designed to verify whether children need be in contact with pathogens in their early years to help them develop a strong immune system

January 2014
Nicolas Mouz - progressing towards an efficient HIV vaccineNicolas Mouz - progressing towards an efficient HIV vaccine

A new AIDS vaccine designed to inhibit the entrance of the HIV virus into the cells is in first stage clinical trials in humans

November 2013
Peter Mullany – unveiling antibiotics resistance genesPeter Mullany – unveiling antibiotics resistance genes

A better understanding of the genes associated with antibiotic resistance may contribute to the development of rapid detection methods

November 2013
Martin McKee:  EU Citizen’s health threatened by austerityMartin McKee: EU Citizen’s health threatened by austerity

Europe’s austerity policies are harming the health of their populations, according to Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

October 2012
Prof. Alain Privat: "Reconstructing the neuronal circuitry of a damaged spine looks like a much closer goal now"Prof. Alain Privat: "Reconstructing the neuronal circuitry of a damaged spine looks like a much closer goal now"

Prof. Alain Privat, Research Director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and his team were the first to demonstrate the presence of stem cells in adult human spinal cords

August 2010
Prof. Anton Amann: "Breathing gas analysis is a non-intrusive lung cancer detection method that can save more lives"Prof. Anton Amann: "Breathing gas analysis is a non-intrusive lung cancer detection method that can save more lives"

Thousands of lives could be saved if tumour cells in the lung are detected earlier with the breathing gas analysis. Today most lung tumours are discovered too late for a successful treatment. But when lung cancer is diagnosed early, the chance to be cured increases to up to 80 per cent

July 2010
Prof. Markus Affolter: "Breakthroughs in zebra fish research can be vitally important for humans"Prof. Markus Affolter: "Breakthroughs in zebra fish research can be vitally important for humans"

The blood vessel research conducted by Professor Markus Affolter and his team at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel could prove indispensable in the development of new cancer treatments

June 2010
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