Health
New Eco Repellent Against Malaria Mosquitoes
New Eco Repellent Against Malaria Mosquitoes In the battle against malaria researchers at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) have developed a new eco repellent that stops mosquitoes from attacking humans.
Towards effective spatial mosquito repellent
Towards effective spatial mosquito repellent Global warming is leading to an increase in mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria . It is considered the plague of developing countries. According to the World Health Organisation , it is responsible for one child death every minute.
Professor Kostas Iatrou – Combatting malaria using natural mosquito repellents
Professor Kostas Iatrou – Combatting malaria using natural mosquito repellents A major challenge in combatting malaria is to develop effective yet sustainable mosquito repellents.  Now, the ENAROMaTIC project, a European effort to reduce the spread of malaria completed in 2012, may have done just that.
How many pills? Ask your genes
How many pills? Ask your genes European researchers have looked how the analysis of your genes could help to determine the dosage for patients who need to take blood thinners.
Anke-Hilse Maitland van der Zee - Blood thinners at the right dose
Anke-Hilse Maitland van der Zee - Blood thinners at the right dose Coumarins— blood thinners against thrombosis, or blood clotting, are amongst the most widely used drugs worldwide. Millions of mostly elderly people depend on them. But finding the right dosage is a painstaking process.
Better diagnostics for thrombosis are a matter of resources
Better diagnostics for thrombosis are a matter of resources Cost-effectiveness is paramount for any new medical technology. If pharmaceutical companies do not see a profit, new drugs will never see the light of day.
When air quality governs traffic management
When air quality governs traffic management Poor air quality costs Europe more than €700 million per year, in health expenditures and loss of economic performance, according to official EU sources.
When your water is contaminated
When your water is contaminated Statistically, drinking water in Europe is the safest in the world. But according to the World Health Organisation every year more than 300.000 Europeans are falling ill due to contaminated tab water. ...
Targeting bacterial cell division to fight antibiotic resistance
Targeting bacterial cell division to fight antibiotic resistance Nowadays, people do not expect to die as a result of a common infection like bacterial pneumonia. However, many do. Indeed, some bacteria have become resistant to all available antibiotics, due to overuse .
Miguel Vicente - blocking bacterial proliferation could overcome antibiotic resistance
Miguel Vicente - blocking bacterial proliferation could overcome antibiotic resistance Fighting the onset of antibiotic resistance has involved making many modifications to antibiotics either via chemical synthesis or by natural procedures. But now a change in strategy is required.
Sophie Hieke - No ‘one size fits all’ for health claims
Sophie Hieke - No ‘one size fits all’ for health claims Health claims and symbols on food products could improve public health. At least, that is according to consumer researchers. But how they can best do that as effectively as possible is still a mystery.
Real-time insight into our brain
Real-time insight into our brain New advances related to new uses of imaging technologies could help scientists uncover the brain’s mysteries.
Risto Ilmoniemi – Picture this: a better image of our brain
Risto Ilmoniemi – Picture this: a better image of our brain Brain researchers have recently associated a technique called magnetoencephalography, or MEG, with magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, technology.
New Scanning Technology Reveals Detailed Brain Activity
New Scanning Technology Reveals Detailed Brain Activity The combination of two brain scanning technologies, which were considered incompatible until recently, could revolutionize brain research and diagnostics.
Maria Leon Roux – a taxation approach to deter smokers
Maria Leon Roux – a taxation approach to deter smokers The International Agency for Research on Cancer ( IARC ) has produced a handbook detailing the scientific evidence on tobacco pricing and tobacco control entitled: Effectiveness of Tax and Price Policies for Tobacco Control .
To save lives, raise tobacco taxes
To save lives, raise tobacco taxes Smoking is the largest single cause of preventable premature death and disease , accounting for some 650,000 premature deaths each year in the European Union, according to official EU statistics.
Malin Parmar - Reversing Pakinson’s by programming stem cells as neurons
Malin Parmar - Reversing Pakinson’s by programming stem cells as neurons Neurons, our brain cells, do not regenerate during our life. This makes neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's and Huntington's, difficult to treat.
Advances in Treating Huntington’s Disease
Advances in Treating Huntington’s Disease Juliet Ross is suffering from Huntington’s Disease, a rare neurological disorder that affects one in 10.000 people. Due to a genetic defect, her body produces a toxic protein that damages neurons in her brain .
Huntington's disease: A treatment in sight?
Huntington's disease: A treatment in sight? A treatment to directly fight Huntington’s disease could finally be in sight . Until now, therapies for this severely debilitating genetic disorder have only focused on alleviating physical and psychiatric symptoms.
Diet’s impact on Alzheimer’s dementia tested
Diet’s impact on Alzheimer’s dementia tested Scientists have long known that high levels of cholesterol around mid-life greatly increase the risk of developing dementia 30 years later.
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