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Towards new cancer therapies
Towards new cancer therapies In 2012, about 8.2 million people died of cancer making the disease a major cause of death worldwide. According to the WHO World Cancer Report 2014 , this figure is expected to rise within the next two decades.
Antibiotic resistance: prevention, more needed than ever
Antibiotic resistance: prevention, more needed than ever The World Health Organisation, WHO, recently published its first Global Report on Antimicrobial Resistance . This publication demonstrates that resistance against antibiotics is a serious threat to global public health.
New therapy against rare gene defects
New therapy against rare gene defects European scientists set up new therapeutic approaches to tackle specific Lysosomal Storage Disorders: a new drug combination and enzyme replacement therapy against Pompe disease and gene therapy against MPS V I (Mucopolysaccharidosis VI).
Unraveling The Human Brain
Unraveling The Human Brain One of the biggest challenges today is to understand the human brain and we never have been closer to realize it. More than 130 institutes are taking part in  one of Europe´s largest research projects , funded with 1.
Brain model pins down motor decisions
Brain model pins down motor decisions Talking or reading. Texting a message or listening. The dilemma of choosing between various tasks is not an invention of the modern information age. Humans and all vertebrates have to prioritise their actions.
Sten Grillner – Motor behaviour and its neurobiological control
Sten Grillner – Motor behaviour and its neurobiological control Understanding the neurobiology of decision-making is a scientific challenge. The EU-funded project Select-and-Act , completed in 2012, used experimental and modelling approaches to better understand how the brain selects different patterns of motor behaviour.
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 .
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.
What research brings spinal cord-injured patients closer to a cure?
What research brings spinal cord-injured patients closer to a cure? Spinal cord repair focuses on finding ways to make axons regrow and connect properly, replace damaged neurons, protect surviving neurons from further injury and retrain neural circuits to repair body functions.
Uncertainties surrounding nanoparticles aimed for medical use
Uncertainties surrounding nanoparticles aimed for medical use Researchers are trying to find out more about the relationship between different NPs’ shapes, sizes and surface chemistries and how they behave in the human body.
Novel strategies in the fight against resistant bacteria
Novel strategies in the fight against resistant bacteria You and your family have probably heard that for years now. All over the world we are seeing a rise of bacteria that has developed ways to resist the harm drugs should cause them.
The Magic Touch
The Magic Touch The “ nano wrap ” that is being developed to be fitted around an amputee’s upper arm nerve bundle is the ambitious other part of the Smarthand’s robotic hand project.
Hormones on Diet
Hormones on Diet It is a damning neologism of our age, a new word combining the threat of two major health problems of epidemic-like proportions. In Europe alone, around 33 million adults are expected to be suffering from type-2 diabetes by 2010.
Breaking the vicious cycle of antibiotic resistant bacteria
Breaking the vicious cycle of antibiotic resistant bacteria Bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections are remarkably resilient and can develop ways to survive drugs meant to kill or weaken them.
Telephone Lip Service
Telephone Lip Service Hear My Voice, Read My Lips Andreas Dahl has been hard of hearing since early childhood. He is not deaf, but he needs to look at the person he is talking to, to be able to lip-read and understand the conversation.