Search Tag: DNA

Executive Health Management

Nhs-announces-world-first-national-genetic-testing-service

2022 18 Oct

NHS Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard announced the NHS will be able to diagnose and save the lives of thousands of severely ill children and babies with a world-first national genetic testing service.   The service is based in Exeter, England, and launched as part of the NHS Genomics Strategy. The service builds on the NHS’s Long-Term Plan to...Read more

Executive Health Management

The-festival-of-genomics-biodata-1

2022 26 Jan

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Executive Health Management

The-festival-of-genomics-biodata

2021 26 Jan

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Executive Health Management

The-future-of-cardiovascular-disease-treatment-and-management

2019 26 Aug

Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, has been recognised with the 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award-Basic Domain by the American College of Cardiology. Prof. Feldman has received this honour due to his contribution towards improving cardiovascular health and...Read more

Executive Health Management

In-data-we-trust

2019 26 Aug

An efficient mHealth network relies on patient data but provision of such data requires confidence that it is being sourced and used with integrity. HealthManagement.org spoke to three health data experts for their views on what healthcare can do to secure patient trust when it comes to accessing and using their data.   Jaana Sinipuro Project...Read more

ICU Management

Risk-of-sepsis-does-dna-matter

2019 30 Jan

A new analysis has identified several genetic variants that could influence one's susceptibility to sepsis, a life-threatening condition. This study provides a novel insight that may affect personalised targeted treatment in the future clinical management of sepsis.  Variants are alterations in nucleotide base pairs located within a gene or...Read more

IT Management

Idc-it-managers-forum-2016

2016 30 Mar

How Big Data, Cloud, Social Media and Mobility are Reprogramming Businesses 30 March 2016, Hilton Cyrpus, Nicosia Over the next five years, 90% of companies' IT investments will involve Third Platform technologies. While organizations will still need servers, PCs, client- and PC-based applications, and miles of cables, these technologies will...Read more

Executive Health Management

New-tool-for-better-molecular-diagnostics

2016 23 Jan

Rice University scientist David Zhang has developed a tool that can speed up the design of molecular diagnostics based on the specific recognition of DNA and RNA. The method is described in Nature Communications.  The new method cuts down the time that is typically required to analyse the thermal behaviours of DNA and RNA strands from months to...Read more

IMAGING Management

New-modeling-analysis-shows-screening-for-cervical-cancer-with-pap-hpv-together

2015 12 Nov

Co-testing could prevent more cases of invasive cervical cancer and cost the health care system less money over time, study shows Researchers presented a new clinical-economic modeling analysis this week showing that screening for cervical cancer with Pap+HPV Together™ (co-testing) using the Aptima® HPV assay (an mRNA-based HPV test) and the...Read more

IT Management

Cloud-for-precision-cancer-treatment

2015 06 Oct

Intel and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University have created a prototype collaborative platform to enable cancer precision medicine research across multiple institutions. Ultimately, the goal is to speed up genomic analysis so the care team can tailor a precision treatment plan for the patient within 24 hours. While the...Read more

ICU Management

New-device-promises-rapid-molecular-diagnosis

2015 15 Sep

A team of engineers and scientists at the University of Arizona has developed a new diagnostic device that could reduce the amount of time necessary to diagnose tissue infections. The device's novel approach to molecular diagnostics, called DOTS qPCR, is faster, more efficient and less expensive than methods currently being used in clinics, according...Read more

ICU Management

An-innovative-way-to-detect-infectious-disease-superbugs

2015 10 Jul

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new diagnostic test designed to help clinicians detect infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and deadly superbugs (eg, MRSA and C. difficile) more easily and quickly. They say the new method does not require complicated equipment so tests can be run at room temperature under ordinary conditions....Read more

Lab Management

Genetic-modification-aids-cancer-drug-discovery

2015 06 Mar

Genetically modifying cancer cells can aid in clarifying new cancer drugs’ mechanism of action, according to researchers at KU Leuven’s Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute). In this new study, published online in Chemistry & Biology , the researchers confirm that KPT-330 molecule  is able to target and block the Exportin-1 taxi...Read more

Lab Management

Researchers-extend-telomeres-in-human-cells-to-slow-ageing

2015 29 Jan

According to new research published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal, delivering modified mRNA encoding the protein telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) to cells extends their telomeres a finite but significant amount. A major aspect of ageing is the shortening of telomeres over time. Telomeres...Read more

Lab Management

New-cervical-cancer-screening-guidance-using-hpv-test-alone

2015 12 Jan

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) have issued a new interim guidance for cervical cancer screening that recommends the use of a human papillomavirus (HPV) test alone as the primary screen to find cervical cancer or its precursors. At present, such screening is done with either...Read more

Lab Management

Next-generation-sequencing-tool-gets-fda-nod

2014 23 Sep

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s (MA, USA) Ion PGM Dx next-generation sequencing system is now listed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a class II medical device suitable for clinical use, according to a news report from PharmaAsia . Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a high-throughput DNA sequencing method that allows clinical professionals...Read more

IT Management

Scientists-create-artificial-network-like-cell-system

2014 25 Aug

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute have created an artificial, network-like cell system that can reproduce the dynamic behaviour of protein synthesis. This is a significant achievement as it will not only enable scientists to gain a better understanding of basic biological processes but may also pave the way toward controlling the synthesis of both...Read more

IT Management

Toumazou-wins-2014-european-inventor-award

2014 01 Jul

Imperial College London Professor Christofer Toumazou has been awarded the prestigious European Inventor Award 2014 for his contribution to innovative scientific research. Toumazou developed a rapid DNA test that decodes an individual’s DNA within minutes, independent of any laboratory setting, using a chip that can be implanted in a simple USB stick....Read more

Executive Health Management

Point-of-care-dna-testing-redefining-personalised-medicine

2014 02 Jun

The steady growth of the next-generation sequencing (NGS) market in Western Europe is expected to continue thanks to a variety of new applications, from comprehensive oncology panels to non-invasive prenatal analysis to food testing. Major market potential exists in areas such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, infectious disease and companion diagnostics,...Read more

IT Management

25-years-of-computer-progress-benefit-dna-study

2014 07 Jan

In the cell nucleus, DNA carries out its activities in a diluted state where it synthesises proteins and, despite resembling a messy tangle of thread, its structure is in actually governed by precise rules that are important for it to carry out its functions.  Customarily, biologists have studied DNA by observing it experimentally with a number...Read more

Executive Health Management

Never-grow-old-maybe-one-day

2014 03 Jan

In the fight against aging, restricting calorie consumption is among the few actually proven methods. The underlying mechanism is still unknown, yet calorie restriction has been shown to prolong lifespan in worms, yeast, flies, monkeys, and as per some recent studies, in humans too. Keren Yizhak is a doctoral student in Prof. Eytan Ruppin's...Read more

Executive Health Management

Golden-anniversary-for-greiner-bio-one

2013 31 Dec

Greiner Bio-One Celebrates 50 Years in Manufacturing Greiner Bio-One was established in 1963 with the opening of a production center for laboratory products in Nürtingen, Germany under the name Greiner Labortechnik.  In 1974, manufacturing of Petri Dishes with surfaces for cell cultivation began in Austria. In 1976 new locations were acquired...Read more

Executive Health Management

Large-scale-dna-study-offers-clues-for-rheumatoid-arthritis

2013 27 Dec

An international team of researchers has conducted the largest genetic study ever, and by involving almost 30,000 patients it was possible for them to identify in excess of 40 new areas in DNA that increase a person’s risk of being affected by rheumatoid arthritis. The scientists’ work consisted of comparing the DNA of arthritis...Read more

IT Management

Geant-project-receives-excellent-accolade-from-european-commission

2013 19 Dec

  Independent review awards highest rating to European project   The GÉANT project, which includes the high-speed data network serving 50 million research and education users across Europe, has received ‘Excellent’, the highest possible rating in a European Commission review.  This puts GÉANT in the top 10% of all EC-funded projects.  ...Read more