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EUROPA - Research and Innovation: Medical Sciences

EUROPA - Research What's New in Health and life sciences - Medical research. This RSS feed includes the most recent updates to the European Commission's Research and Innovation web site on Europa in the area of Health and life sciences - Medical research. The last (or, in some news readers, the first) item of this feed will take you to the Medical Research web site. For more RSS news feeds visit http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=rss
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ImageA team of EU-funded researchers has developed an accurate and non-invasive way to detect cancer through a person's breath. The hand-held sensor can be used by anyone without medical supervision in combination with their smart phone. Tests reveal the accuracy of the sensor is about 93 %.
ImageTinnitus, the perception of hearing noise when no external sound is present, affects more than 40 million people across Europe. Many could benefit from an EU-funded project that is exploring innovative personalised solutions to quieten the often debilitating and chronic condition.
ImageAn innovative Swedish SME will soon launch a life-saving test for one of the most lethal and hard-to-detect forms of cancer. Clinically validated in an EU-funded project, the test could revolutionise the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, providing early detection with unprecedented accuracy, boosting patient survival rates and enabling widespread screening of high-risk groups.
ImageAre you likelier than others to develop type 2 diabetes? Lifestyle changes could dramatically reduce the risk, but you may need advice and support to make them. EU-funded researchers are trialling an affordable way for healthcare systems to make effective assistance available across entire populations - with a little help from patients' families.
ImageAn EU-funded project is integrating research resources and providing services to support access to specific mouse models for scientific investigation of the genetic foundations of human health and disease. The aim is to boost the translation of this knowledge into better treatments for patients.
Photo of a woman holding her chestEU-funded researchers studied the way attention affects how we perceive pain, in the hope of improving the performance of psychological methods for treating chronic pain for the millions of people around the world who suffer from it.
imageMiniscule messenger bubbles floating in all your bodily fluids could hold important insights into many complex diseases from Alzheimer's to heart disease - if they can be isolated, analysed and their messages decoded. An EU-funded researcher has made significant strides toward achieving that goal.
imageA wide-reaching EU-funded project is testing new anti-blood clotting treatment in patients who have suffered a brain haemorrhage. Researchers hope to reduce the risk of the patient suffering from another stroke, which would impair their quality of life and life expectancy.
imageAny surgical procedure can be risky, especially for older people. To minimise the dangers, EU-funded researchers have developed the world's first personalised test to assess the risk of patients developing post-surgical sensory and cognitive disorders, allowing doctors to choose the safest treatment.
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