$1.1m to improve bypass grafts used to treat coronary heart disease

Researchers led by the University of Pittsburgh (UoP), USA, have received a $1.1m award from the National Institutes of Health to improve the bioscaffolds...

RetinaRisk allows you to calculate the risk of diabetic retinopathy

Professor Einar Stefánsson explains how the RetinaRisk app offers a truly personalised approach by identifying patients’ individualised risk of developing sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy. The global...

Can machine learning create faster clinical trials for COVID-19?

A recent research paper, published in Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research, describes how advances in machine learning can provide an opportunity for researchers to create...

Ebola telehealth tool adapted to treat COVID-19 patients

Telehealth tools developed at the University of Virginia’s UVA Health to provide remote treatment and guidance to Ebola patients could help care providers reduce...

New AI-based system increases the accuracy of epilepsy diagnoses

A spinout company from the University of Birmingham, named Neuronostics, has received funding to develop an AI-based system which increases the accuracy of epilepsy diagnoses and allows healthcare professionals to monitor patient responses to treatment. Neuronostics’ BioEP system creates mathematical...

New 3D printed remote monitoring device for COVID-19 patients

EIT Digital Master School students have developed a 3D printed remote monitoring device which can measure the vital signs of COVID-19 patients to enables nurses to safely monitor multiple patients at the same time. The team will bring to market...

New funding for research on medicine use during pregnancy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) £292,000 to support its computer-aided modelling research on medicine use during pregnancy. Specialists from the UK-based MHRA are working in collaboration with the Bill...

Developing a computational auditory model

Professor Masashi Unoki, from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, discusses his work on developing a computational model of the auditory system. The human auditory system is complex. This is partly the result of the human ear itself...

Combining science and AI for breakthroughs in age-related disease

Undiscovered European AI biotech company Aladdin Healthcare Technologies continues to build novel technologies and achieve new milestones to combat age-related disease. Aladdin Healthcare Technologies is based in London, UK, and has assembled some of the world’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

New insight into how prostate cancer causes secondary tumours

An increased awareness on a molecular level of the mechanisms prostate cancer cells use to become mobile and start spreading could provide new opportunities for treatment of aggressive prostate cancer in the future, according to a new study published...

electroCore: Innovation to treat COVID-19

The team from electroCore, Inc spoke to The Innovation Platform about the gammaCore Sapphire™ device, which, although mainly used for adults who suffer from primary headache conditions such as cluster headache and migraine, may also help patients with COVID-19. electroCore,...

Innovate UK has funded new clinical trials for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Innovate UK has granted a spin-out of Cambridge University, DIOSynVax, £1.9m to begin clinical trials of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. At a microscopic level, SARS-CoV-2 has ‘spiked’ proteins on its surface which can attach to human cells and infect the body,...

Newly discovered RNA function to improve treatment for arteriosclerosis

Physicians at the Heart Center of the University Hospital Bonn have revealed how communication between cells can be influenced using the protein hnRNPU, offering a potential solution to the treatment of arteriosclerosis (calcified blood vessels). For cells to successfully communicate,...

CEBINA: biotech innovation in the fight against COVID-19

Eszter Nagy, CEO and founder of CEBINA, speaks about the multifaceted activities of the Central European Biotech Incubator and Accelerator, which has joined the global effort to fight COVID-19 with a drug-repurposing initiative and a unique vaccination approach. Translating a...

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