Diseases & Conditions News

UK government announces UK science and technology ambitions

Boris Johnson has announced the government’s new strategy for turning the United Kingdom into a global superpower of science and technology.

Robot-assisted cardiac surgery protects human operator health

A novel robot has potentially changed the landscape of future cardiac surgery, mitigating fatigue and radiation exposure for human operators.

Combatting pandemics with Artificial Intelligence-based predictive model

Scientists have developed an innovative predictive model that employs AI to calculate the likelihood of viruses spreading from animals.

Predicting language recovery using computer simulations

Researchers at Boston University (BU) have used computer simulations of the brain to predict language recovery in stroke survivors.

Utilising machine learning to enhance foetal heart defect detection

Researchers have developed a method to double doctor’s accuracy in detecting foetal heart defects in utero using machine learning.

Studying the human brain with non-invasive fluorescence microscopy

Researchers have established a novel non-invasive method for studying the human brain using fluorescence microscopy.

Interaction of proteins found to be vital to brain function

Novel research has indicated that the intricate relationship of proteins is critical to brain function, such as information processing.

Microscopic chip-based device improving the modulation of x-rays

A new neoteric microscopic chip-based device has enhanced the modulation of x-rays, potentially evolving an array of modern applications.

Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic through smart lampposts

The transmission of COVID-19 could be diminished by the utilisation of a novel generation of smart lampposts.

A once-a-week insulin therapy may restructure Type 2 diabetes treatment

A new clinical trial has suggested that a novel once-a-week insulin therapy could replace conventional Type 2 diabetes treatment.

Discovery of AMBRA1 enzyme may help cancer treatment

New research suggests a novel enzyme called AMBRA1 that has eluded scientists for over 25 years may revolutionise cancer treatment.

Living in proximity to superfund sites may lower life expectancy

New research suggests that residing in close proximity to a hazardous waste or superfund site may lower life expectancy by a year.

Diseases & Conditions

A disease is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure or function of part or all of an organism, and that is not due to any immediate external injury.

Diseases are often known to be medical conditions that are associated with specific symptoms and signs.

Health conditions, like illnesses, injuries and impairments, affect our ability to function or enjoy life. Many of them are related to food and nutrition – from food allergies and intolerances, over dental and gut health, to the non-communicable diseases, like diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular, and respiratory diseases.