Diseases & Conditions News

$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...

Environmental pollution causes 13% of deaths in Europe

According to an assessment published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), 13% of deaths in Europe are caused by environmental pollution and chemical exposure. A...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Treating women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome

The Innovation Platform spoke to Professor Sara Brucker, Executive Medical Director of the Department of Women's Health at the University Hospital and Faculty of...

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.