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Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

Abidjan - There's nothing covert about Roxy -- a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world's poorest continent.

Essential Science: Biological clocks and brain cancer treatment

Information is emerging about how our internal body clocks influence health and disease. A new study shows how circadian rhythms can help with cancer treatments, and that the time of treatment plays a critical role.

Essential Science: Graphene makes for cell-sized robots

Imagine an electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing cell-sized machine, used for medical diagnosis. Impossible? Not according to new research that has harnessed the properties of graphene.

Blockchain technology to equip scientists and drug developers Special

Caywon Pharmaceuticals Group has adopted blockchain technology to equip scientists with the necessary IT tools to translate their requirements into a digital workflow by using Crowd Machine. Dr. Matthew Lee, VP of Innovations at Caywon explains more.

Essential Science: Delivering drugs via nanoscale emulsion

Researchers have used nanotechnology to improve drug delivery. This is in the form of tailorable nanoscale emulsions which effectively interact with their intended targets.

Garlic and fluorine show drug delivery promise

A new study has reported success, in terms of drug delivery, with the unusual combination of garlic and fluorine. This partly relates to garlic’s use as a traditional medicine.

UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature

Nairobi - The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil.

UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature

Nairobi - The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil.

Twitter-like App for Healthcare Professionals: Interview Special

ScriptSave WellRX is disrupting the pharmaceutical industry by promoting price transparency with a free mobile app. Consumers rarely know what the "real" price is for their prescriptions. This now set to change and Dr. Marcus Sredzinski tells us how.

The man with a young woman's heart

Cape Town - Fifty years ago South Africa stunned the world: A surgeon in Cape Town, Christiaan Barnard, successfully transplanted the heart of a woman into the chest of a dying man.

Venezuela government distributes medicine amid shortage

Caracas - Venezuela launched a program Saturday to hand out medicine to 35,651 patients, blaming US sanctions for a shortage, even as doctors say 95 percent of all drugs are missing.

Interview: Technological solutions for precision medicine Special

The role of pharmacists in precision medicine growing in importance. Some of the challenges for pharmacists have been set out by the company OneOme, which is partnering with pharmacists. We spoke with pharmacist Kathleen Bosse.

Amsterdam, Paris to host key EU agencies after Brexit

Brussels - Amsterdam and Paris on Monday won the fight to host two major EU agencies when they leave London after Brexit, in a suspenseful vote that eventually had to be decided by the drawing of lots.

EU to vote on relocation of agencies after Brexit

Brussels - The fight for some of the most prized spoils of Brexit comes to a climax on Monday when 27 EU states pick the new host cities for two London-based regulatory agencies.

Doctors at Vatican to debate ethics of euthanasia

Vatican City - "We don't carry out euthanasia as often as it is asked for," says Dutch GP Carin Littooji, advocating for assisted dying on a bench usually reserved for bishops in the Vatican.

Gene therapy saves boy's skin, life: study

Paris - A boy who nearly died when disease stripped most of the skin from his body, is playing soccer two years after he received a new, gene-edited hide in an experimental procedure, the doctors who treated him said Wednesday.

Essential Science: New antibiotics from a molecular ‘sharpener’

Scientists have developed a "molecular pencil sharpener." This is a device that uses chemicals to generate a "warhead" of proteins that increase in toxicity once “sharpened”. The research has focused on killing the E. coli bacterium.

How telehealth is disrupting healthcare: Interview Special

Telehealth is changing the way many people access health services, especially in remote areas. What does it take to deliver telehealth and how effective it? To answer these issues we spoke with Teresa Gardner Tyson, Executive Director, The Health Wagon.

Steady hand: how to do open-heart surgery in a quake

Mexico - When the ground started shaking in Mexico City on September 19, many people ran out into the street.Not David Arellano.In the middle of performing open-heart surgery on a newborn, the pediatric surgeon just concentrated harder.

Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock

Paris - Messing with your body's clock is dangerous business, in fact it could make you sick -- or worse.The inner timekeeper dubbed the "circadian clock", governs the day-night cycle that guides sleep and eating patterns, hormones and even body temperature.

US body clock geneticists take 2017 Nobel Medicine Prize

Stockholm - US geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for shedding light on the biological clock that governs the sleep-wake cycles of most living things.

US biology trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize

Stockholm - US geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for shedding light on the internal biological clock that governs the wake-sleep cycles of most living things.

Smooth moves deemed key for EU agency bidders after Brexit

Brussels - The fight to host major EU agencies leaving London after Brexit reached a milestone Saturday as Brussels gave its assessment of individual bids, though it stopped short of ranking them.

Crucial round of Brexit agency bidding war

Brussels - The fight to host major EU agencies leaving London after Brexit reaches a milestone Saturday as Brussels gives its assessment of bids, with one regulator warning the wrong choice could see a mass exodus of staff.

Regenerative medicine: Interview with a game-changing leader Special

Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine. It has the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs. To find out more about this innovative medical technology we spoke with RepliCel’s CEO, Lee Buckler.

Chinese woman charged over fatal Australia breast implant

Sydney - A Chinese national was charged with manslaughter Tuesday over an alleged botched attempt at breast augmentation surgery at a Sydney beauty clinic led to the death of the salon's manager.

Medical technology startups in running for major award

The Best Medical Technology Award is a major event where startups and major players compete for the coveted title. Aside from the prestige, the award puts new technologies on displayed and allows for business-to-business opportunities.

Ophthalmic technology address a range of visual impairments

In the past few years considerable advances have been made with ophthalmic technology, with devices introduced by smaller medical technology companies aimed at the hospital sector and for improving the experience of patients.

Artificial intelligence is aiding pathologists

Several artificial intelligence systems are appearing within the laboratory marketplace aimed at aiding the pathologist in making faster and more accurate decisions in relation to disease diagnosis.

Medical device heals organs with a single touch

Medical technologists have developed a new device that can switch cell function in order to save failing body functions, via a single touch. The device is a Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT) and injects genetic code into skin cells.
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