The World Health Organization (WHO) has included ‘gaming disorder’ as a serious mental health condition in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Gaming disorder is officially considered to be serious since excessive priority is given to gaming over other everyday activities.
As China's leading event for the pharmaceutical industry, CPhI China strives to provide a platform for local, regional and international buyers, manufacturers and suppliers to meet, do business and drive research and development in the Chinese pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Chief executive Dr. John Thompson, stated that the company also plans on targeting angel investors and a number of high-net-worth individuals in the new funding round. According to another report, AuriGen won a €2.5m funding boost from the EU-backed Horizon 2020 SME funding scheme amidst a lot of competition just last week.
A new risk assessment tool combining gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 with stem cells using disease modeling techniques has been developed by a team of scientists at the Stanford University Cardiovascular Institute. The tool has facilitated the modeling of individual patients’ heart in a lab and enabled undertaking of tests to ascertain whether or not signs of diseases are displayed by cardiac cells, as per a statement by the American Heart Association.
A new robotic system called OSCANN Desk has been developed by researchers at Spain’s Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and start-up AURA Innotive Robotics. The system has been designed for the accurate analysis of eye movements in order to detect neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is kind of lung disorder where the person may have difficulty in breathing which worsens over time. An irritation or inflammation in the lungs causes the air sacs to lose their elasticity, which leaves the air trapped in the lungs when you exhale. If this lasts too long, it could lead to a group of lung diseases (Chronic bronchitis and Emphysema) known as COPD.
As individuals, people react in various ways to the same situation or event. This also rings true when it comes to effectively treating conditions such as depression or anxiety, which often makes it difficult to determine whether treatment is working.
A team of scientists from different universities across Europe has developed an innovative method of delivering vaccines directly to the white blood cells in order to boost the immune system against life-threatening diseases. They have devised a tough microcapsule using synthetic spider silk that can deliver vaccines directly to T-cells.
With sufficient evidence, it was proved that community water fluoridation would provide proper dental health benefits for children and adolescents in the U.S. It is this advised to start consuming fluoridated drinking water as early as possible, anywhere between the ages of 2-8 years.
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