Is new drug key to fighting flu?



Scientists are stepping up the fight against resistant strains of the flu virus after finding a way to effectively ‘lock’ it in infected cells. A new class of drugs has been developed that prevents the method the virus uses to … Continue reading

Glasgow University creates virus sensor



Research to create new ways to detect contagious diseases has been funded at Glasgow University. Some £60,000 has been allocated to the project by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, to develop a mobile sensor which will give a fast and … Continue reading

Healthcare sector ‘relying on technology’



Technology is playing an increasingly critical role in the healthcare sector, with a greater proportion of executives now relying on it on a daily basis. Research by the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Ricoh, shows that 92.5% of healthcare, biotech … Continue reading

Connected City set for Mobile World Congress



GSMA is planning to unveil its Connected City concept at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, which shows how in the future smartphones will allow remote health monitoring from home. Attendees at the conference will get to experience tomorrow’s world … Continue reading

Multi-sensory gadgets to offer care solutions



A health technology project aimed at improving the quality of life of the elderly and disabled is being exhibited at the University of Glasgow today. The MultiMemoHome project, a partnership between academics at the university’s department of computing science and … Continue reading

Britons ‘wedded to digital devices’



The image of family members sitting next to each other on the sofa but choosing to communicate via Facebook may not be far from the truth, according to new research. Britons’ umbilical attachment to technology means that more than 22 … Continue reading

Kinect may cut US healthcare costs



Microsoft’s Kinect game controller could be adapted to cut US heathcare bills by as much as 30 billion dollars in total, by allowing physicians and other medics to interact with patients remotely. The communications planning of the healthcare industry could … Continue reading

Obesity consultants told: Say no to Botox



Obese Americans taking gastric botox injections for their quick fix to lose weight have been told to look elsewhere. A leading stomach expert’s warning – which goes out to obesity consultants too – follows new research showing that Botox does … Continue reading

Frozen embryo replacement better than vitro fertilisation



Researchers are to present findings that show perinatal outcomes of frozen/thawed embryo replacement (FER) have better outcomes compared with fresh in vitro fertilisation (IVF), but worse outcomes compared to the non-IVF general population. The study, which was carried out by … Continue reading

Kinect may cut US healthcare costs



Microsoft’s Kinect game controller could be adapted to cut US heathcare bills by as much as 30 billion dollars in total, by allowing physicians and other medics to interact with patients remotely. The communications planning of the healthcare industry could … Continue reading