dimanche 30 novembre 2014

HSJ Live 01.12.14: Four reasons to be optimistic about the future of healthcare

HSJ Live 01.12.14: Four reasons to be optimistic about the future of healthcare

Why the future of healthcare is looking significantly better, plus the rest of today’s new and comment.

Survival differences seen for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer

The five-year survival rate for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer was higher than national levels in a small study at a single academic center performing a high rate of surgical therapy, including a total laryngectomy, or removal of the voice box, to treat the disease, despite a national trend toward organ preservation, according to a report.

Survival differences seen for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer

Long-term complication rate low in nose job using patient's own rib cartilage

Using a patient's own rib cartilage for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report.

Long-term complication rate low in nose job using patient's own rib cartilage

HSJ Live 30.11.2014: Details of Chancellor's NHS spending boost revealed

HSJ Live 30.11.2014: Details of Chancellor's NHS spending boost revealed

NHS to get a budget boost of £2bn in Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Exclusive: Details of the £2bn NHS funding boost revealed

Exclusive: Details of the £2bn NHS funding boost revealed

The government has announced an extra £1.95bn will be injected into the NHS in 2015-16 - but details of how the money will be allocated, obtained exclusively by HSJ, reveal that only a quarter of the total will be spent on transformation, with the rest set aside to maintain existing services.

HSJ Live 30.11.2014: Chancellor set to announce £2bn NHS boost

HSJ Live 30.11.2014: Chancellor set to announce £2bn NHS boost

NHS to get a budget boost of £2bn in Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

samedi 29 novembre 2014

Ancient dental plaque: A 'whey' into our milk drinking past?

We drink milk because it is good for us, but we rarely stop to think why. Archaeologists and geneticists have been puzzling this question since it was revealed that the mutations which enable adults to drink milk are under the strongest selection of any in the human genome.

Ancient dental plaque: A 'whey' into our milk drinking past?

Brain regions that encode words, grammar, story identified

Scientists have produced the first integrated computational model of reading, identifying which parts of the brain are responsible for such sub-processes as parsing sentences, determining the meaning of words and understanding relationships between characters. They based their results on brain scan of people reading a Harry Potter book.

Brain regions that encode words, grammar, story identified

vendredi 28 novembre 2014

New substance overcomes treatment-restistance in leukemia

Haematologists have developed a new active substance that effectively combats the most aggressive forms of Philadelphia chromosome-positive leukemia.

New substance overcomes treatment-restistance in leukemia

Genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes sequenced

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species from around the world. Anopheles mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting human malaria parasites that cause an estimated 200 million cases and more than 600 thousand deaths each year. However, of the almost 500 different Anopheles species, only a few dozen can carry the parasite and only a handful of species are responsible for the vast majority of transmissions.

Genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes sequenced

Education is key to climate adaptation

According to new research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.

Education is key to climate adaptation

Social media data contain pitfalls for understanding human behavior

A growing number of academic researchers are mining social media data to learn about both online and offline human behavior. In recent years, studies have claimed the ability to predict everything from summer blockbusters to fluctuations in the stock market. But mounting evidence of flaws in many of these studies points to a need for researchers to be wary of serious pitfalls that arise when working with huge social media data sets, according to computer scientists.

Social media data contain pitfalls for understanding human behavior

Brain inspired data engineering

What if next-generation ICT systems could be based on the brain’s structure and its cognitive and adaptive processes? A groundbreaking paradigm of brain-inspired intelligent ICT architectures is being born.

Brain inspired data engineering