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World Diabetes Day 2016

2018-07-24T14:21:13+00:00

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The World Diabetes Day campaign aims to: Be the platform to promote IDF advocacy efforts throughout the year Be the global driver to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical [...]

World Diabetes Day 2016 2018-07-24T14:21:13+00:00

Blood Testing Market – Advanced Technologies & Growth Opportunities in Global Pharmaceutical Industry by 2020

2018-07-24T14:22:14+00:00

Blood testing is a laboratory based analysis that is performed in order to determine general state of health, presence of a bacteria or virus and to assess disease progression. It is usually performed by taking a small sample of blood from the patient’s body with the help of a needle or finger prick. Cancer, cardiovascular diseases, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)/HIV, anemia and diabetes are some major diseases for which blood testing is recommended so as to confirm the diseased condition. Blood testing is also performed in order to assess how well body vital organs such as liver, kidney and thyroid are [...]

Blood Testing Market – Advanced Technologies & Growth Opportunities in Global Pharmaceutical Industry by 2020 2018-07-24T14:22:14+00:00

New sensor technology could speed up blood test analysis

2016-09-25T11:23:20+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Researchers at the University of York have developed a new sensor that is capable of detecting multiple proteins and enzymes in a small volume of blood, which could significantly speed up diagnostic healthcare processes. Currently tests to detect the presence of infection or disease require a sample of blood from a patient, which is later analysed in a laboratory to detect markers of disease.  The presence of particular proteins can give an indication of a health condition and the best course of treatment, but only one type of protein can be [...]

New sensor technology could speed up blood test analysis 2016-09-25T11:23:20+00:00

UKZN in groundbreaking HIV antibody study

2016-08-05T11:53:39+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The University of KwaZulu-Natal-based Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa has partnered with the US National Institute of Health to manufacture an antibody against HIV infection, the Sunday Times reports. Acclaimed HIV/Aids expert Professor Salim Abdool Karim said that the human studies will start in the middle of next year following promising results when the antibody from the 27-year-old KZN woman was successfully tested on monkeys. The mother of two – known as CAP 256 to protect her identity – tested HIV-positive in 2005. “We have taken the antibody [...]

UKZN in groundbreaking HIV antibody study 2016-08-05T11:53:39+00:00

Home Testing for Cancer and Heart Disease Soon?

2016-07-06T10:09:45+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] In the era of home pregnancy tests, the obvious question is why easy-to-use self-tests have not yet been developed for life-threatening diseases. We all grew up with the idea that if a woman suspects she is pregnant she can simply pop into a pharmacy and buy a pregnancy test to use at home. Huge impact Conversely, if someone suspects they are suffering from cancer, heart disease, or an infection their first instinct is to contact a GP or call an ambulance. So the obvious question is why easy-to-use self-tests have not [...]

Home Testing for Cancer and Heart Disease Soon? 2016-07-06T10:09:45+00:00

360° Guided Tour of the Cell by Nucleus Medical Media

2016-06-01T09:56:41+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] This video provides a 3D Animation insight of the components that make up a cell. Think of the future of learning, understanding and application in the medical sciences as we know it, with advancing technologies. Click on the image below to view: [et_pb_code admin_label="Code"]<iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FNucleusMedicalMedia%2Fvideos%2Fvb.109329384547%2F10154329067264548%2F%3Ftype%3D3&show_text=0&width=560" width="800" height="500" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Source: Nucleus Medical Media [/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

360° Guided Tour of the Cell by Nucleus Medical Media 2016-06-01T09:56:41+00:00