Health

Using Big Data to predict which viruses can lead to a pandemic

The rapid spread of the Corona virus is currently dominating the news. Since the first cases in China became known in the multi-million populated city of Wuhan in late December 2019, almost every hour there have been reports of new cases around the world. Although...

Eternal youth and good health from stem cells soon within reach?

Could one of humankind's wildest dreams - eternal youth and eternal good health - perhaps come true after all? Well, we're probably not quite there yet. But a new discovery in stem cell research may well constitute a step in this direction. Researchers led by...

Start-up of the week: Live streams for emergency dispatchers

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day have been featured and on Saturday we will choose the week’s winner....

Start-up of the Day: Smart monitor saves babies’ lives in Africa

More than thirty babies on an incubator ward with a single nurse. This is quite normal in African hospitals. The nurse is always busy with the day-to-day care. Identifying early symptoms of disease is difficult then. Monitors for keeping an eye on the heartbeat or...

Nanosensor for detecting cancer in blood

A nanosensor has been developed that can trace biomarkers for cancer in the blood that are difficult to detect. It is a scientific variant of 'looking for a needle in a haystack' whereby researchers from Twente and Wageningen have succeeded. The sensor can take...

Nanosensor for detecting cancer in blood

A nanosensor has been developed that can trace biomarkers for cancer in the blood that are difficult to detect. It is a scientific variant of ‘looking for a needle in a haystack’ whereby...

3D tumor models for testing anti-cancer drugs

Three-dimensional imitation tumors can help to test anti-cancer drugs more accurately. The 3D models can mimic a micro-environment which encounters cancer cells present in the human body. The...

Start-up of the Day: reha buddy helps rehab at home

Physical therapy following, for example, hip surgery is fine. But what does a patient do when he is back home? Physical therapists and doctors can now follow that with the help of the app reha...

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