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  • Researchers discover new method of treating major eye diseases

    Researchers discover new method of treating major eye diseases0

    WHO estimates that in 2010 there were 285 million people visually impaired, of which 39 million were blindThis new research will enable the creation of new, better, treatments against a number of sight-threatening diseasesThe team’s research may also help to devise new strategies to mend hearts after a heart attack.Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered

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  • Mendelian uses machine learning to diagnose rare diseases | Startups

    Mendelian uses machine learning to diagnose rare diseases | Startups0

    Rare diseases are typically thought to affect a tiny minority of the population, but the cofounder of Shoreditch-based healthtech startup, Mendelian, insists that this is a misconception. “They’re not rare at all,” says Rudy Benfredj, “rare diseases are actually very common. Almost six percent of the population – 350 million people – are affected globally.”

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  • Infectious diseases could be diagnosed with smartphone in sub-Saharan Africa

    Infectious diseases could be diagnosed with smartphone in sub-Saharan Africa0

    A new Imperial-led review has outlined how health workers could use existing phones to predict and curb the spread of infectious diseases. The review, published in Nature, outlines how healthcare workers in low-income countries, like those in sub-Saharan Africa, could use existing smartphones to diagnose, track and control infectious diseases inlow-income countries. There are already

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  • The fight against neglected tropical diseases

    The fight against neglected tropical diseases0

    African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking. NTDs such as blinding trachoma, the leading cause of infectious blindness, or intestinal worms that can stunt growth in children, are

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  • Trachoma and other neglected tropical diseases

    Trachoma and other neglected tropical diseases0

    At the African Union Summit in Ethiopia this week [10-11 February], African leaders will be addressing the progress made to fight neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and other major diseases. NTDs rarely make headline news, yet they affect 1.6 billion people in the poorest parts of the globe – and some 580 million people in Africa

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