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Between immigration control and child protection: unaccompanied minors in Belgium - De Graeve K, Vervliet M, Derluyn I.
This article describes the situation of Unaccompanied Minors (UAM) in Belgium, both in terms of their numbers and demographic profile and in terms of their health and educational challenges. It sketches the complex Belgian legal and policy framework that d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluating speed enforcement field set-ups used by regional police in Belgium: an analysis of speed outcome indicators - Wilmots B, Hermans E, Brijs T, Wets G.
In this paper the results from a field experiment (conducted in 2012) are presented, in which 3 regional police units in the Flemish region of Belgium each tested a particular combination of a speed control (with mobile radar in an anonymous car) with comm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

' Play Outside': Belgium Tells Kids to Leave TV for Sun and Games'Play Outside': Belgium Tells Kids to Leave TV for Sun and Games
No television and no tablets. It sounds like a punishment, but across Belgium it was the recipe for the nationwide children's"play outside" day.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

"Play outside": Belgium tells kids to leave TV for sun and games
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - No television and no tablets. It sounds like a punishment, but across Belgium it was the recipe for the nationwide children's "play outside" day. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

An analysis of belgian cannabis social clubs' supply practices: a shapeshifting model? - Pardal M.
BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS: Cannabis Social Clubs (CSCs) are associations of cannabis users that collectively organize the cultivation and distribution of cannabis. As this middle ground supply model has been active in Belgium for over a decade, thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cantel Medical wins FDA nod for Advantage Plus endoscope reprocessor
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMD) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Advantage Plus pass-thru automated endoscope reprocessor, making it the first AER available in the US, the company claims. The newly cleared device is designed for the high-level disinfection of commonly used endoscopes, including duodenoscopes, the Little Falls, N.J.-based company said. “We strive to deliver real life infection prevention solutions to address the complexities our customers face in setting up successful endoscopy departments. We believe the Advantage Plus pass-thru AER’s availability will transform our custo...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Rwanda:Biotechnology Will Transform Rwanda's Health Sector - Expert
[New Times] Professor Jacob Souopgui, a Cameroonian scholar from the Universit é Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, together with a research team from Rwanda, have initiated a project that will facilitate the enhancement of skills in the biotech field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Apitope Announces Positive Results with Novel Treatment for Graves' Disease
Phase I data show early efficacy in the majority of patients and a very favourable safety profile HASSELT, Belgium and CHEPSTOW, Wales, April 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Apitope, a clinical stage biotech company developing pot... Biopharmaceuticals Apitope, Graves' Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Downtown Durham co-working facility readies to open on heels of tenant ’s $30M buyout
Durham-based life sciences co-working hub BioLabs North Carolina is readying to officially open the doors of its new location on the heels of an existing tenant ’s $30 million buyout. Earlier this month, Belgium-based biopharmaceutical giant UCB announced its acquisition of Duke University spinout Element Genomics – founded in 2015 – for up to $30 million. Element was one of our first tenants, says Eric Linsley, founder of BioLabs North Carolina. “We need ten more of them,” he says of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

The health risks of Belgian illicit indoor cannabis plantations - Vanhove W, Cuypers E, Bonneure AJ, Gotink J, Stassen M, Tytgat J, Van Damme P.
We assessed the prevalence of potential health hazards to intervention staff and cannabis growers in Belgian indoor cannabis plantations. Surface mold swab samples were taken at 16 Belgian indoor plantations contained mostly Penicillium sp. and Aspergillus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Older e-bike users: demographic, health, mobility characteristics, and cycling levels - Van Cauwenberg J, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Clarys P, de Geus B, Deforche B.
PURPOSE: Electric bicycles (e-bikes) may offer an opportunity to stimulate physical activity among older adults. The current study compared Flemish (Belgian) older e-bike users against those not using an e-bike on socio-demographics, health characteristics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New psychoactive substances in oral fluid of French and Belgian drivers in 2016 - Richeval C, Wille SMR, Nachon-Phanithavong M, Samyn N, Allorge D, Gaulier JM.
BACKGROUND: Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a worldwide problem with potentially major judiciary and life-threatening consequences. Up to now, only classical drugs of abuse (DOA) are tested for DUID detection. A challenging issue for draftin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Comedian Jim Gaffigan set to perform at Dentsply Sirona World
One of the country ’s most popular and widespread appealing comedians, Gaffigan will perform in an intimate entertainment experience for DSW18 attendees on opening night of the 3-day educational festival CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 6, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan will perform a private standup act for Dentsply Sirona World attendees in Orlando, Florida on Thursday evening, Sept. 13.Known around the world for his unique brand of humor, rev...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Duke University spinout acquired for up to $30M
Duke University spinout Element Genomics – founded in 2015 – has been acquired by Belgium-based biopharmaceutical giant UCB for up to $30 million, including upfront and milestone payments. "UCB is constantly assessing the capabilities we need to have the highest impact," says Roger Palframan, head of external innovation at UCB, and co ntinues to be "interested in accessing new technologies." Given the "strong interaction we have had with Duke Unviersity on various different programs in UCB,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Does organ-specific CT dose reduction really reduce dose?
Researchers from Belgium are questioning whether organ-based tube-current modulation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Diagnostic reference levels reduce CT doses Photon-counting breast CT shows promise NCI software automates organ dose measurement Automated tube current selection cuts CT radiation dose Organ-based tube-current modulation cuts breast dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medicrea inks Belgian JV deal with Motion Medical
Medicrea (EPA:ALMED) said today it inked a joint-venture deal with Belgian distributor Motion Medical looking to accelerate adoption of its products in Belgium. France-based Medicrea will hold a 51% majority stake in the newly formed Medicrea Belgium with plans to transition the JV into a fully-owned Medicrea subsidiary over the coming years. The newly founded subsidiary will be led by Motion Medical head Steven Mesdom, who will also remain in on board at Motion Medical, Medicrea said. “We have had an exceptional track record introducing Medicrea’s flagship platforms to Belgium, including PASS thoraco...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Medicrea Source Type: news

Materialise touts FDA first in clearance of 3D printed anatomical model tech
Materialise said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Mimics inPrint software designed for 3D printing anatomical models for diagnostic use, touting it as the first clearance of its kind. The Belgian company said that last August, the FDA ruled that software designed to create files for 3D printing patient-specific anatomical models for diagnostic purposes would be labeled as class II medical devices, and that it is the first company to provide conforming software to create such models. “510k clearance is an essential component to ensure quality and safety in the practice of anatomical modeling in hospitals...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance 3D printing Materialise Source Type: news

Benin:Benin and Belgium Give Birth to Award-Winning Children's Scheme
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A city in Benin, partnered with another in Belgium, has won a European prize for ensuring that all babies born in the region get their births registered, a globally recognised right. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 24, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Benin and Belgium Give Birth to Award-Winning Children's Scheme Benin and Belgium Give Birth to Award-Winning Children's Scheme
A city in Benin, partnered with another in Belgium, has won a European prize for ensuring that all babies born in the region get their births registered, a globally recognized right.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Poppies International, Inc. Recalls Delizza Belgian Custard Cream Mini Eclairs 30 Count, Due to Potential Health Risks
Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of selected products that were made during March 5-9, 2018 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cantel Medical picks up healthcare software dev Aexis Medical for $25m
Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMD) said today it acquired Belgium-based healthcare software developer Aexis Medical in a deal worth $24.8 million. Through the deal, Little Falls, N.J.-based Cantel Medical will pay $21.1 million up front and $3.7 million in an earnout structure slated to pay out at two-years after the deal closes. Aexis Medical develops integrated information technology solutions designed to support management of instrument reprocessing workflows and data reporting in hospital environments, and employs approximately 60 employees including software developers, sales and other functions, Cantel said. “...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Software / IT Cantel Medical Corp. Source Type: news

It's beer, but not as we know it: scientists dispense with need for hops
Scientists in the US used DNA-editing software to splice in genes from mint and basil plantsScientists in the US have created a more sustainable pint after discovering a way of getting the distinct hoppy taste into craft beer without the need for water-intensive hops.Related:Belgian bars put the boot into tourists who steal beer glassesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Beer Science Food & drink Life and style US news World news Source Type: news

Natural sniper kills hospital bacterium
(KU Leuven) Bacteria produce proteins to take out specific competitors. One of these proteins can kill the hospital bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbial geneticists at KU Leuven, Belgium, have unravelled how this protein launches its attack and ensures that the bacteria die very quickly. In the long term, these proteins hold potential for new antibiotic cocktails. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Driving under the influence of cocaine : quantitative determination of basic drugs in oral fluid obtained during roadside controls and a controlled study with cocaine users - Di Fazio V, Wille SMR, Toennes SW, van Wel JHP, Ramaekers JG, Samyn N.
This study investigates the impact of the choice of screening devices and confirmation matrix on the detection of coc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tanzania:Ailing Lissu to Undergo 19th Surgery in Belgium
[Citizen] The Singida-East constituency member of parliament (MP), Tundu Lissu, is slated to undergo yet another surgery at the Leuven University Hospital in Gasthuisberg, Belgium, next Wednesday, March 14. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

European lab to open experimental drug packing operation in Louisville
Belgian biochemical testing company Eurofins Scientific Group has a new line of business now operating in Louisville. Brussels-based Eurofins added a 10,000-square-foot packaging and distribution operation for drug trials conducted by Lancaster, Penn.-based subsidiary Eurofins Central Laboratory. The central laboratory distributes, receives and processes biopharmaceutical testing kits for clients conducting vario us phases of clinical testing. This is an expansion of Eurofins existing operations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Got the message? Your brainwaves will tell
(KU Leuven) The new technique was developed by Professor Tom Francart and his colleagues at KU Leuven, Belgium, in collaboration with the University of Maryland. It will allow for a more accurate diagnosis of patients who cannot actively participate in a speech understanding test because they're too young, for instance, or because they're in a coma. In the longer term, the method also holds potential for the development of smart hearing devices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer's research: Christian Haass receives 'Brain Prize'
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Denmark's Lundbeck Foundation honors Munich researcher -- together with colleagues in the UK and Belgium -- for his groundbreaking work on the genetic and molecular bases of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic Puts Insulin Needle Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Medtronic has launched the latest version of its MiniMed Mio insulin infusion set in Canada, Hong Kong and parts of Europe. The MiniMed Mio Advance is an update of the MiniMed Mio, introduced in 2010 and designed to deliver insulin from an insulin pump to the body. The Mio Advance should make changing infusion sets quicker and easier, according to the company. Diabetic patients who use insulin pumps generally change their infusion set every two or three days, selecting different insertion sites to prevent skin breakdown and maximize insulin absorption. Thin plastic tubing included in the set comes in varying lengths to rea...
Source: MDDI - February 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

QOL Boost Seen From Early, Systematic Palliative Care in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
In a Belgian study, integration of palliative care as part of cancer care increased the quality of life of patients with advanced malignant solid tumors. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: News Palliative and Supportive Care Source Type: news

Belgian neurostim dev Synergia Medical raises $10m in Series A
Belgian neurostimulation device developer Synergia Medical said this week it raised $10 million (EU €8.1 million) in a Series A round to help support its NAOS vagus nerve stimulation device designed to treat drug-resistant epilepsy. The NAOS system is a small-form, MRI-safe implanted neurostimulation device designed to stimulate the vagus nerve, with traditional wires replaced by optical fibers and photovoltaic cells that convert monochromatic optical energy into electrical impulses. Funds from the round will support final testing of the NAOS device as the company pursues CE Mark submission, Synergia Medical said. The...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation synergiamedical Source Type: news

International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization
(Biogerontology Research Foundation) An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Oxford University, Insilico Medicine, Insilico Medicine Taiwan, the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Liverpool, University of Lethbridge, Ghent University, Center for Healthy Aging and many others have published a roadmap toward enhancing human radioresistance for space exploration and colonization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

End-of-life hospital and healthcare use among older adults with Alzheimer's disease
(American Geriatrics Society) A team of researchers from Belgium recently studied how people with Alzheimer's disease use medical services during their final months. The goal was to learn more about the best ways to help older adults with dementia at the end of their lives. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds offering children rewards does not work  
Whether it is sprouts or spinach your child hates, putting it in front of them again and again seems to be the best strategy and offering them a reward has little added benefit, Belgian researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fifteen new genes identified that shape our face
(KU Leuven) Researchers from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, and Penn State (US) have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features. The findings were published in Nature Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules
A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Euthanasia dispute in Belgium: When do doctors cross a line?
A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Euthanasia dispute in Belgium: When do doctors cross a line?
A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Death of dementia patient stirs Belgium euthanasia fears
A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the world's most liberal euthanasia laws. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Every Adult in This Country Is Now an Organ Donor Unless They Opt Out
(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — Senators in the Netherlands approved a new law Tuesday that makes all Dutch adults potential organ donors unless they opt out. The law narrowly passed in the upper house of the Dutch parliament. The lower house last year passed the legislation with a one-vote majority. The law’s drafter, Pia Dijkstra, said that under the new system — which is similar to donation laws in Belgium and Spain — every person over 18 who is not yet registered as a donor will receive a letter asking if they want to donate their organs after death. “They will be able to reply: yes, no, my nex...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APH health healthytime onetime World Source Type: news

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Provides Real-world Benefits to Diabetes Patients Continuous Glucose Monitoring Provides Real-world Benefits to Diabetes Patients
Real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) provides numerous clinical benefits and improves quality of life, researchers from Belgium report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sanofi Beats Novo to Buy Ablynx for $4.8 Billion Sanofi Beats Novo to Buy Ablynx for $4.8 Billion
French drugmaker Sanofi has agreed to buy Belgian biotech company Ablynx for 3.9 billion euros ($4.8 billion), beating Novo Nordisk and marking its second big deal this month after buying Bioverativ.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

France's Sanofi buys biotech company Ablynx for $4.8 billion
French drugmaker Sanofi has made another big purchase aimed at strengthening its position in rare disease treatments, buying Belgian biotech company Ablynx for 3.9 billion euros ($4.8 billion) (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Suspects being watched in real time: introducing GPS tracking in Belgium - Beyens K, Roosen M.
Electronic monitoring has recently entered a new phase in Belgium by introducing it at the pre-trial stage. In fact, Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking, as supportive technology, has potentially replaced remand custody. From a controlling perspective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Sanofi agrees €3.9bn deal for Belgian biotech Ablynx
French group beats interest from Novo Nordisk to make second major acquisition in a week (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain chemical that fuels sex drive has been discovered
Researchers from Liege University, Belgium, found kisspeptin, which is better known as the 'kiss hormone', could benefit the thousands of women suffering from extremely low sex drives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harmless or vicious hunter? The uneasy return of Europe's wolves
This winter the first wolf in 100 years arrived in Belgium, completing the animals ’ return to mainland Europe. But can Europeans relearn how to live alongside the predators?To some it is a roe deer that eats meat: an adaptable animal capable of living peaceably alongside humans. To others it is a demonic killing machine that ruins farmers – and whose presence is a symbol of the city’s contempt for rural life.The wolf is on the rise in Europe. This winterit finally reconquered Belgium, the last mainland European country from which it had been absent after decades of persecution.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Wildlife Conservation Endangered species Environment Animals Europe Source Type: news

Tanzania:Doctors Remove Piece of Metal From Lissu's Body
[Citizen] Dar Es Salaama -The Singida East Member of Parliament (Chadema), Mr Tundu Lissu, who is continuing to receive physiotherapy treatment and counselling at University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium, says his doctors have managed to remove a piece of metal from his body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Philips joins $9m round for remote-care co LindaCare
Digital health company LindaCare has landed an $8.7 million Series B round, with investments made by Philips (NYSE:PHG), PMV, Capricorn ICT Arkiv, Connecticut Innovations and others. The Belgium-based company said it plans to use the newly-acquired funds to accelerate its U.S. market expansion and product commercialization, as well as build out its existing patient monitoring software platform for a broader range of cardiac diseases. “This investment is a significant step for us, as it enables LindaCare to execute faster on our ambitious vision and strategy, and to take a leading market position across both...
Source: Mass Device - January 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Patient Monitoring lindacare royalphilips Source Type: news

Belgian PhD student decodes DNA, wins a Bitcoin
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) DNA Storage scientist Nick Goldman issued the Bitcoin Challenge at World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, January 2015. One week before the Jan. 21, 2018 deadline, PhD student Sander Wuyts of the University of Antwerp is the first to decode the Bitcoin, and so takes ownership. The decryption of encoded information in the DNA sample demonstrates that the digital storage method is practical. The initiative of the bioengineering PhD student inspires future research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news