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Bringing natural killer cells to the tumor battlefield
(Luxembourg Institute of Health) By studying melanoma, a highly malignant form of skin cancer, Dr Bassam Janji's research team at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) has revealed a mechanism by which the immunosuppressive environment can be switched to an immunosupportive one. They found that if autophagy -- the intracellular recycling process -- is blocked in tumor cells, they produce cytokines that attract NK cells. The massive recruitment of NK cells allows killing cancer cells and lets the tumors shrink. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research on the impact of war on electoral behavior in Balkan states receives ERC Grant
(University of Luxembourg) Prof Josip Glaurdic of the University of Luxembourg has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the research project ELWar, a five-year venture assessing the impact of war on political behavior in South-east Europe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Invited commentary on … When unbearable suffering incites psychiatric patients to request euthanasia - Kelly BD.
Euthanasia is available in Belgium and Luxembourg for untreatable and unbearable suffering resulting from 'physical and/or psychological suffering that cannot be alleviated and results from a serious and incurable disease, caused by accident or illness'. V... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The World Is Running Out of Much Needed New Antibiotics
Posters: Misuse of antibiotics and risks. Credit: WHOBy Baher KamalROME, Oct 4 2017 (IPS)The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on this issue “Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, includi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How a tax haven is leading the race to privatise space – podcast
Luxembourg has shown how far a tiny country can go by serving the needs of global capitalism. Now it has set its sights on outer space•Read the text version hereSubscribe viaAudioboom,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Mixcloud,Acast&Sticherand join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Written by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, read by Christopher Ragland and produced by Simon Barnard Tags: Luxembourg Space Mining Tax havens Source Type: news

How Pirate Radio Ships Paved the Way for Britain ’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution
The British pop invasion that took over American airwaves in the 1960s might never have happened, had it not been for a radio revolution in the United Kingdom. In 1964, there was nowhere easy for British youngsters to listen to rock ‘n’ rollers like The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Commercial radio wasn’t yet an option, and the guardians of the publicly-owned British Broadcasting Corporation considered such music immoral, antisocial and unfit for public broadcast. Yet just three years later, on Sept. 30, 1967 — a half-century ago this Saturday — the BBC switched on the transmitters...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized mi amigo Music onetime pirate radio radio caroline radio one uk Source Type: news

How a tax haven is leading the race to privatise space
Luxembourg has shown how far a tiny country can go by serving the needs of global capitalism. Now it has set its sights on outer spaceOn a drizzly afternoon in April, Prince Guillaume, the hereditary grand duke of Luxembourg, and his wife, Princess St éphanie, sailed through the front doors of an office building in the outskirts of Seattle and into the headquarters of an asteroid-mining startup called Planetary Resources, which plans to “expand the economy into space”.The company ’s engineers greeted the royals with hors d’oeuvres, craft beer and bottles upon bottles of Columbia Valley riesli...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian Tags: Luxembourg Space Mining Tax havens World news Source Type: news

The bilingual brain calculates differently depending on the language used
(University of Luxembourg) How do multilingual people solve arithmetical tasks presented to them in different languages? The question will gain in importance in the future, as an increasingly globalized job market and accelerated migration will mean that ever more people seek work and study outside of the linguistic area of their home countries. This question was investigated by a research team led by Dr Amandine Van Rinsveld and Professor Dr Christine Schiltz from the Cognitive Science and Assessment Institute (COSA) at the University of Luxembourg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Luxembourg Stock Exchange and University of Luxembourg enter partnership on Fintech
(University of Luxembourg) Representatives from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliabity and Trust (SnT) and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange met at LuxSE headquarters in Luxembourg on 12 September 2017 to formally sign a Partnership Framework Agreement. The aim of this research project is to devise techniques together with LuxSE to realize its vision of automated document classification, smart document routing and processing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are register-based data better than surveys in estimating burden of injuries among adults? Results from Luxembourg (Safety-2016 abstract #223) - Bejko D, Ruiz-Castell M, Lyons RA, Kisser R, Larsen B, Rogmans W, Turner S, Bauer R, Ellsessaer G, Valkenberg H.
BACKGROUND Injury is a major cause of mortality and morbidity. The emergency department (ED) registry based data, provides a cost-effective way to estimate the burden of injuries. Previous studies in general population have suggested that survey based data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Altered bacterial communities in the gut could be an indicator for Parkinson's disease
(University of Luxembourg) By the time Parkinson's disease manifests as the typical motor dysfunctions, portions of the brain have already been irreversibly destroyed. In search of an early portent of the disease, researchers of the University of Luxembourg, may now have found one in the gut: they have shown that the bacterial community in the gut of Parkinson's patients differs from that of healthy people even at a very early stage of the disease. results in the scientific journal Movement Disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

M & As this week: Eurofins Scientific, Baxter International
Luxembourg-based life sciences company Eurofins Scientific plans to acquire DiscoverX, a reagents provider based in the US. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What happened next to the giant Larsen C iceberg?
Scientists have revealed exactly how the trillion-tonne A68 iceberg broke free of the Antarctic ice shelf last month – and say it has spawned smaller icebergsThe fate of thegiant iceberg that broke free from Antarctica ’s Larsen C ice shelf last month has been revealed.Twice the size of Luxembourg, the trillion-tonne iceberg known as A68 was found to have broken off the ice shelf on 12 July after months of speculation about a rift which had been growing for years, with the iceberg “hanging by a thread” for weeks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Antarctica Science Glaciers Environment Polar regions Climate change Source Type: news

CryoLife shares down despite Q2 EPS beat
CryoLife Inc. (NYSE:CRY) saw shares fall today despite the medical device maker meeting earnings per share expectations on Wall Street with its 2nd quarter earnings results. The Atlanta-based company posted profits of $3.2 million, or 9¢ per share, on sales of $47.8 million for the 3 months ended June 30 for bottom-line growth of 34.8% while sales grew 1.6% compared with the same period in the previous fiscal year. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 12¢, ahead of consensus on Wall Street where analysts were looking for EPS of 10¢. “We had a solid 2nd quarter and excee...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat CryoLife Source Type: news

ISMA Early Bird Registration and Abstract Deadline
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017Year: 2017Location: Luxembourg (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

International Symposium on Molecular Allergology
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017Year: 2017Location: Luxembourg (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf
Satellite data confirms ‘calving’ of trillion-tonne, 5,800 sq km iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf, dramatically altering the landscapeA giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea.Reported to be “hanging by a thread” last month, the trillion-tonne iceberg was found to have split off from the Larsen C segment of the Larsen ice shelf on Wednesday morning after scientists examined the latest satellite data from the area.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Antarctica European Space Agency Science Environment Glaciers Polar regions Climate change Paris climate agreement Donald Trump Source Type: news

Critical text mining in historical newspapers from Luxembourg, Germany, France and Sw
(University of Luxembourg) The aim of the project 'Impresso: Media monitoring of the past. Mining 200 years of historical newspapers' is to link digitized corpora of newspapers from Switzerland, Luxembourg, France and Germany and to develop new methods to analyse them. The project will develop 'deep learning' method, a subfield of machine learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Happy Asteroid Day! A conversation about peaceful, global scientific collaboration
Today is the 3rd annual Asteroid Day, and the first to be presented under the auspices of the United Nations, with live global broadcasts raising awareness about asteroidsToday, more than 1,000 local events in around 200 countries are being organised to celebrate Asteroid Day. Sanctioned by the United Nations in 2016, it is a global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids.In addition to the local events, a day-long broadcast will be transmitted from around the world, with a six-hour live stretch coming from Luxembourg. This is where I will be, sharing the hosting duties withProfessor Brian Cox from 11am BST. Yo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Science Asteroids Nasa European Space Agency Astronomy United Nations Source Type: news

Researchers refute textbook knowledge in molecular interactions
(University of Luxembourg) Van der Waals interactions between molecules are among the most important forces in biology, physics, and chemistry, as they determine the properties and physical behavior of many materials. For a long time, it was considered that these interactions between molecules are always attractive. Now, researchers from the University of Luxembourg found that in many rather common situations in nature the van der Waals force between two molecules becomes repulsive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Algorithms gather brain data to train brain surgeons
[Image from unsplash.com]Researchers in Europe have developed mathematical models and numerical algorithms that break down medical images like Lego bricks to help guide surgeons during brain surgery. University of Luxembourg and University of Strasbourg researchers collaborated to create algorithms to predict the deformation of the brain during surgery and give information pertaining to the current position of the targeted surgical area and its vulnerable areas. Traditionally, surgeons have a limited view of the organ they are operating on and cannot see what is on the inside of the organ. medical images can be taken prior...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Research & Development Surgical brain surgery MedTech University of Luxembourg University of Strasbourg Source Type: news

Modeling the Brain with 'Lego Bricks'
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg, have developed a computational method that could be used to guide surgeons during brain surgery. Surgeons often operate in the dark. They have a limited view of the surface of the organ, and can typically not see what lies hidden inside. Quality images can routinely be taken prior to the surgery, but as soon as the operation begins, the position of the surgeon's target and risky areas he must avoid, continuously change. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Modeling the brain with 'Lego bricks'
(University of Luxembourg) Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, in cooperation with the University of Strasbourg, have developed a computational method that could be used to guide surgeons during brain surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The art market bubble has burst
(University of Luxembourg) The most comprehensive global art market index, compiled by Prof. Roman Kr ä ussl at the Luxembourg School of Finance at the University of Luxembourg, shows that the price for post-war and contemporary art fell by 21 percent in 2016, confirming his warning of an overheating market. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research underlines positive impact of press freedom on stock markets
(University of Luxembourg) In one of the first studies to assess the relationship between a country's Press Freedom Index and its stock market characteristics, researchers at the University of Luxembourg have highlighted how press freedom is linked to stock market volatility, and why this is beneficial for the overall economy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Master detox molecule boosts immune defenses
(Luxembourg Institute of Health) Scientists of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) have discovered an unknown molecular mechanism promoting the activation of the human immune system. The team has been studying the glutathione molecule known for its role in cleaning the body from harmful metabolic wastes and revealed that glutathione also stimulates T cells energy metabolism. This discovery offers perspectives to develop new therapeutic strategies for targeting cancer and autoimmune diseases. The scientists publish their findings in Immunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

RedHill Biopharma and IntelGenx Announce Marketing Approval of RIZAPORT(R) for Migraines in Luxembourg
The national marketing approval in Luxembourg completes the current approval process of RIZAPORT® under the European Decentralized Procedure (DCP); RIZAPORT® is also approved for marketing in Germany and a national Marketing Authorization Applicati... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Regulatory RedHill Biopharma, IntelGenx, RIZAPORT, rizatriptan, migraine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain tissue from a petri dish
The most complex organ in humans is the brain. Due to its complexity and, of course, for ethical reasons, it is extremely difficult to do scientific experiments on it - ones that could help us to understand neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, for example. Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have now succeeded in turning human stem cells derived from skin samples into tiny, three-dimensional, brain-like cultures that behave very similarly to cells in the human midbrain. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Brain tissue from a petri dish
(University of Luxembourg) The most complex organ in humans is the brain. Due to its complexity, it is extremely difficult to do scientific experiments on it -- ones that could help us to understand neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, for example. Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have now succeeded in turning human stem cells derived from skin samples into tiny, 3-D, brain-like cultures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

SpaceX Makes History With Launch of First Recycled Rocket
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX has launched its first recycled rocket. It’s the biggest leap yet in the company’s bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Thursday evening on the historic reflight. It’s the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk has tried to fly a salvaged booster. The first stage landed on an ocean platform almost a year ago after a launch for NASA. SpaceX refurbished and tested the booster, which still has its original engines. The booster will aim for another sea landing once it hoists a broadcasting sat...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - March 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Watch Live: SpaceX Attempts First Rocket Relaunch
SpaceX is shooting a used Falcon 9 Rocket into space tonight, marking the first relaunch attempt for the space industry. Elon Musk’s company has successfully landed 8 out of 13 rocket attempts since Dec. 2015. The reuse-and-recycle approach it’s testing today is meant to save money, as SpaceX projects it can cut costs by 30% if it relaunches rockets rather than building new ones each time, Reuters reports. “If one can figure out how to effectively reuse rockets just like airplanes, the cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred,” Musk said, according to a 2015 SpaceX...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Zorthian Tags: Uncategorized Elon Musk livestream onetime space SpaceX Travel Source Type: news

Replacing animal testing with cultured human cells
Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have engineered human brain tissue, created from stem cells. They think that this bioengineering can push the limits of their knowledge in biomedicine without having to use animals in lab testing. Lets meet scientists around Europe who are not short of ideas about how to reach this goal. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 28, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Luxembourg researchers decipher how the body controls stem cells
(University of Luxembourg) Stem cells are unspecialised cells that can develop into any type of cell in the human body. So far, however, scientists only partially understand how the body controls the fate of these all-rounders, and what factors decide whether a stem cell will differentiate, for example, into a blood, liver or nerve cell. Researchers from the University of Luxembourg and an international team have now identified an ingenious mechanism by which the body orchestrates the regeneration of red and white blood cells from progenitor cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Justin Trudeau Pledged $650 Million To Counter Trump's Anti-Abortion Rule
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday pledged $650 million over the next three years for women’s reproductive health services and sexual education around the world. “Like men, women should be able to choose when they want to start a family, how big their family should be, and who they want to start that family with,” Trudeau said at an event in Ottawa in honor of International Women’s Day, according to Vice News.  “When women have equal power and equal weight and equal leadership influence, the kinds of decisions are better,” Trudeau said. Trudeau’s ple...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Med-e-Tel 2017: Focus on Real-World Experience and Good Practice
5 - 7 April 2017, Luxembourg. The Med-e-Tel 2017 conference program features to a large extent presentations of practical and daily experiences with telemedicine/telehealth services and m/eHealth solutions, presented by doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, IT specialists, and user/patient advocates. Combined with presentations of current project results and basic research, (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Med-e-Tel Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Norway Pledges $10 Million To Counter Trump's Global Anti-Abortion Move
Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on U.S.-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion. In January, the Netherlands started a global fund to help women access abortion services, saying Trump’s “global gag rule” meant a funding gap of $600 million over the next four years, and has pledged $10 million to the initiative to replace that. Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Canada and Cape Verde have all also lent their support. “The government is increasing its support f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ö tzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers
(Saarland University) Biomarkers are biological attributes that can give doctors or researchers clues about the health status or illnesses of a patient. Scientists are placing great hope in a new type of biomarker, so-called microRNAs. These short ribonucleic acid molecules are notable for their very high level of stability. Researchers at Saarland University, the University of Luxembourg and the Eurac Research center in Bozen have now established that such microRNAs can remain stable even after 5,300 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Biological experiments become transparent -- anywhere, any time
(University of Luxembourg) Biological experiments are generating increasingly large and complex sets of data. This has made it difficult to reproduce experiments at other research laboratories in order to confirm -- or refute -- the results. The difficulty lies not only in the complexity of the data, but also in the elaborate computer programs and systems needed to analyze them. Scientists from the University of Luxembourg have now developed a new tool that will make the analysis of biological and biomedical experiments more transparent and reproducible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Towards equal access to digital coins
(University of Luxembourg) Scientists at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust of the University of Luxembourg have developed an important mathematical algorithm called 'Equihash,' Equihash is a core component for the new cryptocurrency Zcash, which offers more privacy and equality than the famous Bitcoin. Zcash came into operation as an experimental technology for a community-driven digital currency in late 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

EB140/CONF./3 Rev.1
Outcome of the informal drafting group on promoting the health of refugees and migrants Draft decision proposed by Argentina, Croatia, Greece, Haiti, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, Thailand and Turkey (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers find a potential target for anti-Alzheimer's treatments
(University of Luxembourg) Scientists at the University of Luxembourg have identified a gene that may provide a new starting point for developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The USP9 gene has an indirect influence on the so-called tau protein, which is believed to play a significant role in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This discovery may open a new door to developing active ingredients to treat Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mitotech S.A. Developing a Dry Eye Treatment has been Granted Two U.S....
Mitotech S.A., a Luxembourg based clinical stage biotechnology company developing a Dry Eye treatment announces issuance of two U.S. patents for pharmaceutical formulations of its lead compound SkQ1(PRWeb January 05, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13956329.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CLOSE CALL: European Union finally rejects horrific mass surveillance legislation
(NaturalNews) The British government’s mass surveillance powers have been severely undermined by The European Union’s top court. The new ruling could constrain police and spy agency investigations. The judgement was handed down last month, in Luxembourg, where the European Court of Justice declared that general and indiscriminate data retention regarding people’s communications and whereabouts is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In major privacy victory, top EU court rules against mass surveillance
(NaturalNews) The European Union’s top court has severely undermined the British government’s mass surveillance powers in a new ruling that could rein in police and spy agency investigations. In a judgment handed down in Luxembourg on Wednesday, the European Court of Justice declared that the “general and indiscriminate retention” of data about people’s communications and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for December 19, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Stryker reaches new metal-on-metal hip implant settlement deal Stryker said today that it, and its Howmedica Osteonics subsidiary have reached a compensation agreement for patients who had revision surgery to correct issues wit...
Source: Mass Device - December 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Plus 5 Source Type: news

Sweden ’ s SCA buys BSN Medical for $2.8B
Swedish hygiene and forest products maker Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget won out over private equity rivals in the race for BSN Medical, with SCA agreeing to pay nearly $2.82 billion (€2.7 billion) for the wound care and orthopedics firm. Luxembourg-based BSN launched in 2001 as a joint venture between Germany’s Beiersdorf and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN). Swedish PE shop EQT bought BSN in 2012 for €1.8 billion. BSN employs about 6,000 workers and posts annual sales of more than €860 million. The deal, expected to close during the 2nd quarter next year, caps a biddin...
Source: Mass Device - December 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Wound Care BSN Medical Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) Source Type: news

The coldest decade of the millennium?
While searching through historical archives to find out more about the 15th-century climate of what is now Belgium, northern France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, a researcher noticed something odd. Compared with other decades of the last millennium, many of the 1430s'winters and some springs were extremely cold in the Low Countries, as well as in other parts of Europe. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Digital Microbes for Munching Yourself Healthy
Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food. The metabolic processes of these bacteria are not only tremendously important to our health - they are also tremendously complex. A research team at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg has taken an important step in modelling the complexity of the human gut's bacterial communities - the microbiome - on the computer. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 29, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Vygon Group Joins Forces with EFCNI to Mark 8th World Prematurity Day
Ecouen, France, November 16, 2016 – Vygon, the specialist single-use medical devices group, is holding a number of awareness-raising events to mark World Prematurity Day on November 17. For the second year running, Vygon is a bronze partner of EFCNI. This year sees an enhanced program and increased involvement for the group. Fifteen million infants are born prematurely each year. World Prematurity Day provides an opportunity to raise worldwide awareness of the challenges of preterm birth through a range of events taking place in hospitals.   “Vygon shares the values advocated by EFCNI. It strives to de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Patient Care Source Type: news

Vygon Group Joins Forces with EFCNI to Mark 8th World Prematurity Day
Ecouen, France, November 16, 2016 – Vygon, the specialist single-use medical devices group, is holding a number of awareness-raising events to mark World Prematurity Day on November 17. For the second year running, Vygon is a bronze partner of EFCNI. This year sees an enhanced program and increased involvement for the group. Fifteen million infants are born prematurely each year. World Prematurity Day provides an opportunity to raise worldwide awareness of the challenges of preterm birth through a range of events taking place in hospitals.   “Vygon shares the values advocated by EFCNI. It strives to de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Patient Care Source Type: news