Heather Smith

What Internet Habits Say about Mental Health

Researchers find clues to depression in what people do online Consider two questions. First: Who are you? What makes you different from your peers, in terms of the things you buy, the clothes you wear, and the car you drive (or refuse to)? What makes you unique in terms of your basic psychological make-up—the part …

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Long read sequencing and cell/organoid differentiation

DigiTwins partner Prof. George Church from Harvard Medical School and his group are taking multiple approaches towards the medicine of the future with advances in long-read sequencing and cell/organoid differentiation for autologous transplantation. The induced-pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology has opened new frontiers to regeneration and organ replacement. Many protocols have been generated and optimized …

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Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 – State of Health in the EU Cycle

Health at a Glance: Europe 2018 presents comparative analyses of the health status of EU citizens and the performance of the health systems of the 28 EU Member States, 5 candidate countries and 3 EFTA countries. It is the first step in the State of Health in the EU cycle of knowledge brokering. This publication …

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The 4YFN Awards 2019

FIVE finalists, ONE winner! The 4YFN Awards 2019 is the startup competition of the 4YFN during MWC Barcelona 2019 event, focused on accelerating business development and the investment of new technologies.  Startups have the opportunity to be selected as one of 5 finalist to pitch on the main stage in front of a 450+ capacity …

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The EU Blockchain Roundtable supports efforts to deploy blockchain technologies in the EU

Industry leaders and innovative startups have agreed to work together with Governments and the European Commission to support the development of blockchain technology. This will reinforce the chances of developing the right conditions for this technology to flourish and boost Europe’s chances of maintaining its leadership in this field. The EU Blockchain Industry Roundtable, which …

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The digital transformation of health and care will improve the lives of all Europeans

Many things are happening in the European digital health and care domain. A European exchange format for Electronic Health Records is getting closer and more and more countries are joining the declaration to share access to their genomic databanks. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Andriukaitis unveils his ambitious view on all of this in …

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One step closer to digitalise children’s vaccination status on a European level

20 European experts gathered mid-September in Brussels for a two day meeting about how to make children’s up to date vaccination cards and immunisation registries more available to healthcare professionals, by linking this vital information to electronic patient summaries. The ‘Digital health policies for Children’s Health’ workshop was about strengthening children’s immunisation in Europe through …

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Call for proposals – 2019 Cycle Thematic Networks

The European Commission is inviting public health stakeholders to submit initiatives for a new cycle of Thematic Networks under the EU Health Policy Platform. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No GA727816. Twitter Linkedin Facebook © Copyright 2018 PULSE project – All Rights …

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Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future

Topol review In December 2017, we published Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future – a draft health and care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027. Five major independent reviews have been commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health as part of the strategy, including the Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the …

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Smart app may help doctors diagnose Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a slow, progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting between 7 and 10 million people worldwide. In Europe, there are 1.2 million people living with the disease, most of them over 50. PD develops gradually over time and early signs are so subtle that they often go unnoticed. Although we …

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