The British Heart Foundation believes that a new test could play a major role in successfully diagnosing people with inherited heart conditions.
It appears based on scientific research funded by the charity that assessing a specific group of genes enables researchers to reliably detect fundamental underlying difficulties.
This latest research follows on the back of the death of Miles Frost, son of Sir David Frost, who died suddenly from a condition thought to have been inherited from his father.
Canadian researchers have breached the human brain's protective layer in what could be a major cancer breakthrough.
The innovative method utilised by the researchers was used in order to deliver cancer drugs.
Scientists utilised miniscule gas-filled bubbles, which were injected into the bloodstream of patients.
This enabled researchers involved in the study to create small, but permanent, holes in the blood-brain barrier.
As clinical trials continue, around ten further patients will undergo the same... Readmore
The first UK stem cell donation from a donor using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has taken place.
This operation has offered a lifeline to a patient suffering from cancer.
NHS Blood and Transplant specialists have been working on NGS technology for some time, and British scientists can be considered pioneers in this technology.
It is thought that more lives could be saved through reduced donor selection time in the future.
UK clinicians have already sequenced to tissue type all bone marrow... Readmore
A joint award of £16m to develop molecular pathology tests to help deliver stratified medicine in a wide range of disease areas has been made by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
In 2014, the MRC warned that while UK investment in stratified medicine reached nearly £200m in the last four years, the UK capacity for molecular pathology needed to be increased in order to capture the potential patient and economic benefits stratification... Readmore
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is asking people using steel cannula infusion sets to check them before and after use as the regulator believes there is a small risk of its needle breaking.
The needles are part of infusion sets, manufactured by Unomedical, which are used in hospitals and by people at home for the infusion of medicine through an external pump. They are primarily used by patients with diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and for the treatment of chronic... Readmore
Joined up models of care being developed by the NHS risk overlooking the full potential of community health services which are vital for their success according to a discussion paper launched today (Tuesday 21 July 2015).
The paper – ‘The art of the possible – what role for community health services in reshaping care?’ - states that community services’ focus on whole person care makes them “ideally placed” to help lead and deliver new care models.
Based on the views of community... Readmore
Today’s speech by health secretary Jeremy Hunt in which he called for a focus on the empowerment of NHS patients and staff, commitments to locally led change, more transparency and a culture of improvement rather than blame has been welcomed by senior healthcare figures.
On the health secretary’s pledge to create a new body NHS Improvement, with a hosted team modelled on the air investigation branch in the air industry, Rob Webster, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “The air industry’s... Readmore