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Four trends that will transform healthcare in Europe in 2016

29 February 2016 | By Warren Hochfeld, Jenna Riffell and Neil Levinson from Kaiser Associates

With 2015 giving some hints of what is to come, the Kaiser Associates European Healthcare team are predicting another year of big disruptions, transformations and innovations as the healthcare industry continues to overhaul outmoded business models...

The role of drug transporters at the blood brain barrier

29 February 2016 | By Jasminder Sahi and Yi Li, Sanofi R&D

The human brain is the most highly perfused organ in the body, being composed of over 100 billion capillaries with an average inter-capillary distance of 50μm and a length greater than 600km. This extensive network of blood vessels facilitates the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the brain, while providing…

MIQE compliance in expression profiling and clinical biomarker discovery

6 January 2016 | By Irmgard Riedmaier, Melanie Spornraft, Benedikt Kirchner and Michael W. Pfaffl, Technical University of Munich

Molecular diagnostics and biomarker discovery are gaining increasing attraction in clinical research. This includes all fields of diagnostics, such as risk assessment, disease prognosis, treatment prediction and drug application success control. The detection of molecular clinical biomarkers is very widespread and can be developed on various molecular levels, like the…

Existing drugs show promise as antibiotic agents

4 January 2016 | By Victoria White

University of Illinois researchers have found that a number of existing drugs approved for the treatment of various conditions, such as cancer or infertility, show promise as antibiotic agents...

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