14 - Mind Matters: How AI is evolving research into Parkinson’s
In the last decade, AI has taken the field of neurology by storm. It has particularly revolutionised the way that Parkinson’s is diagnosed, researched, and managed.
explores the technological advances that are underway as researchers aim to understand more about Parkinson’s pathology.
4. Millions invited for COVID-19 booster jabs in England and Scotland
Millions of people have been invited for their autumn COVID-19 booster jab in England and Scotland as of Monday 5 September, and care home residents will be the first to receive this vaccine.
6. Yeast cells engineered to fight cancer
A team of scientists at the Technical Universty of Denmark have genetically engineered yeast to recreate vinblastine, an anti-cancer drug which was in short supply between 2019-21.
8. China approves world’s first inhaled COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
China has become the first country to approve an inhaled COVID-19 vaccine, paving the way for potential use of the needle-free product in the country.
16 - Insider Interview: Digital platforms and the world of oncology
Pharmafocus speaks to Eoin O’Carroll, cofounder and CEO of oncology platform ONCOAssist, about the importance of digital platforms in this complex and ever-evolving field.
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