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A potentially revolutionary therapy that trains the immune system to attack cancer has shown "extraordinary" results in early trials involving terminally ill patients. In one study 94% of participants with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) saw their symptoms vanish completely. Patients with other blood cancers saw response rates greater than 80%…
A consortium of leading researchers, care providers and robotics experts have received a major award of over £2m from Innovate UK to develop a modular robotic solution for the home to revolutionise long-term care by giving people the choice to stay independent in their own homes as they age. The…
Playing three dimensional video games may protect against the dulling of memory that comes with age, a study has found. Scientists believe 3D gaming could provide a novel treatment for people affected by age-related memory loss or dementia. Student volunteers playing the game Super Mario 3D World boosted their performance…
Dr Jane Reeves of the Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent has been commended by police for creating a tool to educate pupils on extremism and internet safety. Dr Reeves, Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, worked with colleagues and Kent Police to develop Zak, a…
Virtual reality technologies (VRTs) using head-mounted displays (HMDs) could help people with autism develop social skills and confidence according to a researcher from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Dr Nigel Newbutt, Associate Head of Media and Digital Cultures at UWE Bristol, said, “With as many as…
The Western Trust Memory Service is celebrating after being announced winners in the first ever University of Stirling International Dementia Awards, recently held in Birmingham. The Memory Service won the Innovation Team Award which recognizes a team who has demonstrated exceptionally high quality of care to dementia patients and their…
Technology that could alert you if your elderly parents fall ill at home or which could help dementia patients better manage their condition are being developed in a major new research project. Professor Liming Chen, of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)’s School of Computer Science and Informatics, is leading the…
This Get Online Week (12-18 October), Skills for Care is encouraging social care employers to think about how they could be more ‘digital’ as a way of working more efficiently and effectively. It is becoming increasingly important that service managers and frontline workers can be digital thinkers and doers. As…
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