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Tag: Healthcare

Luxembourg has the world best healthcare systems

The Legatum Institute, a London-based research institute released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index in November, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. The organisation compares 104 variables to come up with its list, splitting those variables into nine subindexes. One of the big components of the ranking is how healthy a country’s people are.

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Bsit, Born To Be Indispensable

One year old. Their baby is just a year old. And with already more than 80,000 users in four countries, the least we can say is that its first steps are more than promising! In November 2015, Donatienne Van Houtryve and Geraldine Biebuyck gave birth to a collaborative application for organizing babysitting simply and effectively, and above all, with trustworthy babysitters.

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Slovenian researchers on team that described gene associated with Lou ...

Several Slovenian researchers were on the team that described a new gene believed to be associated with increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The gene, called C21orf2, is interesting for further studies that will highlight the mechanism causing ALS and could potentially lead to the development of an effective therapy for what is currently an incurable disease, Jožef Stefan Institute said.

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Cyberlegs project – World’s first bionic legs

Cyberlegs is a joint project by a number of European institutions, including the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and was presented on Monday 16th of March. The Cyberlegs project is developing robotic legs that can help amputees move and walk more naturally. Each system is comprised of smart shoes equipped with pressure sensors and inertial measurement units, the limb itself, as well as a component and algorithm that can de-code how the user intends to move. 

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