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MEDICA and COMPAMED: 14 - 17 November 2016 +++ Show days from Monday to Thursday +++ Visitor registration / eTicketing online required!
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Researchers often analyse isolated biomolecules in test tubes, and it is doubtful if the results can be applied to densely-packed cells. A team from Bochum, Dortmund and Greifswald monitored the folding of an RNA structure in the living cell and compared the results with those of test tube analyses. Read our current Top News

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Final press release

The new set of dates running from Monday to Thursday has been widely accepted by the specialist visitors of the world’s largest medical trade fair, the MEDICA 2015, as well as the specialist supplier trade fair, COMPAMED 2015, being held in parallel. Both were well received right from the start this year. Read the press release

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Topic of the Month February: Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine is concerned with restoring lost functions of the body. Researchers hope to be able to also treat rare diseases and tissue defects and even to replace entire organs in the future. Especially in the last decade, more and more methods have been successfully tested and are already partially applied. This month we present two of them in detail. Read our Topic of the Month

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Researchers uncover new piece of the HIV puzzle

08/02/2016 - A research project headed by Henrik Kloeverpris, a postdoc at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen, shows that the so-called ILCs - a component of the immune system crucial to maintaining immune system balance - are destroyed in patients infected with HIV. This study highlights the importance of early treatment during an acute HIV infection. read more

New target for the treatment of fatty liver disease

08/02/2016 - Two proteins, p38 gamma and p38 delta, control the accumulation of fat in the liver, a process linked to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes, which are common outcomes of obesity. The study, led by Dr. Guadalupe Sabio, shows that inhibition of these proteins with specific inhibitors has potential as a treatment for fatty liver disease. read more

Biomolecule's behavior: artificial vs natural conditions

05/02/2016 - Researchers often analyse isolated biomolecules in test tubes, and it is doubtful if the results can be applied to densely-packed cells. A team from Bochum, Dortmund and Greifswald monitored the folding of an RNA structure in the living cell and compared the results with those of test tube analyses. read more

Disruptions to embryonic reprogramming alter adult mouse behavior

05/02/2016 - When the process of epigenetic reprogramming is defective in mouse development, the consequences in adulthood can include abnormal repetitive behaviors, scientists have shown. read more

Portable method to detect tainted medicines and supplements

04/02/2016 - A researcher at Case Western Reserve University is developing a low-cost, portable prototype designed to detect tainted medicines and food supplements that otherwise can make their way to consumers. The technology can authenticate good medicines and supplements. read more

Novel nanoparticle may help keep tumor growth at bay

04/02/2016 - Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets. read more

Basic science is disappearing from medical journals

03/02/2016 - A new study has found a steep decline in the number of scholarly papers about basic science published in leading medical journals in the last 20 years. read more

Robotic fingers with a gentle touch

02/02/2016 - EPFL scientists have invented a new soft gripper that uses electroadhesion: flexible electrode flaps that act like a thumb-index duo. It can pick up fragile objects of arbitrary shape and stiffness, like an egg, a water balloon or paper. read more

Schizophrenia: brains of patients vary

02/02/2016 - An international team, made up of researchers from the University of Granada, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of South Florida, has linked the symptoms of schizophrenia with the anatomical characteristics of the brain, by employing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). read more

Imaging tool maps cells' composition in 3-D

01/02/2016 - A one-of-a-kind instrument built at CSU lets scientists map cellular composition in three dimensions at the nanoscale, allowing researchers to watch how cells respond to new medications at the most minute level ever observed. read more

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