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Researchers in Denmark explain how the new paradigm of a digital healthcare system, as it matures, is putting the picture of the doctor-patient relationship in an entirely new frame and not always in a positive way.

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Topic of the Month July: Cardiovascular diseases

From top to bottom – the cardiovascular system reaches the outermost parts of our limbs where it ends in extremely small blood vessels. This is why its diseases are especially devastating, because ... Read our Topic of the Month

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Real-time imaging of lung lesions

30/07/2015 - More than 80,000 people undergo resection of a pulmonary tumor each year, and currently the only method to determine if the tumor is malignant is histologic analysis. A new study reports that a targeted molecular contrast agent can be used successfully to cause lung adenocarcinomas to fluoresce during pulmonary surgery. This enables real-time optical imaging and the identification of cancer cells. read more

Toxin from salmonid fish has potential to treat cancer

29/07/2015 - Pathogenic bacteria develop killer machines that work very specifically and highly efficiently. Scientists from the University of Freiburg have solved the molecular mechanism of a fish toxin that could be used in the future as a medication to treat cancer. read more

"Cancer Driver Gene" reduces metastasis in prostate cancer

29/07/2015 - A gene that is responsible for cancer growth plays a totally unexpected role in prostate cancer. The gene Stat3 is controlled by the immune modulator interleukin 6 and normally supports the growth of cancer cells. read more

Sleep makes our memories more accessible

27/07/2015 - Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research from the University of Exeter and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language. The findings suggest that after sleep we are more likely to recall facts which we could not remember while still awake. read more

Earlier diagnosis of chest tumors

24/07/2015 - Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed new diagnostic criteria to enable clinicians to distinguish malignant cancerous chest cavity masses from those caused by fungal histoplasmosis infection. read more

Iron-containing inflammatory cells in Alzheimer's brains

24/07/2015 - Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia -- specialized scavenger cells that sometimes become inflammatory -- in a particular part of the hippocampus, a key brain structure whose integrity is critical to memory formation. read more

New material forges the way for 'stem cell factories'

23/07/2015 - If you experience a major heart attack the damage could cost you around five billion heart cells. Experts at The University of Nottingham have discovered the first fully synthetic substrate with potential to grow billions of stem cells. The research could forge the way for the creation of 'stem cell factories' - the mass production of human embryonic (pluripotent) stem cells. read more

Biomarkers in blood shown to be indicators of brain damage

23/07/2015 - Researchers have shown that the levels of two proteins present in blood and cerebrospinal fluid increase significantly at different time points following traumatic brain injury (TBI), confirming their potential value as biomarkers of trauma-related brain damage. read more

Printing implants with the laser

22/07/2015 - Whether for individual micro-implants or for micro-implants with medicine depots – additive processes are ideally suited for manufacturing such components. In the project “REMEDIS”, scientists at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) have established a highly automated laser melting process to produce or coat implants made of platinum, nickel-titanium (NiTi) or stainless steel. read more

Diabetes: Noninvasive device could end daily finger pricking

22/07/2015 - A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes. read more

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