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MEDICA and COMPAMED: 16 - 19 November 2015 +++ NEW: Show days from Monday to Thursday +++ Visitor registration / eTicketing online required!
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16 - 19 November 2015

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Coordinating patient care between hospital clinicians and primary-care physicians is a significant challenge due to poor communication and gaps in information-sharing strategies. Read our current Top News

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Topic of the Month March: Crisis management and communication

Remain calm in the event of a crisis, determine the cause, go one step at a time and professionally summarize the information given to the media. This could be the plan of a hospital that has to deal with a crisis situation. Could be! Unfortunately the reality is often different. Many hospitals do not seem to prepare for possible crisis situations. But that can be changed. Read our Topic of the Month

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Centralized biobanks - Treasure troves of medical research

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Good bone, bad bone

26/03/2015 - For people taking glucocorticoids such as prednisone, the increased risk of bone fracture is a well-documented side effect. Used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including autoimmune diseases and allergies, glucocorticoids are known to cause rapid deterioration in bone strength. Scientists explore a new parameter of bone quality that measures strength instead of density. read more

Scientists coax stem cells to form 3-D mini lungs

25/03/2015 - Scientists have coaxed stem cells to grow the first three-dimensional mini lungs. Previous research has focused on deriving lung tissue from flat cell systems or growing cells onto scaffolds made from donated organs. read more

Tuberculosis research takes off

25/03/2015 - For 80 years there was essentially a lull in tuberculosis research. Indeed, the last scientific breakthrough in 1921, the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, still forms the central pillar of tuberculosis prevention. Now, scientists call for a global strategy for the development of new tuberculosis vaccines. read more

Strengthening the immune system’s fight against brain cancer

23/03/2015 - When cancer strikes, it may be possible for patients to fight back with their own defenses, using a strategy known as immunotherapy. According to a new study published in Nature, researchers have found a way to enhance the effects of this therapeutic approach in glioblastoma, a deadly type of brain cancer, and possibly improve patient outcomes. read more

'Missing culprit' in heart failure identified

23/03/2015 - Working with lab animals and human heart cells, scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions have identified what they describe as "the long-sought culprit" in the mystery behind a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure. read more

Trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs

20/03/2015 - In a world first, researchers have found that a naturally occurring chemical attracts pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes - a discovery which could boost malaria control efforts. read more

Researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer

19/03/2015 - Washington State University researchers have found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. The findings, which are at odds with a 2013 study asserting that omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer, point the way to more effective anti-cancer drugs. read more

'Smart bandage' detects bedsores before they are visible

18/03/2015 - Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes - and while recovery is still possible. read more

Life-threatening illnesses: Old blood as good as fresh blood

17/03/2015 - Just like milk and many other foods, blood used for transfusions is perishable. But contrary to popular belief, new research shows that blood stored for three weeks is just as good as fresh blood - findings published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. read more

Does my App look big in this?

17/03/2015 - The joint European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP) and MedTech Europe Working Party announced the launch of its Workshop Report and resulting “Roadmap for Medical Device Development in Europe.” read more

Video: Mobile medical practices

Natural disasters occur suddenly and unexpectedly. Help has to be quick and flexible in attendance. At MEDICA 2014 exhibitors presented several mobile medical practices... More videos

Video: Communication platform for physical therapists

The MEDICA PHYSIO CONFERENCE celebrated its premiere this year. Therefore the trade fair expands its offers and creates too a communication platform especially for... More videos

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