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'Electronic nose' sniffs C. diff infection

02/09/2014 - A fast-sensitive "electronic-nose" for sniffing the highly infectious bacteria C. diff, that causes diarrhea, temperature and stomach cramps, has been developed by a team at the University of Leicester. read more

Research demonstrates potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy

29/08/2014 - Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients – potentially offering improved local control and survival. read more

New Method Opens Door to Therapy with Human Muscle Stem Cells

28/08/2014 - Stem cells are essential for the repair of muscle damage, but all attempts to manipulate human muscle stem cells for therapy have thus far failed. Now reseachers have shown how this might work. They developed a method in which they did not isolate the muscle stem cells, but rather cultivated, proliferated and transplanted them along with their muscle fibers. read more

Eating disorders increases risk of autoimmune diseases

27/08/2014 - Finnish researchers have observed an association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases with different genetic backgrounds. These findings support the link between immune-mediated mechanisms and development of eating disorders. read more

Cutting the liver piece by piece

26/08/2014 - New surgical methods give hope to patients with cancer that has spread from the intestine to the liver. The disease can be changed from terminal to chronic by cutting the liver piece by piece using keyhole surgery. read more

Neuroscience and big data

25/08/2014 - Scientists can now monitor and record the activity of hundreds of neurons concurrently in the brain, and ongoing technology developments promise to increase this number manifold. However, simply recording the neural activity does not automatically lead to a clearer understanding of how the brain works. read more

Relaxing DNA strands by using nano-channels

22/08/2014 - With the widespread use of methods for DNA analysis and manipulation, it's certainly useful to find a way to unravel and relax the strands of this molecule that tends to form tangles spontaneously. One way is to use channels, or rather nano-channels, as Cristian Micheletti, SISSA research scientist, and Enzo Orlandini, of Padua University, did in a study. read more

Pain treatments less effective for those with irritable bowel

21/08/2014 - Researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain. read more

Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis

21/08/2014 - Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that insulin can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis – a disease for which there is currently no treatment. read more

Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains

20/08/2014 - Our individual genetic make-up determines the effect that stress has on our emotional centers. These are the findings of a group of researchers from the Medical University Vienna. Not every individual reacts in the same way to life events that produce the same degree of stress. read more

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