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Life-threatening diseases and injuries necessitate measures from intensive-care medicine. These for example are the monitoring of vital signs and artificial ventilation at the patient’s bedside. Read more

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For the 20th time the World Alzheimer's Day takes place on 21st September 2014. This day, people are invited to participate actively in perceiving and dealing with dementia. Read more

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Researchers debunk myth about Parkinson's disease

17/09/2014 - The defining symptoms of Parkinson's disease are slow movements, muscular stiffness and shaking. It is essential to conduct innovative research with the potential to shed some light on this disruption to the central nervous system. Using advanced computer models, neuroscience researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new knowledge about the complex processes. read more

Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders

16/09/2014 - New research shows that schizophrenia isn't a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms. The finding could be a first step toward improved diagnosis and treatment for the debilitating psychiatric illness. read more

Device developed for sepsis therapy

16/09/2014 - Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood - often too fast for antibiotics to help. A new device inspired by the human spleen and developed by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering may radically transform the way doctors treat sepsis. read more

Imaging technique improves tremor surgery

15/09/2014 - A Freiburg research team at the Medical Center – University of Freiburg, has succeeded in more accurately determining the position of the particular bundle of nerve fibers in the brain that deep brain stimulation needs to activate. read more

Steroid hormone to fight age-related diseases

12/09/2014 - Through the study of the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, the team led by Hugo Aguilaniu has discovered a hormone that enhances longevity and reduces fertility, thus reproducing the effects of an extreme diet. read more

Exercise before school may reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

12/09/2014 - Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn't easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily, before-school, aerobic activities to younger, at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home. read more

Mothers' responses to babies' crying: Benefiting from and getting over childhood experiences

10/09/2014 - A new study has found that mothers whose childhood experiences with caregivers was positive and those who have come to terms with negative experiences are more infant-oriented when they see videos of babies crying and respond more sensitively to their own babies' cries. read more

Researchers identify a new target for treating heart failure

10/09/2014 - As a heart fails, losing its ability to squeeze blood through the circulatory system, the body releases a neurohormone that interferes with the heart's best chance to improve contractility, a team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers show in a study. read more

Milestone reached in work to build replacement kidneys in the lab

09/09/2014 - Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in the new organs open and flowing with blood. The work is reported in journal Technology. read more

Researchers discover a key to making new muscles

08/09/2014 - A new study finds that cyclic bursts of a STAT3 inhibitor can replenish muscle stem cells and promote their differentiation into muscle fibers. The findings are an important step toward developing and maintaining new muscle to treat muscle diseases. read more

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