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Trend Topics at MEDICA 2015

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Topic of the Month October: Theranostics

Learn in October how theranostics are changing cancer diagnostics and therapy. Read our Topic of the Month

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A new study finds that rising placebo responses may play a part in the increasingly high failure rate for clinical trials of drugs designed to control chronic pain caused by nerve damage. Read our current Top News

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European Organ Donation Day, 09/10 October 2015

People who talk about their "Second Life" sometimes refer to an online game. Others talk about their "second life" with a donated organ. Transplantation has been the only therapy for them to make them independent again from expensive and chronic care and life supporting machines. Transplantation often has saved their lives, too.

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Exhibitor Registration 2015

Become an exhibitor at MEDICA 2015 in just a few steps! Your online registration will be sent directly to the Messe Düsseldorf Space Reservation Department.
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Inventing a healthier future

Innovation in medical technologies is booming. That is why MEDICA attracts such huge audiences each year, and an increasing number of exhibitors. New technologies are combining material science, electronics, engineering and biochemistry. With more of us living longer, the market for healthcare appliances has ever greater potential. Read more about patenting of medical technologies

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Biologist leads research shedding light on stem cells

09/10/2015 - A Johns Hopkins University biologist has led a research team reporting progress in understanding the mysterious shape-shifting ways of stem cells, which have vast potential for medical research and disease treatment. read more

Computer program diagnoses cancer in two days

08/10/2015 - In by far the majority of cancer cases, the doctor can quickly identify the source of the disease, for example cancer of the liver, lungs, or other organs. However, in about one in 20 cases, the doctor can confirm that the patient has cancer - but cannot find the source. read more

An accessible approach to making a mini-brain

07/10/2015 - If you need a working miniature brain - say for drug testing, to test neural tissue transplants, or to experiment with how stem cells work - a new paper describes how to build one with what the Brown University authors say is relative ease and low expense. read more

Exercise: Good for everyone, some struggle more than others

06/10/2015 - The cause of type 2 diabetes is linked to both genetics and lifestyle. If you have an immediate relative (mother, father, sibling) with type 2 diabetes, the risk of contracting the diabetes is about three times higher. Preventive treatments involve eating healthier and exercising more. read more

3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears

01/10/2015 - Now, a collaboration between a University of Washington otolaryngology resident and bioengineering student has used 3-D printing to create a low-cost pediatric rib cartilage model that more closely resembles the feel of real cartilage and allows for realistic surgical practice. read more

Trapping cancer cells before they spread

01/10/2015 - At the original tumor site, cancer cells cause connective-tissue cells called fibroblasts to stiffen the surrounding tissue. This enables cancer cells to grip to it- allowing them to tunnel through to the blood stream and spread around the body. read more

Improved brain implants

30/09/2015 - By implanting electrodes in the brain tissue one can stimulate or capture signals from different areas of the brain. These types of brain implants, or neuro-prostheses as they are sometimes called, are used to treat Parkinson's disease and other neurological diseases. read more

Proton beam therapy: high-precision weapon against cancer

29/09/2015 - Proton beams are new high-precision weapons in the fight against cancer. However, uncertainty with regard to the range of the beams has prevented the full exploitation of the potential of this method until now. Researchers all over the world are therefore looking for ways to measure the exact range during a course of treatment. read more

MRI technique could reduce need for breast biopsies

29/09/2015 - A magnetic resonance (MR) breast imaging technique that uses no ionizing radiation or contrast agent could reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing additional information about suspicious findings on X-ray screening mammography, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. read more

Faster resistance analysis for patients with blood poisoning

28/09/2015 - When treating cases of blood poisoning, doctors resort immediately to broad-spectrum antibiotics. The problem is that in many cases the bacteria are resistant to the medicine. Analyzing antibiotic resistance is a time-consuming process, and for many patients the results come too late. A new technique now supplies results in just nine hours. read more

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