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New obesity treatment prevents bone loss

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Photo: Yoghurt [11/06/2015] Using the intestinal hormone GLP-1 in obesity treatment prevents the loss of bone mass otherwise frequently associated with major weight loss. This is the finding of a new study from the University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre and Glostrup Hospital. According to the researchers behind the study, the results may have a significant bearing on future obesity treatment.New obesity treatment prevents bone loss - Read more

Plasma makes wounds heal quicker

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Photo: Scientifists of the project [10/06/2015] Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds.Plasma makes wounds heal quicker - Read more

Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment

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Photo: Blood vessel [09/06/2015] Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases, according to a new magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study.Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment - Read more

New approach for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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Photo: Dr. Claudia Staab-Weijnitz and Prof. Oliver Eickelberg [09/06/2015] Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with an international team, have identified a potential novel drug target for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a dangerous chronic lung disease. They elucidated a new mechanism of fibrosis formation that plays an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease.New approach for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - Read more

Seamless closure of surgical incisions

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Photo: Grey female eye in close-up [05/06/2015] Tel Aviv University researcher brings groundbreaking fiber-optic laser system to the world of corneal transplants.Seamless closure of surgical incisions - Read more

Patient information too high for patients' literacy

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Photo: People with question marks in front of their faces [03/06/2015] More than 90 per cent of educational materials written for kidney disease patients are higher than an average patient's literacy, according to a new study published in the June issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases.Patient information too high for patients' literacy - Read more

Cancer Immunotherapy: Individual mutations as new target structures

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[01/06/2015] A tumor is as unique as the person who is affected by it. For a long time, it was assumed this would make treatment more difficult since cancer drugs are not able to be one hundred percent effective in targeting the affected cells. In this interview with MEDICA.de, Professor Ugur Sahin explains why it is precisely these individual mutations that make him hopeful for a new type of therapy. Cancer Immunotherapy: Individual mutations as new target structures - Read more

Tumor markers: State-of-the-art diagnostics for personalized medicine

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[01/06/2015] When cancer is diagnosed, the terms tumor markers or biomarkers keep popping up. They describe characteristics that are not found in healthy persons. The classic tumor markers can be easily detected in blood samples or other body fluids. Other analysis methods require more effort. Yet they all share one thing in common: biomarkers indicate a potential tumor. Tumor markers: State-of-the-art diagnostics for personalized medicine - Read more

What happens when multiple sclerosis patients stop taking their medication?

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Photo: Multiple Sclerosis awareness ribbon [22/05/2015] New research led by NYU Langone Medical Center examines what happens when a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who is clinically stable stops taking their medication. The international, multi-site study found almost 40 percent of patients had some disease activity return when they stopped taking their meds.What happens when multiple sclerosis patients stop taking their medication? - Read more

New risk factor for pregnancies

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Photo: Premature born baby [20/05/2015] Women who were born preterm have a higher risk of giving birth to preterm children, according to a study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, from researchers of the CHU Sainte-Justine and the University of Montreal.New risk factor for pregnancies - Read more

 
 

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