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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Resistances: “Fishing a New Pond" for Antibiotics

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Photo: Bacteria [16/10/2013] Researchers at McMaster University are addressing the crisis in drug resistance with a novel approach to find new antibiotics: They research chemical compounds that block the ability of bacteria to make vitamins and amino acids.Resistances: “Fishing a New Pond" for Antibiotics - Read more

“Our plasma promotes cell growth”

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[08/10/2013] In the world of medicine, the term plasma is often associated with a liquid. For physicists and chemists however, plasma is a gaseous state. Now researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST) together with physicians from the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) have developed plasma that lets cells grow on the surface of a bag.“Our plasma promotes cell growth” - Read more

Online Exhibition with MedicalExpo

Companies in the medical sector cannot do without being present at major trade shows such as MEDICA, nor can they have an effective web marketing strategy without a comprehensive multi-channel approach.Online Exhibition with MedicalExpo - Read more

Opioids: No Evidence Of Improved Pain Treatment

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Photo: Pain Treatment [18/09/2013] A new study led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that during a decade when prescription opioid use has skyrocketed, the identification and treatment of pain has failed to improve, and the use of non-opioid analgesics has plateaued, or even declined. Opioids: No Evidence Of Improved Pain Treatment - Read more

Osteoporosis: Portable, Low-Cost Early-Warning Test

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Photo: Osteoporosis [18/09/2013] A handheld device for diagnosing the early signs of osteoporosis could be available for clinical use within five years. Osteoporosis: Portable, Low-Cost Early-Warning Test - Read more

Antibiotics: Biologists Develop New Discovery Method

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Photo: Antibiotics [17/09/2013] Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a revolutionary new method for identifying and characterizing antibiotics, an advance that could lead to the discovery of new antibiotics to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria. Antibiotics: Biologists Develop New Discovery Method - Read more

Drug Delivery: Patch Treatment Sees New Breakthrough

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Photo: Patch [10/09/2013] An assistant professor with the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering has developed a flexible microneedle patch that allows drugs to be delivered directly and fully through the skin.Drug Delivery: Patch Treatment Sees New Breakthrough - Read more

Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table”

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[09/09/2013] The liver is an organ interwoven with numerous blood vessels. Approximately one and a half liters of blood flow through it every minute. This is why it creates a big challenge for surgeons – especially if a tumor needs to be removed.Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table” - Read more

Finances: Chronic Illness and Food Insecurity

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Photo: Salad [02/09/2013] Research findings provide direct evidence that people with chronic diseases are more likely to be food insecure - that is suffering from inadequate, insecure access to food as a result of financial constraints.Finances: Chronic Illness and Food Insecurity - Read more

Knowledge Transfer: “There is no panacea on how a new idea can be economically implemented”

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[02/09/2013] New treatments, devices or materials can potentially revolutionize medical technology. But besides a good network also money and know-how are necessary to turn results of research into a product. An example for successful knowledge transfer is a recent German development. It solved a problem that has been known for decades.Knowledge Transfer: “There is no panacea on how a new idea can be economically implemented” - Read more

 
 

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