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

 
 

Stents: Braiding versus cutting

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Photo: Stents [22/05/2015] Braided stents are nothing new in medicine, but their manufacturing process is still time-consuming. This is why Professor Stefan Jockenhövel from the RWTH Aachen University and his team want to make machine production possible. Stents: Braiding versus cutting - Read more

Microclinics help keep Kenyan HIV patients in care

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Photo: Children on Mfangano Island [21/05/2015] A team led by researchers from UC San Francisco, Organic Health Response, and Microclinic International is reporting results of a study that showed significant benefits of microclinics -- an innovative intervention that mobilized rural Kenyan HIV patients' informal social networks to support their staying in care.Microclinics help keep Kenyan HIV patients in care - Read more

On film: Body's 'serial killers' destroying cancer cells

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Graphic: Cytotoxic T cell [21/05/2015] A dramatic video has captured the behaviour of cytotoxic T cells - the body's 'serial killers' - as they hunt down and eliminate cancer cells before moving on to their next target.On film: Body's 'serial killers' destroying cancer cells - Read more

Faster skin biopsies without anesthesia

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Photo: Tiny skin wound is sewn up [12/05/2015] Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Institute for Health Research of the Hospital "Ramón y Cajal" (IRYCIS have patented a new device for performing skin biopsies. With this new tool a skin biopsy can be performed with fewer instruments and the length of the procedure is shortened from thirty minutes to less than five.Faster skin biopsies without anesthesia - Read more

Hack of teleoperated surgical robot reveals security flaws

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Photo: Surgical robot moves rubber blocks on pegboard [11/05/2015] Teleoperated robots, which are controlled by a human who may be in another physical location, are expected to become more commonplace as the technology evolves. They are ideal for situations that are dangerous for people: fighting fires in chemical plants, diffusing explosive devices or extricating earthquake victims from collapsed buildings.Hack of teleoperated surgical robot reveals security flaws - Read more

Detecting skin cancer quickly

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Photo: Woman controlling dermascanner on a display [05/05/2015] Melanoma is aggressive and life-threatening. If it is not detected early, the prospects of recovery drop. Screening is complicated, though. Together with several project partners, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an assistance system that helps dermatologists with diagnosis.Detecting skin cancer quickly - Read more

MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: Medical Expertise Meets Technical Know-How

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Foto: Traing course participants in front of microskopes [05/05/2015] The connection between science and medical technology produces fascinating results that are of great benefit to patients. These results will be the focus of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE taking place November 16 to 19 in Düsseldorf, in parallel with MEDICA, the world´s largest trade fair for medical technology. MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: Medical Expertise Meets Technical Know-How - Read more

MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: Medical Expertise Meets Technical Know-How

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Foto: Traing course participants in front of microskopes [05/05/2015] The connection between science and medical technology produces fascinating results that are of great benefit to patients. These results will be the focus of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE taking place November 16 to 19 in Düsseldorf, in parallel with MEDICA, the world´s largest trade fair for medical technology. MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: Medical Expertise Meets Technical Know-How - Read more

Early cancer detection: "Physicians and patients need a good database"

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[04/05/2015] Whether it is a mammogram, colonoscopy or a skin cancer screening – after a certain age, we are subject to various early cancer detection screenings. Yet many of us don’t know that these screening tests are also associated with risks. This is something what Dr. Sylvia Sänger from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf discovered in a study.Early cancer detection: "Physicians and patients need a good database" - Read more

Bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

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Photo: The confocal image shows chondrogenic progenitor cells [30/04/2015] A University of Iowa orthopedics research team is working on a solution with hopes it will result in a minimally invasive, practical, and inexpensive approach for repairing cartilage and preventing osteoarthritis.Bioactive gel to treat knee injuries - Read more

 
 

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