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Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate

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Photo: Two people in a garden [07/10/2013] Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have discovered a new compound that could be developed as an antifungal drug to treat histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis, two types of fungal infections that are naturally drug-resistant. Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate - Read more

Prostate Cancer Screenings: Little Benefit for Older Men

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Photo: Doctor an patient shaking hands [04/10/2013] Prostate cancer screening has little benefit for men aged 75 and older, yet over three years, the Medicare fee-for-service program spent 447 million Dollars annually on PSA-based screenings—one-third of which was for men in the over 75 age group, according to study by researchers at the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center.Prostate Cancer Screenings: Little Benefit for Older Men - Read more

Molecules: Promise for New Anti-flu Medicines

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Photo: Chemical compound [04/10/2013] A new way to attack flu viruses is taking shape in laboratories at Rutgers University, where scientists have identified chemical agents that block the virus's ability to replicate itself in cell culture.Molecules: Promise for New Anti-flu Medicines - Read more

Chip: Liquid Biopsy Could Improve Cancer Diagnosis

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Photo: Liquid Biopsy [02/10/2013] A microfluidic chip developed at the University of Michigan is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood - and it can support the cells' growth for further analysis.Chip: Liquid Biopsy Could Improve Cancer Diagnosis - 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

Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory

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[01/08/2013] The greatest challenge to transplantation medicine is organ shortage. This is the result of a low willingness to donate organs in the public. Many people who are waiting for an organ have a strongly limited quality of life for years. They even die because no suitable organ can be found. Cultivating organs in the laboratory may solve this problem one day.Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory - Read more

Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System

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[01/08/2013] Patients often wait years for an organ transplant. Even when they finally receive an organ, it is still not certain whether it is going to be rejected by the patient’s own immune system or becomes threatened by infection.Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System - Read more

Laser: Precise Printing of Biomaterials

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Photo: LIFT method [31/07/2013] At the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working on a method for transferring biomaterials and on innovative systems technology.Laser: Precise Printing of Biomaterials - Read more

Hydrogel: A New Approach for Studying Brain Cancer

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Photo: Cancer cells [25/07/2013] A team of engineers has developed a three-dimensional hydrogel that closely mimics conditions in the brain. The new approach allows the researchers to selectively tune the malignancy of brain cancer cells they study.Hydrogel: A New Approach for Studying Brain Cancer - Read more

Diabetes: Interspecies Transplant of Islet Cells

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Photo: Mouse [16/07/2013] In the first step toward animal-to-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type 1 diabetes, Northwestern Medicine scientists have successfully transplanted islet cells from one species to another. Diabetes: Interspecies Transplant of Islet Cells - Read more