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Parkinson’s Disease: Stimulating Brain Cells with Light

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Photo: Nerve cells [29/10/2012] Introducing a light-sensitive protein in transgenic nerve cells or transplanting nerve cells into the brains of laboratory animals to combat Parkinson’s disease – these events may sound like science fiction but they are soon to become a reality in Lund University in Sweden.Parkinson’s Disease: Stimulating Brain Cells with Light - Read more

Europe: Improving Medical Research Education

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[26/10/2012] Fostering and improving medical research education is crucial to biomedical research and clinical patient treatment, and as such it has been identified as the main challenge in every joint European Science Foundation (ESF) - European Research Medical Councils (EMRC) strategy report. Europe: Improving Medical Research Education - Read more

Diagnosis: Biopsies May Overlook Esophagus Disease

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[10/09/2012] University of Utah engineers mapped white blood cells called eonsinophils and showed an existing diagnostic method may overlook an elusive digestive disorder that causes swelling in the esophagus and painful swallowing.Diagnosis: Biopsies May Overlook Esophagus Disease - Read more

Stem Cells: Moving Toward Regeneration

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[03/09/2012] Stowers scientists show how pluripotent stem cells mobilize in wounded planarian worms, to better understand stem cell behaviour in regeneration and disease. Stem Cells: Moving Toward Regeneration - Read more

Cartilage Repair: Nanoscale Scaffolds and Stem Cells

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[17/08/2012] Johns Hopkins tissue engineers have used tiny, artificial fibre scaffolds thousands of times smaller than a human hair to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage, the shock-absorbing lining of elbows and knees that often wears thin from injury or age.Cartilage Repair: Nanoscale Scaffolds and Stem Cells - Read more

Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“

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[08/08/2012] It is the dream of those who are on the waiting list for a donor heart: an artificial heart that can be immediately implanted as needed and thus saves lives. ReinHeart is the name of the artificial heart system that is currently being developed at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology at RWTH Aachen University (AME). Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“ - Read more

Medical Diagnostics: Identifying Viruses on The Spot

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[20/07/2012] Dengue fever is a disease passed to humans by mosquitoes. Millions of people every year are infected worldwide, and around 4,000–5,000 of these cases will suffer severe complications or death. Dengue fever most commonly affects young people.Medical Diagnostics: Identifying Viruses on The Spot - Read more

Better Medicines: Metal-peptide Complexes

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[11/07/2012] Researchers at the RUB and from Berkeley have used metal complexes to modify peptide hormones. They report for the first time on the three-dimensional structure of the resulting metal-peptide compounds. Better Medicines: Metal-peptide Complexes - Read more

Switzerland: Recommendations of Federal Office of Public Health Reinforced

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[06/07/2012] Several clinical trials have looked at whether the number of hip fractures and the horrendous costs associated with them can be reduced by administering prophylactic vitamin D. The results have been inconsistent. Researchers working with Heike Bischoff-Ferrari from the Centre on Ageing and Mobility at Zurich University have now produced a new overview of the data. Switzerland: Recommendations of Federal Office of Public Health Reinforced - Read more

Study: Gene Mutation Lead to Enlarged Brain Size, Cancer, Autism, Epilepsy

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[04/07/2012] A research team led by Seattle Children's Research Institute has discovered new gene mutations associated with markedly enlarged brain size, or megalencephaly. Mutations in three genes, AKT3, PIK3R2 and PIK3CA, were also found to be associated with a constellation of disorders including cancer, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, autism, vascular anomalies and skin growth disorders. Study: Gene Mutation Lead to Enlarged Brain Size, Cancer, Autism, Epilepsy - Read more