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

 
 

Nutrition: finding intolerances in the blood

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Photo: Small POC test kit for blood samples [27/11/2015] More and more people suffer from allergies and food intolerances. Laboratory diagnosis for these often takes long and can be inaccurate. Healthcare practitioners increasingly rely on point-of-care tests to avoid costly laboratory tests and quickly find solutions for their patients.Nutrition: finding intolerances in the blood - Read more

Blood test may predict how quickly patients recover from surgery

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Photo: Drop of blood is taken from a patient [25/11/2015] A simple blood test taken before surgery may predict how quickly patients recover from their procedure, suggests a new study in the December issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).Blood test may predict how quickly patients recover from surgery - Read more

Mini-intestine grown in a test tube

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Photo: Artificially grown mini-intestine [24/11/2015] The ability to grow three-dimensional precursors of an organ from stem cells in a Petri dish has brought about a revolution in the field of biomedicine. But exactly what can be researched on such an organoid in vitro?Mini-intestine grown in a test tube - Read more

One-step test for hepatitis C virus infection

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Photo: Blood vial and syringe [24/11/2015] UC Irvine Health researchers have developed a cost-effective one-step test that screens, detects and confirms hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. Current blood-based HCV testing requires two steps and can be expensive, inconvenient and is not widely available or affordable globally.One-step test for hepatitis C virus infection - Read more

An easy pill to swallow

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Photo: capsules [20/11/2015] An insulin pill being developed by researchers at UC Santa Barbara may in the near future give another blood sugar management option to those who suffer from diabetes. The novel drug delivery technology may also apply to a wide spectrum of other therapies.An easy pill to swallow - Read more

Sound deprivation leads to irreversible hearing loss

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Photo: Mouse in a labaratory [20/11/2015] Massachusetts Eye and Ear investigators have shown that sound deprivation in adult mice causes irreversible damage to the inner ear. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, suggest that chronic conductive hearing loss, such as that caused by recurrent ear infections, leads to permanent hearing impairment if it remains untreated.Sound deprivation leads to irreversible hearing loss - Read more

Blood sample new way of detecting cancer

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Photo: drop of blood on a finger [18/11/2015] A new RNA test of blood platelets can be used to detect, classify and pinpoint the location of cancer by analysing a sample equivalent to one drop of blood. Using this new method for blood-based RNA tests of blood platelets, researchers have been able to identify cancer with 96 per cent accuracy.Blood sample new way of detecting cancer - Read more

Interview: Bee Robotics Ltd.

Photo: Preview picture of video Automation makes a lot of things easier that are tiring to a human and can be done without his own know-how. And automation does not spare laboratory technology as well. We learn more about this from Mr Steve Jones at the booth of Bee Robotics at MEDICA 2015.Interview: Bee Robotics Ltd. - Read more

Thyroid cancer biomarker assays may show inaccurate readings

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Photo: Three researchers in the lab [17/11/2015] Protein biomarkers are used to test for cancer before and after surgeries to remove tumors. To test thyroid malignancy, many biomarkers are tested separately to confirm cancer. However, new research from Michigan Technological University shows that the detection tests that measure two major biomarkers to diagnose thyroid cancer may be inaccurate.Thyroid cancer biomarker assays may show inaccurate readings - Read more

Roadblocks to lab-grown stem cells' maturation

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Photo: Lab mouse [16/11/2015] Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new study of mouse cells has revealed reasons why attempts to grow stem cells to maturity in the laboratory often fail, and provided a possible way to overcome such "developmental arrest."Roadblocks to lab-grown stem cells' maturation - Read more

 
 

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