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

 
 

Using microfluidic devices to sort stem cells

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Photo: micropipet for analyzing stem cells [10/11/2015] While there are no cures for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, many researchers believe that one could be found in neural stem cells. Unfortunately, scientists do not yet have a full understanding of how these cells behave and differentiate, which has put a roadblock in the path to potential life-saving treatments.Using microfluidic devices to sort stem cells - Read more

Study: some 3-D printed objects are toxic

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Photo: 3-D printed objects [06/11/2015] Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found parts produced by some commercial 3D printers are toxic to certain fish embryos. Their results have raised questions about how to dispose of parts and waste materials from 3D printers.Study: some 3-D printed objects are toxic - Read more

Early hospitalization key to survival for Ebola victims

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Graphic:  The way of Ebola [03/11/2015] A retrospective study of Ebola epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suggested that each day of delay in hospital admittance was associated with an 11% increased risk of death for Ebola patients during epidemics.Early hospitalization key to survival for Ebola victims - Read more

Prolonging the effectiveness of antibiotics

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Photo: petri-dish [21/10/2015] Recent research by a group of scientists at Kiel University has shown that there are possible ways to prolong the effectiveness of the antibiotics that are currently available.Prolonging the effectiveness of antibiotics - Read more

Direct-To-Consumer Testing: the business with lifestyle tests

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Photo: laboratory staff evaluating DNA [08/10/2015] The many possibilities the Internet offers also don’t shy away from laboratory medicine. The demand for biochemical or genetic tests continues to rise. Next to standard laboratory tests, a market developed in which the patient is the immediate recipient of clinical results. New distribution channels eliminate the physician as the responsible party.Direct-To-Consumer Testing: the business with lifestyle tests - Read more

An accessible approach to making a mini-brain

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Graphic: A ball of colorful neurons [07/10/2015] If you need a working miniature brain - say for drug testing, to test neural tissue transplants, or to experiment with how stem cells work - a new paper describes how to build one with what the Brown University authors say is relative ease and low expense.An accessible approach to making a mini-brain - Read more

Faster resistance analysis for patients with blood poisoning

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Photo: miniaturized system [28/09/2015] When treating cases of blood poisoning, doctors resort immediately to broad-spectrum antibiotics. The problem is that in many cases the bacteria are resistant to the medicine. Analyzing antibiotic resistance is a time-consuming process, and for many patients the results come too late. A new technique now supplies results in just nine hours.Faster resistance analysis for patients with blood poisoning - Read more

Replicating liver cells for fast drug testing

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Photo: Researcher works at a microscope [14/09/2015] Scientists have developed a new technique that produces a user friendly, low cost, tissue-engineered pseudo-organ. The chip-based model produces a faithful mimic of the in vivo liver inside a scalable fluid-handling device, demonstrating proof of principle for toxicology tests and opening up potential use in drug testing and personalized medicine.Replicating liver cells for fast drug testing - Read more

New marker for migraine

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Photo: Man massaging his temples [10/09/2015] Researchers may have discovered a new marker found in the blood for episodic migraine. Episodic migraine is defined as having less than 15 headaches per month. New marker for migraine - Read more

Personalized medicine needs accurate classification of tumors

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Photo: alphabetic category system [09/09/2015] If cancer patients are to receive optimal treatment, clinicians must have an accurate histologic classification of the tumor and know its genetic characteristics, said William D. Travis, M.D., attending thoracic pathologist, Department of Pathology, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Personalized medicine needs accurate classification of tumors - Read more

 
 

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