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Cancer: Longer Screening Intervals with HPV-based Tests

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Photo: Laboratory analysis [24/01/2014] A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden finds that testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) allows for longer time between screening tests when compared to cytology-based testing.Cancer: Longer Screening Intervals with HPV-based Tests - Read more

Microscopy: Faster Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

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Photo: The new microscope [23/01/2014] To improve medical treatment, researchers test new drug ingredients on biological cells. By combining two microscopy techniques, the time required for testing can be reduced by 50 to 80 percent. And far fewer measurements are needed.Microscopy: Faster Testing of New Pharmaceuticals - Read more

USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban

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Photo: Baby and baby bottle [15/01/2014] Americans are being exposed to significantly lower levels of some phthalates that were banned from children's articles in 2008, but exposures to other forms of these chemicals are rising steeply, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.USA: Exposures to Some Phthalates Fall After Federal Ban - Read more

Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels"

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[08/01/2014] Heart diseases can be triggered by special viruses that affect the cardiac muscle. Preventive drugs could definitely be developed – if the virus does not mutate. Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels" - Read more

Rapid Diagnostics: New Opportunity for European Companies

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Photo: LabOnFoil [06/01/2014] Led by the Basque R&D Alliance IK4, 13 organizations in 8 different countries have been conducting research for three years under the European LabOnFoil project to develop new rapid diagnostic devices. Rapid Diagnostics: New Opportunity for European Companies - Read more

Study Approach: Surgical Trials Mean More Safety in the Operating Room

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[06/01/2014] Whether a surgical suture is better applied manually or with a surgical stapler can be determined through trial and error. Determining which method guarantees patient safety best should also not just be based on a surgeon’s experience. Controlled studies are the method of choice to assess both well-proven and new techniques in the operating room. Study Approach: Surgical Trials Mean More Safety in the Operating Room - Read more

Stem Cells: Groovy Way to Influence Specialization

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Photo: Record [19/12/2013] Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialised role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia – tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.Stem Cells: Groovy Way to Influence Specialization - Read more

Biological Tissues: Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels

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Photo: Gluing gel [18/12/2013] Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. Biological Tissues: Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels - Read more

Unexpected Discovery: Alzheimer Substance May be the Nanomaterial of Tomorrow

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Photo: Hand with phial [17/12/2013] Amyloid protein causes diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But amyloid also carries unique characteristics that may lead to the development of new composite materials for the nano processors and data storage of tomorrow, and even make objects invisible.Unexpected Discovery: Alzheimer Substance May be the Nanomaterial of Tomorrow - Read more

Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants

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Photo: Brain of infant [17/12/2013] Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a new study.Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants - Read more