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

 
 

Engineers create artificial skin

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Photo: Human finger touches robotic finger [16/10/2015] Stanford engineers have created a plastic "skin" that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell.Engineers create artificial skin - Read more

Researchers find pathway to cancer-associated muscle weakness

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Photo: Theresa Guise at the microscope [14/10/2015] Cancer researchers at Indiana University and their colleagues have discovered how cancer-induced bone destruction causes skeletal muscle weakness. Their research was published online today in Nature Medicine.Researchers find pathway to cancer-associated muscle weakness - Read more

Researchers use 'Avatar' experiments to get leg up on locomotion

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Photo: Hamstrings [14/10/2015] Simple mechanical descriptions of the way people and animals walk, run and jump liken whole leg behavior to a spring or pogo stick. But until now, no one has mapped the body's complex physiology, which in locomotion includes multiple leg muscle-tendons crossing the hip, knee and ankle joints, the weight of a body, and control signals from the brain, with the physics of spring-like limb behavior.Researchers use 'Avatar' experiments to get leg up on locomotion - Read more

Bioengineered REHEAL Glove to heal extremity trauma

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Photo: The REHEAL Glove [13/10/2015] University of Texas (UT) at Arlington and University of Washington researchers are developing a healing glove that delivers needed medicine to an injured hand and speeds up healing so that rehabilitation can start sooner.Bioengineered REHEAL Glove to heal extremity trauma - Read more

UV light robots cut Clostridium difficile transmissions

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Image: Clostridium difficile [13/10/2015] Robots are capable of all sorts of tasks to help better treat cancer: They for example connect oncologists to patients remotely and clean rooms. New research from Penn Medicine infection control specialists found that ultraviolet (UV) robots helped reduce the rates transmission of the common bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile among cancer inpatients. UV light robots cut Clostridium difficile transmissions - Read more

American Placebo

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Photo: Empty pill trays [09/10/2015] A new study finds that rising placebo responses may play a part in the increasingly high failure rate for clinical trials of drugs designed to control chronic pain caused by nerve damage.American Placebo - Read more

Biologist leads research shedding light on stem cells

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Photo: Scientist looks at a test tube [09/10/2015] A Johns Hopkins University biologist has led a research team reporting progress in understanding the mysterious shape-shifting ways of stem cells, which have vast potential for medical research and disease treatment. Biologist leads research shedding light on stem cells - Read more

Reducing aeromedical transport for traumas saved money and lives

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Photo: Paramedics moving a patient out of the Medicopter [07/10/2015] Changes to the trauma triage protocol in Maryland resulted in decreased use of helicopter transport for trauma patients and improved patient outcomes, saving lives and money. The results of a 11-year study of the impact of statewide field triage changes to Maryland's helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) were published online Wednesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine.Reducing aeromedical transport for traumas saved money and lives - Read more

High-volume facilities better for nursing hip fractures

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Photo: X-ray image of hip fractur [05/10/2015] There is not a lot of information available to help family caregivers choose the best skilled nursing facility for an elderly loved one who breaks a hip, but a new study suggests a potentially useful quality indicator: the facility's number of hip fracture patients during the prior year.High-volume facilities better for nursing hip fractures - Read more

Investors are indifferent to the technology needs of health-care systems

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Photo: Calculator, bills and calculation chart [02/10/2015] Health technologies are not governed by the real needs and challenges of healthcare systems, reveals a new University of Montreal study. "Such concerns are absent from public innovation policies and indeed in the way venture capitalists think," said Professor Pascale Lehoux of the university's Department of Health Administration. Investors are indifferent to the technology needs of health-care systems - Read more

 
 

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