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

 
 

Regenerate neurons in damaged areas of the brain

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Photo: Two persons in a labor [17/12/2015] This activator has proved a capacity to generate an important increase in neurogenesis and represents a first step for future medicine for patients suffering from certain neurology diseases. Regenerate neurons in damaged areas of the brain - Read more

Complex cocktail in white blood cells has regenerative effect

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Photo: Blood test [14/12/2015] Hendrik Jan Ankersmit’s research group has successfully shown that irradiated white blood cells release substances that reduce the severity of the damage caused by a heart attack or stroke and in spinal injuries and have a positive effect upon tissue repair. However, up until now it wasn't known exactly which particular substances were responsible for these beneficial effects.Complex cocktail in white blood cells has regenerative effect - Read more

Blood test that could predict arthritis risk

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Photo: Blood test [11/12/2015] Scientists have found a marker that can indicate your likelihood of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) even sixteen years before the condition takes effect. A team from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at Oxford University found that a blood test that looks for antibodies that recognize the protein tenascin-C could reliably show those who will contract the condition.Blood test that could predict arthritis risk - Read more

Mechanical thrombectomy: stroke treatment 2.0

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[01/12/2015] Each year, approximately 250,000 Germans suffer a stroke. This makes stroke the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. The circulatory disorder that occurs in the brain is normally treated using systemic thrombolysis, a procedure that bears various risks. Unlike mechanical thrombectomy, which offers clear advantages by comparison.Mechanical thrombectomy: stroke treatment 2.0 - Read more

Military damage control resuscitation in civilian practice

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Photo: Bags with packed blood cells and plasma [27/11/2015] A new study that surveyed Trauma Medical Directors (TMD's) at 245 trauma centers has found that damage control resuscitation (DCR) practices that originated in military settings have been widely adapted in civilian practices across the United States.Military damage control resuscitation in civilian practice - 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

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

HIV prevention: safe spaces play important role

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Photo: man smiling [19/11/2015] The creation and sustainment of "safe spaces" may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for vulnerable populations, a new study from an Oregon State University researcher has found. HIV prevention: safe spaces play important role - 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

Strangled cells condense their DNA

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Photo: DNA in a cell [11/11/2015] Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) have been able to see, for the first time, the dramatic changes that occur in the DNA of cells that are starved of oxygen and nutrients. The findings provide new insight into the damage these diseases cause and may help researchers to discover new ways of treating them.Strangled cells condense their DNA - Read more

 
 

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