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

 
 

Malaria: New Approach Does Not Work Everywhere

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Photo: Blood test [01/07/2013] Researchers at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) conclude that a new approach to test for Malaria is unreliable and that the costs outweigh the benefits in areas where the disease is highly endemic.Malaria: New Approach Does Not Work Everywhere - Read more

Vitamin D: Highest in August, Lowest in February

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Photo: Sun bath [26/06/2013] Researchers from the University of California in Irvine and Mayo Clinic have found that vitamin D levels in the U.S. population peak in August and bottom out in February.Vitamin D: Highest in August, Lowest in February - Read more

Diagnostics: Cell Separation in Microchannels

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[24/06/2013] Cancer is a malicious disease: Even after a tumor has been removed, cancer cells may still be circulating through the blood and cause metastases in other organs. These cells have to be detected early, since metastases drastically reduce the chances of recovery. A newly developed cell separation system may be able make diagnoses more reliable.Diagnostics: Cell Separation in Microchannels - Read more

World Blood Donor Day - 06/14/2013

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Photo: Blood types [11/06/2013] „Blood is a quite peculiar juice” is what Mephisto from Goethe’s “Faust” already knew and the vernacular says “Blood is thicker than water” to back him up. Both statements have a point from a medical perspective: The blood stream transports oxygen and nutrients through the body and sustains us this way. And nearly half of the blood is made of solid components, especially red blood cells.World Blood Donor Day - 06/14/2013 - Read more

Cerebral Cortex: 3-D Map of Blood Vessels

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Photo: Blood vessel [10/06/2013] Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop and connect in unexpected ways, a new map has revealed. The study describes vascular architecture within a well-known region of the cerebral cortex and explores what that structure means for functional imaging of the brain and the onset of a kind of dementia.Cerebral Cortex: 3-D Map of Blood Vessels - Read more

Diabetes: Protein Block Stops Vascular Damage

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Photo: Blood vessel [06/06/2013] Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered how to stop the destructive process that leads to cardiovascular disease in diabetic laboratory animals.Diabetes: Protein Block Stops Vascular Damage - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Enhanced White Blood Cells Heal Mice

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Photo: Damaged cells [03/06/2013] Genetically engineered immune cells seem to promote healing in mice infected with a neurological disease similar to multiple sclerosis (MS), cleaning up lesions and allowing the mice to regain use of their legs and tails.Multiple Sclerosis: Enhanced White Blood Cells Heal Mice - Read more

Nanoparticles: Changing From Sphere to Net

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Photo: Nanonet [29/05/2013] Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have designed tiny spherical particles to float easily through the bloodstream after injection, then assemble into a durable scaffold within diseased tissue. An enzyme produced by a specific type of tumor can trigger the transformation.Nanoparticles: Changing From Sphere to Net - Read more

Bloodstream: Hospitals Profit from Infections

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Photo: Central line [23/05/2013] Johns Hopkins researchers report that hospitals may be reaping enormous income for patients whose hospital stays are complicated by preventable bloodstream infections contracted in their intensive care units.Bloodstream: Hospitals Profit from Infections - Read more

Leukemia: High Treatment Costs Harming Patients

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Photo: Blood clots [29/04/2013] The increasing cost of treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the United States has reached unsustainably high levels and may be leaving many patients under- or untreated because they cannot afford care, according to a study.Leukemia: High Treatment Costs Harming Patients - Read more

 
 

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