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Lungs: "Liquid ventilation is still not sufficiently researched"

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Photo: Silicon model of the lung in a bluely lit water tank [09/03/2015] All swimmers know the unpleasant feeling when you breathe in at the wrong time and then have water enter into your windpipe. At best, it immediately triggers the cough reflex, which is intended to keep the water away from the airways and prevent suffocation. However, liquid in the lungs can also save people - especially if it allows them to breathe again.Lungs: "Liquid ventilation is still not sufficiently researched" - Read more

New source of cells for modeling malaria

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Photo: Doctor with sign [06/02/2015] In 2008, the World Health Organization announced a global effort to eradicate malaria, which kills about 800,000 people every year. As part of that goal, scientists are trying to develop new drugs that target the malaria parasite during the stage when it infects the human liver, which is crucial because some strains of malaria can lie dormant in the liver for several years before flaring up.New source of cells for modeling malaria - Read more

Kidney images reveal the secrets of how organ develops

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Photo: Nephrons [05/02/2015] Striking images reveal new insights into how the kidney develops from a group of cells into a complex organ.Kidney images reveal the secrets of how organ develops - Read more

New preservation system for organ transplantation

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Photo: doctors transplanting an organ [22/01/2015] A new preservation system that pumps cooled, oxygen-rich fluid into donor livers not only keeps the organs in excellent condition for as long as nine hours before transplantation, but also leads to dramatically better liver function and increases survival of recipients, according to a series of animal studies. The system could be tested with transplant patients later this year. New preservation system for organ transplantation - Read more

Cardiac specialists recommend donor heart allocation changes

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Photo: Hands with surgical gloves hold a symbolic heart [15/01/2015] A group of leading cardiac specialists has proposed new guidelines for the allocation of donor hearts to patients awaiting transplant. The changes are aimed at improving the organ distribution process to increase the survival rate of patients awaiting transplant and posttransplant.Cardiac specialists recommend donor heart allocation changes - Read more

Population study: “We want to track the study participants over many years“

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[24/11/2014] How do diseases of civilization develop and can they be prevented when you know triggering factors? A new National Cohort should deliver answers in the coming years. The Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases is involved in this study. We spoke with Dr. Kerstin Wirkner, who is going to co-supervise the study in Leipzig.Population study: “We want to track the study participants over many years“ - Read more

Drugs that protect organs during transplantation

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Photo: doctors during a transplantation [18/11/2014] Organs can become significantly damaged during transplantation, but a new article published in the BJS (British Journal of Surgery) offers a protective strategy that could keep them safe and allow them to function optimally after the procedure.Drugs that protect organs during transplantation - Read more

When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more

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Photo: Young woman with headphones [14/11/2014] The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder.When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more - Read more

Process damages lungs of donors with traumatic brain injury

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Graphic: Human lung [05/09/2014] Few people would guess that some of the most detrimental damage from a traumatic brain injury is to the lungs, but transplant specialists are keenly aware of this phenomenon. Indiana University research sheds light on the potentially lethal process.Process damages lungs of donors with traumatic brain injury - Read more

Live kidney donors face 'pointless' insurance troubles

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Graphik: Sign advertizing organ donation [23/07/2014] Healthy living kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking or changing health or life insurance, according to results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers.Live kidney donors face 'pointless' insurance troubles - Read more