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Transplantation: Better Allocation of Donated Livers

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Photo: Math in the lab [21/01/2014] Researchers at the University of Cordoba (Spain) have developed a system that measures compatibility between donors and the most serious receivers in liver transplants. This mathematical method includes the experience of almost 1,500 donations registered in transplant units in Spain and the United Kingdom.Transplantation: Better Allocation of Donated Livers - 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

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

Simulated Medicine: From Virtual Patient to Virtual Body

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[02/12/2013] Medical training becomes digital. eLearning, electronically supported learning methods, is well-established in medicine. It aids learning from plastic models, real patients or corpses. Today, students are also able to learn from virtual patients in the internet and to take exams about them. Virtual bodies, on the other hand, open space and time as new dimensions for anatomical demonstration.Simulated Medicine: From Virtual Patient to Virtual Body - Read more

Virtual training: "Students gladly accept the flexible learning option"

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[01/12/2013] Instead of just sitting in front of a microscope, Bavarian medical students now also sit at the computer and categorize different tissue types. This is made possible by a project between the Universities and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. MEDICA.de spoke with Associate Professor Thomas Wittenberg about the benefits of virtual training.Virtual training: "Students gladly accept the flexible learning option" - Read more

Genetic Pathway: Conduit to Pediatric Tumor Treatment

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Photo: Child with no hair smiling [07/11/2013] Investigators at Johns Hopkins have found a known genetic pathway to be active in many difficult-to-treat pediatric brain tumors called low-grade gliomas, potentially offering a new target for the treatment of these cancers.Genetic Pathway: Conduit to Pediatric Tumor Treatment - Read more

African Sleeping Sickness: New Treatment Comes Closer

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Photo: Graphic [06/11/2013] Researchers at Umeå University have identified drugs targeting infections of the parasite Trypanosoma brucei and are thereby well on the way to find a cure against African sleeping sickness.African Sleeping Sickness: New Treatment Comes Closer - Read more

Colon Cancer: Screening Guidelines May Miss 10 Percent

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Photo: Colon Cancer [23/10/2013] For people with a family history of adenomas (colon polyps that lead to colon cancer), up to 10 percent of colorectal cancers could be missed when current national screening guidelines are followed. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second deadliest.Colon Cancer: Screening Guidelines May Miss 10 Percent - Read more

Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table”

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[09/09/2013] The liver is an organ interwoven with numerous blood vessels. Approximately one and a half liters of blood flow through it every minute. This is why it creates a big challenge for surgeons – especially if a tumor needs to be removed.Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table” - Read more

Transplants: Bigger Lungs May Be Better

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Photo: Lungs [02/08/2013] When it comes to lung transplants, bigger may be better. That is the main finding from a University of Iowa study, which found that oversized lungs lead to improved survival following lung transplants, particularly among patients receiving double-lung transplants.Transplants: Bigger Lungs May Be Better - Read more