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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

Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory

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[01/08/2013] The greatest challenge to transplantation medicine is organ shortage. This is the result of a low willingness to donate organs in the public. Many people who are waiting for an organ have a strongly limited quality of life for years. They even die because no suitable organ can be found. Cultivating organs in the laboratory may solve this problem one day.Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory - Read more

Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System

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[01/08/2013] Patients often wait years for an organ transplant. Even when they finally receive an organ, it is still not certain whether it is going to be rejected by the patient’s own immune system or becomes threatened by infection.Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System - Read more

Transplantations: Making as Many Organs Viable as Possible

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[01/08/2013] Implants can be used to heal and replace many parts of the human body, but these technologies are limited: organs are too complex to copy. Patients often need a donor organ to survive. But nowadays there are more and more potential recipients for organs and less and less willing donors. Medical technology thus has the task to make as many organs as possible viable for donation.Transplantations: Making as Many Organs Viable as Possible - Read more

Facebook: Boost In Organ Donor Registration

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Photo: Like-Button [19/06/2013] A social media push boosted the number of people who registered themselves as organ donors 21-fold in a single day, Johns Hopkins researchers found, suggesting social media might be an effective tool to address the stubborn organ shortage in the United States.Facebook: Boost In Organ Donor Registration - Read more

World Kidney Day - 03/14/2013

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Photo: Kidneys [14/03/2013] World Kidney Day is celebrated the second thursday in march since 2006. It is intended to raise awareness for the importance of our kidneys to overall health. “Kidneys for Life – Stop Kidney Attack!” – this is the slogan 2013.World Kidney Day - 03/14/2013 - Read more