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

 
 

Determining ion beam effects to greater precision

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Photo: Woman working on a microscope [24/09/2015] A precise understanding of how ion beams affect biological tissue is of great importance for both radiotherapy applications and the assessment of radioprotection risks, e.g. to astronauts on long term missions in space.Determining ion beam effects to greater precision - Read more

Real X-ray vision: See-through brains ready for study

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Photo: Colorful 3D-visualization of brain tissue [17/09/2015] Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have developed a new technique for creating transparent tissue that can be used to illuminate 3D brain anatomy at very high resolutions. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the work showcases the new technology and its practical importance in clinical science by showing how it has given new insights into Alzheimer's disease plaques.Real X-ray vision: See-through brains ready for study - Read more

Cancer decoy could attract, capture malignant cells

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Graphic: Decoy device draws cancer cells from blood [15/09/2015] A small, implantable device that researchers are calling a cancer "super-attractor" could eventually give doctors earlier warnings of relapse in breast cancer patients and even slow the disease's spread to other organs.Cancer decoy could attract, capture malignant cells - Read more

Replicating liver cells for fast drug testing

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Photo: Researcher works at a microscope [14/09/2015] Scientists have developed a new technique that produces a user friendly, low cost, tissue-engineered pseudo-organ. The chip-based model produces a faithful mimic of the in vivo liver inside a scalable fluid-handling device, demonstrating proof of principle for toxicology tests and opening up potential use in drug testing and personalized medicine.Replicating liver cells for fast drug testing - Read more

Early warning gene signature for Alzheimer's

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Graphic: DNA strand [07/09/2015] A 'gene signature' that could be used to predict the onset of diseases, such as Alzheimer's, years in advance has been developed in research published in the open access journal Genome Biology. Early warning gene signature for Alzheimer's - Read more

Medical device concept: reducing time to diagnose infections

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Photo: Researchers in the lab [07/09/2015] A new diagnostic device created by a collaborative team of University of Arizona engineers and scientists may significantly reduce the amount of time necessary to diagnose tissue infections.Medical device concept: reducing time to diagnose infections - Read more

DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells

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Graphic: Nanoclew comes into contact with a cell [31/08/2015] Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal model.DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells - Read more

How newts can help osteoarthritis patients

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Photo: A newt with gills [26/08/2015] Scientists at the University of York have taken a leaf out of nature's book in an attempt to develop effective stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, a condition which affects millions of people in the UK alone.How newts can help osteoarthritis patients - Read more

MRI scanners can steer tumor busting viruses

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Photo: MRI scanner [19/08/2015] Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered MRI scanners, normally used to produce images, can steer cell-based, tumor busting therapies to specific target sites in the body.MRI scanners can steer tumor busting viruses - Read more

Mini X-ray source with laser light

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Photo: 3D-image of a fly [17/08/2015] Physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the TU München have developed a method using laser-generated X-rays and phase-contrast X-ray tomography to produce three-dimensional images of soft tissue structures in organisms.Mini X-ray source with laser light - Read more

 
 

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