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Working in a pediatric hospice

Dear Sir or Madam,

Anyone who works in pediatric hospice centers is familiar with the reaction they receive from others, 'I could not work there – How do you do it?' However, those on the inside know that it is a place of life. We visited the pediatric hospice 'Balthasar' in Olpe, Germany and listened to what is special about this workplace and the experiences of those who work there. Click here for the video.

Also new is our interview on the topic "RealSpine: realistic surgical simulation". The simulation allows young doctors to train for spinal column operations and thus learn techniques in a very realistic environment.

Have a nice day!

Simone Ernst
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Topic of the Month: Achromatopsia
Video: Pediatric hospice
Interview: RealSpine
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Working in pediatric hospice - not the place for sadness

Video

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Work in children's and youth hospices is both fulfilling and trying. What the employees and honorary staff have to do, how the work is organized and what the special thing in the workplace hospice is, can be found in the video.
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Working in pediatric hospice - not the place for sadness
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Research & Technology

Switched-on DNA to spark nano-electronic applications

Much like flipping your light switch at home - only on a scale 1,000 times smaller than a human hair - an ASU-led team has now developed the first controllable DNA switch to regulate the flow of electricity within a single, atomic-sized molecule.
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Artificial synapse for neural networks

For all the improvements in computer technology over the years, we still struggle to recreate the low-energy, elegant processing of the human brain. Now, researchers at Stanford University and Sandia National Laboratories have made an advance that could help computers mimic one piece of the brain's efficient design - an artificial version of the space over which neurons communicate, a synapse.
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Research & Technology

An alternative to opioids? Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever

A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids.
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RealSpine: realistic surgical simulation

Interview

Image: Surgeon working on a simulator for a spine operation; Copyright: HTWK Leipzig/Rebecca Schweier
Surgeons need a great sense of touch. They first have to acquire this skill in simulation training before they can perform surgery on actual patients. Having said that, simulators are not just meant to teach the right movements; ideally, they should also provide a true-to-life experience of the surgical field – as is the case in RealSpine surgical training.
Read more in the interview:
RealSpine: realistic surgical simulation
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Public Health & Associations

Doctors prescribe more antibiotics when expectations are high

Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if they think the probability of bacterial infection is low and antibiotics would not be effective, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
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Public Health & Associations

Supporting a caring culture for hospital patients and staff through 'Being Human'

Going into hospital, whether unexpectedly or planned, can be a very difficult time for patients and their families. Care and support from hospital staff can make a huge difference to their experiences, but when staff face increasing demands on their time, this is not always easy to deliver.
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Public Health & Associations

One fifth of Indonesian households exhibit double burden of malnutrition

The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the population, especially in low-to middle-income countries. Research on malnutrition in Indonesia found that about 20 percent of households exhibit double burden of malnutrition.
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Gene therapy for the treatment of achromatopsia

Topic of the Month

Image: Bird in greyscale and blurred ; Copyright: Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
Achromatopsia is a rare hereditary visual disorder. Along with total color blindness, patients most notably suffer from reduced visual acuity and increased sensitivity to light and glare
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Gene therapy for the treatment of achromatopsia
The eye – therapies for good vision
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