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Skin diseases worldwide

Dear Sir or Madam,

Skin diseases can be harmless, but also annoying or even life threatening. However, they almost always have an enormous impact on the sufferer - mentally and physically. A new study has now investigated how skin diseases affect the quality of life worldwide. Click here for our Top News!

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Simone Ernst
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Topic of the Month: Medical Databases
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Research & Technology

"Smart" genetic library – making disease diagnosis much easier

Researchers at Hiroshima University have developed a smart genetic reference library for locating and weeding out disease-causing mutations in populations.
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Research & Technology

MRI-powered mini-robots could offer targeted treatment

Invasive surgical techniques - cutting through the breastbone for open heart surgery or making a large incision to inspect an abdominal tumor - allow physicians to effectively treat disease but can lead to sometimes serious complications and dramatically slow healing for the patient.
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Research & Technology

MRI scans can help spot HIV in the brain

Scientists at UCL have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment.
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Medical Databases: One for All, All for One

Topic of the Month

Image: Graphical structure of a database; Copyright: FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
In the "KDI – Clinical Data Intelligence Project", researchers are trying to consolidate various types of data to make them useable and useful to both medical professionals and scientists. This is a tremendous undertaking, considering the data volumes from different sources. In this conversation with MEDICA, Dr. Martin Sedlmayr explains the project setup.
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Medical Databases: One for All, All for One
Big Data – Benefit for the medical sector
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Public Health & Associations

Computational biologists predict antibiotic resistances

Every year, some 25,000 people die in the European Union from antibiotic-resistant, hard to treat bacteria. Although there are diagnostic methods in place to recognize such resistances in advance, these are typically very time-consuming.
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Public Health & Associations

Artificial intelligence virtual consultant helps deliver better patient care

Interventional radiologists at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) are using technology found in self-driving cars to power a machine learning application that helps guide patients' interventional radiology care, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.
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Economy & Markets

Study defines global burden of skin disease

A study published in JAMA Dermatology combines the prevalence of skin diseases around the world with their likelihood of creating disability across the lifespan to define the following 10 most challenging conditions.
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