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Your brain on sugar

Dear Sir or Madam,

Not only our stomach, but also our head feels quite empty when we have not eaten for some time. It is also our brain’s fault if we are hungry like a wolf: Our nerve center is the biggest energy consumer in our body. Not only neural cells play a role here; there are also the astrocytes, so-called support cells, that transport glucose into the brain. Read in our news how this is connected to obesity, diabetes and our metabolism.

Have a nice week!

Timo Roth
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Hospital logistics: ecology vs. economy

Topic of the Month

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Hospital logistics is a very broad field and encompasses many areas - ranging from surgical planning to patient transport but also including categories such as laboratory and waste disposal. But how does this broad spectrum fare in terms of sustainability?
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Hospital logistics: ecology vs. economy
Medical industry worldwide – The sustainable hospital
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Research & Technology

Novel test method to replace animal testing

Testing the impact of chemo toxicity on the human development without having to resort to animal testing: To get closer to this goal, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) and the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) are developing a new in-situ test method to examine the hazardous potential of chemical substances.
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Research & Technology

Vibrations allow surgeons to feel what they cannot touch

A small vibrating device added to surgical tools could improve surgeons’ sensitivity to different shapes and textures inside their patients’ bodies. Engineers from Hiroshima University have designed the small vibrating device to attach to any existing hand-held surgical tool and be used instantly, without requiring extra training for doctors.
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Public Health & Associations

New guidelines in kidney stone treatment

A new guideline for the surgical management of patients with kidney and/or ureteral stones has been released by the American Urologic Association.
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Public Health & Associations

Meat consumption contributing to global obesity

Should we be warning consumers about over-consumption of meat as well as sugar? That's the question being raised by a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide, who say meat in the modern diet offers surplus energy, and is contributing to the prevalence of global obesity.
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Economy & Markets

Rapid bacterial infection test reduces antibiotic use

Researchers from the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam have shown that using a rapid (5-minute) test can reduce antibiotic misuse for respiratory infections. Cutting the number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions is a key way to prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections.
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