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MEDICA and COMPAMED: 14 - 17 November 2016 +++ Show days from Monday to Thursday +++ Visitor registration / eTicketing online required!
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Final press release

The new set of dates running from Monday to Thursday has been widely accepted by the specialist visitors of the world’s largest medical trade fair, the MEDICA 2015, as well as the specialist supplier trade fair, COMPAMED 2015, being held in parallel. Both were well received right from the start this year. Read the press release

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Trend Topics at MEDICA 2015

Important information are available on our trend topics pages - areas of focus established for this year’s MEDICA. Find out more about your trend topic at a glance! Click here for the overview of trend topics

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Exhibitor Registration 2016

Become an exhibitor at MEDICA 2016 in just a few steps! Your online registration will be sent directly to the Messe Düsseldorf Space Reservation Department. Read more

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Topic of the Month November: MEDICA 2015

The world’s leading medical trade fair, MEDICA, is going to start with a significant change. From this year on, the event will cover the four days from Monday to Thursday. We look in advance at exciting research topics, major health policy and economic questions for you at Feel free to check out those and more for yourself from 16th to 19th November in Düsseldorf. Read our Topic of the Month

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A simple blood test taken before surgery may predict how quickly patients recover from their procedure, suggests a new study in the December issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Read our current Top News

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Mini-intestine grown in a test tube

24/11/2015 - The ability to grow three-dimensional precursors of an organ from stem cells in a Petri dish has brought about a revolution in the field of biomedicine. But exactly what can be researched on such an organoid in vitro? read more

Sound deprivation leads to irreversible hearing loss

20/11/2015 - Massachusetts Eye and Ear investigators have shown that sound deprivation in adult mice causes irreversible damage to the inner ear. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, suggest that chronic conductive hearing loss, such as that caused by recurrent ear infections, leads to permanent hearing impairment if it remains untreated. read more

New insights in the search for treatments for neurological diseases

19/11/2015 - A team of researchers led by professor Patrik Verstreken (VIB/KU Leuven) has exposed the fine details of a mechanism that provides more insight in the communication between neurons. read more

HIV prevention: safe spaces play important role

19/11/2015 - The creation and sustainment of "safe spaces" may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for vulnerable populations, a new study from an Oregon State University researcher has found. read more

Parkinson's disease: tool aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment

18/11/2015 - A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease, especially in its early stages. read more

Blood sample new way of detecting cancer

18/11/2015 - A new RNA test of blood platelets can be used to detect, classify and pinpoint the location of cancer by analysing a sample equivalent to one drop of blood. Using this new method for blood-based RNA tests of blood platelets, researchers have been able to identify cancer with 96 per cent accuracy. read more

Thyroid cancer biomarker assays may show inaccurate readings

17/11/2015 - Protein biomarkers are used to test for cancer before and after surgeries to remove tumors. To test thyroid malignancy, many biomarkers are tested separately to confirm cancer. However, new research from Michigan Technological University shows that the detection tests that measure two major biomarkers to diagnose thyroid cancer may be inaccurate. read more

Roadblocks to lab-grown stem cells' maturation

16/11/2015 - Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new study of mouse cells has revealed reasons why attempts to grow stem cells to maturity in the laboratory often fail, and provided a possible way to overcome such "developmental arrest." read more

Novel stem cell line avoids risk of introducing transplanted tumors

12/11/2015 - Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) can become any type of cell in the adult body, offering great potential in disease modeling, drug discovery and creating replacement cells for conditions ranging from cardiovascular to Alzheimer's disease. read more

Strangled cells condense their DNA

11/11/2015 - Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) have been able to see, for the first time, the dramatic changes that occur in the DNA of cells that are starved of oxygen and nutrients. The findings provide new insight into the damage these diseases cause and may help researchers to discover new ways of treating them. read more

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