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"TelePark" - the Parkinson project

Dear Sir or Madam,

Parkinson`s - around 4.1 million people worldwide suffer from this incurable disease. It causes movement disorders, stiff muscles, trembling and an unstable posture. It is not possible for patients with Parkinson`s to live everyday life in a carefree way. In our interview, you will learn more about the "TelePark" project, which aims to use sensors and apps to help them improve their quality of life.

I wish you a successful week,

Diana Heiduk
Editorial team

image: 18 - 21 November 2019, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Smart technologies for Diabetes
Interview: "TelePark"- project for patients with Parkinson`s
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Better living thanks to telemedicine – "TelePark"- project


Image: Sock TelePark; Copyright: Marc Eisele, Universitätsklinikum Dresden
Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that primarily affects movement of patients and makes their everyday lives very challenging. It also makes regular doctor appointments and treatment sessions necessary. "TelePark" - a project that collects different movement-related parameters using sensors and apps is designed to improve the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.
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Better living thanks to telemedicine – "TelePark"- project
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Research & Technology

How herpesviruses shape the immune system

Cytomegalovirus is widespread and remains in the body for a lifetime after infection. In healthy individuals, this virus is usually kept in check but can become dangerous when the immune system is weakened or during pregnancy. DZIF scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed an analytic method that can very precisely detect viral infections using immune responses.
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Research & Technology

Digital health to support precision cancer medicine in iCAN

The Academy of Finland has selected the "iCAN Digital Precision Cancer Medicine" competence cluster as one of Finland's six flagships. The iCAN public-private partnership forms a platform aiming to improve the treatment of cancer patients and to support innovations coming from high quality research.
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Research & Technology

Microneedles technique for quicker diagnoses of major illnesses

When people are in the early stages of an undiagnosed disease, immediate tests that lead to treatment are the best first steps. But a blood draw - usually performed by a medical professional armed with an uncomfortably large needle - might not be quickest, least painful or most effective method, according to new research.
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Research & Technology

Wireless pacemaker for the brain

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.
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Diabetes digital - smart support for diabetics

Topic of the Month

Image: Woman at the table operating a smartphone and surrounded by utensils for diabetes therapy; Copyright: / Lev Dolgachov
Monitoring blood sugar levels, counting carbohydrates, calculating insulin doses, and keeping accurate records in a journal – diabetes is a data-intensive disease that demands a lot of self-discipline and attention from those who are affected by it. Some concerns are patients neglecting to keep a food journal, "fudged" test results or calculation errors. Digital solutions help patients easily manage the large volumes of data.
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Diabetes digital – smart support for diabetics
Blood glucose monitoring of tomorrow - modern diabetes therapies
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Public Health & Associations

Computer model shows how to better control MRSA outbreaks

A research team led by scientists at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report on a new method to help health officials control outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infection often seen in hospitals. The researchers demonstrate a new, more effective method to prevent their spread.
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