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Irreversible Electroporation – Last hope for liver cancer patients?

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Cancer therapy does not always show the desired success. Liver cancer patients who could not be treated with conservative methods have a last hope: the irreversible electroporation. MEDICA-tradefair.com asks in the interview how effective the procedure was in a new study.


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Simone Ernst
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Topic of the Month: Medical imaging is onto septic fungi
Interview: Irreversible Electroporation
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Medical imaging is onto septic fungi

Topic of the Month

Image: Microarrays; Copyright: Leibniz-IPHT
Instant treatment is absolute vital for patients developing sepsis. Providing a specific therapy early on is key. To manage this the pathogenic organisms need to be identified accurately. But a fungal sepsis can still be a hard nut to crack. A new method was developed in the ImSpec project that is now capable to identify pathogenic fungi not only faster, but more reliably. Dr. Wolfgang Fritsche explains MEDICA-tradefair.com exactly how this method works.
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Medical imaging is onto septic fungi
Infectious diseases – the laboratory races pathogens
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Research & Technology

Tiny 'cages' could keep vaccines safe at high temperatures

Vaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages', a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to remote or dangerous places much easier, cheaper and safer.
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Research & Technology

Research moves closer to unravelling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis

A new study has made a major new discovery towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), potentially paving the way for research to investigate new treatments. Ahead of MS Awareness Week an international team has discovered a new cellular mechanism that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder.
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Research & Technology

Little kids' regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity risk

Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new study suggests.
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Irreversible Electroporation – Last Hope for Liver Cancer Patients

Interview

Image: Two women talking, one with a head scarf; Copyright: atharina Biaasiewicz
Liver cancer is the fifth most common malignant tumor in the world. The tumor can be removed through surgery or by utilizing thermal ablation techniques. If a treatment with conservative methods is no longer possible, there is an alternative: irreversible electroporation (IRE). The effectiveness of this method was now confirmed by a clinical study.
Read more in the interview:
Irreversible Electroporation – Last Hope for Liver Cancer Patients
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Public Health & Associations

Pediatric clinic support boosts mental health for youth

A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University suggests that providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting can help more young people get the help they need. The brief intervention's benefits were especially noteworthy in Latino youth, more than three quarters of whom showed significant improvement.
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Economy & Markets

Training patients for surgery shortens hospital stays

Just as an athlete might work to build up stamina before a race, a person entering the hospital also can benefit from prepping the mind and body. Even minor adjustments to diet and mental health could help some individuals go home sooner - and, in turn, save hospitals and insurance companies money.
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Economy & Markets

Oral contraceptives reduce general well-being in healthy women

One of the most common combined oral contraceptive pills has a negative impact on women's quality of life but does not increase depressive symptoms. This is shown by a major randomised, placebo-controlled study conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics.
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