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CO from a capsule against inflammation

Dear Sir or Madam,

Help in the fight against inflammatory stomach or intestinal diseases sometimes comes from unexpected places. CO in its gaseous state has anti-inflammatory properties. A team of researchers from Würzburg has developed a capsule that produces the gas locally and releases it precisely where it is supposed to act. Learn more about this topic in our current interview.

Have an exciting week,

Julia Unverzagt
Editorial team
image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: zebris motion analysis
Interview: The cure is in the capsule
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Measuring results step by step – zebris motion analysis

Topic of the Month

Image: pressure distribution profile created with zebris' pressure sensors; Copyright: zebris
Embedded in plates or treadmills, sensors that measure the pressure distribution during walking are efficient tools to help diagnose and treat misalignments or to assist in rehabilitation. They enable comprehensive motion analysis without the need to invade the patient's body. Zebris offers this type of biomechanical measuring technology in different device solutions.
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Measuring results step by step – zebris motion analysis
Biomechanical measuring systems in orthopedics

Research & Technology

Mobile application for diabetics being perfected

Master's student of the SUSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Ivan Volkov developed a mobile application DiaMeter several years ago. The application makes it possible for diabetics to keep a convenient electronic diary. At present, a second, more fine-tuned version of the application which will include a carbohydrate unit calculator is being completed.
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Research & Technology

You walk talks

The way you walk can reveal current and future health problems. New research from Halmstad University suggests the use of wearable sensors for analysing your movement. This can potentially result in early detection of for example Parkinson's disease, dementia, multiple sclerosis and other neuro-physiological disorders.
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Research & Technology

Everything flows: cerebrospinal fluid regulates neural stem cell division

Stem cells in the brain can divide and mature into neurons participating in various brain functions, including memory. In a paper published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München have shown how this works. They found that ion channels play a key role in mediating force signals to the neural stem cells to activate them.
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The cure is in the capsule: carbon monoxide to treat chronic inflammation


Image: man holding his stomach; Copyright:
This unusual ally can be extremely valuable in the fight against inflammation in the body: CO (carbon monoxide). As a therapeutic gas, it also promises relief for inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases. Having said that, it is difficult to transport the active ingredient to the exact desired location.
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The cure is in the capsule: carbon monoxide to treat chronic inflammation
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