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Point-of-care solutions: fast ways to diagnosis

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When it comes to diagnostics, sometimes things have to happen quickly and uncomplicatedly. In these cases, doctors make use of Point-of-care testing systems or leave it to the patient to use them at home. This is not only about everyday things like blood sugar measuring devices anymore. Future testing systems are designed for example to indicate exacerbations of chronic diseases or the concentration of medication in the blood. Read more in our
Topic of the Month.

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Economy & Markets

Scientists use new data mining strategy to spot those at high Alzheimer's risk

The push to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease has been a promising and disappointing endeavor over the past two decades, yielding a greater understanding of the disease yet still failing to generate successful new drugs.
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Anticoagulant drugs are being prescribed against safety advice

A study by researchers at the University of Birmingham has shown that GPs are prescribing anticoagulants to patients with an irregular heartbeat against official safety advice.
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Research & Technology

Diabetes can be tracked with our Google searches

The emergence of Type 2 Diabetes could be more effectively monitored using our Google searches – helping public health officials keep track of the disease and halt its spread - according to research by the University of Warwick.
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Research & Technology

Tracking the mechanism of artery formation

Arteriogenesis is a critical event – not only during development but also in adult life. Cardiovascular life-threatening events could be overcome for example by inducing the formation of new arteries. A team of scientists led by Ralf Adams from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine has developed a genetic approach in mice to uncover molecular mechanisms of arterial growth.
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Point-of-care solutions – uncomplicated and fast

Topic of the Month

Image: A negative rapid test lying on a sheet of paper; Copyright: panthermedia.net/thegoatman
Point-of-care solutions are medical rapid tests, which can be carried out in an uncomplicated way in nearly any place and without requiring a lot of time. The samples do not have to be sent to a laboratory but can be analyzed in a hospital, at the doctor’s or at the pharmacist’s. A lot of tests, like blood sugar testing or pregnancy tests, can even be carried out and evaluated by the patient. We present you a number of current research approaches to POCT solutions in our Topic of the Month August.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Point-of-care solutions: fast ways to diagnosis
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Public Health & Associations

Should we be worried about hepatitis E?

Hepatitis E gets little press compared to its better-known cousins A, B and C, but Stellenbosch University virologists say we should wake up to how transmission of this virus is changing.
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Public Health & Associations

"Eliminate hepatitis" – World Hepatitis Day 2017

Vaccinations or at least an early diagnosis are vital to effectively eliminate viral hepatitis – the disease is still a global public health threat. The annual World Hepatitis Day aims to raise awareness for the disease and its prevention.
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Public Health & Associations

Social interaction affects cancer patients' response to treatment

How well cancer patients fared after chemotherapy was affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
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