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Your brain on sugar

Dear Sir or Madam,

Not only our stomach, but also our head feels quite empty when we have not eaten for some time. It is also our brain’s fault if we are hungry like a wolf: Our nerve center is the biggest energy consumer in our body. Not only neural cells play a role here; there are also the astrocytes, so-called support cells, that transport glucose into the brain. Read in our news how this is connected to obesity, diabetes and our metabolism.

Have a nice week!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Hospital logistics: ecology vs. economy

Topic of the Month

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Hospital logistics is a very broad field and encompasses many areas - ranging from surgical planning to patient transport but also including categories such as laboratory and waste disposal. But how does this broad spectrum fare in terms of sustainability?
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Hospital logistics: ecology vs. economy
Medical industry worldwide – The sustainable hospital
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