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Overweight – causes, consequences, interventions

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did you know that about one third of the world's population is overweight? Possible consequences of obesity are diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. The cause: the feeling of satiety is often absent in overweight people. Swiss doctors have found out why. Read more in our current News.

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Elena Blume
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Interview: interdisciplinary center in Erlangen
Topic of the Month: Point-of-care solutions
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Interface between Physics and Medicine: new interdisciplinary center


Image: interferometric detection of scattered light, iSCAT; Copyright: MPL
Physics has always supported medical science, especially when it comes to practical implementation. Now physicists and health professionals join in collaborative research at an interdisciplinary Center in Erlangen and incorporate fundamental principles of theoretical physics in their studies of diseases.
Read more in the interview:
Interface between Physics and Medicine: new interdisciplinary center
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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:
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.
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Point-of-care solutions – uncomplicated and fast
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