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Old age, better healthcare?

Dear Sir or Madam,

The industrialized countries are aging. The result: Many things have to be adapted to the needs of elderly people. This includes not only the labor and housing market, but also medicine. For example, there is still a clear need for optimization in the measurement methods for body composition, which should also be suitable for seniors. Why? You can find out in our current interview.

Have a cosy week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: low-dose CT
Interview: Healthy aging
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Lung cancer: Screening with low-Dose CT scans

Topic of the Month

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Lung cancer is one of the most common and deadliest cancers. The symptoms tend to be non-specific, often causing its detection to be too late. Currently, there is no comprehensive screening. This could change with the use of low-dose CT scans. It should be noted that this is not just an issue of technical feasibility. A screening test must also make sense from a health policy perspective.
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Lung cancer: Screening with low-Dose CT scans
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Research & Technology

Nerve-on-a-chip makes neuroprosthetics more effective

Neuroprosthetics - implants containing multi-contact electrodes that can substitute certain nerve functionalities - have the potential to work wonders. They may be able to restore amputees' sense of touch, help the paralyzed walk again by stimulating their spinal cords and silence the nerve activity of people suffering from chronic pain.
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New robot helps the elderly exercise

According to the latest report on the evolution of worldwide population submitted by the United Nations, 13% of today’s population is over 60 years of age; and by 2050 this percentage will almost double, reaching 25%. The ageing of society is a reality and technologies are adapting day-to-day to this demographic change.
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3D bioprinting - artificial blood vessels

University of Colorado Boulder engineers have developed a 3D printing technique that allows for localized control of an object's firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one day include artificial arteries and organ tissue.
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Healthy aging: further research needed on measurement methods in geriatrics


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Today's society is faced with an aging population. The past has seen the development of many methods for measuring body composition in older adults. However, some of these techniques are not available to medical practices and hospital facilities or are in dire need of optimization.
Read the interview here:
Healthy aging: further research needed on measurement methods in geriatrics
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