Interviews 2018 -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Image: Biotin-labeled secretory protein profiles in supernatants of hepatocyte cell lines, HepG2 and AML12, and mouse plasma; Copyright: KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science an Technology)

The Dynamic Tracking of Tissue-Specific Secretory Proteins


Researchers have presented a method for profiling tissue-specific secretory proteins in live mice.
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Image: Results of the RSF model in a chart; Copyright: Chinese Medical Journal

Calculated risk – A new tool to predict mortality in patients with liver failure


A novel mortality risk prediction method could help tailor treatment decisions and transplant needs for patients based on their individual symptoms.
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Image: Two surgeons are standing at the control console of an OR device; Copyright: Christian Morawe/Universitätsmedizin Magdeburg

Histotripsy: fighting tumors with microbubbles


Focused ultrasound waves create microbubbles in a fluid – a phenomenon called cavitation. In a current study, this process is used to destroy liver tumors and metastases.
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Image: Sample vial; Copyright: Takuya Isono

Enabling safe delivery of RNA drugs to the lungs


Hokkaido University researchers in Japan created and tested a library of lipid-based compounds to find a way to safely and effectively deliver RNA drugs to the lungs.
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Image: A surgeon is using a large device in the OR; Copyright: Christian Morawe/Universitätsmedizin Magedeburg

Radiology: destroying tumor tissue with microbubbles


In the Magdeburg University Clinic for Radiology, the first patient in Europe has been treated with a new type of liver tumor therapy as a part of a clinical study.
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Image: two men in the laboratory next to the Organ Care System with a pig's lung inside; Copyright: Kaiser/MHH

Organ Care System: treatment under extreme conditions


Multidrug-resistant organisms that are treated with a dosage that exceeds the regular dose a hundred times and at temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius – the human organism is unable to handle it. Yet if the diseased organ is treated outside of the body, extreme conditions are an option. For the first time, physicians have succeeded in treating a severe case of pneumonia by using the OCS.
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