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Regenerative medicine: Helping to heal

Dear Sir or Madam,

Can you imagine that damaged tissue regrows in the body or that whole organs are cultivated in the laboratory and then implanted? At least that is the basic idea behind regenerative medicine. It is not (yet) possible to regrow complete organs. But there are already some promising ideas and possibilities to help the body heal. Read more in our Topic of the Month.

A nice week wishes

Elena Blume
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Topic of the Month: Regenerative medicine
Interview: Home Safe
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Regenerative medicine: helps the body healing

Topic of the Month

Image: The shoulder of a man with a surgical suture; Copyright: panthermedia.net/JPCPROD
Severe wounds heal slowly and leave scars. This is why we have been using regenerative therapies for some time now to accelerate and improve healing. They also help to avoid permanent damage. Still, complex applications like replacing organs or limbs will rather remain vision than become reality for a long time.
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Regenerative medicine: helps the body healing
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Diagnostics: single-cell sequencing of leukemia therapy

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Researchers at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and partners in Hungary have studied the response to targeted leukemia therapy in unprecedented detail, using single-cell sequencing and epigenetic analysis.
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Implants: researchers lay foundation for next generation aortic grafts

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

A new study by researchers at McGill University has measured the dynamic physical properties of the human aorta, laying the foundation for the development of grafts capable of mimicking the native behavior of the human body's largest artery.
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Regenerative medicine: new injection technique for spinal cord repair

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

In rodent studies, a new method reduced likelihood of further spinal cord trauma while delivering large doses of potentially reparative stem cells. This approach may have utility for multiple neurodegenerative conditions.
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mHealth: discovery takes pressure off blood measurements

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Researchers at Monash University are on the verge of creating a revolutionary, portable blood pressure monitoring device that can provide data continuously to patients from the comfort of their home.
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Home Safe: AI-enabled personalized care for older adults

Interview

Image: elderly newspaper reading man on the couch with a device around his neck; Copyright: Philips
Most seniors and people in need of care wish to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. But this makes it difficult to check their health status. For older adults, a fall often means the end of living an independent life. To facilitate early detection of these and other critical scenarios and to prevent hospital stays, Philips has developed an AI-based medical alert system.
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Home Safe: AI-enabled personalized care for older adults
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Digitalization joins the fight against multi-resistant pathogens

Public Health & Associations, Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Information and Communication Technology

Developing fundamental new approaches against multi-resistant pathogens is the aim of the new Bavarian research network called New Strategies Against Multi-Resistant Pathogens by Means of Digital Networking - bayresq.net. A scientist from FAU is also conducting research in an interdisciplinary sub-project in the network.
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4 February is World Cancer Day – what can we do?

Public Health & Associations

The motto of World Cancer Day has been "I am and I will" since 2019 already. The three-year campaign that ends in 2021 prompts us to start thinking: Who am I and what will I do to fight cancer? This also comprises what we can do to support cancer patients and to spread the knowledge about cancer and how to prevent it.
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