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News • Fluorescence assay

A 'FAIRY' to rapidly determine virus infectivity

Researchers have developed a fluorescence assay for viral integrity (or FAIRY, for short), to quickly determine the effectiveness of countermeasures against a given virus.

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Sponsored • Diagnostic imaging in Rome

Brand-new nuclear medicine department equipped with advanced Total-Body PET/CT system

The new Nuclear Medicine Department of the San Pietro Fatebenefratelli Hospital was inaugurated in Rome. The Department was inaugurated with the online intervention of Health Minister Orazio Schillaci and in the presence of Maria Tripodi (Undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation), Antonello Aurigemma (President of Lazio Regional Council).

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News • Familiarity assessment

Prosopagnosia: Understanding face blindness with "Game of Thrones"

Isn't that the guy from House Stark? For people with prosopagnosia, this is not easy to answer. Using characters from Game of Thrones, UK psychologists shed new light on the condition.

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News • HAI research on MDR pathogen

New insights into hospital-acquired Klebsiella infections

Klebsiella is among the top three pathogens responsible for hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Now, researchers discovered why the bacteria thrive in clinical environments.

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News • Horizon grant for "KEEPCARING"

Study to prevent burnout of surgeons and OR staff

To address the increasing stress and burnout rates among healthcare professionals, Amsterdam UMC will lead a European consortium in search of the best solutions.

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Article • Delivering more efficient healthcare

How teleoperation is changing radiology

As opportunities for teleoperations rapidly expand within radiology, the concept is being deployed across an array of modalities to deliver more efficient healthcare. A range of speakers covered the topic of ‘Teleoperations in radiology’ at ECR2024, discussing its benefits in applications in MRI, ultrasound, during the social restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic and military use. However, challenges remained: radiographers and radiologists were initially slow to accept and adopt the concept, there were cost and technical obstacles, and concerns over a loss of direct contact with patients.

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Article • Men, women, nonbinary health

Gender medicine in focus

Male and female patients should not receive the same treatment - but that is just the beginning: Increasing awareness of patient diversity leads to changes in diagnostics, therapy regimen, but also…

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News • Research, diagnostics, therapies

Focus on stroke

Strokes are among the most common cause of death worldwide and one of the most common causes of disability. Mortality rates are decreasing due to improving care. Nevertheless, experts expect the…

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Article • Collection

Focus on environmental medicine

Harmful substances in the soil, water and air also endanger people's health. In recent years, environmental medicine has been increasingly concerned with the consequences of climate change.

Diagnostic imaging

Radiology, sonography and beyond: Keep reading to find out how imaging techniques like MRI, CT and ultrasound can be used in the diagnosis of diseases and the guidance of medical procedures.

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News • OCT and IR-SLO imaging

Eye scans for early detection of Multiple Sclerosis

Doctors may soon have a new, high-tech way to diagnose Multiple Sclerosis using special eye scans. This could make it easier and faster for people to find out if they have MS.

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News • Finding fibrosis

Hyperpolarized MRI improves early detection of kidney diseases

Using an advanced scanner, researchers have developed a technology that can detect the earliest changes in the kidney when scar tissue begins to form.

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News • Imaging system in the 6G and AI era

Moving MRI to the cloud

The huge amount of data generated by modern MRI scanners presents challenges in storage, accessibility, and security. To that end, Chinese researchers have developed a cloud MRI system.

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Laboratory/pathology

From clinical chemistry to digital pathology: Read more about how modern medical laboratories and procedures in pathology play a vital role in the detection and prevention of diseases and in medical research.

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News • Tailored chatbot

Customized ChatGPT to advance digital pathology

New research shows that the AI large language model ChatGPT can be tailored to provide accurate responses to questions about digital pathology and compile detailed results.

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News • Tumour infiltrating lymphocyte measurement

Breast cancer: AI tool predicts which DCIS cases become invasive

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) often develop into more invasive forms of breast cancer. To predict which DCIS patients are likely to be affected, researchers have developed an analytic AI-based tool.

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News • HPV oncoprotein quantification

Urine test improves cervical cancer early detection

A new test shows promise in making cervical cancer screening more accessible and less invasive by detecting oncoproteins of the human papillomavirus (HPV) in urine samples.

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Treatment

Medical innovations are rapidly expanding therapy options for many diseases. Keep reading to find more information on new therapies, surgical techniques, effective medication and patient care.

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News • Successful treatment of congenital heart disease

First “Double-decker” surgery for scimitar syndrome

Surgeons have performed an unprecedented procedure on a two-year-old child diagnosed with scimitar syndrome. This marks the world’s first successful application of the “Double-decker Technique”.

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News • Total mesometrial resection (TMMR)

Cervical cancer: New surgical method brings benefits

A surgical technique called total mesometrial resection (TMMR) is associated with better outcomes than current treatments. A new study shows a significantly lower risk of disease recurrence and death.

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News • Taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy

New tool predicts nerve damage after breast cancer chemotherapy

Researchers have developed a tool that can predict the risk level for side effects in the nervous system of women treated for breast cancer using taxanes. This could help adapt treatment.

Management

Time to bring out the white collars: Read more about the economy and politics of health as well as optimised hospital and patient management.

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Article • Medical Taiwan Health & Care Expo

Record attendance for medical solutions from Taiwan

As demand for innovative healthcare solutions is at an all-time high, Medical Taiwan once again attracted a record number of visitors for its 2024 edition. The show’s organizer, the Taiwan External…

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Article • Institutional setup guide at SNMMI 2024

How to establish a hospital theranostics treatment centre

The nuclear medicine global market is projected to see a significant increase in the coming years, with the lion's share being attributed to radiotherapeutics. So, how to set up a dedicated…

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News • Future Health Index 2024 global report

Healthcare leaders turn to AI to address critical care gaps

Staff shortage, financial burdens, and growing demand for care are major challenges for healthcare institutions. The latest Future Health Index report indicates that AI is seen as a key solution.

IT/Tech

From AI-based image analysis to virtual therapies: Find out how digitalisation and cutting-edge IT solutions advance the medical landscape.

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News • Integration into medical decision-making

AI adept at answering medical questions – but fails to explain how

AI models perform increasingly well in answering medical questions. However, when it comes to explaining these answers, shortcomings become apparent, a new study shows.

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News • Electronic prompt in the EHR

‘Nudging’ surgeons away from breast cancer overtreatment

Sentinel lymph node biopsies can help detect breast cancer – but not every patient benefits from the procedure. New research finds that a simple EHR prompt can prevent unnecessary surgery.

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News • New technology approach

‘Personalised’ hip replacements to improve outcomes

Using advanced technology from the automotive and manufacturing industries, researchers are driving medical advancement to create ‘personalised’ hip replacements.

Research

When scientific curiosity paves the way for improved healthcare: Read more about promising studies and trials that lead to more effective drugs, procedures as well as medical guidelines.

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News • Science fiction concept

Minimizing biopsy trauma with a tractor beam

Tractor beams are making the jump from science fiction to reality: Researchers are developing rays of light that can pull particles toward it, to minimize the trauma caused by current biopsy methods.

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News • Hydrogel solution

Breakthrough in fridge-free storage of medicines

Many medicines require cold storage, which is a challenge for infrastructure and sustainability. Now, researchers designed a hydrogel protecting therapeutics at temperatures as high as 50°C.

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News • Focus on ferroptosis

Major step towards a treatment for metastasis

Researchers have discovered an Achilles heel of migratory metastatic cells: They now investigate how the cell death mechanism ferroptosis can be utilized for future cancer treatments.

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