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News • Ultrathin fuel cell

Using the body’s own sugar to power implants and sensors

Glucose is absorbed from the foods we eat and fuels every cell in our bodies. But could it also power tomorrow’s medical implants? According to a team of engineers, it might.

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Fast-tracking research results into clinical practice

The path from evidence-based research to clinical implementation is straightforward in theory but taxing in practice: Research groups must be coordinated, relevant published material identified, classified, and prepared, to shape findings into a comprehensive SOP for clinical use. To facilitate this complex process, Wolters Kluwer developed a new suite of applications, called Ovid Synthesis.

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News • Protein malformation

Covid-19: immune reaction may cause amyloid generation

In patients with serious and long-term Covid-19, disturbed blood coagulation is often observed. Now, Swedish researchers found a connection between harmful amyloid production and Covid-19 symptoms.

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News • Model to predict efficacy

Phage therapy: a viable alternative to antibiotics?

Bacteriophages – viruses that kill bacteria – could be a solution for fighting antibiotic-resistant pathogens, French researchers have developed a model to better predict their efficacy.

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Report • Glioblastoma analysis

Revealing tell-tale signs of deadly brain cancer

A new way of differentiating healthy from diseased cells could pave the way for more personalised treatment for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a common and aggressive type of brain tumour.

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News • Minimally invasive cardiology

TAVI: viable alternative to open heart surgery in aortic stenosis

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive procedure that is just as effective as open-heart surgery in treating severe symptomatic aortic stenosis, a new study shows.

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Report • Detection and diagnosis of cancer

The ‘smart’ future of cytology

A combination of digital pathology and quantitative biomarker analysis in the emerging concept of ‘smart’ cytology has a potential role in the detection and diagnosis of cancer.

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News • Opening the blood-brain barrier

3D-printed acoustic holograms against Alzheimer's or Parkinson's

A research team in Spain and the US has created 3D-printed acoustic holograms to improve the treatment of diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, among others.

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Report • Close to the patient

Focus on POCT

Bringing diagnostics to the patient: Point-of-Care-Testing (POCT) is all about examinations close to the patient – in the hospital ward, at the GP, in the ambulance or even in the patient's home.…

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News • Awareness

Focus on Cancer

From solid tumors to metastatic carcinomas and leukemia: cancer is among the most common causes of death. Keep reading for latest developments in early detection, staging, therapy and research.

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News • More than just a subdiscipline

Spotlight on clinical chemistry

Clinical chemistry has evolved far beyond its beginnings of blood and urine analysis. Advanced techniques such as enzyme measurement, electrophoresis, and immunoassays have made their impact on the…

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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Report • White matter hyperintensities

Uncovering the hidden part of the WMH iceberg

Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) can have a devastating impact on a patient’s life. Radiologists must learn to recognise these white spots in the brain and conventional imaging may just…

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Report • The right tool for the task

Vascular insights with MRI and ultrasound

Advances in image post-processing and contrast-enhanced techniques have widened the scope of possibilities for MRI and ultrasound vascular imaging, experts showed in a dedicated course at the ECR…

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News • High field-strength MRI

7T brain scanners offer hope for Parkinson’s disease patients

Ultra-powerful 7T MRI scanners could be used to help identify patients with Parkinson’s disease and similar conditions who are most likely to benefit from new treatments, say scientists.

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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 • mhealth

Smartphone-powered microchip for at-home diagnostic testing

Researchers developed a new microfluidic chip with broad applications for detecting viruses, pathogens, bacteria and other biomarkers in liquid samples.

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Report • NPIC network

Pathology in North England goes digital

Reaching out across 15 hospitals and a population of six million people, a network established by the National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) is an ambitious move to advance digital pathology…

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News • HHV awaken via microRNA

Why herpes keeps coming back

Dormant herpesviruses induce their reactivation via a previously unknown cellular mechanism mediated by a viral microRNA, Würzburg researchers discovered.

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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 • Hypoxia

Stopping lung damage before it turns deadly

Scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology discover new drug target for severe asthma and fibrosis.

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News • Wearable

Robotic sleeve for lymphedema treatment

Microfluidic chip inflates and deflates balloons in a sleeve to promote fluid flow in the lymphatic system.

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Report • Patient communication in oncology

“Be accepted”: A new tool to support radiologists and female cancer patients

Informing a patient about a cancer diagnosis is never an easy task. An Austrian patient has developed a solution that will help radiologists break the bad news as smoothly as possible and guide women…

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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News • Greenhouse gas emissions

Operating rooms: the climate change contributor no one’s talking about

Two surgeons-in-training suggest some sustainable solutions for their energy-intensive discipline.

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News • Coronavirus census

WHO: Covid-19 pandemic claimed almost 15 million lives

In 2020 and 2021, the death toll associated with Covid-19 was approximately 14.9 million, according to the World Health Organization. However, the global distribution has been far from equal.

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Report • Awareness, screening, therapies

Why Europe is in need of a new lung cancer strategy

During a webinar, health experts and clinicians highlighted the need for urgent changes to lung cancer services across Europe to create a more cohesive and equal approach to care.

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 • Proof of concept

Tattoo-like sensors reveal blood oxygen levels

Silk-based material under skin changes color in response to oxygen, and in the future might be adapted to track glucose and other blood components.

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News • Multi-tasking

Wearable monitors glucose, alcohol, and lactate

Engineers have developed a prototype of a wearable that can continuously monitor several health stats—glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels—simultaneously in real-time.

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News • Pneumatic actuators

Soft assistive robotic wearables get a boost

Scientists have created a design and fabrication tool for soft pneumatic actuators for integrated sensing, which can power personalized health care.

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 • Surface treatment

Preventing deadly hospital infections without antibiotics

Hospital-acquired infections are dangerous for patients and costly for clinics. A novel surface treatment could help improve the safety of medical devices and ease the economic burden on the…

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News • Viral gateway found

3D analysis gives insights into how Hepatitis enters the liver

Scientists from France and Belgium gained insights into the structure and function of a central liver protein: NTCP, a cellular-entry pathway for bile salts – but also for certain hepatitis viruses.

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News • Sleep mode

Anaesthesia: unconscious brains are anything but "silent"

Swiss researchers discovered how different cell types in cortex change their activity during general anesthesia, helping to understand how unconsciousness may be induced.

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