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Article • Outbreak prevention and management efforts

Infectious diseases: new challenges for EU monitoring

Avian flu, MERS, Covid-19, monkeypox: outbreaks of infectious diseases are getting more common in Europe. As a result, the EU must adapt its surveillance strategies and introduce more data-driven,…

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News • Early clues in the panceas

Detecting diabetes before first symptoms appear

A team from Geneva has discovered a molecule that can identify the development of diabetes before the first symptoms appear.

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News • Osteoarthritis help

Lab-made cartilage gel outperforms real thing in knees

A research team has created the first gel-based cartilage substitute that is even stronger and more durable than the real thing, offering a promising solution for patient suffering from knee pain.

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Sponsored • PJI risk mitigation

Arthroplasty: Avoiding infection and revisions in high-risk patients

The main goal of arthroplasty is to relieve pain, improve and restore joint function and recover quality of life. Periprosthetic joint infection remains a complication that has to be taken seriously.

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News • Adaptation to hypertension

"Cell chatter" critical for arterial thickening

New research shows that cell-cell signaling could play a key role in the thickening of arteries due to high blood pressure.

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Article • Preventing clinical errors

Supporting transgender health in the clinical laboratory

Clinical laboratories need to be proactive to attract transgender patients for testing and to ensure that they are comfortable with the services provided. This issue is of great importance to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), which conducted a scientific session on transgender health at its recent annual meeting in Chicago.

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Article • 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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Article • Infection prevention

Hygiene: far more than just hand washing

Hand washing and disinfection are among the most important measures to prevent infections with viruses or bacteria. However, an important aspect of hygiene in the clinical environment is also the…

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Article • Diagnostic imaging

Ultrasound/Sonography

Ultrasound imaging is primarily known from prenatal care, but sonography is also used in many other places: it is just as indispensable for examining the thyroid and abdomen as it is in cardiology.…

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 • Subtraction technique

Deep learning optimal for coronary stent evaluation by CTA

The combination of deep-learning reconstruction and a subtraction technique yields promising diagnostic performance for the detection of in-stent restenosis by coronary CTA.

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Article • Hologic at ECR 2022

Painting a global picture of Women’s health

At ECR, companies routinely present their latest diagnostic solutions to the audience, and Hologic is no different. However, at this year’s congress, the manufacturer went beyond just showcasing…

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Video • Functional ultrasound microscopy

fULM shows whole brain neuronal activity at the micron scale

Functional ultrasound localization microscopy (fULM) captures the cerebral activity at the micron-scale, opening up major future clinical perspectives for the diagnosis of cerebrovascular pathologies.

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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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Video • Clonal somatic mutations

How does cancer grow? Genetic mapping gives new insight

Researchers from the UK and Sweden have found that individual prostate tumours contain a previously unknown range of genetic variation.

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News • Blood sample

Paper test may predict Covid-19 immunity

The new test measures the level of neutralizing antibodies in a blood sample and could help people decide what protections they should take against infection.

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News • Spit take

Portable diagnostic detects SARS-CoV-2 RNA and antibodies

The prototype device combines eRapid and SHERLOCK technologies into a single, postcard-sized system that can simultaneously detect the presence of both SARS-CoV-2 RNA and antibodies in a patient’s…

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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 • Live bacterial therapeutics

Engineering the microbiome to potentially cure disease

Development of effective live bacterial therapeutics may depend more on using and re-introducing native microbes that can stick around than how the microbes are modified.

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News • Throat surgery

After laryngectomy: AI screens voice pathologies

Striving to improve the patient’s quality of life after laryngectomy, researchers conducted a study, during which they searched for pathologies in patients’ voices using artificial intelligence…

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News • Extended treatment

New trial doubles down on antibiotics against life threatening infections

Hospital patients who develop infections where 10% of sufferers die will be offered double the traditional course of antibiotics in a new trial.

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 • Hashtag hygiene

Covid-19 disinformation: experts explain "infodemic"

More than 225,000 tweets with the hashtags #scamdemic and #plandemic led to an “infodemic” of misinformation and disinformation on Twitter during the first year of the pandemic, a new study finds.

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Interview • Global warming awareness

Showing health implications of climate change is best way to reach public

John Kotcher from George Mason University says that emphasizing the health implications of climate change is one of best ways to engage the public to fight for better policies.

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News • Automation

Digitalization: Solution Within AUTOMA + Healthcare 2022

AUTOMA + Healthcare is held in September, and gathers leaders from hospitals & healthcare providers, governmental bodies and institutions with the goal to contribute to further development of…

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 • Grafts

Where do clots begin?

Researchers at McMaster University create device to replicate conditions in blood vessels after grafts.

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News • Green revolution

Bacteria could power medical sensors

Engineers have developed a biofilm capable of producing long-term, continuous electricity from an individuals' sweat.

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News • Diabetes

Device prevents buildup of scar tissue around implants

A new device, which doesn’t rely on immunosuppressing drugs, may assist efforts to develop an artificial pancreas to treat diabetes.

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 • Genome instability

Gene editing via CRISPR/Cas9 can lead to cell toxicity

Researchers identify critical spots on the genome where gene editing could cause an unwanted response, and they provide recommendations for safer approaches.

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News • Greenhouse gas emissions

How climate change impacts human pathogenic diseases

A comprehensive assessment of scientific literature has uncovered empirical evidence that more than 58% of human diseases caused by pathogens, such as dengue, hepatitis, pneumonia, malaria, Zika,…

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News • For the first time

Similarity between schizophrenia and dementia dicovered

Researchers for the first time compared schizophrenia and frontotemporal dementia, disorders that are both located in the frontal and temporal lobe regions of the brain.

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