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Viral subtypes

Coronavirus evolution: 'Even Omicron has three variants'

Professor Richard Neher from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel is using his Nextstrain platform to investigate which variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are currently circulating worldwide.

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Sponsored • Senhance robotic system by Asensus

Surgical robots are the future of medicine

Esslingen is a town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg – an area that has been shaped by innovation since Carl Benz‘s first automobile hit the country roads. Even today, it is one of the most innovative regions worldwide. Thus, it does not come as a surprise that Esslingen‘s 660-bed hospital is interested in adopting cutting-edge technology. A surgical robot, to be precise.

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New insights into antibody response

How the immune system reacts to coronavirus variants

Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE) present new findings on the immune response against SARS-CoV-2.

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Cardiology insights

Lab-grown heart cells 'mimic' disease in vitro

Heart cells from a patient with an inherited heart disease called arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy do not contract correctly when grown in the laboratory, researchers from Osaka University have found.

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Benefits of multimodality imaging

Stroke: The importance of workflow

When a patient suffers a stroke, speed in treatment can mean the difference between successful recovery, permanent disability, or death. For Christopher Hess, success in stroke diagnosis is a question of workflow and efficient care delivery.

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Coronavirus research

Why the Omicron variant causes less severe disease

A new study shows that the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant is less effective than Delta at blocking a cellular defence mechanism against viruses, the so-called 'interferon response'.

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Sensitivity and response detection

How long do tests detect SARS-CoV-2 antibodies? New insights

How long can Covid-19 antigen tests reliably tell the antibody status? Researchers at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut identified several factors that affect the detection duration.

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Interventional neurology

Key criteria for the success of robotic surgery

A literature review fleshes out key issues currently preventing the proliferation of robotic procedures, specifically their use in image-guided interventional procedures in the brain.

Collections

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Focus on radiology

Breast imaging

From Mammography to Tomosynthesis - breast imaging is crucial in cancer screening and diagnosis. Keep up-to-date with research news, medical applications, and background information on breast imaging.

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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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Research, diagnostics, therapy

Focus on prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (PCa) is not only one of the most common, but also one of the deadliest types of cancer in men. Diagnostics are correspondingly sophisticated, from imaging via ultrasound or MRI to…

Mass spectrometry

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Sponsored • Mass spectrometry

Shedding light on the mysteries of rare microbial infections with MALDI-TOF MS

The Zybio EXS2600 mass spectrometry system enables rapid microbial identification, including bacteria and fungi. With an advanced pre-filled sample kit, user-friendly software and a comprehensive…

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Mass spec, qPCR and more

Newborn screening: early detection – new diagnostic possibilities

Since its introduction around 60 years ago, the screening of newborn babies for immune, hormone and metabolic disorders has prevented many people from experiencing severe disease progression. The…

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Mass spectrometry goes handheld

A pen to pin down the fringes of cancer

Mass spectrometry – a powerful tool for analysing the molecular composition of a tissue sample – is invaluable during cancer surgery. However, mass spectrometers are complex and unwieldy, and…

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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Multi-disciplinary approach

Nurturing integrated diagnostics in oncology

Under the roof of integrated diagnostics, radiology, laboratory medicine and pathology are forming a powerful alliance. Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, explains the potential for cancer patients and details…

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Trauma imaging

Suspected child abuse: Whole-spine MRI warranted

According to new research, whole-spine MRI commonly demonstrates isolated thoracolumbar injuries in children with suspected abusive head trauma.

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Gravity

How living in outer space effects the eyesight

Researchers have studied the Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome (SANS). For that they compared brain scans before and after spaceflight.

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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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Autohaem smear and smear+

Automating blood smears for malaria diagnosis

Researchers have developed a device that removes one of the biggest bottlenecks preventing quick, reliable malaria diagnosis.

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Sponsored • Chemistry & immunochemistry

Fujifilm Wako – NEFA-HR(2) Assay

Non-Esterified Fatty Acids (NEFA) are one of the most important metabolites and energy source of peripheral tissues. The amount of NEFA in serum decreases by physical exercise and increases by…

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Sponsored • Chemistry & immunochemistry

Fujifilm Wako – Autokit CH50 Assay

Autokit CH50 Assay is an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test for the quantitative determination of total complement activity in human serum. The complement system is a part of the immune system that…

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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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Diagnostic

Potential therapeutic target for lung cancer

Scientists reported the key role of histone acetylation-regulated long noncoding RNA termed as lysosome cell death regulator (LCDR) in tumor survival, providing a potential diagnostic and therapeutic…

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Sponsored • Online platform

Visit the Meiko Experience Zone and discover the new bedpan washer online

Meiko has a new online platform, the Meiko Experience Zone, and it is more than just a virtual showroom! Users can browse planning examples and a library of expertise, they can pick up knowledge…

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Robotic surgery

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

Dr Jan Stallkamp, Professor for Automation in Healthcare and Biotechnology, has a vision: robots that can treat patients more efficiently and more precisely than any human physician.

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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Mending medication mismanagement

Antibiotic resistance: Gaining back lost ground

For many years, antibiotic consumption in France was at an alarming level, resulting in a worryingly constant increase in antibiotic resistance However, a newly-enforced strict national plan appears…

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A potentially devastating impact

Covid-19 alters antibiotic use

The long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on antimicrobial resistance remains difficult to predict. Infectious diseases consultant Professor Alison Holmes reflects on Covid-19's effect on…

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Lack of support

Frontline healthcare workers: Covid heroes – or cannon fodder?

A large-scale qualitative study looks into the difficulties frontline doctors faced across two waves of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and Ireland since early 2020.

Health IT

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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Cutting risk of death

Machine learning rapidly detects sepsis

Researchers used artificial intelligence to identify sets of genes that predict whether a patient will acquire severe sepsis.

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Virtual reality

VR archery is “Braille” for orientation of blind people

Virtual reality helps to understand how blind people move and orient themselves in space. In the future it may become a serious game able to rehabilitate blind people’s orientation skills

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Subset of wearables

From the wrist into the ear – the potential of hearables

Progress in miniaturising sensor technology has opened up new possibilities for monitoring vital signs outside the hospital environment. A subset of wearables are the so-called hearables – in-ear…

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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Brain study

Diagnosing neurological diseases before symptoms occur

Cleveland Clinic has launched a landmark study to better understand why millions of people around the world suffer from brain diseases, with the goal of pinpointing disease biomarkers early, well…

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Bone healing

"Microrobots”: material morphs into bone

Researchers have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. The material is initially soft, but later hardens through a bone development process that…

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Multiple sclerosis

Epstein-Barr virus may be leading cause of MS

A connection between the Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis has long been suspected. A new study provides ‘compelling evidence of causality’.

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