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New predictive biomarkers, new vaccines: After more than two years of intensive research on Covid-19, more breakthroughs are on the horizon. Still, healthcare authorities must meet the challenge of increasing infectious disease outbreaks. Also, researchers warn that global warming might harm some patient groups more than others, and the increasing workload for anaesthesiologists is beginning to reveal serious drawbacks. Enjoy reading!

Article • Imaging biomarkers, AI support and beyond

New tools for Covid-19 assessment

As knowledge about Covid-19 advances, so does the arsenal of techniques to predict, diagnose and follow up on the disease. At this year’s ECR, researchers presented a range of promising imaging modalities to keep track of Covid-19 symptoms, ...

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, interdisciplinary countermeasues.

News • Underrated helper

T-cells: key for a new type of Covid-19 vaccine?

Researchers propose a new Covid-19 vaccine that specifically instructs the immune system to produce T-cells rather than antibodies - a promising alternative for people with a weakened immune system.

News • Hypoglycemia, ketoacidosis and more

Extreme heat increases likelihood of diabetes-related emergencies

Global warming could be especially dangerous for diabetes patients, a new study shows: Exposure to extreme heat was linked with more hospitalizations for diabetes-associated pathologies.

News • Tumour shrinking

"Downstaging" liver cancer before transplant improves outcomes

Treating liver cancer tumours to shrink them in order to allow the patient to qualify for a liver transplant leads to excellent 10-year post-transplant outcomes, according to new research.

News • Workload evaluation

When anaethesiologists are spread too thin, more surgeries go wrong

A new US study indicates that the number of overlapping procedures managed by an anaesthesiologist increases the risk of death or complications after surgery.

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