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 • Chronic inflammatory disease

"Frozen shoulder" holds key to understanding fibrosis resolution

Researchers have identified how cells work to resolve "frozen shoulder", a painful and disabling condition affecting the ligaments that form the shoulder joint capsule.

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News • Medication safety

Should these pills go together? ML model predicts drug interactions

Not all medication can safely be taken together. Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers predict interactions that could interfere with a drug’s effectiveness.

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News • New approach to replacement tissue

3D printing of artificial cartilage

Material scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) have developed a new approach to producing artificial cartilage tissue: using a 3D printer, cells are grown in microstructures.

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Article • UK research project

"Our Future Health": Shifting from curative to preventive care

As a result from better living standards and medical advances, population longevity increases – a development which, paradoxically, current healthcare systems are ill-prepared for, Sir John Bell points out. The UK’s Our Future Health programme, which he chairs, exemplifies the paradigm shift to a prevention-centered healthcare approach.

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News • Research on radiation interaction

Lung tissue model to increase cancer radiotherapy safety

Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy run the risk of injuring their lungs. This can lead to conditions like pneumonitis and fibrosis. A new cell-by-cell model can help make treatments safer.

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News • Focus on protein GDF15

Newfound mechanism could improve efficiency of diabetes treatments

Research reveals how a new mechanism could improve the efficiency of current treatments for diabetes. This may open up new ways of approaching metabolic diseases that are a global health problem.

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News • Research project 'ADAPT-HEAT'

Climate medicine: How does extreme heat affect medication?

Heat waves are becoming more common due to climate change. Researchers in Cologne explore what this might mean for the effectiveness of medication.

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