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News • Stratification approach

Using national health data to predict cancer risk

Scientists show that health registry data can be used to predict individual risks for the 20 most common cancer types. This could help to identify high-risk groups and enrol them for screenings.

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Video • Intra-operative assistance

MRI-guided robotic positioner to enhance neurosurgery precision

New robotic technology could pave the way for more precise MRI-guided stereotactic surgery, for example by assisting with cannula/needle targeting during deep brain stimulation (DBS) interventions.

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News • Heteroresistance

Researchers discover new mechanisms behind antibiotic resistance

A new study explores the phenomenon of heteroresistance in bacteria, which is a key driver of antibiotic resistance. Two new discoveries could impact the development of future AMR strategies.

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News • HAGIS project

German-Scottish teamwork against infectious diseases intensifies

Delegates from Hannover Medical School and the University of Glasgow have now signed a letter of intent to intensify their collaboration in the field of infection research.

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News • Axon vulnerability to damage

Male and female brains are different – and so are the effects of concussions

Structural differences in male and female brains might explain why women are more prone to concussions and experience longer recovery from the injury than men, according to a new preclinical study.

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News • Aphasia rehabilitation

Why singing helps the brain recover after a stroke

Singing rehabilitates speech production in post-stroke aphasia. Researchers at the University of Helsinki investigated the rehabilitative effect of singing on the brain.

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Video • Imaging of speech disorder

MRI shows stuttering in real-time

What happens in the internal speech muscles when people are stuttering? Researchers now showed the mechanical aspects using real-time MRI. This could lead to better treatments of speech disorders.

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