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The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $4.3 million grant to establish a new, multi-institutional center to study the needs of families caring for people with disabilities. Read our current Top News

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Topic of the Month October: Orthopedics and physical therapy

Orthopedics and physical therapy not only proverbially help patients back on their feet. They are also supposed to cure, improve or maintain the functionality of the human musculoskeletal system. Read our Topic of the Month

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Innovation in medical technologies is booming. That is why MEDICA and COMPAMED attract such huge audiences each year, and an increasing number of exhibitors. New technologies are combining material science, electronics, engineering and biochemistry. Read more about patenting of medical technologies

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Prostate cancer's penchant for copper may be a fatal flaw

17/10/2014 - Like discriminating thieves, prostate cancer tumors scavenge and hoard copper that is an essential element in the body. But such avarice may be a fatal weakness. read more

Disputed theory on Parkinson's origin strengthened

15/10/2014 - Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center. In the last decade, the question of where the disease begins has led researchers to a different part of the human anatomy. read more

Stenting safe and effective for long-term stroke prevention

14/10/2014 - Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by University College London (UCL) funded by the Medical Research Council and Stroke Association. read more

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria

13/10/2014 - Developed using FDA-approved materials, the coating prevented flowing blood from clotting in a large animal efficacy study. read more

Surpassing the limitations of the light microscope

10/10/2014 - For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. Their ground-breaking work has brought optical microscopy into the nanodimension. read more

MRI technique detects evidence of cognitive decline before symptoms appear

08/10/2014 - A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique can detect signs of cognitive decline in the brain even before symptoms appear, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The technique has the potential to serve as a biomarker in very early diagnosis of preclinical dementia. read more

Link between breast implants and cancer under investigation

07/10/2014 - An international research group including Viennese pathologist Lukas Kenner has reviewed cases of possible association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop tumors at a later stage. Breast implants can cause a new subtype of the rare yet malignant lymphoma known as ALCL. read more

A glimpse into the 3D brain: How memories form

07/10/2014 - People who wish to know how memory works are forced to take a glimpse into the brain. They can now do so without bloodshed: RUB researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D models of memory-relevant brain structures. read more

Scientists develop barcoding tool for stem cells

06/10/2014 - A project to develop a barcoding and tracking system for tissue stem cells has revealed previously unrecognized features of normal blood production: New data from Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists suggests, surprisingly, that the billions of blood cells that we produce each day are made not by blood stem cells, but rather their less pluripotent descendants, called progenitor cells. read more

Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people

02/10/2014 - A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress, leading to diabetes and heart disease. read more

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