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MEDICA and COMPAMED: 16 - 19 November 2015 +++ NEW: Show days from Monday to Thursday +++ Visitor registration / eTicketing online required!
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Topic of the Month August: Nuclear medicine

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Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue

28/08/2015 - Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. This has been demonstrated by the doctoral research of Momen Abayazid, who is affiliated with the research institute MIRA of the University of Twente. read more

Gut feeling restored by growth outside the body

27/08/2015 - University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human adults and babies. read more

How newts can help osteoarthritis patients

26/08/2015 - Scientists at the University of York have taken a leaf out of nature's book in an attempt to develop effective stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, a condition which affects millions of people in the UK alone. read more

Chestnut leaf extract disarms deadly staph bacteria

25/08/2015 - Leaves of the European chestnut tree contain ingredients with the power to disarm dangerous staph bacteria without boosting its drug resistance, scientists have found. read more

Potential biomarker for pre-diabetes discovered

24/08/2015 - Researchers from Virginia Tech made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term study run by the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center. read more

Trojan horse: paradigm shift in multidrug resistance

21/08/2015 - Bacteria are pretty wily creatures. Take for example, an organism such as Salmonella, which which are killed by antibiotics in lab tests, but can become highly resistant in the body. A researcher discovered an unexpected resistance mechanism in pathogenic bacteria that may warrant changes in the way antibiotics are developed, tested and prescribed. read more

Divide and rule: a tumor's strategy

20/08/2015 - Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation have discovered how aggressive cells can invade healthy tissue during the earliest stage of tumor development. This opens up new ways of attacking cancer at its root. read more

Reducing resistance to chemotherapy

20/08/2015 - Scientists at VIB and KU Leuven have shown that blocking the PHD1 oxygen sensor hinders the activation of p53, a transcription factor that aids colorectal cancer (CRC) cells in repairing themselves and thus resisting chemotherapy. Chemotherapy resistance remains a major clinical issue in the treatment of CRC. read more

Finding biomarkers for early lung cancer diagnosis

19/08/2015 - Despite decades of warnings about smoking, lung cancer is still the second-most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S. Patients are often diagnosed only when their disease is already at an advanced stage and hard to treat. Researchers are trying to change that, by identifying biomarkers that could be the basis of early tests for lung cancer. read more

MRI scanners can steer tumor busting viruses

19/08/2015 - Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered MRI scanners, normally used to produce images, can steer cell-based, tumor busting therapies to specific target sites in the body. read more

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