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Interviews Concerning Innovations

Interviews concerning innovations

Inventions, technologies, devices - something new always happens in the field of medical technology. Experts, researchers and inventors talk about prospects of new treatments and sometimes also their dangers - on MEDICA.de.

 
 

Good bone, bad bone

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Photo: OsteoProbe indentation tool [26/03/2015] For people taking glucocorticoids such as prednisone, the increased risk of bone fracture is a well-documented side effect. Used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including autoimmune diseases and allergies, glucocorticoids are known to cause rapid deterioration in bone strength. Scientists explore a new parameter of bone quality that measures strength instead of density.Good bone, bad bone - Read more

Patients want more information about medical imaging risk

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Photo: Doctor holding MRI image [24/03/2015] A substantial gap exists between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that use radiation, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings highlight a need for better communication as medicine enters an era of patient-centered care.Patients want more information about medical imaging risk - Read more

Giant virus revealed in 3-D using X-ray laser

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Photo: Computerized view of a Mimivirus [05/03/2015] For the first time, researchers have produced a 3-D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The virus, called Mimivirus, is in a curious class of “giant viruses” discovered just over a decade ago.Giant virus revealed in 3-D using X-ray laser - Read more

The radiation therapy of the future adjusts itself to the patient

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Photo: Physicians and scientists working together [11/02/2015] Radiation therapy for cancer therapy usually lasts for several weeks. During this time, the situation of the patient changes often: bodyweight decreases, causing the tumor to shrink or change shape. In the worst case, the radiation can no longer fully hit the tumor, causing part of the radiation to reach and damage healthy tissue.The radiation therapy of the future adjusts itself to the patient - Read more

Imaging reveals: Bacterial biofilms associated with colon cancer

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Photo: Fluorescent image of biofilms on cancer tissue [17/12/2014] Since the first "catalog" of the normal bacterial makeup of the human body was published in 2012, numerous connections between illness and disturbances in the human microbiota have been found. Now scientists report yet another: Cancerous tumors in the ascending colon are characterized by biofilms, which are dense clumps of bacterial cells encased in a self-produced matrix.Imaging reveals: Bacterial biofilms associated with colon cancer - Read more

 
 

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