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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.

 
 

Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

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Grapic: Brain [01/07/2015] The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus - the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories - than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people reveals.Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi - Read more

Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain

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Photo: MRI image of the brain [25/06/2015] Fructose not only results in a lower level of satiety, it also stimulates the reward system in the brain to a lesser degree than glucose. This may cause excessive consumption accompanied by effects that are a risk to health, report researchers from the University of Basel.Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain - Read more

Brain scans of passengers who experienced nightmare flight

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Photo: Brain scan [24/06/2015] A group of passengers who thought they were going to die when their plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean in August, 2001 have had their brains scanned while recalling the terrifying moments to help science better understand trauma memories and how they are processed in the brain. Brain scans of passengers who experienced nightmare flight - Read more

Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep

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Photo: Woman trying to sleep [22/06/2015] New research comparing traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions to a more modern setting shows that access to artificial light and electricity has shortened the amount of sleep humans get each night. The Research is the first study to document this relationship in the field.Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep - Read more

Optical Coherence Tomography: Removing brain tumor safer

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Graphic: Technique is used in the brain [18/06/2015] Brain surgery is difficult for good reason: When removing a tumor, for example, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope as they try to take out as much of the cancer as possible while keeping crucial brain tissue intact. Now Johns Hopkins researchers have developed an imaging technology that could provide surgeons with a color-coded map of a patient’s brain showing which areas are and are not cancer.Optical Coherence Tomography: Removing brain tumor safer - Read more

 
 

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