Main content of this page

Anchor links to the different areas of information in this page:

You are here: MEDICA Portal. MediaCenter. Photo Galleries. Slideshow Archive.

Photo Galleries 2010

Supplements: Chromium Helpful in Lowering Blood Sugar Levels?

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Sign for Chromium [10/04/2014] As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasise the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly population.Supplements: Chromium Helpful in Lowering Blood Sugar Levels? - Read more

Elderly : Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Ear [09/04/2014] As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasise the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly population.Elderly : Hearing Loss Affects Old People's Personality - Read more

Cells: A Step Forward in Adult Vertebrate Tissue Regeneration

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Zebrafish fin [01/04/2014] The reason why some animals can regenerate tissues after severe organ loss or amputation while others, such as humans, cannot renew some structures has always intrigued scientists. A research group from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC, Portugal) led by Joaquín Rodríguez León provided new clues to solve this central question.Cells: A Step Forward in Adult Vertebrate Tissue Regeneration - Read more

Menkes Disease: Using PET Scanning to Evaluate Therapies

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: PET image [27/03/2014] Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies have used PET imaging to visualize the distribution in the body of copper, which is deregulated in Menkes disease, a genetic disorder, using a mouse model. This study lays the groundwork for PET imaging studies on human Menkes disease patients to identify new therapy options.Menkes Disease: Using PET Scanning to Evaluate Therapies - Read more

College Students: Risk of Alcohol-related Cancer Lowers Intention for Binge Drinking

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Woman vomiting [26/03/2014] Binge drinking for college students has proven to be a huge problem at many universities. The risk of DUI or even death makes it a public health concern that students and administrators need to face. College Students: Risk of Alcohol-related Cancer Lowers Intention for Binge Drinking - Read more

Transplantations: Detection of Chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Ventilation hose [20/03/2014] A simple questionnaire that rates breathing difficulties on a scale of 0 to 3 predicts survival in chronic graft-vs.-host disease (GVHD), according to a current study.Transplantations: Detection of Chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease - Read more

Alzheimer’s: How a Small Worm May Help the Fight

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Blue Roundworm [19/03/2014] Scientists at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have found that a naturally occurring molecule has the ability to enhance defense mechanisms against neurodegenerative diseases. Feeding this particular metabolite to the small roundworm C. elegans helps clear toxic protein aggregates in the body and extends life span. Alzheimer’s: How a Small Worm May Help the Fight - Read more

World Kidney Day - 03/13/2014

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Official logo of World Kidney Day [12/03/2014] Up to 1 800 liters – this much blood flows through both human kidneys each day. As long as the organs are healthy, they filter metabolic end-products and toxic substances from the blood and control the body’s water balance. They also regulate the blood pressure this way.World Kidney Day - 03/13/2014 - Read more

Waiting for a Donor Heart: Motion Prolongs Survival

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Patient and doctors [07/03/2014] For many people with advanced cardiac insufficiency, a heart transplant may be their only hope. But waiting for a donor heart to come along is a race against time. Patients who remain active and stay in good shape psychologically can significantly increase their chances of surviving this period.Waiting for a Donor Heart: Motion Prolongs Survival - Read more

KOHALA: Digital Student for Cancer Treatment

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[03/02/2014] Shortening a time-consuming procedure from four hours to five minutes and automate it at the same time sounds like a dream come true for employees in all fields and industry sectors. This dream could soon become a reality for radiologists. Software could take away the tedious processing of CT images, which is required before cancer radiation therapy.KOHALA: Digital Student for Cancer Treatment - Read more

Nutrition: High-protein Diets Increase Risk of Kidney Disease

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Soy products [22/01/2014] An experiment by scientists at the University of Granada, Spain, shows a high-protein diet increases the chance of developing kidney stones and other renal diseases in rats.Nutrition: High-protein Diets Increase Risk of Kidney Disease - Read more

Transplantation: Better Allocation of Donated Livers

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Math in the lab [21/01/2014] Researchers at the University of Cordoba (Spain) have developed a system that measures compatibility between donors and the most serious receivers in liver transplants. This mathematical method includes the experience of almost 1,500 donations registered in transplant units in Spain and the United Kingdom.Transplantation: Better Allocation of Donated Livers - Read more

Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels"

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[08/01/2014] Heart diseases can be triggered by special viruses that affect the cardiac muscle. Preventive drugs could definitely be developed – if the virus does not mutate. Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels" - Read more

Biological Tissues: Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Gluing gel [18/12/2013] Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. Biological Tissues: Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels - Read more

Simulated Medicine: From Virtual Patient to Virtual Body

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[02/12/2013] Medical training becomes digital. eLearning, electronically supported learning methods, is well-established in medicine. It aids learning from plastic models, real patients or corpses. Today, students are also able to learn from virtual patients in the internet and to take exams about them. Virtual bodies, on the other hand, open space and time as new dimensions for anatomical demonstration.Simulated Medicine: From Virtual Patient to Virtual Body - Read more

Virtual training: "Students gladly accept the flexible learning option"

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/12/2013] Instead of just sitting in front of a microscope, Bavarian medical students now also sit at the computer and categorize different tissue types. This is made possible by a project between the Universities and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. MEDICA.de spoke with Associate Professor Thomas Wittenberg about the benefits of virtual training.Virtual training: "Students gladly accept the flexible learning option" - Read more

Genetic Pathway: Conduit to Pediatric Tumor Treatment

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Child with no hair smiling [07/11/2013] Investigators at Johns Hopkins have found a known genetic pathway to be active in many difficult-to-treat pediatric brain tumors called low-grade gliomas, potentially offering a new target for the treatment of these cancers.Genetic Pathway: Conduit to Pediatric Tumor Treatment - Read more

African Sleeping Sickness: New Treatment Comes Closer

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Graphic [06/11/2013] Researchers at Umeå University have identified drugs targeting infections of the parasite Trypanosoma brucei and are thereby well on the way to find a cure against African sleeping sickness.African Sleeping Sickness: New Treatment Comes Closer - Read more

Colon Cancer: Screening Guidelines May Miss 10 Percent

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Colon Cancer [23/10/2013] For people with a family history of adenomas (colon polyps that lead to colon cancer), up to 10 percent of colorectal cancers could be missed when current national screening guidelines are followed. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second deadliest.Colon Cancer: Screening Guidelines May Miss 10 Percent - Read more

Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table”

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[09/09/2013] The liver is an organ interwoven with numerous blood vessels. Approximately one and a half liters of blood flow through it every minute. This is why it creates a big challenge for surgeons – especially if a tumor needs to be removed.Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table” - Read more

Transplants: Bigger Lungs May Be Better

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Lungs [02/08/2013] When it comes to lung transplants, bigger may be better. That is the main finding from a University of Iowa study, which found that oversized lungs lead to improved survival following lung transplants, particularly among patients receiving double-lung transplants.Transplants: Bigger Lungs May Be Better - Read more

Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/08/2013] The greatest challenge to transplantation medicine is organ shortage. This is the result of a low willingness to donate organs in the public. Many people who are waiting for an organ have a strongly limited quality of life for years. They even die because no suitable organ can be found. Cultivating organs in the laboratory may solve this problem one day.Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory - Read more

Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/08/2013] Patients often wait years for an organ transplant. Even when they finally receive an organ, it is still not certain whether it is going to be rejected by the patient’s own immune system or becomes threatened by infection.Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System - Read more

Transplantations: Making as Many Organs Viable as Possible

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/08/2013] Implants can be used to heal and replace many parts of the human body, but these technologies are limited: organs are too complex to copy. Patients often need a donor organ to survive. But nowadays there are more and more potential recipients for organs and less and less willing donors. Medical technology thus has the task to make as many organs as possible viable for donation.Transplantations: Making as Many Organs Viable as Possible - Read more

Facebook: Boost In Organ Donor Registration

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Like-Button [19/06/2013] A social media push boosted the number of people who registered themselves as organ donors 21-fold in a single day, Johns Hopkins researchers found, suggesting social media might be an effective tool to address the stubborn organ shortage in the United States.Facebook: Boost In Organ Donor Registration - Read more

World Kidney Day - 03/14/2013

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Kidneys [14/03/2013] World Kidney Day is celebrated the second thursday in march since 2006. It is intended to raise awareness for the importance of our kidneys to overall health. “Kidneys for Life – Stop Kidney Attack!” – this is the slogan 2013.World Kidney Day - 03/14/2013 - Read more

Surgical Robots: Development Sector with a Future

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[13/03/2013] These days, robot-assisted surgery is part of the daily routine in many operating rooms. High precision and gentle surgery speak in favor of robotic surgery. However, high costs not just for the equipment, but also for its maintenance argue against it. Nevertheless, this development sector has a promising future.Surgical Robots: Development Sector with a Future - Read more

Modern Imaging: “The methods have an increasingly organ-specific application“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/11/2012] From X-rays to magnetic resonance imaging all the way to endoscopy – imaging methods are integral parts of modern diagnostics. The different methods keep being further developed and optimized for specific organs and medical questions.Modern Imaging: “The methods have an increasingly organ-specific application“ - Read more

Entscheiderfabrik: ”We want to meet the demand for IT solutions which are aligned to the challenges of the business processes“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/11/2012] The ”ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK“ concept has sustainably supported the cooperative partnership between hospital facilities and IT manufacturers over the past few years. Many pilot projects could be established in the value added chain of hospital operations. Now the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK introduces further results of the five key IT topics within the scope of the MEDICA and the 2012 German Hospital Conference.Entscheiderfabrik: ”We want to meet the demand for IT solutions which are aligned to the challenges of the business processes“ - Read more

Dialysis: Quiz Could Determine Patients' Death Risk

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[15/10/2012] A simple six-question quiz, typically used to assess disabilities in the elderly, could help doctors determine which kidney dialysis patients of any age are at the greatest risk of death, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.Dialysis: Quiz Could Determine Patients' Death Risk - Read more

Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[10/10/2012] A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death.Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs - Read more

RNA Molecules: Scientists Prevent Heart Failure in Mice

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[28/09/2012] Cardiac stress, for example a heart attack or high blood pressure, frequently leads to pathological heart growth and subsequently to heart failure. Two tiny RNA molecules play a key role in this detrimental development in mice, as researchers have now discovered.RNA Molecules: Scientists Prevent Heart Failure in Mice - Read more

Transplantation: Half of Kidney Recipients Are Minorities

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[20/09/2012] The largest United States multicenter study of living kidney transplant donor chains showed that 46 percent of recipients are minorities, a finding that allays previous fears that these groups would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool through this type of exchange process.Transplantation: Half of Kidney Recipients Are Minorities - Read more

Stem Cells: Moving Toward Regeneration

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[03/09/2012] Stowers scientists show how pluripotent stem cells mobilize in wounded planarian worms, to better understand stem cell behaviour in regeneration and disease. Stem Cells: Moving Toward Regeneration - Read more

Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[08/08/2012] It is the dream of those who are on the waiting list for a donor heart: an artificial heart that can be immediately implanted as needed and thus saves lives. ReinHeart is the name of the artificial heart system that is currently being developed at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology at RWTH Aachen University (AME). Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“ - Read more

Beating Heart: Trafficking of Immune Cells

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[16/07/2012] Now, working in mice, surgeons and scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have captured the first images of a beating heart at a resolution so detailed they can track individual immune cells swarming into the heart muscle, causing inflammation.Beating Heart: Trafficking of Immune Cells - Read more

Retina Transplantation: Manipulating Recipient Retinal Microenvironment

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[13/07/2012] A research team in the United Kingdom has found that insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) impacts cell transplantation of photoreceptor precursors by manipulating the retinal recipient microenvironment, enabling better migration and integration of the cells into the adult mouse retina. Retina Transplantation: Manipulating Recipient Retinal Microenvironment - Read more

Inflammation: How Infection Can Lead to Cancer

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[13/06/2012] One of the biggest risk factors for liver, colon or stomach cancer is chronic inflammation of those organs, often caused by viral or bacterial infections. A new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers the most comprehensive look yet at how such infections provoke tissues into becoming cancerous.Inflammation: How Infection Can Lead to Cancer - Read more

Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy

Providing the best conditions for the unborn life - that is the goal of prenatal medicine. However, a lot of questions have to be considered, because a diagnosis does not always offer an opportunity for therapy.Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy - Read more

Nerve Fibres: Glial Cells Pass on Metabolites to Neurons

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[11/05/2012] Klaus Armin and his research group from the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, Germany, have now discovered possible mechanisms by which these glial cells in the brain can support their associated axons and keep them alive in the long term.Nerve Fibres: Glial Cells Pass on Metabolites to Neurons - Read more

Fibrosis: Scarring Cells Revert to Inactive State as Liver Heals

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[09/05/2012] An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, show that significant numbers of myofibroblasts – cells that produce the fibrous scarring in chronic liver injury – revert to an inactive phenotype as the liver heals.Fibrosis: Scarring Cells Revert to Inactive State as Liver Heals - Read more

Drugs Ferry: ”We are not limited to one active ingredient group or one active ingredient“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[08/05/2012] Drugs that treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or multiple sclerosis are most effective directly where they are needed – in the brain. Unfortunately, it is difficult to develop drugs that are capable of getting there specifically, since the so-called blood-brain barrier prevents this from happening. However, now a team led by Doctor Heiko Manninga succeeded in doing precisely that. Drugs Ferry: ”We are not limited to one active ingredient group or one active ingredient“ - Read more

Dementia - Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care

Patients suffering from dementia often cannot articulate themselves clearly. If they constantly shout out incomprehensible words or even react aggressively towards their surrounding, it can be a difficult situation for the people caring for them. Scientists are therefore researching support possibilities to unburden the interaction for both parties.Dementia - Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care - Read more

Gender Determination: “Intersexuality is not a disease“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[10/04/2012] Most people are clearly female or male. Nature however – human nature as well – also knows other gender types. Intersexuality has always been around in the world and now it is time for society and medical science to finally accept it.Gender Determination: “Intersexuality is not a disease“ - Read more

Biomedicine: Culprit Behind Unchecked Angiogenesis Identified

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[30/03/2012] Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine were able to demonstrate that defective Notch signalling enables strong and deregulated vessel growth even when VEGF or VEGFR2 are inhibited. In this case, a different VEGF family receptor, VEGFR3, is strongly up regulated, promoting angiogenesis.Biomedicine: Culprit Behind Unchecked Angiogenesis Identified - Read more

Product Development - The Long Road to the Medical Device

Often, years pass from the first idea to the finished medical product, as medical devices are only allowed to be released onto the market and can be implanted into humans after sufficient research and a sometimes tedious search for the right cooperation with different disciplines, as well strict control on the part of the legislator. Product Development - The Long Road to the Medical Device - Read more

Music: Training Has Biological Impact on Aging Process

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[31/01/2012] Age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training, according to a new study from Northwestern University. The study is the first to provide biological evidence that lifelong musical experience has an impact on the aging process. Music: Training Has Biological Impact on Aging Process - Read more

Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[02/01/2012] There is no drug to treat anorexia nervosa. This complex mental illness that goes along with severe physical impairments requires intense therapy that has one final goal in mind: the affected person is supposed to relearn healthy eating patterns to avoid becoming dangerously underweight. Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again - Read more

Kidney Patients: Survival Rates in Germany are Better than in the U.S.

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[05/12/2011] In complex cases of kidney failure, medical care in Germany evidently operates better than in the United States. Scientists at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to show that German patients who have an increased risk of rejection reactions due to prior immunisation have better survival rates than people with diseases of similar severity in the US.Kidney Patients: Survival Rates in Germany are Better than in the U.S. - Read more

Advance: Breath Test to Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[04/11/2011] Scientists are reporting the development and successful tests in humans of a sensor array that can diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) from exhaled breath.Advance: Breath Test to Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

Blood Vessel: Circadian Clock May Impact Organ Transplant Success

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[05/10/2011] Health care providers assess blood and tissue type as well as organ size and health to enhance transplant success. New research indicates that checklist might also need to include the circadian clock.Blood Vessel: Circadian Clock May Impact Organ Transplant Success - Read more

Diabetes: Hormonal Role in Glucose and Fat Metabolism

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[04/10/2011] Hormone researchers at the University of Houston (UH) have their sights set on providing long-term treatment options for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases by better understanding estradiol, the most potent naturally occurring oestrogen.Diabetes: Hormonal Role in Glucose and Fat Metabolism - Read more

Heart Transplant: Researchers Develop New Way to Predict Survival

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[07/09/2011] Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a formula to predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, information that could help medical teams figure out who would benefit most from the small number of available organs.Heart Transplant: Researchers Develop New Way to Predict Survival - Read more

Mechanism: Cell Position in the Intestinal Epithelium

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[02/08/2011] How do cells know where to position themselves and where to accumulate in order to carry out their functions correctly within each organ? Researchers have revealed the molecular mechanisms responsible for organizing the intestinal epithelium into distinct comportments, defined by frontiers or territories. Mechanism: Cell Position in the Intestinal Epithelium - Read more

New Strategies: Helping Preterm Babies Get the Best Start

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[28/06/2011] Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney diseases later in life according to a landmark study investigating the impacts of preterm birth on kidney development.New Strategies: Helping Preterm Babies Get the Best Start - Read more

Research: Eating Dirt Can Be Good for the Belly

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[03/06/2011] Most of us never considered eating the mud pies we made as kids, but for many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive meta-analysis forthcoming in the June helps explain why. Research: Eating Dirt Can Be Good for the Belly - Read more

Elephantiasis: Proteins Made by Parasitic Worm

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[26/05/2011] New findings may help to discover ways to prevent and treat elephantiasis.Elephantiasis: Proteins Made by Parasitic Worm - Read more

Brain Death and Organ Donation: “There is still a significant need for research“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[09/05/2011] Someone who dies of brain death for instance due to an aneurysm, can save lives with his organs – if he, depending on state specifications, owns a organ donor card, has not excluded himself from organ donation or relatives express the probable wishes of the deceased. Yet there are still too few organ donors compared to potential organ recipients. Brain Death and Organ Donation: “There is still a significant need for research“ - Read more

Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease?

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[03/05/2011] An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings may point the way to treatments to reverse steatosis, or fatty deposits in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and cancer.Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease? - Read more

International Women's Day: Providing a 'Red Alert' for Women's Hearts

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[08/03/2011] Today on International Women's Day, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is calling for action to reduce the gender disparities that are currently resulting in women receiving second rate cardiovascular (CV) care. Studies published show a persistent under-utilisation of guideline recommended treatments for heart disease in women compared to men. International Women's Day: Providing a 'Red Alert' for Women's Hearts - Read more

Misdirection of the Immune System: The Accidental Fight Against a Butterfly-shaped Gland

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/02/2011] When the body’s own immune system attacks its own organs like they are foreign invaders, it is called an autoimmune disease. There are many different forms. If for example antibodies turn against the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland, the thyroid gland tissue is being destroyed and the hormonal balance changes. The exact causes for this are not fully researched yet.Misdirection of the Immune System: The Accidental Fight Against a Butterfly-shaped Gland - Read more

Uncovered: Understanding Cause of Lupus

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/02/2011] Potentially impacting future diagnosis and treatment of lupus, an immune illness affecting more than 5 million people worldwide, researchers lhaveuncovered where the breakdown in the body's lymphocyte molecular regulatory machinery is occurring.Uncovered: Understanding Cause of Lupus - Read more

Blood Pressure and Metabolism: Mediator of Blood Pressure Regulation in the Liver Identified

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[27/01/2011] Scientist have now discovered a new group of sensory neurons in the mouse liver which mediates the regulation of blood pressure and metabolism. This control center outside of the brain is triggered simply by drinking water and leads to an elevation of blood pressure in sick and elderly people. Blood Pressure and Metabolism: Mediator of Blood Pressure Regulation in the Liver Identified - Read more

Forensic Medicine: "We are not just dealing with dead bodies“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[22/01/2011] It’s well-known that reality and fiction sometimes are much farther apart than you would think. Popular US crime drama series have long since shown us that and sketch a smart image of the job of forensic pathologists: they perform autopsies, identify and solve homicide cases like clockwork. Everyday life in a forensic medical Institute though is reflected to a lesser extent in this case.Forensic Medicine: "We are not just dealing with dead bodies“ - Read more

The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[03/01/2011] For centuries many different types of remedies to soothe the suffering and pain of people have been known. Nonetheless, the search for pain free, reversible anesthesia took a while. Not until the 19th century was the first progressive anesthesia possible and paved the way for modern surgery.The History of Anesthesia: “At first there is the experimental research“ - Read more

Organ Donation: "There is a long waiting list for donated organs“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[22/11/2010] Death is an unpopular subject that is often not talked about. Many people have an especially tough time to confront the issue of their own death while they are still in the midst of their life. Particularly when it comes to the question of whether to donate their organs, people are at a loss. Organ Donation: "There is a long waiting list for donated organs“ - Read more

Asthma: Discovery of Taste Receptors in The Lung

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[26/10/2010] University of Maryland School of Maryland researchers show bitter compounds open lung airways better than current drugs.Asthma: Discovery of Taste Receptors in The Lung - Read more

Neurological Disorders: Effective Methods for Detecting Early Signs of Tremor

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[05/10/2010] Sensitive new quantitive methods could be used to detect small signs of increased tremor and impaired motor skills caused by exposure to certain metals, and to follow up the treatment of neurological disorders, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Neurological Disorders: Effective Methods for Detecting Early Signs of Tremor - Read more

Nearsightedness: Gene Discovery Could Yield Treatments

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[14/09/2010] Scientists at Duke University Medical Center, in conjunction with several other groups, have uncovered a gene associated with myopia (nearsightedness) in Caucasian people from several different regions, including Dutch, British and Australian subjects. Nearsightedness: Gene Discovery Could Yield Treatments - Read more

Cigarette: Smoke Causes Changes In the Lungs

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[20/08/2010] Casual smokers may think that smoking a few cigarettes a week is "no big deal." But according to new research from physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, having an infrequent smoke, or being exposed to secondhand smoke, may be doing more harm than people may think. Cigarette: Smoke Causes Changes In the Lungs - Read more

Mechanism Uncovered: Salmonella Virulence and Drug Susceptibility

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[30/07/2010] Researchers have discovered a novel mechanism in Salmonella that affects its virulence and its susceptibility to antibiotics by changing its production of proteins in an unheard of manner. Evidence shows similar mechanism of protein modification occurs in all five kingdoms of life.Mechanism Uncovered: Salmonella Virulence and Drug Susceptibility - Read more

Transplantation: Kidney Weight Matters

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[28/05/2010] Receiving an organ low in weight in relation to the recipient's body weight increases kidney transplant recipients risk of complications and transplant failure, according to a new study.Transplantation: Kidney Weight Matters - Read more

Diabetes: Artificial Pancreas Controls Blood Sugar

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[19/04/2010] An artificial pancreas system that mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of patients, according to researchers.Diabetes: Artificial Pancreas Controls Blood Sugar - Read more

Diagnose: Kidney Disease Hides in Diabetes Patients

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[26/03/2010] Millions of Americans may have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and not know it, according to a new study.Diagnose: Kidney Disease Hides in Diabetes Patients - Read more

Transplantation: Donating Kidney No Long-Term Health Risk

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[15/03/2010] An analysis of outcomes for live kidney donors in the U.S. over a 15 year period finds they have similar long-term survival rates compared to healthy individuals who were not kidney donors.Transplantation: Donating Kidney No Long-Term Health Risk - Read more

Decision-Analysis: How to Treat a Pancreatic Cyst

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/03/2010] A research team has developed a new evaluation tool to help guide pancreatic cyst treatment.Decision-Analysis: How to Treat a Pancreatic Cyst - Read more

Stem Cell Growth: Scaffold Provides Biodegradable Structure

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[16/02/2010] Materials scientists have built a three-dimensional scaffold out of a natural material that mimics the binding sites for stem cells, allowing the cells to reproduce on a clean, biodegradable structure.Stem Cell Growth: Scaffold Provides Biodegradable Structure - Read more

Pelvic Organ Collapse: Dynamic MRI Better Than Static

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[26/11/2009] In women with lower urinary tract symptoms, a medical imaging technique called dynamic MRI allows clinicians to diagnose pelvic organ prolapse — a condition that often goes undiagnosed on static MRI and at physical examination, according to a new study.Pelvic Organ Collapse: Dynamic MRI Better Than Static - Read more

Special Organ Donation Tasks: „They Are not less Important for Saving Human Lives“

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[08/10/2009] 80 per cent of all Germans would donate organs after their death, but only 17 per cent possess an organ donation pass with the consequence that kidney, heart and liver for transplants are scarce goods. Special Organ Donation Tasks: „They Are not less Important for Saving Human Lives“ - Read more

Organ Care System: „A Cost-Benefit Analysis Has Not Been Prepared Yet”

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[22/09/2009] If one needs a goldfish for its aquarium, one needs a plastic bag full of water for transport. This is similar to the medical procedure involved when heart, kidney or liver from organ donors need to get to the intensive care patient. However, there is one serious problem limiting transport: the time. Organ Care System: „A Cost-Benefit Analysis Has Not Been Prepared Yet” - Read more

Imaging: MRI Accurately Depicts Deep Endometriosis

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[16/07/2009] Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists may be able to diagnose deep endometriosis and accurately locate lesions prior to surgery. Imaging: MRI Accurately Depicts Deep Endometriosis - Read more

Product Highlights

Swift availability, enhanced imaging technology and versatile applicability – all of these are key features of new developments which will be on display at this year’s MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf. Product Highlights - Read more

Transplant Tourism: Getting Kidney Abroad Seems Risky

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[16/10/2008] People travelling to other countries to receive kidney transplants experience more severe post-transplant complications with a higher incidence of acute rejection and severe infections, according to a new study. Transplant Tourism: Getting Kidney Abroad Seems Risky - Read more

Report: Chronic Kidney Disease in the US

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[09/10/2008] A 30 percent increase in chronic kidney disease over the past decade has prompted a report documenting the disease. It affects an estimated 27 million Americans and accounts for more than 24 percent of Medicare costs. Report: Chronic Kidney Disease in the US - Read more

Dialysis: Artificial Kidney Designed

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[17/07/2008] Two researchers have developed a design for an automated, wearable artificial kidney that avoids the complications patients often suffer with traditional dialysis.Dialysis: Artificial Kidney Designed - Read more

Biochemistry: Atherosclerosis May Damage Other Organs

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[16/04/2008] Many scientists view atherosclerosis as a localized disease characterized by the build up of fatty plaques in the arteries. Now researchers report that plaques formed in arteries are associated with certain harmful chemical reactions that can damage other organs. Biochemistry: Atherosclerosis May Damage Other Organs - Read more

CT: Drug Can Prevent Kidney Damage

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[20/02/2008] As more and more Americans undergo CT scans and other medical imaging scans involving intense X-rays, a new study suggests that many of them should take a pre-scan drug that could protect their kidneys from damage. CT: Drug Can Prevent Kidney Damage - Read more

Lung Transplants: Alcohol May Amplify Chronic Rejection

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[30/11/2007] A recent study using an animal model of lung transplants shows that chronic alcohol consumption by the donor promotes scarring and airway injury after transplantation.Lung Transplants: Alcohol May Amplify Chronic Rejection - Read more

Cryoablation: Good Results for Kidney Cancer Patients

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[26/11/2007] A review of 62 Mayo Clinic patients who underwent cryoablation to treat cancerous kidney tumors shows that the patients are cancer free for up to two and a half years after having had the procedure.Cryoablation: Good Results for Kidney Cancer Patients - Read more

Critical Patients: Early Feeding May Reduce Liver Dysfunction

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[29/01/2007] A large study recommends that clinicians should strictly control calorie intake, start artificial nutrition within 24 hours and regularly monitor liver function in critically ill patients suffering from sepsis or multiple organ failure.Critical Patients: Early Feeding May Reduce Liver Dysfunction - Read more

Transplant Patients: Kidney Donors May Fear Economic Problems

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[21/07/2006] People who donate a kidney to help someone else often suffer financially to do so, according to a study done in part by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.Transplant Patients: Kidney Donors May Fear Economic Problems - Read more

 
 

More informations and functions

Volume Archives

Foto: Buchstaben

Please click on one of the links to view MEDICA's online photo galleries.

2010 Photo Galleries

2009 Photo Galleries

2008 Photo Galleries

 
© Messe Düsseldorf printed by www.MEDICA.de