Main content of this page

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

You are here: MEDICA Portal. Magazine & More. MediaCenter. Videos.

Videos and Background Reports

Videos and Background Reports

Video reports about MEDICA trade fair.

 
 

Atherosclerosis: Getting to the root of the problem with a turbo gene

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: two physicians working at a test set-up [09/02/2016] Many people suffer from atherosclerosis, especially in developed countries. The buildup of fatty deposits inside the arterial blood vessels leads to strokes and heart attacks. Now, a new method is designed to get to the root of the problem, and with the help of nanoparticles inject new turbo replacement cells into the blood vessels which are intended to exert their curative effect.Atherosclerosis: Getting to the root of the problem with a turbo gene - Read more

More detailed analysis of how cells react to stress

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Graphic: blue points with red spots on black background [09/02/2016] Stress in the body’s cells is both the cause and consequence of inflammatory diseases or cancer. The cells react to stress to protect themselves. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now developed a new technique that allows studying a fundamental response to stress in much more detail than previously possible: the ADP-ribosylation of chromatin. More detailed analysis of how cells react to stress - Read more

Great leaps forward thanks to new methods

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/02/2016] Self-healing powers like a superhero on the big screen? That’s the aim of regenerative medicine; at least in a very broad sense. This promising field of biomedicine is currently highly dynamic with innovative technologies and development. New methods are designed to help propel medicine into a whole new sphere.Great leaps forward thanks to new methods - Read more

High-rise buildings: lower survival rates from cardiac arrest

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Staircase [29/01/2016] The number of people living in high-rise buildings in rising, but along with the convenience and panoramic views of a downtown condo comes a risk: a new study found that survival rates from cardiac arrest decrease the higher up the building a person lives.High-rise buildings: lower survival rates from cardiac arrest - Read more

Atrial fibrillation ablation: Gap-AF trial published

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: electrocardiogram [18/01/2016] Using catheter ablation to create complete linear lesions around pulmonary veins, proved more effective than the creation of incomplete lesions in preventing recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). This is the result of Gap-AF – AFNET 1, the first controlled clinical trial that compared directly the two ablation strategies in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.Atrial fibrillation ablation: Gap-AF trial published - Read more

Using skin to save the heart

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Graphic: red heart cells [11/01/2016] Following a heart attack or other heart trauma, the heart is unable to replace its dead cells. Patients are often left with little option other than heart transplants, which are rarely available, or more recently cell therapies that transplant heart cells into the patient's heart.Using skin to save the heart - Read more

Artificial heart valve: "The structure is meant to be broken down again by the body at a later point."

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: artificial heart valve [08/01/2016] There are various artificial heart valves available for children, but they have one essential drawback: they need to be replaced because the children are still growing. The artificial valve, on the other hand, remains the same size – and subsequently becomes too small. This is why an artificial heart valve that grows over time would be ideal. Artificial heart valve: "The structure is meant to be broken down again by the body at a later point." - Read more

Complex cocktail in white blood cells has regenerative effect

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Photo: Blood test [14/12/2015] Hendrik Jan Ankersmit’s research group has successfully shown that irradiated white blood cells release substances that reduce the severity of the damage caused by a heart attack or stroke and in spinal injuries and have a positive effect upon tissue repair. However, up until now it wasn't known exactly which particular substances were responsible for these beneficial effects.Complex cocktail in white blood cells has regenerative effect - Read more

Safer, faster heart scans in view

( Source: MEDICA.de )

Image: MRT pictures [11/12/2015] A team of Oxford University researchers has developed a technique that could improve heart scans for patients, giving more information about the heart than traditional scans and without any injections, making them safer and faster.Safer, faster heart scans in view - Read more

CT coronary angiograms – three-dimensional insight into the heart

Photo: Preview picture of video Until now, catheter-based coronary angiography was considered state-of-the-art for the diagnosis of coronary heart disease. Yet this method is not without risk, after all it is an invasive procedure. An exam using a computer tomography scanner (CT) - the so-called CT coronary angiogram - represents a low-risk alternative. CT coronary angiograms – three-dimensional insight into the heart - Read more

 
 

More informations and functions

Video-Archive

Foto: archive