Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Special Reports

The Werther effect – the handling of suicide in the media

Vivien Kogler and Alexander Noyon from Mannheim University of Applied Sciences investigate suicidality as an important social subject and the role of medial presentation...

Asthma and issues

Researchers at the University Hospital Basel discuss developments in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and allergies Asthma is defined as a chronic inflammatory disease...

Aarhus University shares the merits of computational medicine

The Health Technology Program at Aarhus University applies computational biology to investigate the heterogeneity of tumours Increasing computational power combined with enhanced access to imaging...

INOVA+ discusses the Organisational Life Assistant

INOVA+ discusses the Organisational Life Assistant – a virtual presence to provide a healthier, safer and more organised life for older adults The European Commission’s...

Obesity – feeding the body or the mind?

Professor Dr Kerstin M Oltmanns of the University of Lübeck opens a new perspective on the epidemic of 2.2 billion overweight people Obesity is a...

The origins of asthma

Led by Professor Hans Bisgaard, the COPSAC research unit focuses on phenotyping children and their environmental exposures to study asthma and other chronic inflammatory...

BPA in inoperable CTEPH patients

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a common form of pulmonary hypertension. Up to 5% of patients who survive acute pulmonary embolism will develop...

It’s not all about inflammation

EU programmes at the Lund University Diabetes Centre, Sweden, provide novel insights into the mechanisms behind the development of cardiovascular disease in diabetes Cardiovascular disease...

Disaster as a discipline

The Emergency and Disaster Medicine Group of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, asks how academia can help manage mass casualty situations. The Emergency and Disaster Medicine...

The Bavarian way of biobanking

The German Heart Center Munich sets an example for the combination of smart biobanking, biomarker research and data science High-quality biobanking for tissue and body...

The professionals

The head of KU Leuven’s Unit of Emergency Medicine, Marc Sabbe, considers the reactions of medical professionals in terror attacks Mass casualty incidents can no...

The University of Genoa uses mesenchymal stem cells to treat neurodegenerative...

The University of Genoa uses mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Regenerative medicine represents a challenging area facing one of...

Vaccines versus the flu

Eurocine Vaccines plans clinical trials including the elderly in the influenza season, as Hans Arwidsson details Eurocine Vaccines (AktieTorget:EUCI) is planning its next clinical step...

Firing up the swallowing network

The University Hospital Münster The University Hospital Münster, Germany, uses peripheral and central stimulation strategies to treat post-stroke dysphagia. The oropharyngeal swallow involves a rapid, highly...

The University of Waterloo reconciles agriculture and water quality

Agricultural nutrient legacies delay the recovery of healthy aquatic ecosystems, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo, Canada Agriculture is a dominant source of...

Repurposing for rare diseases

Healx Ltd aims to transform the lives of patients with rare diseases by intelligently matching drug treatments There are over 8,000 rare diseases affecting an...

NeptunLab explains the developments in healthcare material platforms

Dr Bastian Rapp of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s NeptunLab explains how material research is key to the future of healthcare research Healthcare research is situated...

The evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance: A call for more...

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria already existed in the environment before antibiotics were used in human medicine.1 Besides promoting the development of new resistance traits, the way...

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