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Do microbes control our mood?
Do microbes control our mood? If aliens were to examine a human, they would think we were just slavish organisms designed to feed microbes and carry them around. Our bodies contain ten times more bacteria than cells , and there are an estimated 3.
Healing bone defects using regenerative medicine
Healing bone defects using regenerative medicine Bone is one of the most frequently transplanted tissues. And the demand is rising. Transplants treat large defects like those caused by trauma, complicated fractures, tumour resection or osteoporosis. ...
European hospitals compare notes on pain management to improve care
European hospitals compare notes on pain management to improve care Millions of people undergo surgery each year. Many of them suffer from moderate to severe pain afterwards. This post-operative pain may impede recovery or even lead on into chronic pain .
No biomarkers identified to assess potential health effects of GMOs
No biomarkers identified to assess potential health effects of GMOs Many people in Europe are critical of genetically modified (GM) food, due to safety concerns. A Eurobarometer survey, published in 2010, revealed that the European public tends to be worried on a “mediate level” about GM food , with people in Austria being particularly concerned.
Realising the scale of chronic disease
Realising the scale of chronic disease Medical experts pointed to non-infectious diseases—diabetes, cancer and heart disease— as a ticking time bomb at a recent meeting of health experts at the European Health Forum in Gastein, Austria.
Nanoparticle therapeutics helping hearing disorders
Nanoparticle therapeutics helping hearing disorders Due to different anatomic and physiological barriers it is hard to treat hearing disorders by using conventional systemic drug delivery. Therefore scientists are investigating different ways to locally apply drugs using nanoparticles.
Early detection of lung cancer through breath tests
Early detection of lung cancer through breath tests Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. In many cases, the sooner cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better a person's chance for a full recovery.
Prof. Anton Amann: "Breathing gas analysis is a non-intrusive lung cancer detection method that can save more lives"
Prof. Anton Amann: "Breathing gas analysis is a non-intrusive lung cancer detection method that can save more lives" Cancer – one of the most widespread diseases of the industrialised West. Lung cancer is the most common among these. It is caused by smoking, air pollution and genetic predisposition – killing 240.
A New Light on Progeria
A New Light on Progeria Whenever lamin mutations occur, the regulation of progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation in highly regenerative tissues, such as skin and muscles, spins out of control.
The Secret of Sudden Death
The Secret of Sudden Death Unlocking the mystery of that 5% of sudden cardiac deaths which are not caused by any apparent anatomic abnormality points to a group of inherited gene mutations in the heart’s ion channels.
Breathtaking Fight Against Cancer
Breathtaking Fight Against Cancer A new revolutionary method has been developed by a European consortium of scientists to improve diagnosis of lung cancer, with clinical study centers in Innsbruck and Rostock.