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New Scanner Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia

The two ETH particle physicists Jannis Fischer and Max Ahnen are building a brain scanner that is ten times less expensive and much smaller...
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Radiation Therapy Algorithm Could Substantially Reduce Side Effects, Maintain Effect Against...

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a mathematical model for computing radiation therapy treatments that could substantially reduce patient side effects while...
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Researchers Make Important Discovery in Oral Pre-Cancer Condition

Scientists at the School of Dental Science in Trinity have made an important discovery involving bacteria and a pre-cancerous growth called oral leuoplakia which...
childhood blindness

Research at VTCRI Reveals Biological Mechanism of a Leading Cause of...

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading...
immunostimulator

Inhibition by an Immunostimulator

Atherosclerosis is a consequence of the formation of deposits – known as atherosclerotic plaques – that are largely made up of lipid molecules and...
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Virtual Reality Reduces Phantom Pain in Paraplegics

In breakthrough research led by neuroscientist Olaf Blanke and his team at EPFL, Switzerland, the scientists show that phantom body pain can be reduced...
Malignant tumors

AR Glasses help Surgeons when Operating on Tumors

Malignant tumors often form metastases that spread to other parts of the body via the lymphatic system. High surgical skills are required to identify...
Alzheimer’s

MIT Research Laid Groundwork for Promising Alzheimer’s-Fighting Drink

Much of Professor Emeritus Richard Wurtman’s career in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences revolved around developing new treatments for diseases and conditions...
Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding for Two Months Halves Risk of SIDS, UVA-led Study Finds

Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has...
stroke

Stroke and Heart Failure

Researchers from the universities of Würzburg and Duisburg-Essen have shown that after a stroke, there is an increased risk of developing a chronic heart...
Stroke Therapy

Stroke Therapy: A New Stimulation Device Synchronizes Time of Stimuli with...

On the 29th of October is World Day of Accident. Frequent consequences of a stroke are paralysis and perceptual disturbances, which can severely restrict...
breast cancer

How Obesity Promotes Breast Cancer

Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a...
blood test

Breath Instead of a Blood Test

Experts advise anyone looking to shed extra kilos to eat less and exercise more. One way is with endurance training, during which the body...
microchip

Southampton Experts to Trial ‘Instant’ Test for Eye Infections

Electronic engineers in Southampton have co-developed a microchip that could detect sight-threatening eye infections within minutes and prevent misuse of antibiotics. Conventional testing methods for...
cancer drug

Cancer Drug Stimulates Tripolar Mode of Mitosis

Taxane-based radiochemotherapy* is widely used in the treatment of various locally advanced cancers – including non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). Taxanes have two effects: they...
immune cells

New Receptor Found on Scavenger Cells

Adenoviral infections have a mild disease progression in healthy people, but it can be dangerous for immunocompromised people. If a patient is infected with...
chromosomes

Chaos in Cell Division – How Chromosomal Defects Arise in Cancer...

When cells divide, the newly duplicated set of chromosomes is distributed evenly to the two newly forming daughter cells. This process is regulated by...
cardiometabolic diseases

Characteristics of Metabolically Unhealthy Lean People

It has now been established that a body-mass index (BMI) in the normal weight range (defined by WHO as a BMI of 18·5–<25·0 kg/m²)...
Weight Loss

Possible Treatment for Deadly Weight Loss

Many cancer patients are susceptible to potentially lethal weight loss. Now researchers understand better why this happens, and perhaps how to prevent the condition. Cachexia:...
rehabilitationvideo

Smart Walk Assist Improves Rehabilitation

Scientists from NCCR Robotics at EPFL and at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) developed an algorithm that adjusts how a mobile harness, suspended from...