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Image: A woman, Dr. Samantha Kleindienst Robler, taking a photo of an ear (not a patient) using a telemedicine cart.; Copyright: Reba Lean

Reba Lean

Telehealth makes hearing health care more equitable

26/09/2022

Samantha Kleindienst Robler from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), with her co-authors, Laura Coco of San Diego State University and Mark Krumm of Kent State University, explored how digital health solutions can expand audiology services in clinical and research settings.
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Image: The photo shows a premature infant on a ventilator who is also being treated in the neonatology department.; Copyright: Stefan Straube/UKL

Stefan Straube/UKL

Why mechanical ventilation can harm preterm lungs

26/09/2022

In an interdisciplinary study, physicists and physicians at Leipzig University have now shown that increased pressure on the lung tissue, as caused by mechanical ventilation, poses the risk of overstretching the tissue, even with small amounts of air, and disrupting cell function during gas exchange.
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photocreo

Mathematical models help predict the evolution of neurodegenerative diseases

23/09/2022

In their latest study, the researchers involved have demonstrated that "integrating and processing all the data together, using multilayer networks, provides a more comprehensive analysis of the data than if they are analysed individually and independently".
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Image: A woman and two men discuss MRI images in a laboratory with computers; Copyright: Andreas Heddergott / TUM

Andreas Heddergott / TUM

Improved monitoring of silicone implants

23/09/2022

An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new algorithm that improves the quality of MR images by depicting water, fat, and silicone simultaneously in a reliable and fully automated way.
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Bild: Group photograph of Nimble Diagnostics representatives, 13 male and female persons; Copyright: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Start-up to monitor stents using microwave technology

22/09/2022

Nimble Diagnostics is a spin-off that develops microwave-based technology to monitor stents implanted in patients with cardiovascular, vascular, renal or lung disease.
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Image: PD Dr. Klaus Stahl (left) and specialist nurse Beate Renz at a plasma exchange device in a patient room; Copyright: Karin Kaiser / MHH

Karin Kaiser / MHH

Septic shock: MHH team researches new treatment strategy

22/09/2022

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) wants to investigate a new treatment strategy for sepsis in a multicentre study.
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Image: Microbiologist during an inspection of a petri dish; Copyright: microgen

microgen

Muscle models mimic diabetes, inform personalized medicine

21/09/2022

Abnormally high blood sugar (glucose) levels can result in Type 2 diabetes when things go awry with the body's skeletal muscle, which plays a key role in regulating glucose.
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Image: Brain surgeon examining a brain via 3D imaging on a monitor; Copyright: DC_Studio

DC_Studio

Project GLADIATOR - New technologies for cancer monitoring and therapy

21/09/2022

The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT is contributing its expertise in the field of medical biotechnology and ultrasound to an EC project to work on the next generation of theranostics for brain pathologies using autonomous externally controllable nanonetworks.
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Image: A woman in a blue tunic, Emelie Ljunggren, smiles at the camera; Copyright: Emelie Ljunggren

Emelie Ljunggren

Prostate: High-volume surgeons no better at reducing postoperative incontinence

20/09/2022

In men who have had prostate cancer surgery, urinary incontinence is a common side effect. Its frequency varies from one surgeon to the next. In a major University of Gothenburg study, the number of surgeries performed by the urology surgeon made no difference to the patients’ incontinence risk. This surprised researchers.
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ktsimage

Ten new risk genes for Crohn's disease

20/09/2022

The results of the international study involving the Cluster of Excellence PMI also point to a previously unknown process in the development of this chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
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