Time-lapse microscopy

Image correction software simplifies quantification of stem cells

Today, tracking the development of individual cells and spotting the associated factors under the microscope is nothing unusual. However,...

Regenerative medicine

Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growth

There hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University...

CRISPR-Cpf1

Firefly gene illuminates ability to edit human genome

Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have improved a state-of-the-art gene-editing technology to...

Mass spectometry

Strategies to advance cancer biomarkers

Cancer biomarker testing represents an important element of the clinical biochemistry service, yet progress in this area in the last two...

Remote assistance

Can drones improve response times for cardiac arrests?

In a study involving simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived in less time...

Neurology

For headache, telemedicine may be as effective as in-person

For people with headache, seeing the neurologist by video for treatment may be as effective as an in-person visit, according to a study...

RKI national statistics

Health-related behaviour in Europe – How well is Germany doing?

The population in Germany is more physically active than the European average. Regarding smoking, the data for Germany are quite close to...

Medication study

Experts: nearly a fifth of antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary

A study examining the impact of antibiotics prescribed for nearly 1500 adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital found that...

Point-of-care

The TUBE approach to perioperative point-of-care ultrasound

Anaesthetists working in perioperative medicine have increasingly taken a whole body approach to patient evaluation known as TUBE – Total...

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Sugar processing

Researchers find cellular sweet spot in skin-cancer battle

A team of researchers has pinpointed a sugar modification in cells that spurs the spread of skin cancer. Its findings spotlight a target in...

Mindfulness

Meditation - a cheaper alternative to traditional pain medication?

Just ten minutes of mindfulness meditation could be used as an alternative to painkillers, according to research by Leeds Beckett...

DNA manipulation

Chaos in cancer cells: Mysterious gene transcripts after therapy

Drugs that are used in cancer therapy to erase epigenetic alterations in cancer cells simultaneously promote the production of countless...