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Organ transplantation: Disarming instead of suppressing

In the world of organ donation, the option of disregarding tissue compatibility and being able to discontinue immunosuppressant use has thus far been more desire than reality. With new strategies in tolerance induction, the era of lengthy searches for a suitable donor more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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K.O. Drops: The gloss is already peeling away

A nail polish which is said to detect knock-out drops in party drinks has triggered some real press hype in recent days. What goes on in the supposedly miraculous nail polish? Will it actually be able to protect women from sexual predation? more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Routine district doctor’s work in a shelled city

A previously healthy 8-month old had unexplained fevers (39°C plus) for eight days. There was a diurnal variation - daily temperature hikes began at 3 am. It was found that the baby was in a chilly and damp area - and kidney infection in infants may be asymptomatic, more...

Blog entry by Oxana Zhurbij
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Physicians in the glass house

Medical hardware and software are part of a lucrative market that has not remained hidden from Google. The group is working on several products such as data glasses for surgeons and a lens that determines blood sugar levels. more...

HIV: Cure in the near distance?

After three decades of symptom-based treatment, research efforts have now for the first time succeeded in completely liberating infected cells from HIV. Should this approach be transferred from cell culture to patients, curing HIV-infected people might be something more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Diet soda: Innocent until proven guilty?

Diet soda consumption has increased linearly in recent years, due to its image as a healthier alternative to regular soda. However, scientists have now shown that besides weight gain, daily consumption of diet soda may also lead to an increased risk in developing more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris
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Munchausen: The Baron’s Stand-in

With Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome, healthy children are taken to the doctor at the request of their parents while carrying faked symptoms. What is it though that makes such parents, mothers mostly, keep reaching out to make use of some poison or a knife? more...

Conditioning: Using Pavlov against pain

The headaches improve abruptly when the phone rings. Sounds like magic, but it's merely conditioning. Scientists have now been able to prove that it also works with pain conditions, opening up new treatment strategies for patients suffering pain. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Genetic surgery, gene therapy but less scary

Scientists at Temple University School of Medicine have blocked HIV gene expression in human cells in a manner that reduces toxicity, suggesting it can "provide a specific, efficacious prophylactic and therapeutic approach against AIDS." But how was this finding shared more...

Blog entry by Hanna Erickson
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Obesity: fat fighter wanted

Obesity has long since become a worldwide problem. Alongside diet, genetic factors appear to play a role. Scientists are currently in the process of developing a pill against excess pounds. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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