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The randomisation of nonsense

There are things occurring between heaven and earth which one cannot understand – such as the fact that alternative therapies such as homeopathy get tested in clinical trials. In one Cell Press publication, two doctors from the United States are venting their anger more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Tissue engineering: Crocheting with cells

Biotechnologists in the fast lane: articular cartilage, nostrils or a new vagina – tissue cultures make it possible. Researchers have even managed to create organs in the bioreactor using the body's own cells. Does its application stand at the threshold of being a more...

Paralyzed rats walk again: Hope for spinal cord injury patients?

Spinal cord injury is the most common cause of paralysis today, leaving patients immobilized, with bleak chances of recovery. Now, scientists have provided new hope for patients with this condition, by making paralyzed rats walk again with a normal coordinated gait, more...

Blog entry by Rozina Kardakaris
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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

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

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

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...

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