Dr. rer. nat. Christine Hutterer

Profession: Medical journalist

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COPD: The refuted macrophage dogma

Therapy of many diseases is based on a theory, such as with COPD. Too bad if the theory is wrong. Scientists have been able to revoke a hypothesis of macrophages established decades ago and thereby for the first time enable the appropriate therapies. more...


Asthma: Fruit basket that prevents shortness of breath?

Why more and more people suffer from allergic asthma is still not clear. Now a study shows that the insufficient intake of dietary fibre could carry its share of blame. Does this mean in the future: an apple a day keeps asthma away? more...


Cancer diagnostics in your pocket?

The detection of circulating tumour cells in the blood has until now been very complicated. Scientists in Augsburg have now developed a system that can be employed in any doctor's office and could change cancer diagnostics. more...


Nosocomial Infections: News from the Lab

When patients only become sick in hospital and antibiotics are no longer effective, matters can become extremely dangerous and expensive. Researchers and physicians are trying to use different approaches to get on top of hospital infections. more...


Colon Carcinoma: Screening by blood test

It's still true that colorectal cancer screening by blood test is a thing of the future. However researchers have discovered markers whose use makes such an implementation a possibility. more...


Tumor therapy: Guidance on apoptosis

Cancer treatment is usually based on the killing off of dividing cells. The easiest option to use would be where the tumour cells simply kill themselves via apoptosis. Using the support of a new substance, this now seems possible. more...


Nbea gene: Heading off to get fat

After a point in time some years ago when it was hoped that THE fatmaker gene would be found, scientists now assume that hundreds of genes are involved in the development of excess weight and obesity. One of these genes has now been discovered. more...


Osteoporosis: Bone loss for all

Osteoporosis is more common in women for whom menopause starts early. However many young women also have excessively low bone density. Therapies for these women are only possible off-label. more...


Plasma sterilisation: not just a bacterial problem!

Safe sterilisation of medical devices is necessary in order to prevent human-to-human transmission. Due to the rapid development of medical devices, sterilisation procedures have to meet high demands. more...


Testosterone: The Rapunzel-Hormone

A recent study shows that for women undergoing androgen replacement therapy head hair begins to regrow. This turns the current thesis on its head, according to which elevated testosterone levels are supposed to cause hair loss. more...


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