Philipp Graetzel

Profession: Physician

Medizinstudium in Heidelberg und Berlin und zwei Jahren klinische Tätigkeit an der Charité Berlin in den Bereichen Kardiologie und internistische Intensivmedizin. Danach Wechsel in die Freiheit und Eröffnung einer eigenen Niederlassung als Journalist und Fachautor in Berlin. Themenschwerpunkt: Innere Medizin, Medizintechnik, Gesundheits-IT und biomedizinische Forschung.

My articles:

Obesity: A very weighty dispute

Is obesity no risk factor at all for life and limb? New studies point in this direction. Yet the matter is not so simple. What these works show in particular is that BMI thresholds or the BMI parameters are problematic in themselves. more...


Prevention: Is sport indeed murder?

Physical activity has until now been the last word in relation to cardiovascular prevention. And yet for more than one in ten people individual cardiovascular risk factors worsen with the uptake of regular physical activity. Why? more...


The Adrenaline-Tsunami

The Euro 2012 is on – and all over the world with fans cheer their teams. A huge waste of adrenal resources, as our modeling shows. more...


Crowd Funding: The flock instead of public health insurance

Crowdfunding is a new form of financing, whereby money is acquired for projects via the Internet. Meanwhile, researchers are also discovering the "crowd" as a revenue source. And in the U.S., patients are even financing medical interventions in this way. more...


OP-markers: disco light for surgeons

When one Nobel Prize winner and one particular surgeon sit together at a table, tumors light up like stars in the desert sky and nerves willingly reveal their exact pathway. Intraoperative labelling of tissues with fluorescent markers could open new dimensions of more...


Like the gym: Only a thicker hippocampus resists the test

Long ignored by research, the two human hippocampi are today considered the hub of neuronal plasticity and learning processes. Modern volume imaging can now make that impressively visible. more...


HIV: Donation safari in Africa

The battle for HIV prevention in Africa is also a contest for the best use of funds. From Big Pharma to Big Gates, all are on-site and distributing money in large volumes. Success follows suit, where each finds its niche – and especially where those in power go along more...


Attention, genepool in the stool!

Sequencing the human genome is old hat. What concerns us now is the gut. Scientists from Heidelberg have given the go-ahead to a project, in which everyone who wants to can have the DNA of their intestinal microflora sequenced. more...


Prosthetics: What are you looking at, Eyeborg?

In North America a revolution is imminent: A one-eyed film director wants to replace his artificial eye with a bionic camera. Now he is looking for a female partner with a prosthetic leg who wants to play paintball, in order to make the film of the century. more...


Artificial Lungs: More than just hot air?

An implantable artificial lung is one of the great visions of bionics, the science of artificial humans. Scientists from Cleveland are now one step closer to that goal: they have taught an artificial lung to satisfy itself by taking in air. more...


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