Tag Archives: Disease

BSE: News from the Prions

It got quiet around mad cow disease and Co. since those spectacular cases in the Nineties. But research gained numerous new findings about prion disorders and tries to identify structures for therapies. more...

Checkmate for Auto-Antibodies

Researchers at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg want to use an enzyme to fight autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis or the systemic Lupus erythematodes. The special effect: Not the entire immune system will be suppressed, just the damaging more...

Article by Julia Hofmann

Plague à la carte

To find out where in the world new plagues might lurk, US researchers are combing through the internet for the past two years. The originally completely experimental "Health Map" project has become a tool even plague pros start taking serious. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Alzheimer Pills: Green is the Color of Hope

The threatening sword of Damocles in terms of dementia and Alzheimer shows effects. Our government decrees better nursing standards. Research gets into top gear. The publications of all kinds of studies go head over heels. And time and again, Ibuprofen pops up in more...

Article by Karin Bäck

Hepatitis C: Lazy Genes heal better

New results provided by researchers from Basel/Switzerland give new hope to physicians: The diagnostic identification of the activation status of the body's own interferon system in liver biopsies enable prognoses about the chances of success of therapy and applied more...

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The Autism-Hoax

Inoculation against measles, TV, internet - there is hardly any innovation of the 20th century that is not supposed to cause autism. A new study now confirms that the thesis of an increase of autism is just feigned. And a brand new pocket PC helps those actually more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

With a Scalpel and some Patience

A recently published PLoS - study shows: The HIV rapid test by saliva sample shortly before delivery can reduce the transfer risk for the newborn considerably - because faster results enable an on-time decision for a C-section. Mainly in countries were HIV screening is more...

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Tracking in genetic Material

New methods of DNA analysis might soon increase the hit rate in microbiology labs considerably. Because pyro-sequencing machines even detect unknown pathogens within the shortest time. Time that might be crucial in saving a patient. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Alzheimer Test: Tell-tale Proteins

Berlin researchers want to improve the diagnosis of Alzheimer. The plan: To attest the disease earlier and more precisely by blood test. Two small protein fragments play an important role. more...

Article by Thorsten Braun

Well then… Cheers!

The year started well. News came from Denmark that alcohol, combined with a healthy lifestyle, can lower the risk of cardiac diseases. Cambridge announced that among others a moderate consumption can increase the lifespan. Not really a consolation for people suffering more...

Article by Karin Bäck
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