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Make me an Elf!

For some it is mayhem, for others it's the most honest confession in the world: Body Modification. Ever since the appearance of the piercing- and tattoo fashion in the nineties, body modification blooms in its weirdest forms in the Western industrial countries. more...

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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

A Smile like a Print

Researchers dream about a future when they could "print" skin tissue and blood vessels. Today the industry already expects promising market chances with laser-sinters of protheses, bones or dental protheses. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the more...

Article by Karin Bäck

Pediatrics: Swap Tongue Depressors against Webcam

Parents no longer have to drop everything and run whenever their child hurts in day care. In simple cases the computer with internet connection and camera provides first aid. The system does not only function in case of a sore throat but also demonstrably with a low more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Do Fat Cells just hang around?

The main function of adipocytes, i. e. fat cells, is solely the storage of the often so much despised fat pads. But it's obvious: Fat cells can do a lot more. The annoying depots even have influence on the immune system. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

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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Bronchial Carcinoma: Higgledy-Piggledy Early Detection

So far, the detection of in-situ carcinoma in patients with lung cancer was a difficult task. Now Swiss researchers report a breakthrough in diagnostics: A new method for diagnosis is not only double as sensitive as the common endoscopic examination of the bronchia more...

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Gene Doping – The Lab Cheat

Protests against China just don't seem to stop. The Olympic Games 2008 already seem to become a debacle. And another adversity raises from yet a different direction. Will Peking be the venue of the first gene doping wave? Or is it just fiction? Experts are groping in more...

Article by Karin Bäck

Cheap is just not working

Just the industry profits from expensive drugs? Nonsense! A study made by US placebo researchers now shows that patients are judging the efficiency of pills by its price as well. Unnoticed, unknowingly and whether they want it or not... more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Diabetes: Rescue for Diabetes-Feet

It sounds weird but is considered the future special therapy worldwide: The scalpel of all things is supposed to prevent amputations among others on diabetes patients. One of the first places where this new method was applied is the hospital of the medical university more...

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