Tag Archives: Nano

Implants: drawing in instead of screwing in

Implants are supposed to quickly connect to the jaw and after that endure powerful forces. Specialists are looking for new strategies: surface structures attract bone-forming cells, at the same time also decreasing the risk of bacterial infections. more...

Bone-breaking Job for Bio-Researchers

For a long time, bone regeneration materials were considered the "babies" of biotechnology retorts. But orthopedists of the future have to readjust: Bones growing back on special matrices are just as much part of future bone medicine as absorbable bone regeneration more...

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Suicide of a Cancer Cell

The tumor suppressor factor p53 prevents the unchecked reproduction of cells but often is modified and ineffective in tumor patients. p73, a close relative, could be the more rewarding target of novel strategies against cancer cells. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Bubbles against Cancer

Diagnostics and therapy all in one go? What's working with cardiac catheters, for sure works with tumors as well. Synthetic blebs and gold constructs provide for clear vision in ultrasound - and then wipe out the rogue tissue. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Warm Regards from iPod

You want to impress your patients? How about his heart beat as an iPod file? Technically no problem. Just keep your eyes open when it comes to pacemakers - at least US cardiologists claim that in their new research. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Just one Drop of Blood…

Bye bye, vein tap! In the future, a sting in the finger tip might be enough. After five seconds of analytics, the attached computer supplies the prognosis - from one drop of blood only. Whether it's the threat of a heart attack or diabetes is just around the corner - more...

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Dressed to – ECG

Put on a T-shirt, measure and record your cardiac activities. That is just how simple an ECG works - the patient does not have to be wired any more. High tech clothing for medical use are gaining ground. more...

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