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Lyme Disease: Rolling the dice with ELISA

In the clinic and the laboratory a war of a special kind is brewing. Ticks transmit Borrelia burgdorferi to 200,000 people each year, year in year out; a vaccine does not exist. Tests have rather big shortcomings – and so some infection remains undetected for years. more...

A Nap with the Scalpel

Whoever does not give his or her brain some rest on a regular basis has to be aware of blackouts. There are various ways to achieve longer "mileage": Coffee, power pills or even better the "cat-nap"? But in general there is always this one question: Just how dangerous more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Smoking makes stupid

Are smokers deaf and dumb of they can't stop despite knowing about the risks for the health? The reverse seems to come closer to the truth: Smoking itself damages ears and brain in the long run. To avoid an early decay it is always worth it to stop the vice even in a more...

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Botox: Wrinkle Killers on the Tramp

For many years the application of Botox was considered safe and nearly free of any side effects. If dosed correctly the bacteria poison works solely locally. Results of Italian neurologists are now raising this fact to question. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

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

Pain Therapy – Extra Hot

The Hungarian pharmacologist Nikolaus Jancso was one of the first to isolate Capsaicin the hot substance from chili and paprika to experiment with it. He set the basis for Capsaicin research with it in medicine at the University of Graz/Austria among others. But lately more...

Article by Karin Bäck

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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Wash and Go for Renal Failure

Scientists in California have developed a portable artificial kidney. It soon could save patients suffering from chronic renal failure from hours and hours of treatment in dialysis centers. In an initial test, the suitability for daily use was tested now on affected more...

Article by Thorsten Braun

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

Boring, Filling, Scanning the Breast

Early detection at the dentist's office? Breast cancer screening at the hairdresser? New biotechnological opportunities in detecting tumor markers open uncommon perspectives. Mainly saliva could play an important role in the future - enabling an early detection for more...

Article by Karin Bäck
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