Health and Medicine

This subject area encompasses research and studies in the field of human medicine.

Among the wide-ranging list of topics covered here are anesthesiology, anatomy, surgery, human genetics, hygiene and environmental medicine, internal medicine, neurology, pharmacology, physiology, urology and dental medicine.

Improving HIV treatment in children and adolescents – the right way!

Globally, around 2.6 million children and adolescents are currently living with HIV, the majority of them in Africa. These young people are much more likely to experience treatment failure than…

Turning the enemy into a friend

Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) can cause chickenpox, as well as shingles and severe complications….

Respiratory bacteria ‘turns off’ immune system to survive

Researchers from The University of Queensland have identified how a common bacterium is able to manipulate the human immune system during respiratory infections and cause persistent illness. The research, led…

Surgical method developed in Leipzig for the treatment of cervical cancer offers advantages over standard treatment

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignant tumour in women worldwide. In the early stages, surgery can be of benefit to most patients. In a comparative study including more…

Early detection of vision loss in age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Findings could enable new therapies and improved treatments: New research by the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) in cooperation with the University of Bonn has shown for the first time that…

Active plant substance reduces pulmonary hypertension

What causes pulmonary hypertension. The blood pressure inside the lungs is typically much lower than in the rest of the body. Pulmonary hypertension occurs when the blood vessels within the…

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