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.

What regulates the ‘glue’ needed for nerve repair?

Researchers at The University of Queensland have identified a molecule essential for regulating the repair of injured nerves, which could help people recover from nerve damage. The finding was made…

A potential new target for cancer immunotherapies

Tumors can use an enzyme called ART1 to thwart antitumor immune cells, making the enzyme a promising new target for immunity-boosting cancer treatments, according to a study from researchers at…

Brain organoids provide insight into malformations of cortical development

A study at the Hector Institute for Translational Brain Research (HITBR) at the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim shows that cerebral organoids open up new insights into…

Novel nanoparticles with potential for enhanced deep tumor therapy

Patent pending for combination of scintillation and upconversion luminescence. Researchers Dr Yansong Feng and Prof. Hong Zhang at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of…

Smart LED contact lenses for treating diabetic retinopathy

Diabetes is a long-term chronic disease with many complications and requires care over a lifetime. The longer a patient suffers from diabetes, the higher the risk of developing retinopathy which…

Using pulsed magnetic fields to fight neurodegenerative diseases

Successful innitial laboratory research results at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the HZDR. In motor neuron diseases of the nervous system, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commands…

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