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Spinal cord injury is a severe and devastating neurological disorder that leaves patients with permanent paralysis of the body. No treatment is available today to regenerate interrupted nerve fibers and repair the damaged spinal cord. The incidence of spinal cord injury is about newly injured 10’000 people per year in the EU, and due to an almost normal life expectancy more than 200’000 patients a ...
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X-ray mammography is the mainstay of breast cancer screening programs. It is estimated that between 20 - 50% of abnormal screening mammograms will prove to be negative. The paradigm in diagnosis is to establish whether a lesion is benign or malignant. All the imaging techniques conventionally used today – diagnostic x-ray, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging have many limitations, leadi ...
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Most older adults have multiple chronic diseases (multimorbidity) and multiple medications (polypharmacy). However, multimorbid patients are often excluded from clinical trials and most guidelines address diseases in isolation. Inappropriate drug prescription and poor drug compliance are common and contribute to up to 30% of hospital admissions. OPERAM investigators developed STOPP/START criteria ...
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD), more specifically, vulnerable plaque rupture, remains the major cause of death for people at middle age. The CVENT consortium will revolutionize screening, diagnosis and monitoring of CVD by means of a compact photoacoustic imaging (PAI) system for vulnerable plaque imaging.In the carotid arteries feeding the brain, vulnerable plaque rupture initiates cerebrovascular ...
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Although vaccination is the cornerstone of prophylaxis, current vaccines provide only moderate protection. Most employ inactivated or protein-based, including multimeric antigen, vaccines requiring annual updating. Their limited antigen loads provide limited capacity for inducing robust immune defences, without assurance that both humoral and cell mediated (CMI) responses, as well as durable immun ...
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Though survival of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) has improved, relapse remains a leading cause of mortality in childhood cancer. Given the rarity of the disease, only a large international cooperative group can recruit sufficient patients for prospective studies with specific questions in biologic subgroups. Under the umbrella of the I-BFM SG all relevant mainly European study ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriasis arthritis (PSA) are destructive polyarthritic diseases having high incidence rates worldwide of about 1,5% and 0,5% respectively. Arthritis-related joint destruction leads to disabilities which result in a loss of patient’s quality of life, often include an inability to work and significant costs for healthcare systems. The functional outcome is strongly dep ...
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Individualisation of cancer therapy based on standardized biomarker assays is one of the most demanding challenges in cancer medicine. In the RESPONSIFY consortium, we will integrate information on response prediction from different breast cancer types and methodologies into biomarker tests for targeted therapies in the clinical routine setting. Those tests will be developed for commercialisation ...
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"To maintain homeostasis of the central nervous system (CNS) the blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents the free transcellular passage of hydrophilic molecules from the blood into the CNS. Because of this, the BBB is now recognised as the major obstacle to the treatment of most neurological disorders, as it hinders the delivery of many potentially important therapeutic and diagnostic substances to the ...
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Nano Health-Environment Commented Database (NHECD)

Start date: 01 Dec 2008, End date: 30 Nov 2012,

We propose to use our recent advanced research results and build a novel and useful automatic database on the impact of nano-particles on health and environment, which will be hosted and maintained by a expert software company based in Europe. The strength and innovation is double folded: primarily in automatic extraction and understanding from free text, which is in particular suited to create a ...
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"The incidence of skin cancer in Europe, US, and Australia is rising rapidly. One in five will develop some form of skin cancer during the lifetime. A person has a 1:33 chance to develop melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer. Melanoma is the second most common cancer in women aged 20-29, and the sixth most common cancer in men and women. In 2007, more than 1 million new cases will be diagnosed ...
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It is therefore in the focus of approaches for the identification of predictive molecular biomarkers. In contrast to transcriptomics, the changes in metabolite levels that are associated with tumor development and progression have not been investigated to a great extent, so far. Metabolomics is defined as the study of all metabolites in a cell, ti ...
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