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Non-metallic total ankle prosthesis

A study successfully completed and published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery describing a new technique for ankle repair. the technique developed by Daniel K. Lee, director of foot and ankle surgery at UCSD Medical Center, consists in applying a material very similar to collagen instead of the current titanium or steel prostheses.… Continua a leggere Non-metallic total ankle prosthesis

28/12/2022Bio Blog

From skin odor to cancer diagnosis

Some English scientists have studied for a long time the correlation between the biochemical profile of a person's smell and any pathologies. The skin or rather the information given by the smells have proved useful for the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer , according to what was reported by Paul Thomas of Loughborough University… Continua a leggere From skin odor to cancer diagnosis

28/12/2022Bio Blog

MOC, Computerized Bone Mineralometry for osteoporosis

X-ray computerized bone mineralometry (abbreviated as MOC ) represents the current method of reference in the diagnosis of osteoporosis , successfully used at the polyclinic of Milan and in other Italian hospitals. MOC is based on the principle of photonic absorptiometry: a thin beam of X-rays passing through the tissues is absorbed in proportion to… Continua a leggere MOC, Computerized Bone Mineralometry for osteoporosis

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Rotavirus infections

Rotavirus infections are not only the first cause of acute gastroenteritis in children, but – as demonstrated by the research group directed by Professor Maurizio de Martino, Director of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Florence and Meyer, in studies carried out with Dr. Elena Chiappini – they also spread to the respiratory… Continua a leggere Rotavirus infections

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Universal influenza vaccine

The vaccine that many people get every year to protect themselves against the different viral strains of flu may no longer be necessary. It is the promise of a universal vaccine that lasts "forever", or as some say "for all eternity", and could prove to be an effective weapon in the event of a pandemic.… Continua a leggere Universal influenza vaccine

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Liver stem cells

What better argument than that of stem cells to start the new year: totipotent cells have been used to treat serious liver disease. In Brazil, 15 people were chosen from those on the waiting list for liver transplantation and were – on a voluntary basis – subjected to cell therapy. "We are still in a… Continua a leggere Liver stem cells

28/12/2022Bio Blog

What if the problem was the detergent?

Not everyone knows that in common detergents there are chemical agents that are difficult to eliminate in the rinsing phase. These chemical residues, highly allergenic, are in fact absorbed by washed clothes, despite rinsing, and then released in contact with the skin especially in situations of perspiration. Sweat triggers a chemical reaction which, in a… Continua a leggere What if the problem was the detergent?

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Unsafe sex common among young people

A new study by British researchers has revealed that cultural and social factors would induce young people to have unprotected sex. The study, carried out at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and published in the latest edition of the Lances medical journal, found similar sexual behaviors not only within the same state but… Continua a leggere Unsafe sex common among young people

28/12/2022Bio Blog

Hopes from gene therapy for Parkinson's

Yesterday World Parkinson's Day was celebrated, a conference organized in the Campidoglio by the Italian Parkinsonian Association (AIP). The data reported is certainly not comforting: in Italy alone there are four hundred thousand people with Parkinson's disease, a disease that affects 3 people out of every thousand (about 1% of the over 65s) and which… Continua a leggere Hopes from gene therapy for Parkinson's

28/12/2022Bio Blog