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Do Financial Incentives Help Obese People to Achieve and to Maintain a Target Weight?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
By means of a field experiment, the research presented in this video tested the effects of financial incentives on the dieting behavior of obese people. As CHRISTOPH M. SCHMIDT explains, patients leaving rehabilitation clinics have been selected for the study and were given different treatments to help them achiev...
(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
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Do People Choose Optimal Health Insurance Plans?
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(Latest Thinking), 14 mins
The health insurance market is driven by the individual choices consumers make on their insurance plans. The research presented in this video explores the questions of how consumers choose these plans, whether they are able to pick the plan most suited to their situation and whether they switch to another and bett...
(Latest Thinking), 14 mins
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How Can Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Be Treated Effectively in a Variety of Patients?
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(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
One the most common types of leukemia is chronic lymphocytic leukemia. To find the right treatment for an individual patient with that disease is a challenging task and many patients develop a resistance against the existing drugs. The purpose of the research presented by BRIGITTE VOIT in this video is to find new...
(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
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How Can Magnetic Resonance Imaging Be Improved for Early Disease Detection?
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(Latest Thinking), 7 mins
The technique of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or short MRI, is a useful and widely used tool in clinical diagnostics. However, the current MRI techniques are not sensitive enough to detect low concentrations of drugs or disease related molecules. LEIF SCHRÖDER explains that MRI is typically based on the detection...
(Latest Thinking), 7 mins
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How Can We Improve the Existing Vaccine for Tuberculosis to Combat the Growing Number of Multi-Resistant Strains?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
Each year 1.5 million people die of tuberculosis thus making it the number one killer of all contagious diseases. With the number of multi-resistant tuberculosis growing, currently available treatments are no longer as effective as they used to be. The existing vaccine does not protect against pulmonary tuberculos...
(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
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How Does the Enzyme MOF Work as a Molecular Bridge between Epigenetics and Metabolism?
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(Latest Thinking), 7 mins
All cells in our bodies contain the same genetic information. Yet, these cells make up very different parts of the body like liver, heart, and eyes. This is achieved by expressing certain genes and inactivating others. The protein MOF is known to play an important role in this process: DNA does not flow freely in...
(Latest Thinking), 7 mins
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How Does the Interaction of Water with Collagen Lead to Pretension in Our Connective Tissues?
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(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
The connective tissues in our body – such as skin, tendon, or bones – all contain a molecule called collagen. When you cut your skin, it springs open. This shows that the tissues in our body are under pretension. The research presented in this video is interested in the question of whether the interaction of c...
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How Prevalent is Conflict of Interest in the Medical Profession?
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(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
Allegiance to a particular form of therapy or financial ties to a pharmaceutical company are among the phenomena that can undermine a physician’s primary goal, to provide the best possible treatment for his or her patients. In this video, KLAUS LIEB explores the ways in which conflicts of interest occur for both...
(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
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What Role Does Life Expectancy Play for the Economic Development of Countries?
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(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
The findings on the relation between economic development and life expectancy at birth have long been contradictory. In the theoretical model and data analysis presented in this video it is shown that prolongation of life expectancy is a turning point for economic development: As UWE SUNDE explains, the effect of...
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How Can the Toxic Effects of Chemical Compounds on Humans Be Predicted by Means of Crowdsourcing?
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As humans react differently to chemical substances one of the challenges for public health is to establish which compounds are harmful for whom. The research project presented in this video uses crowdsourcing as part of the DREAM challenges as a method to improve research on this topic by involving the scientific...
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