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Can Autism Be Explained by Biological Causes and Hence Be Treated Medically?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
Autism spectrum disorders are largely of genetic origin, and 5-10% of cases are currently known to be caused by a single gene mutation. Understanding the consequences of these mutations in detail can open the way for medical treatment. The study presented in this video focused on how a frequent mutation seen in pa...
(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
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Can Biosignatures Be Used to Develop a Reliable, Fast and Low-Cost Test for Tuberculosis?
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(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
Tuberculosis is still a major health issue and the number one killer of all contagious diseases. But while more than 2 billion people are infected with the tuberculosis agent, only 10% develop an active disease. Current diagnostic tests cannot distinguish between infected people and people with active tuberculosis...
(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
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Collaborative care planning to improve usage of hearing aids
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produced by University of Surrey (Surrey, England: University of Surrey, 2015), 4 mins
This thesis examines the reasons why a significant number of patients do not wear hearing aids, as well as the link to collaborative care planning to improve usage of hearing aids that leads to improved quality of life.
produced by University of Surrey (Surrey, England: University of Surrey, 2015), 4 mins
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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 Biomaterial Scaffolds Help to Repair Damaged Spinal Cords by Guiding Nerves to Grow Across the Injury?
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(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
In the 1980s researchers showed that damaged nerves in the spinal cord have the ability to regrow. Chemical engineers contribute to the field of spinal cord repair by developing biomaterial scaffolds that support cell and nerve growth inside the body after an injury. In the research project explained by LAURA DE L...
(Latest Thinking), 12 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 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Help Detect, Visualize, and Treat Strokes?
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(Latest Thinking), 11 mins
Stroke is one of the most frequent neurological disorders, befalling over 250.000 persons each year in Germany alone. The research underlying this video explores the role of non-invasive methods for stroke diagnosis and therapy. The use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), which produces image-signals...
(Latest Thinking), 11 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 the Toxic Effects of Chemical Compounds on Humans Be Predicted by Means of Crowdsourcing?
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(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
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...
(Latest Thinking), 8 mins
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