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Latest Technological Developments
Date: 30/04/2019

Genetic testing has made huge progress in preventive medicine. These blood tests are very reliable and now patients have the possibility to know whether they are at a certain level of risk concerning illnesses like: Certain types of cancer Cardiac diseases High cholesterol predisposition Neurology – Epilepsy And more and more If the results show

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 11/02/2019

Bacteria in our gut could impact our mental balance and especially the likelihood of suffering from depression, according to a study released Monday. The research, however, does not demonstrate a causal link. A team of Belgian researchers analyzed the stool samples of more than 1000 volunteers and found that two families of bacteria were consistently

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 04/12/2018

The entire digestive tract has an area of 1000 m², which represents the largest area of the human body. It contains 100,000 billion micro-organisms that play an important metabolic, secretory and immunological role. Many endogenous and exogenous factors influence the quantitative and qualitative composition of the flora. An imbalance of this composition can cause gastrointestinal

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 22/11/2018

When healthy, the oral microbiome supports and protects the delicate mucous membranes aswell as the surface of the teeth themselves. But in spite of the best intentions to perform daily brushing and flossing, many people still end up with periodontal disease, often referred to as “gum disease”. The result can be deterioration of the gum

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 17/07/2018

Nad + is the acronym for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is found virtually in all living cells. Nad+ is essential to sustaining life.  As a co-factor in cell energy transfer, Nad+ plays a critical role in regulating aging process. A fascinating aspect of Nad+ is its dual role in protecting against factors that age us.

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 04/07/2018

This is a breakthrough: many patients with breast or lung cancer can avoid chemotherapy and its serious side effects, according to studies  that should change the way cancers are treated. The first good news is for women who have had breast cancer. Up to 70% of them can avoid chemotherapy, depending on the results of an existing

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 12/06/2018

A cocktail of your own cells to restore the youthfulness of your skin in the long run. The technique “Nanofat” and “microfat” consists of extracting fat from the patient (autologous fat), then centrifuging and filtering this sample in order to obtain an emulsion of stem cells, and finally reinjecting the cellular concentrate at the level

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 28/05/2018

We operate less and less herniated discs. And soon, some promising techniques will take precedence over “classic” surgery. Laser “surgery”  This is the so-called nucleolysis-laser technique. Performed by interventional radiologists, it is used for herniated discs of medium size, which do not compress the nerve. Under local anesthesia and radiological control, the radiologist introduces, through the

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 06/02/2018

Breast tomosynthesis is a relatively new 3D (three-dimensional) imaging technique that represents the latest technological innovation in mammography and breast cancer screening. 3D mammography can detect many more breast cancers than conventional radiography and reduce the number of misdiagnoses! How does it work? Conventional mammography corresponds to breast radiography, a simple rectilinear projection of mammary

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 23/05/2017

Already very popular in the USA, the gyneco-aesthetics is coming to Europe. The growing demand has nothing surprising, when you take into account that 47% of women are concerned by an aesthetic or functionnal discomfort of their intimate parts. What are the causes? Age is a  fact, since signs of aging affect not only the

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 15/05/2017

Every year in Switzerland, more than three thousand people die from lung cancer, the most deadly of all cancers. Men are the most affected, but in industrialized countries their tumors are decreasing, as many of them have given up tobacco. On the other hand, the number of cases increased among women who started smoking a

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 04/04/2017

“Replacing Viagra by injecting stem cells insitu”, an idea that seems promising, especially for a certain category of patients. Is it possible to replace Viagra with liposuction? “It seems that yes,” say the researchers. According to the results of a study, men who underwent a prostate gland operation due to cancer, have recovered enough of their erectile

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 06/03/2017

AneVivo produced by Anecova, created  and provided by our partner Dr Pascal Mock, restores fertilization to the natural environment of the maternal womb using an In Vivo procedure. This technology offers numerous benefits to both the mother and the embryos. The mother benefits psychologically by playing an active role in the fertilization of her embryos.

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 14/11/2016

An international team has discovered a treatment against osteoporosis for postmenopausal women. This bone fragility affects 450,000 people over the age of 50 in Switzerland and is responsible for 75,000 fractures each year. To achieve this treatment, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers, including Serge Ferrari from Geneva, are interested

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 28/09/2016

Focal One® is a computer-controlled medical device for the treatment of localised prostate cancer by focused ultrasound (HIFU = High Intensity Focused Ultrasound). The energy is delivered via an endorectal probe. The ultrasound waves travel through the rectal wall and are focused on a part of the prostate. This focusing produces intense heat, resulting in

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 15/08/2016

The biocheckup is a precocious diagnosis program focusing on the physiopathological imbalance associated with society illnesses. The precocious diagnosis of the metabolism imbalance at an early stage, before the appearance of an illness, pushes you to take adapted measures that can have a reversible effect on the development of the illness. The genetic heritage, different

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 13/07/2016

The mouth is often perceived as a separate part of the human body. However, growing scientific evidence shows oral health is directly linked to overall health in many ways. Your mouth is a pathway to your body! 90% of systemic diseases have oral manifestations. Oral symptoms are often among the first to appear. Detecting early

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 07/06/2016

Researchers analyzed samples from more than 15,000 patients to determine that a tissue biopsy is often useless to detect tumors! Starting from September 2016, Incorpore medical center will offer these blood analysis to its patients. A blood test would be as or more effective, than a tissue biopsy to detect a cancerous tumor and better

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 11/05/2016

Adolescence causes many changes in the body. Acne is one of the negative sides of this process and can be a big source of stress. Indeed, the fact that there are many spots, that can be quite big (one sometimes even talks of microcysts), can be very difficult to deal with for a young person

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 05/04/2016

Your family history indicates a suspiscion for hereditary colorectal cancer? Genetic testing could be recommended by our specialists. Colorectal cancer (CRC) affects 1 in 20 people during their lifetime. An estimated 25% of all CRC cases present a familial clustering of the disease suggesting a contribution of genetic factors among other risk factors, while approximately

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 31/03/2016

MRI means Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The technique is not new, but being able to perform MRI on a fetus has only been possible relatively recently, due to technological advances that allow specialists to obtain images faster than ever before. Obtaining images quickly is important for fetal MRI, since the fetus moves constantly! Ultrasound remains the

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 17/03/2016

A new blood test using DNA from dying cells can detect diabetes, multiple sclerosis, pancreatic cancer, brain degeneration and other diseases, according to a new clinical research. This technique, which could open the path to a new diagnostic tool, is based on the specific genetic signature of tissues whose cells are dying as a result

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 15/03/2016

Usually the gastroenterologist uses the endoscopy technik to explore the digestive track. He introduces through the mouth or the anus, a long tube with optical fibers, to film inside the digestive tract, to take samples or remove polyps or to plug up a damaged vessel. One talks about colonoscopy for the exploration of the large

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 01/02/2016

You have a suspicious mole, you want to have it checked but the idea of doing a biopsy might be stressful and uncomfortable. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide. More cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. Skin cancer can be easily cured

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 03/11/2015

The knee joint is comprised of three bones: the thigh bone (femur), the shin bone (tibia) and the kneecap (patella). When you flex or straighten your leg, the thigh bone turns on the shin bone, while the kneecap runs along the end of the thigh bone. The leg movement is driven by the thigh muscles,

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 27/10/2015

The skin is a complex system composed of numerous cells, in which each cell has specific optical properties. Numerous studies have sought to study the different interactions of the main skin chromophores with the full range of light spectrum, allowing us to predict the possible interactions between light and skin. Low Level Light Therapy, also

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 13/10/2015

Brain Surgery with full consciousness of the patient is a reality for a few years  in Switzerland: this kind of intervention can remove tumors that were previously considered inoperable, and reduce the risk of possible complications. Many of those who underwent this kind of surgery, remember their fears before it started: what if I die? Or

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 08/10/2015

Breast cancer can spread to other organs (liver, lung metastases, etc.) via the lymph. Obligatory passage of this liquid, a number of axillary lymph nodes can be removed simultaneously with the operation of the tumor. This axillary dissection may nevertheless lead to painful consequences. A new less traumatic method could remedy: the technique of the

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 09/09/2015

According to a study, the presence of three proteins in urine can be used to detect some early stage pancreatic cancer with over 90% accuracy. High levels of a combination of three proteins in urine seem to be a good indicator of pancreatic cancer in early stages of development, according to British researchers. Their study,

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 02/09/2015

Who would have thought, only a few years ago. that it would be possible to give back sight to people who have become blind? For the first time, surgeons transplanted a retinal implant approved in Switzerland, called Argus II, to a visually impaired: a feat achieved on October 30 by a team of specialists in

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 24/08/2015

Swiss and American researchers have found a way to reprogram cancer cells so they can become healthy again. This discovery was published in Nature Cell Biology this Monday. Teams from the Mayo Clinic in Florida, and the Geneva University discovered that adhesion proteins, which are involved in the cell binding mechanisms, interact with miRNAs molecules

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 21/08/2015

A team based in Bern emphasize the importance of aggressive cells’ development in healthy tissues, opening the way for potential new treatments. Researchers supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation have discovered how aggressive cells can invade healthy tissue in the early stages of tumor development. This breakthrough opens a new way to attack cancer at its

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 19/08/2015

Gastroscopy is an excellent technique for investigation of upper gastrointestinal pathology. It is the procedure to investigate many common digestive symptoms such as abdominal pain, heartburn, dyspepsia and dysphagia. Technical improvements have allowed to significantly reduce the diameter of endoscopes used to examine the upper gastrointestinal tract. Hence, transnasal introduction of endoscopes used to perform a

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 13/07/2015

Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious autoimmune disease that affects the skin and joints. It commonly causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. The scaly patches caused by psoriasis, called psoriatic plaques, are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production. Skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and takes on a silvery-white appearance. Plaques frequently

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 30/06/2015

Not all cancers are equally lethal: cancer in your prostate means a longer survival rate than a malignancy in your brain, for example. But even prostate cancer comes in multiple flavors ranging from manageable to very bad. By analyzing the mutated genome of a tumor, doctors can now pinpoint whether a cancer is sensitive to

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 11/05/2015

Stem cells represent the new frontier of medicine and the concrete hope of curing diseases that seemed incurable until yesterday. It is common knowledge that a number of research institutes are concentrating all of their efforts precisely on stem cells, so as to fully understand their properties and treatment potential. Stem cells have the remarkable

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 23/04/2015

Spine surgery is a rapidly evolving field as more traditional large open spine surgeries continue to give way to minimally invasive spine (MIS) surgical techniques. The O-arm® Imaging System is a complete multi-dimensional surgical imaging system. It is designed for use in spine, orthopaedic, and trauma-related surgeries. During back or spine surgery, precision is everything.

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 13/04/2015

Immunotherapy is a new class of cancer treatment that works to harness the innate powers of the immune system to fight cancer. Because of the immune system’s unique properties, these therapies may hold greater potential than current treatment approaches to fight cancer more powerfully, to offer longer-term protection against the disease, to come with fewer

Latest Technological Developments
Date: 31/03/2015

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has long been useful for diagnosing problems of the brain, spine and joints. Over the past decade, MRI has proven useful in diagnosing certain uncommon cardiovascular problems such as aortic dissection, cardiac tumors, and congenital heart disease. And MRI has proven a valuable research tool for studying more common cardiac disorders