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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

Medical articles
Date: 03/07/2015

The liver is the second largest organ in the body. The liver’s function is to process everything we eat or drink and filter any harmful substances from the blood. If too much fat has accumulated in the liver then this process is interfered with. The liver commonly repairs itself by rebuilding new liver cells when

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

Medical articles
Date: 26/06/2015

Rhesus factor is a substance found in people’s blood. Everybody’s blood is either rhesus positive or rhesus negative. On its own the rhesus factor does not cause health problems. But when a mother is Rh negative and her fetus is Rh positive, there can be health risks for that fetus and for the fetus of

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