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Promising research on glycated proteins

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Written by Friday, 11 May 2012 15:18
Overwight and obesity, caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, present us with one of the greatest health challenges of our time. As a result, we have seen an enormous increase in the prevalence of diabetes. "We are, in fact, facing a global diabetes epidemic", says Casper Schalkwijk, extraordinary professor of Experimental…
Video: Piet Leroy about his dissertation, entitled ‘Improving procedural sedation and/or analgesia in children; from practice over evidence to practice’, which he defended on 2 March. 

 

“Patients want to be treated at home”

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Written by Friday, 02 March 2012 09:02
Patient mobility is a hot item in ‘Brussels’. With freedom of movement within the EU, seeking healthcare across borders seems logical, at least in the minds of policy makers. But do EU citizens actually take this step? A study by the department of Health Services Research shows that the opposite…

Radical medicine: smart drugs to save the brain

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Written by Friday, 17 February 2012 13:06
A drug that halts the breakdown of neurons after a stroke, diagnostics that detect hypertension before blood pressure rises, and an imaging technique that localises vascular disease even before symptoms occur. This is the work for which Professor Harald Schmidt, MD, PhD, has been awarded a European research grant worth…
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