Since its launch, the 3D printer has become increasingly popular. Among others, the medical sector has found many applications for the device, like the production of prostheses, models for surgery practice and cartilage implants. Now pharmacy has its first FDA-approved 3D printed drug developed by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company. Continue reading
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A new therapy against epilepsy has been tested successfully in rodents. The new therapy consists of a one-time injection with a modified virus. From then on, incidentally taking a pill can suppress epileptic seizures. Testing the medication showed no additional effects on normal brain function. Dimitri Kullman and colleagues from the University College London (UCL) published the results in Nature Communications on May 27th. Continue reading
Also this week MedZine brings you the latest medical news on various medical specialisms. In this editorial two striking studies are highlighted. The first describes the role of basophils in food-induced allergic inflammation in the esophagus. The second shows that mental illness is linked to early death risk in patients with epilepsy. Continue reading