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It was previously unclear which tumour cells are able to metastasise. For this to happen, apparently certain fat-sensitive receptors, which the metastasising cells carry in their membrane, are ... [more]

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They won't replace animal experiments and clinical trials, but organoids derived from stem cells already offer many advantages. Zika virus could be studied in a mini-brain. The bacterium ... [more]

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Image of the Week - February 27, 2017 - CIL:38980

  CIL:38980 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/38980 Description: Confocal image of the developing eye of a chick embryo. The dark region in the centre is the where the surface layer has invaginated to form the lens vesicle. The tissue ... [more]
ZDoggMD - Medical Satire published a video

"EHR State Of Mind" (Adapted from Jay Z's "Empire State Of Mind") by ZDoggMD

In this video ZDoggMD raps about moving from documenting patients' data on paper to using the Electronic Health Record (EHR)...and he sure does not hide his aversion towards the software. Read more in his blog: ... [more]
Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich has edited the Flexikon article Allostasis
Allostasis is the adaptive response of the organism to chronic or extreme strain conditions, which ensures survival in life-threatening situations. Typical examples for allostatic responses include fever, adaptation to stress by increased release of ... [more]
Anne Düchting has edited the Flexikon article Homeostasis
Homeostasis is physiological pursuit for accomplishing an equilibrium that is necessary for keeping an organism or an organ in life and function.
The term was coined in 1926 by Walter B. Cannon (1871 - 1945). It means that the internal milieu of ... [more]
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Image of the Week - February 20, 2017 - CIL:38815

CIL:38815 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/38815 Description: A colour-enhanced scanning electron micrograph image showing a cluster of Clostridium difficile on a surface. Clostridium difficile is a species of Gram-positive bacteria that ... [more]
Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich has edited the Flexikon article Allostasis
Allostasis denotes an adaptive response of the organism to chronic or extreme strain conditions. Typical examples are fever, adaptation to stress by increased release of glucocorticoids and the TACITUS syndrome.

Mechanisms
The concept of allostasis ... [more]
Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich has edited the Flexikon article Homeostasis
Homeostasis is physiological pursuit for accomplishing an equilibrium that is necessary for keeping an organism or an organ in life and function.
The term that has been coined in 1926 by Walter B. Cannon (1871 - 1945). It means that the internal ... [more]
Dr. Johannes W. Dietrich has published the Flexikon article Allostasis
Allostasis denotes an adaptive response of the organism to chronic or extreme strain conditions. Typical examples are fever, adaptation to stress by increased release of glucocorticoids and the TACITUS syndrome.

Mechanisms
The concept of allostasis ... [more]
ZDoggMD - Medical Satire published a video

“Ain’t The Way To Die” (Adapted from Eminem & Rihanna) by ZDoggMD

In this video ZDoggMD tackles an unpleasant but crucial topic: death and dying. How do we want our life to end? Who gets to decide whether we receive life-sustaining measures or not when we can't? Read more about this topic here: ... [more]
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