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Detecting skin cancer quickly

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Photo: Woman controlling dermascanner on a display [05/05/2015] Melanoma is aggressive and life-threatening. If it is not detected early, the prospects of recovery drop. Screening is complicated, though. Together with several project partners, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an assistance system that helps dermatologists with diagnosis.Detecting skin cancer quickly - Read more

MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: Medical Expertise Meets Technical Know-How

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Foto: Traing course participants in front of microskopes [05/05/2015] The connection between science and medical technology produces fascinating results that are of great benefit to patients. These results will be the focus of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE taking place November 16 to 19 in Düsseldorf, in parallel with MEDICA, the world´s largest trade fair for medical technology. MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: Medical Expertise Meets Technical Know-How - Read more

MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: Medical Expertise Meets Technical Know-How

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Foto: Traing course participants in front of microskopes [05/05/2015] The connection between science and medical technology produces fascinating results that are of great benefit to patients. These results will be the focus of the MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE taking place November 16 to 19 in Düsseldorf, in parallel with MEDICA, the world´s largest trade fair for medical technology. MEDICA EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2015: Medical Expertise Meets Technical Know-How - Read more

Early cancer detection: "Physicians and patients need a good database"

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[04/05/2015] Whether it is a mammogram, colonoscopy or a skin cancer screening – after a certain age, we are subject to various early cancer detection screenings. Yet many of us don’t know that these screening tests are also associated with risks. This is something what Dr. Sylvia Sänger from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf discovered in a study.Early cancer detection: "Physicians and patients need a good database" - Read more

Bioactive gel to treat knee injuries

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Photo: The confocal image shows chondrogenic progenitor cells [30/04/2015] A University of Iowa orthopedics research team is working on a solution with hopes it will result in a minimally invasive, practical, and inexpensive approach for repairing cartilage and preventing osteoarthritis.Bioactive gel to treat knee injuries - Read more

High-tech textiles – more than just clothes

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Photo: Special socks for diabetics [30/04/2015] High-tech textiles must fulfill a number of functions and meet many requirements. That is why the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC dedicated some major developing work to this most intriguing research area.High-tech textiles – more than just clothes - Read more

Medical Devices Directive: Inspected and still not safe

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Foto: Stamp with TTIP sign on it [22/04/2015] The Medical Devices Directive defines what constitutes a medical device. At the same time, it inspects and monitors. However, scandals in the medical technology industry keep causing uncertainty. They rekindled debate over the safety and transparency of medical devices and also triggered changes on an international level. As a result, new laws are needed more than ever.Medical Devices Directive: Inspected and still not safe - Read more

Computer model: How our livers will store fat

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Graphic: Liver [07/04/2015] Computer model developed to predict how 'T09' causes the liver to store fat could be used to predict liver fat storage for other drugs and conditions.Computer model: How our livers will store fat - Read more

Diagnosing infectious diseases at the point-of-care

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Photo: The LabDisc device from the DISCOGNOSIS project [01/04/2015] A new "lab-on-a-disc" technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour - allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration that could save thousands of lives.Diagnosing infectious diseases at the point-of-care - Read more

Good bone, bad bone

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Photo: OsteoProbe indentation tool [26/03/2015] For people taking glucocorticoids such as prednisone, the increased risk of bone fracture is a well-documented side effect. Used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including autoimmune diseases and allergies, glucocorticoids are known to cause rapid deterioration in bone strength. Scientists explore a new parameter of bone quality that measures strength instead of density.Good bone, bad bone - Read more

 
 

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