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New way to target advanced breast cancers
A cytokine signature found in certain kinds of breast cancer cells can not only serve as a diagnostic tool for HER2-negative cancers but also offer an effective treatment target.
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New test procedure for diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens
A team of researchers at the University of Cologne's Faculty of Medicine and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) has achieved a scientific breakthrough in the accelerated diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens. Using a novel immunochromatographic method, the researchers detected bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic group carbapenemes.
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New micro-platform reveals cancer cells’ natural behavior
A new cell culture platform allows researchers to observe never-before-seen behaviors of live cancer cells under the microscope, leading to explanations of long-known cancer characteristics.
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New method enables accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease can be difficult, as several other conditions can cause similar symptoms. Now a new brain imaging method can show the spread of specific tau protein depositions, which are unique to cases with Alzheimer's.
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Artificial intelligence can determine lung cancer type
Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and published online in Nature Medicine, the study found that a type of artificial intelligence (AI), or "machine learning" program, could distinguish with 97 percent accuracy between adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma-two lung cancer types that experienced pathologists at times struggle to parse without confirmatory tests.
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New test kit for quick, accurate and low-cost screening of diseases
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of nucleic acids) can be designed to detect a wide range of diseases.
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Proteins surf to mitochondria – Novel transport pathway discovered
Prof. Johannes Herrmann, a researcher at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, and his team discovered a novel mechanism by which newly synthesized proteins reach their respective target compartment in the cell. Proteins destined to mitochondria, are not directly transported to mitochondria but are directed to the surface of the endoplasmic reticulum.
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New means to fight "un-killable" bacteria in healthcare settings
Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have identified new means of fighting drug-tolerant bacteria, a growing global threat as menacing as drug-resistant microbes. Little is known about the mechanisms leading to tolerance, a strategy that makes bacteria "indifferent" to antibiotics and almost "un-killable," which results in chronic infections.
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New nanoparticles wait to release drugs, target infection
Current WSU research shows stimuli-responsive nanoparticles can specifically target infections to simultaneously prevent the spread of bacteria and reduce the inflammation it causes. These microscopic particles are loaded with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agents which are released when the particles encounter infection in the body.
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Nikon Imaging Center opens at UC San Diego
Center will provide the latest in microscopic tools and technologies, including "super-resolution"
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Industry News

HUDSON Institute established assay for early detection of preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is a serious disorder of human pregnancy with the risk of a premature birth and lifethreatening blood pressure of the mother. The adjustment of the blood pressure as well as the...
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FLATPAQ RRC2130 – The world’s first multi-cell standard batteries using prismatic Lithium-Ion cells
Today, a majority of the smart, multi-cell Lithium-Ion battery packs utilize 18650 cells. Battery packs using prismatic cells are very common in consumer products (smart phones, etc.), generally using...
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ALBIS PLASTIC introduces the ALCOM® MED product line portfolio and invests in the Hamburg site
Hamburg, 06/18/2018. ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH are expanding their product portfolio to include customized compounds for healthcare applications such as medical products, pharmaceutical packaging and...
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Turkish version of "Worthknowing Facts about Steam Sterilization"
Our well-known booklet "Worthknowing Facts about Steam Sterilization" is now available in Turkish language. As a standard reference guide in Germann CSSDs we hope to continue...
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Spacelabs Healthcare celebrates 60 years of innovation
SNOQUALMIE, Wash., August 27, 2018 (BUSINESS WIRE) — This month marks the 60th anniversary of a pioneering medical telemetry company that helped enable the first American spacewalk and the historic...
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ACE BG and Advantecnia already have the UL Certification
ACE Business Group has achieved the prestigious UL Certification for its solutions, Advantecnia. UL (Underwriters Laboratories), founded in 1894, has a great experience in regulatory compliance and...
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40 years of excellence in disinfection and hygiene
Start of the anniversary year – with 20 towels extra for ready-to-use disinfection wipes Dr. Schumacher GmbH starts in its anniversary year. The company was founded in 1978 by Dr. Henning Schumacher...
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Ginolis Pixie brings high speed optical quality inspection to Medtech industry
Ginolis, an innovative provider of assembly automation, liquid handling and quality inspection solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of Pixie, a standard system for automated optical quality...
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Caja de Seguro Social presented to various government agencies the SIGAC project (Integrated System Management Systems and Corporate Assets)
Caja de Seguro Social, presented to various government agencies the SIGAC project (Integrated System Management Systems and Corporate Assets) This project SIGAC , involves the implantation...
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MedNet and Utitec announce cooperation for precision deep drawn and stamped metal components
MedNet GmbH, a Germany-based supplier of medical device components for the European medtech industry, broadens its portfolio by partnering with Utitec, an industry leader in precision deep drawn,...
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