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Final Press Report 2017

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Managing antibiotics not enough to reverse resistance
Researchers have discovered that reducing the use of antibiotics will not be enough to reverse the growing prevalence of antibiotic resistance for some types of bacteria.
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Tiny robots step closer to treating hard-to-reach parts of the body
Tiny remotely operated robots could be designed to diagnose and treat illness in hard-to-reach areas of the human body, research suggests. In tests, a swarm of robots measuring a few millionths of a metre long - about the size of a blood cell - were guided magnetically to sites in the stomach of rats.
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Any physical activity in elderly better than none at all
Any physical activity in the elderly is better than none at all for reducing cardiovascular risk, according to an 18-year study in more than 24 000 adults published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
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Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset and progression
While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack any organ system in the human body, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution and ultraviolet light, explains Gaurav Gulati, MD, a physician-researcher at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.
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Biomarker may predict early Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a peptide that could lead to the early detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The discovery, published in Nature Communications, may also provide a means of homing drugs to diseased areas of the brain to treat AD, Parkinson's disease, as well as glioblastoma, brain injuries and stroke.
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Brain chemistry study shows chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War illness as unique disorders
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological - in origin chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI).
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Unlocking the secrets of Ebola
Scientists identify biomarkers that indicate likelihood of survival in infected patients.
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Dog ownership linked to lower mortality
A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up.
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Understanding the Berlin patient's unexpected cure
A decade ago, the medical world was shocked when a patient in Berlin, Germany, had been declared free of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant to treat cancer. Doctors have repeatedly tried to replicate the result, but this HIV cure has evaded other patients so far.
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Could this protein protect people against coronary artery disease?
The buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries is an unfortunate part of aging. But by studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers led by UNC's Jonathan Schisler, PhD, have identified a possible genetic basis for coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as potential new opportunities to prevent it.
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Industry News

MEDICA 2017 - a successful week for PROTEC
MEDICA has passed and once again the fair proved to us that it is one of the most important events for our company. We can look back on a very successful and interesting week. Many visitors came to...
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The Hazards of Surgical Smoke
Surgical smoke is a health hazard that can often be overlooked in surgical theatre. In Denmark, legislation has been in place since 2001 to ensure surgical smoke prompts removal at the point of...
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FocalSpec’s UULA answers the demand for automated quality control in fast-growing medical device markets
FocalSpec, the Finnish expert in high-precision quality control devices, will launch their first 3D imaging and metrology system UULA at MEDICA Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. UULA can be used both...
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Ginolis Announces Distribution Agreement with Darwin Microfluidics for Dispensing Pumps
Ginolis, a global supplier of production automation and dispensing solutions, today announced a distributor agreement with Darwin Microfluidics, an online supplier of microfluidic kits, products and...
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JAMM PRODUCTS LAUNCHES HANDS-FREE DOOR HANDLE TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTIONS, AND TO HELP THOSE WITH REDUCED HAND FUNCTION.
The Hands-Free Door Handle, patented and produced by Jamm Products Ltd, helps premises in healthcare, education, transport, hospitality, and the food and drink industry prevent harmful infections...
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The World's most effective doorstop Debuts at Medica
Jamm makes its debut at Medica (Stand 16G25-1), with its innovative and uniquely designed safety product, the Jamm Doorstop. Jamm Doorstops are designed and manufactured in the UK and they protect...
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GlucoMe Initiative Launched to Support World Diabetes Day Awareness at Medica 2017
GlucoMe , an Israeli company that has developed a comprehensive digital diabetes care platform , has launched an initiative to support World Diabetes Day Awareness at the annual Medica 2017...
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Batteryless RFID sensor chip sends measured data out of aqueous solutions
IMMS demonstrates prototype at MEDICA, Nov 13th – 16th, Hall 3/G60 13th November 2017. At the MEDCIA trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, IMMS presents via live-demo a passive RFID microelectronic chip...
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biolitec® Medica 2017: FiLaC® confirms success with long-term study - New therapy method for endometriosis - Mobile LEONARDO® Mini laser can also be used for varicose veins
Jena, November 13, 2017 - The success of FiLaC® therapy for the particularly painless and sphincter-friendly removal of anal fistulas from biolitec®, the technology leader in minimally invasive laser...
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EFORE to Showcase New 200 Watt Ultra Compact Power Solution at Medica/Compamed
EFORE Plc, an international company which designs and manufactures custom and standard AC/DC power supplies and power systems, is pleased to announce it will showcase several new Medical Grade Power...
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09/08/2017

Medical devices: the road to the finished product is not easy

These days, many groups make various demands of medical device developers: manufacturers, users, patients and government agencies. Given all of these interests and concerns, the developers face many challenges. In this interview, we put some of them under the microscope and examine how they can be sidestepped or entirely avoided.
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11/22/2017

Using ultrasound for verification: proof of legal age via handheld scanner

Human trafficking is a global crime that often preys on underage persons and forces them into prostitution and forced labor. In most cases, people are smuggled across borders with fake passports. Scientists at the Fraunhofer IBMT have now developed a non-invasive, handheld smartphone-compatible scanner that uses ultrasound to determine whether a person has reached full legal age.
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08/22/2017

Interface between Physics and Medicine: new interdisciplinary center

Physics has always supported medical science, especially when it comes to practical implementation. Now physicists and health professionals join in collaborative research at an interdisciplinary Center in Erlangen and incorporate fundamental principles of theoretical physics in their studies of diseases.
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