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"Eliminate hepatitis" – World Hepatitis Day 2017
Vaccinations or at least an early diagnosis are vital to effectively eliminate viral hepatitis – the disease is still a global public health threat. The annual World Hepatitis Day aims to raise awareness for the disease and its prevention.
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Anticoagulant drugs are being prescribed against safety advice
A study by researchers at the University of Birmingham has shown that GPs are prescribing anticoagulants to patients with an irregular heartbeat against official safety advice.
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Silk 'micrococoons' could be used in biotechnology and medicine
Microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms have been manufactured by a team of researchers. The tiny capsules, which are invisible to the naked eye, can protect sensitive molecular materials, and could prove a significant technology in areas including food science, biotechnology and medicine.
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Skin vaccination with microneedle patch, influenza fusion protein
A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness of conventional influenza vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
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Social interaction affects cancer patients' response to treatment
How well cancer patients fared after chemotherapy was affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
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Alternative antimicrobial compounds could come from wastewater
Municipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found.
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Improving ICU care and communication through technology use
Hospitalization in an intensive care unit (ICU) can be a frightening and sometimes traumatizing experience for patients. Although engaging the patient and improving communication among the clinical team can positively impact care and the patient experience, the ICU environment can be a challenging place to engage patients.
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New harmless radiopaque glue to seal bleeding and guide surgery
First nanoparticle-based adhesive with imaging contrast effect in CT and ultrasound was successfully tested in animals and showed less toxicity than the FDA-approved glue CA-Lp.
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Critical need for standardized organ donation metrics
Across the country, there are 58 Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO), which are responsible for recovering and distributing organs and tissues for life-saving and life-enhancing transplants. Each OPO is designated to serve a specific geographic area and works with the transplant centers in their area to match donors with recipients.
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How physical exercise prevents dementia
Numerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age. Now researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how exercise affects brain metabolism.
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Industry News

UK’s MedTech Industry Forges Closer International Trading Relationships
The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) has become the first UK Life Sciences industry association to create a bespoke membership offering for international companies.  The unique...
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South African Knysna Fires June 2017
A massive shout out to Burnshield Emergency Burn Care for their amazing contributions with medical supplies at this time of need !! Thisa is a company who have made a GIANT impact on this disaster...
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Distribution Agreement with Hologic for Tumark clipmarker
Berlin, Germany — April 3, 2017— SOMATEX® Medical Technologies GmbH today announced a distribution partnership agreement with Hologic, Inc., a leading provider of medical imaging systems, effective...
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WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 in Munich
On February 7-8, 2017 the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference will be hosted in Munich for the 11th time. The market is progressing and purchasing, sourcing and wholesale are becoming more and more...
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CoATherm AK-F200 introduced at Hochiminh University of Medical Center, Vietnam
CoATherm AK-F200 RF Tumor ablation system has been introcuded by Vascular Thoracic Dept. at Hochiminh University of Medical Center, Vietnam. Dr.Vy the head of Vascular Thoracic Dept orgainzed the...
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Sony to showcase its smart end-to-end medical workflow innovations at MEDICA 2016
New workflow solutions for the Integrated OR support more efficient diagnosis, surgery and post-operative care in today’s networked hospital environment Düsseldorf (Hall 10, Stand H57), 8 November...
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IMMS harnesses for point-of-care diagnostics
Test setup with live demonstration for personalized diagnostics of cancer in Hall 3/G60. Ilmenau, 15.11.2016. At the MEDICA 2016 IMMS is presenting its first approaches for the personalized...
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WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2017 in Munich
On February 7-8, 2017 the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference will be hosted in Munich for the 11th time. The market is progressing and purchasing, sourcing and wholesale are becoming more and more...
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MeriConnect makes surgical video and image handling simpler and more efficient
Video recordings in the operating room are becoming more common as non-invasive surgery and new medical technology are emerging. Additionally, hospitals need to pay more attention to the quality of...
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06/22/2017

Physician Assistant - profession with perspective

The doctor's profession is exhausting and involves many different activities. For a long time, there have been discussions about how doctors can be supported by other specialists. One solution: help from so-called physician assistants.
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07/24/2017

Prenatal diagnosis: genetic analysis using droplet PCR

A new analysis method that uses fetal DNA extracted from the mother’s blood is designed to non-invasively reach a prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders in a child. A task force of the Hahn Schickard Society for Applied Research is an active part of the "ANGELab" project and co-developed this diagnostic procedure.
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05/08/2017

Project A.L.I.N.A: Training in the interdisciplinary emergency room

How can emergency room associates continue to educate themselves in a fast manner and without bureaucratic hurdles? The A.L.I.N.A Project, which gives associates new tools with special assistance services and learning environments, delivers the solution. We spoke with Prof. Sabine Blaschke at the University Hospital Göttingen about these tools and how they work.
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