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Lowering infection risk in women with obesity after C-section
Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are learning more about ways to prevent infections in women with obesity who have cesarean delivery. The multi-site study revealed using prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) does not appear to lower the risk of infection for this high-risk group.
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TBI patients benefit from light therapy
This study is one of the first, if not the first, prospective, randomized, interventional clinical trials of near-infrared, low-level light therapy (LLLT) in patients who recently suffered a moderate brain injury. If further trials support these findings, light therapy could become the first widely-accepted treatment for this type of injury.
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AI could expand healing with bioscaffolds
A dose of artificial intelligence can speed the development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds that help injuries heal, according to researchers at Rice University. A team led by computer scientist Lydia Kavraki of Rice's Brown School of Engineering used a machine learning approach to predict the quality of scaffold materials, given the printing parameters.
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AI detects osteoarthritis years before it develops
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering have created a machine-learning algorithm that can detect subtle signs of osteoarthritis - too abstract to register in the eye of a trained radiologist - on an MRI scan taken years before symptoms even begin.
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Alteration in the brain of people with Alzheimer's
Despite the important advances in research in recent years, the etiopathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease is still not fully clarified. One of the key questions is to decipher why the production of beta amyloid, the protein that produces the toxic effect and triggers the pathology, increases in the brain of people with Alzheimer's.
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No benefit for PORT in non-small-cell lung cancer
Post-operative radiotherapy (PORT) used in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following complete resection and after (neo) adjuvant chemotherapy shows no statistically significant difference in 3-year disease-free survival (DFS), according to data presented at ESMO 2020. These results give the oncology community a long-awaited answer.
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Study takes us a step closer to a universal antibody test for COVID-19
A new study released by Houston Methodist takes researchers a significant step closer to developing a uniform, universal COVID-19 antibody test. The multicenter collaboration tested alternative ways to measure COVID-19 antibody levels that is faster and easier.
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CityU develops anti-bacterial graphene face masks
Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes.
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World Patient Safety Day 2020: Safe care in the corona crisis
Employee safety is patient safety – this becomes clearer than ever during the Corona pandemic. It is not only about preventing infection, but also about protection from physical and mental stress. This will be highlighted on 17 September 2020 on the occasion of World Patient Safety Day.
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Artificial intelligence helps cut down on MRI no-shows
According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), artificial intelligence (AI) predictive analytics performed moderately well in solving complex multifactorial operational problems - outpatient MRI appointment no-shows, especially - using a modest amount of data and basic feature engineering.
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Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest
MIT researchers have developed a wireless, private way to monitor a person's sleep postures - whether snoozing on their back, stomach, or sides - using reflected radio signals from a small device mounted on a bedroom wall.
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Portable MRI brings brain imaging to the patient bedside
A portable, low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device can be safely used at bedside in complex clinical care settings to evaluate critically-ill patients for suspected stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or other neurological problems, results of a proof-of-concept study show.
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New method to fight cancer with molecular fibers
According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death, accounting for almost 25% of all death cases. Chemotherapy is often used as a treatment, but also brings side effects for healthy organs.
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Powerful push for AI for cancer immunotherapy
Case Western Reserve University works with NYU and pharmaceutical companies Bristol Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca to validate imaging-based solutions for predicting response to therapy for lung cancer patients.
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OCT helps to see the eye like never before
Researchers are able to visualize the retina's function at the cellular level, which will help accelerate cures for blinding diseases.
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UNC researchers publish striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Camille Ehre, PhD, generated high-powered microscopic images showing startlingly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads on human respiratory surfaces, ready to spread infection in infected individuals and to others
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Using machine learning to combat the Coronavirus
Research project developed by TU Berlin and the University of Luxembourg receives funding of 125,000 US dollars from Google.org.
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Reducing mortality with an electronically controlled infusion set
Many diseases require IV infusion therapy. But uncontrolled infusion rates and incorrect dosing can lead to severe complications or even death. The ECGF-IS project aims to improve the safety of IV therapies in developing countries. Its goal is to develop a low-cost, electronically controlled gravity-feed infusion system to reduce the mortality associated with over-infusion and under-infusion.
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Low-cost chip for detecting COVID-19 antibodies
Robust and widespread antibody testing has emerged as a key strategy in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. However current testing methods are too inaccurate or too expensive to be feasible on a global scale. But now, scientists at the OIST have developed a rapid, reliable and low-cost antibody test.
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Robotic muscles could turn back body clock by 2050
Loss of strength and muscle wastage is currently an unavoidable part of getting older and has a significant impact on health and quality of life.
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Coronavirus patients recover faster if they undergo rehabilitation as soon as possible
Researchers in the COVID-19 'hot spot' in the Tyrolean region of Austria recruited consecutive coronavirus patients to their study, who were hospitalised at the University Clinic of Internal Medicine in Innsbruck, the St Vinzenz Hospital in Zams or the cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation centre in Münster, Austria. They reported on the first 86 patients enrolled between 29 April and 9 June.
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Nanobody may prevent COVID-19 infection
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a small neutralizing antibody, a so-called nanobody, that has the capacity to block SARS-CoV-2 from entering human cells. The researchers believe this nanobody has the potential to be developed as an antiviral treatment against COVID-19. The results are published in the journal Nature Communications.
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Innovative, minimally invasive treatment for prostate cancer
For some prostate cancer patients, radical treatment (surgery or radiation) are treatment standards. However, these procedures may cause side effects including urinary incontinence or impotency.
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Improving healthcare through cell-based interceptive medicine
Hundreds of innovators, research pioneers, clinicians, industry leaders and policy makers from all around Europe are united by a vision of how to revolutionize healthcare. In 2 publications they now present a detailed roadmap of how to leverage the latest scientific breakthroughs and technologies over the next decade, to track, understand and treat human cells throughout an individual's lifetime.
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Smart sensors can advance cardiac surgery and therapy
Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics system that could dramatically improve the diagnoses and treatments of a number of cardiac diseases and conditions.
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Industry News

Plasma therapy accelerator: a new solution for better antibody therapy for all coronavirus patients
Genekam Biotechnology AG, Germany has developed a plasma therapy accelerator called SARS-Hunter. This machine gives the possibility to hospitals to isolate the antibodies from plasma to be given as...
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Novaerus Defend 1050 Proven to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 by 99.99%
“To successfully control the spread of pathogens and viruses, we need to close the infection control loop; hands, surfaces and air.” Dr Kevin Devlin, CEO at WellAir, the parent company of Novaerus.
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Sky Labs' CART got a medical device approval from MFDS (Korean FDA)
Sky Labs' CART got a medical device approval by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS). This is another meaningful step following the KGMP certificate and the gigantic step...
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CART-I is now a CE-marked medical device
CART-I is now a CE-marked medical device This August, Sky Labs obtained a CE certificate for our ring-type medical device, CART-I. CE mark is a certification which can only be issued to products that...
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Miniaturization and reliability
STÜKEN MEDICAL is your development partner in medical technology Rinteln, July 20th, 2020 ­– In times of increasing miniaturization, STÜKEN MEDICAL guarantees reliable quality even with large...
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