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New treatment for chronic throat irritation and globus sensation in the gullet
Chronic throat irritation, a permanent globus sensation, a sore or dry sensation in the throat are common symptoms, which are often trivialised and wrongly attributed to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. However, these are also the characteristic symptoms of patients suffering from displaced gastric mucosa in the oesophagus (ectopic mucosa).
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Stimuli fading away en route to consciousness
Whether or not we consciously perceive the stimuli projected onto our retina is decided in our brain. A recent study by the University of Bonn shows how some signals dissipate along the processing path to conscious perception. This process begins at rather late stages of signal processing.
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Rainbow colors reveal cell history: Uncovering β-cell heterogeneity
Dr. Nikolay Ninov, group leader at the DFG research center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, and Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID), and his group developed a system called "Beta-bow", which allows the history of β-cells to be traced by genetic bar-coding and multicolor imaging.
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Researchers describe mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss
This knowledge can provide targets in the search for novel bone-loss therapeutics to treat osteoporosis.
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Respiratory diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, depressive symptoms and diabetes
Respiratory diseases are major causes of disease burden and mortality. They are also the focus of the latest issue of the Journal of Health Monitoring, which features a Focus article that considers acute respiratory diseases such as influenza as well as chronic lung diseases including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
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Drugs in disguise heal the brain
The treatment of brain diseases is on the verge of a breakthrough. Researchers from Aalborg University are developing a new method that 'smuggles' medicine past the brain's defense systems, giving hope that diseases such as Alzheimer's can one day be cured.
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Differences in aggression among people with dementia
Physical aggression among people with dementia is not unusual. A study from Lund University in Sweden showed that one-third of patients with the diagnosis Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive towards healthcare staff, other patients, relatives, animals and complete strangers. This manifestation of disease must be both understood and addressed in the right way.
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Cancer drug stimulates tripolar mode of mitosis
Taxanes inhibit cell division and make cancer cells sensitive to radiation therapy. A current study has investigated the underlying mechanisms of this action – and which biomarkers may be useful for predicting the success of therapy.
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Why only half of healthcare workers have the flu vaccine
The low uptake of flu vaccination among medical students and doctors is influenced by social attitudes say researchers. Despite a recommendation from the Chief Medical Officer for England that all healthcare workers are vaccinated annually, only 55 percent are protected against the spread of influenza, this could contribute to staff sickness and mortality among elderly patients.
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Immune cells help fat deal with environmental challenges
Immunosuppressive regulatory T-cells play an important role in the functioning of adipose tissue. This is the discovery of scientists from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Their findings are published in the journal 'Cell Metabolism'.
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The Future of Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery is on the rise globally with many of the world’s leading medical device companies investing heavily in product development. The latest robotic devices offer superhuman dexterity,...
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This catalogue is an essential tool for all the electro/mechanical R&D engineers as it shows the detailed range of stepper and brushless motors which attract a very competitive price. The...
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DICOM images in original quality can be stored and shared in the cloud
In 2017, OR Technology introduces the DICOM cloud for medical practitioners. ORCA (OR Technology Cloud Archiving) is a custom cloud solution for storing medical documents, including DICOM images and...
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Elers Medical® enhance the stay of children in hospitals by announcing the exclusive launch of the Moomin printed Antimicrobial and Untreated Disposable Pediatric Curtains
Elers Medical are an internationally leading provider of innovative patient room infection control solutions and as such are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the exclusive...
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Announcing Qube Mini patient monitor optimized for transport
High acuity monitor is designed to deliver an uninterrupted level vigilance when the patient is most vulnerable SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — June 2017 — Spacelabs Healthcare proudly introduces Qube Mini, the...
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Danish subcontractors bring cutting-edge component technology to the medical device industry
The global medical device industry is increasingly outsourcing key knowledge and production development functions to subcontractors. To meet the demands, Danish subcontractors to the medical device...
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FreeForm WorkStation Rotary Packaging Machines System
FreeForm WorkStation Rotary Packaging Machines System Just-In-Time maufacturing. The FreeForm WorkStation's enables our customers to benefit from an innovative stainless steel design, maximum...
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FIT-one: Demonstrator for inductive power- and data transmission for medical technology
FRIWO, German system supplier for charging technology and power supply solutions, has built up a new inductive demonstrator: the “FIT-one”. This novelty illustrates many elements of a possible system...
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Ginolis Rapid Test Assembly System Selected by Chembio Diagnostics, Inc.
Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CEMI), a leader in point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, has selected Ginolis Ltd, a global supplier of automation solutions, to deliver...
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Haemopharm is a pioneer company in the manufacturing and commercialization of flexible bags, connectors, delivery systems and biotechnology products for many different medical areas. Haemopharm is...
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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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The "Leipzig Spoon" to cure pathological myopia

Many people all over the world suffer from myopia, also known as nearsightedness. A severe elongation of the eyeball is the cause behind it. If it continues to progress, it ultimately leads to complete loss of vision. Now an innovative medical device intends to stop this progression in the future.
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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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