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Whole spine MRI suspected child abuse
According to an article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), whole-spine MRI commonly demonstrates isolated thoracolumbar injuries in children with suspected abusive head trauma.
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Remembering faces and names can be improved during sleep
For those who rarely forget a face, but struggle with names, the remedy for boosting learning may as near as your pillow. New research by Northwestern University is the first to document the effect reactivating memory during sleep has on face-name learning.
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Antiepileptic drugs with a light switch: Michael Wenzel receives an ERC Starting Grant
Dr. Michael Wenzel from the Department of Epileptology at the University Hospital Bonn has received a coveted Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). With the associated funding of 1.5 million euros for the next five years, the neurologist wants to study novel light-activated drugs with antiepileptic effects investigating how they can help against hard-to-treat epilepsies.
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Digital help for eating disorders
Landshut University of Applied Sciences is conducting nationwide research into digital counselling services in the field of eating disorders and wants to support professionals and those affected with the help of guidelines.
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PET/CT artificial intelligence model ideal for predicting risk of future heart attack
By combining information from two advanced imaging techniques with clinical data, physicians can improve their prediction of heart attacks, according to research published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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Alzheimer's research: inflammatory markers are conspicuous at an early stage
Long before the onset of dementia, there is evidence for increased activity of the brain's immune system. Researchers from DZNE and the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) come to this conclusion based on a study of more than 1,000 older adults.
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Cognitive decline not always a sign of Alzheimer's disease
At the first sign of cognitive trouble, people often worry Alzheimer's disease is forthcoming. But poor cognition can be part of the spectrum of normality in older age, according to new research published in JNeurosci.
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Zebrafish and AI replace some mouse experiments in cancer research
Researchers at Uppsala University have used AI to develop a new method to study brain cancer. The method is based on transplanting tumour cells from patients to fish embryos, followed by observation with AI. The method, which is described in the scientific journal Neuro-Oncology, can partly replace current mouse models for studying tumour growth and treatment.
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Custom finger clip offers a new way to measure blood pressure and other vitals
Monitoring a person's blood pressure on a regular basis can help health care professionals with early detection of various health problems such as high blood pressure, which has no warning signs or symptoms. University of Missouri engineers have designed a prototype of a novel blood pressure monitoring device using two photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors.
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Helmholtz Munich wins three new ERC Starting Grants
Helmholtz Munich starts the new year with a triple success: Together with early-career scientists, the research center acquires three ERC Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The researchers have the vision to discover groundbreaking solutions for better health in a rapidly changing world.
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Researchers at Fraunhofer develop a new robot for wipe disinfection of surfaces
As part of the "MobDi – Mobile Disinfection" project, twelve Fraunhofer institutes were tasked with developing new key technologies for mobile cleaning and disinfection processes. The latest result of this research project is the disinfection robot "DeKonBot 2" from Fraunhofer IPA.
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Cochlear implant as a sensor
In close collaboration, researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Freiburg have developed a method to convert the stimulation electrodes of common Cochlea implants into electrochemical sensors.
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Virtual Reality could help make therapy easier
If you find opening up to a therapist too daunting, new research shows you're not alone – and you might soon have a new option. The Edith Cowan University (ECU) study found 30 per cent of people prefer to talk about negative experiences with a virtual reality avatar, rather than a person.
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Brain volume and memory impairment: conventional vs ultrafast 3D MRI sequences
According to an article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), brain volume measurements in memory-impaired patients show significant differences and systematic biases between conventional and ultrafast 3D T1-weighted (T1W) MRI sequences.
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Virtual reality archery is "Braille" for orientation of blind people
Researchers at the IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) developed an acoustic virtual reality-based archery game, enabling blind people to experience for the first time this type of technology, which is typically focused on vision. Researchers’ aim was to understand how blind people move and orient themselves in space, and they did so in an engaging way.
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Portable prostate cancer test may help reach underserved men
A highly portable and rapid prostate cancer screening kit could provide early warning to populations with higher incidence of prostate cancer and particularly those with limited access to health care, such as African American men.
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A potential at-home COVID-19 test is just as good as laboratory PCR tests
Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have designed a high-quality assay that can be used in at-home tests for rapid COVID-19 screening. Results from an early preclinical study suggest that tests with the new assay may be just as reliable as the laboratory-based molecular tests — called PCR tests — used by hospitals for clinical diagnostics.
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Fitness sensor warns when you're at your limits
Wearable device alerts users about muscle fatigue by monitoring pH levels of sweat. Ultrathin nanomaterials, known as MXenes, are poised to make it easier to monitor a person’s well-being by analyzing their perspiration.
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Exercise rehabilitation as tool for managing symptoms of multiple sclerosis
Citing recent evidence, experts in rehabilitation research advocate for integrating exercise into the care plans of persons with multiple sclerosis. The central role of the neurologist in clinical care offers an opportunity for this provider to promote exercise as fundamental for managing the physical and cognitive symptoms of MS.
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Grant for clinical trial of exoskeleton technology
Mechanical engineer and inventor Zach Lerner, assistant professor in Northern Arizona University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded $2.1 million by the National Institutes of Health's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.
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Could EKGs help doctors use AI to detect pulmonary embolisms?
Pulmonary embolisms are dangerous, lung-clogging blot clots. In a pilot study, scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai showed for the first time that artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can detect signs of these clots in electrocardiograms (EKGs), a finding which may one day help doctors with screening.
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Study finds AI accurately detects fractures on x-rays
Emergency room and urgent care clinics are typically busy and patients often have to wait many hours before they can be seen, evaluated and receive treatment. Waiting for x-rays to be interpreted by radiologists can contribute to this long wait time because radiologists often read x-rays for a large number of patients.
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Room divider based on UV-C light inactivates SARS-CoV-2 aerosols
Despite myriad precautionary measures, virus-contaminated aerosols still pose a serious problem indoors. An invisible protective wall of UV-C ligh could provide a solution and reliably curb the spread of viruses and other pathogens in rooms in the future while allowing total freedom of movement.
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World's Smallest Microelectronic Catheter for Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Future
Research team from Chemnitz University of Technology, IFW Dresden and Max Planck Institute CBG presents a completely new type of biomedical tool with a tiny biocompatible, microelectronic micro-catheter equipped with sensor and actuator functions.
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MRI scans for early detection of Alzheimer's disease
Reliable and feasible early detection of Alzheimer's disease is the goal of DEBBIE, an international joint project under the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND). In this project, MRI images shall uncover the extent to which the blood-brain barrier loses function before the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear.
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Industry News

Fodeco Food Development Company hits the mark at MEDICA 2021
Today ends our first experience as exhibitors at Medica Trade Fair 2021 in Dusseldorf, Germany. As the only company in the food sector attending the 2021 trade fair, Fodeco has definitely hit the mark...
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Somnics Debuts Omni9 Home Sleep Testing Device at MEDICA 2021
At MEDICA 2021 held at Messe Düsseldorf from November 15 to 18, Somnics Inc., a medical devices maker specializing in sleep breathing disorders, presents to international medical professionals its “...
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Somnics Inc.’s iNAP Wins Another Taiwan Excellence Award for New Oral Interface Accessory
The 30th Taiwan Excellence Award recently announced the winners from a long list of candidates. Somnics, Inc. won its third Taiwan Excellence Award for the new generation iNAP Oral Interface I08, an...
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Somnics, Inc. Showcases iNAP Lab+ Remote OSA Therapy Services at MEDICA 2021
COVID-19 has changed many aspects of life and business and particularly the case in sleep medicine. With many sleep doctors providing virtual consultations to reduce risks, remote care for sleep...
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UK HealthTech Industry Looks Forward to Reuniting at MEDICA 2021
The UK health technology industry is looking forward to reuniting at the world’s leading international trade fair for the medical sector, MEDICA 2021 – the first live edition to take place since...
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UK MedTech firm, Occuity, to showcase first device at MEDICA 2021 after successfully raising over £2m
UK MedTech firm, Occuity, successfully raises over £2m to deliver ophthalmic and optical diabetes devices. Occuity have also announced they will be exhibiting on the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021,...
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Prima 320 Advance anaesthetic machine now available with anaesthetic gas monitoring
The Penlon Prima 320 Advance anaesthetic machine is now available with Masimo® anaesthetic gas monitoring option. Penlon Limited announces the immediate launch of the updated Penlon Prima 320...
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TriMedika showcases pioneering hospital non-contact thermometer at MEDICA 2021
TriMedika – an innovative medical technology manufacturer providing clinical devices for hospitals worldwide – is delighted to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November 2021) to...
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Warwick SASCo showcases pioneering resuable plastic polyware medical devices at MEDICA 2021
Warwick SASCo Ltd – an independent family-run business specialising in the supply of sterilizable polyware for hospitals – is delighted to be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18...
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World’s first handheld, non-contacting optical pachymeter showcased at MEDICA 2021
Occuity – a UK-based medical technology start-up producing handheld non-contacting optical instruments for use in healthcare, diagnostics, and monitoring – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at...
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Tianlong’s mobile laboratory has greatly enhanced the testing capability in Xiamen
Tianlong's mobile laboratory has greatly enhanced the testing capability in Xiamen, a coastal city in China, where the COVID-19 pandemic recently has a small-scale outbreak. Tianlong's mobile...
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Tianlong’s anti-epidemic star product——PANA9600S Automatic Nucleic Acid Workstation has contributed to global epidemic prevention and control
The need for quick and accurate detection is still high for the hospitals and detection centers worldwide with the COVID-19 epidemic still spreading and even intensifying in some countries. PANA9600S...
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All Norwegian health trusts are now using CheckWare within mental health and addiction
CheckWare's digital solution for specialist health services is now being used by all health trusts in Norway within mental health and addiction. For the vast majority of health trusts, it has taken...
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On Display at MEDICA 2021 for the First Time: Dotz Nano’s End-to-End Mega-Diagnostic Platform for En-Masse, Rapid and Precise Diagnosis of COVID-19
October 2021 - Dotz Nano Ltd. (ASX:DTZ), an advanced materials company specializing in diagnostics, tracing, and authentication solutions, is excited to showcase its Mega-Diagnostic Platform for the...
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Medten USA Inc. Opens Irvine, CA warehouse
For Immediate Release 10/27/2021 Medten USA Inc. 949-932-0386 sales@medten.com Medten USA Inc. opens Irvine, CA warehouse New company opens warehouse with biomedical repair parts ready to ship.
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DDC Dolphin showcases next-generation eco-friendly medical pulp macerator at MEDICA 2021
DDC Dolphin – a specialist sluice/dirty utility room equipment manufacturer and global supplier – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November 2021) to showcase their...
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Bulbitech closes € 2 million grant with Norwegian Research Council
Bulbitech announces it has been granted 20.2 MNOK from the Norwegian Research Council for the further validation, commercialization and development of its technology. Funds will be used in a project...
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Ground-breaking medical saws enhancing patient safety showcased at MEDICA 2021
British manufacturer Medezine – who develop high quality medical equipment, primarily focused on medical saws, scissors and instruments – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18...
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Revolutionary non-invasive technology supporting early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease showcased at MEDICA 2021
Manus Neurodynamica Limited (“Manus”), who develop and market products and technologies for neuromotor assessment, will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November 2021) to launch...
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Pioneering prostate biopsy device showcased at MEDICA 2021
UK manufacturer JEB Technologies Ltd, a specialist product development company for the medical device industry, will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 on the (15 – 18 November 2021) to &#...
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ASEPTOR Basic flow UV-C germicidal and virucidal lamps are designed for flow sterilization of the air.
Company News The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an increased interest in methods and the means of combating viruses and bacteria in the human environment, especially in hospitals, health care...
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SYnAbs therapeutic anti-chemokine receptors monoclonal antibodies
Exclusive to vertebrates, chemokines (also called intercrines, or chemotactic cytokines) are a family of highly conserved secreted proteins of 8-15 kDa size, whose main role is to control immune cell...
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SYnAbs ink strategic agreement on epigenetics
SYnabs and Belgian Volition SRL are proud to announce the signature of a strategic collaborative agreement. As part of this ambitious 28-months project supported with funding from the Walloon Region,...
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SYnAbs Anti-CD25/IL2Ra therapeutic monoclonal antibody LO-TACT-1
After the first success in 1990, Baudreuil et al decided to launch a randomized long-term study to test the LO-TACT-1 rat-LOU monoclonal anti-interleukin 2 receptor (IL2Ra/CD25)...
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SYnAbs Functional B-cell depleting monoclonal antibodies (mouse & rat)
To address all B cell depletion needs, SYnAbs has developed monoclonal antibody references, which exhibit the ability to deplete murine or rat B cells in vivo, providing a valuable research tool for...
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