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Possible approach discovered for treating Multiple Sclerosis
There is currently no cure for MS but, with appropriate treatment, it is possible to delay the typical progression of the disease. In collaboration with national and international researchers have now discovered in an animal model that the family of histone deacetylases (HDACs) plays a major role in the development of this type of autoimmune disease.
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Obamacare helps reverse the decline in US trust
Recent research from Umeå and Lund universities in Sweden shows that Obamacare might be key to reversing the trend of declining social trust that has plagued the United States since the 1970s.
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Gel to fight rheumatoid arthritis
IBS scientists developed a potentially therapeutic gel, which detects nitric oxide, absorbs excess fluids and delivers drugs.
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Study finds cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effects
A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy.
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Dangerous trend: The placenta is not suitable as a "superfood"
More and more women want to take their own placenta with them after childbirth in order to eat it for "health reasons". This phenomenon is growing, especially in the USA, but also in Europe, although physicians are increasingly expressing concerns about it.
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Fraunhofer launches a pioneering collaboration with iCAIR project
Bacteria keep developing new resistances to antibiotics. There is a desperate need for new medications. The biggest hurdle in developing these new medications is getting them from the laboratory and into clinical trials. iCAIR will use selected lighthouse projects to establish and demonstrate its position as an expert preclinical development platform for new anti-infective drugs.
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Menopause triggers metabolic changes in brain that may promote Alzheimer's
Menopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a team from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences has shown in new research.
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Treacherous correlation in the brain from smoking
Out with the cigarette pack, put a cigarette in the mouth and light up. That is a well-known action for a smoker and, at the same time, behavior which has a stronger connection to actual drug dependency than was previously believed, research at the Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed.
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A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heat
Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) have identified a protein that holds promise as a target for therapies to reduce obesity.
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Restless legs syndrome study identifies 13 new genetic risk variants
A new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options for the condition.
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Industry News

EKU Elektronik receives technology award SUCCESS 2017
On 18.10.2017 EKU Elektronik GmbH from Leiningen, Germany received the technology award " SUCCESS " by the Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB) GmbH and the...
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Clinical Study Published in Resuscitation Demonstrates Efficacy and Safety of Attune Medical’s EnsoETM for Cooling and Rewarming Patients
The COOL Study is largest prospective study evaluating esophageal temperature management to date CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A clinical study published in the journal Resuscitation has...
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Attune Medical Closes $10 Million Series C Financing To Support Continued Global Adoption of Esophageal Temperature Management Device
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chicago-based medical device firm Attune Medical has closed a $10 million Series C financing with participation from existing investors, several associates, and new...
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Tekni-Plex holds successful grand opening at new China manufacturing facility; Government officials and med device/pharma firms celebrate expanded Asia supply capability
Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA (October 19, 2017) — More than 40 government officials and 60 representatives from pharmaceutical and medical device companies attended the recent grand opening celebration...
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HemoSonics Appoints Remi Corlin to Lead International Commercial Rollout of Quantra™ Hemostasis Analyzer System
Following CE Mark in April, HemoSonics Targets Distribution Partners at MEDICA 2017 Charlottesville, VA – October 19, 2017 – HemoSonics today announced the appointment of Remi Corlin, a 20-year...
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High-performance aspiration of liquid waste from diagnostic procedures
With its liquid and vacuum pumps, KNF covers all established methods for the transfer of liquid sample waste for professional disposal. The new vacuum pump N 816 is ideal for the indirect method...
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Hygienic and highly secure
The new FL 10 diaphragm liquid pump from KNF facilitates the secure transfer of low-viscosity, aggressive and sometimes also volatile liquids. This makes it the ideal pump for handling solvents,...
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New Bloccs waterproof elbow protector
Precision Dippings Manufacturing (PDM) will be exhibiting their new Bloccs waterproof elbow protectors at Medica 2017 – the first time that the new product will have been exhibited publicly. &#...
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Natvar unveils innovative microextrusion, silicone medical tubing at MEDICA
Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA (October 17, 2017) — Natvar, a Tekni-Plex business unit, will exhibit the latest medical tubing innovations at MEDICA (Hall 6 / H30), Messe Dusseldorf, November 13-16.
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KPM Analytics completes fourth acquisition with AMS Alliance
MILFORD, MA July 10, 2017— KPM Analytics announced today that it has acquired AMS Alliance, a corporation dedicated to developing, manufacturing and marketing instrumentation, reagents and tests for...
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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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Pathology: detecting lymphedema with 3D microscopy

According to the WHO, 300 million people throughout the world are affected by lymphedema. This condition occurs when fluid that flows between cells is no longer transported back into the blood circulation and accumulates in the skin. Triggers can be surgeries, injuries or genetic defects for example. A new microscopy technique could now also indicate the causes.
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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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