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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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A hair-trigger for cells fighting infection
To fight infections cells in the immune system play a dangerous game with their own genes. Damaging genes allows B cells to make antibodies that are specifically equipped to target to specific causes of illness, but damaging genes also puts them at risk of becoming cancerous.
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Metabolism can be used to subtype hepatoblastoma tumors
Looking at cell metabolism instead of histology, EPFL scientists have identified new biomarkers that could help more accurately classify the two main subtypes of hepatoblastoma, a children liver cancer. Hepatoblastoma is a rare pediatric liver cancer, usually diagnosed in the first three years of life.
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Researchers found a possible new treatment for aggressive triple receptor-negative breast cancer
Scientists from the cluster of excellence BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg University Medical Center have shown that inhibiting the epigenetic regulator KDM4 might offer a potential novel treatment option for breast cancer patients.
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Biomarkers in the blood prove strong role of food for type 2 diabetes
A pioneering method, developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health. The study finds that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women.
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Study on transplanted hearts reveals risk genes for cardiovascular diseases
With participation of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, an international research team has discovered a number of new risk factors for dilated cardiomyopathy and other heart conditions. In the largest transcriptome study to date, the researchers analysed the RNA of transplanted hearts. The study was recently published in "Genome Biology".
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"If silence is dangerous" – International Patient Safety Day 2017
In this year, the 3rd International Patient Safety Day takes place under the topic „If silence is dangerous“. On Sunday, 17th September 2017, and during the following week, all interested stakeholders in the health care system can inform themselves about the subject of patient safety and discuss it with others.
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Industry News

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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NIV®, NIP® and SIV®: THE FIRST NEEDLEFREE CONNECTORS WITH HERMETIC CLOSURE
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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swyMed introduces hands-free care
swyMed and Google Glass Enterprise Edition - providing hands-free care As a Glass Partner, swyMed is deploying its industry-leading video telemedicine solution on Glass Enterprise Edition...
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CANADIAN MANUFACTURER RETURNS TO MEDICA WITH NEW STANDARD FOR THERAPEUTIC PHLEBOTOMY PROCEDURES CardioMed’s unique FDA-approved therapeutic phlebotomy system and highflow long-term dialysis...
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NHS Framework Success
LTE Scientific is delighted to announce that it has been accepted on to the latest NHS Supply Chain Framework for Decontamination equipment which will go live in Q1/2017 and run for the next 3 or 4...
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AudioCodes Speech Recognition Solution Deployed at the Rambam Healthcare Campus in Israel
AudioCodes , a leading provider of converged voice solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, announces a full deployment of its speech...
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09/08/2017

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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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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08/22/2017

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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