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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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How hepatitis C hides in the body
The Hepatitis C (HCV) virus is a sly enemy to have in one’s body. Not only does it manage to make itself invisible to the immune system by breaking down communication between the immune cells, it also builds secret virus "factories" that quickly go into mass production.
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Study asks whether one extra hour’s sleep can help manage weight and reduce fatigue
A new study by sleep experts at Loughborough University is examining how sleep and weight management are related.
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Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune response
Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after initial vaccination that last for at least one year.
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Halting the aging process - and defining it
At the latest at the age of 30, everything starts to go downhill. For most people, this is when their brain starts to shrink in volume. That’s the bad news, the good news is that this aging process can be stopped by means of targeted training, movement and physical activity.
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Blood samples may provide patient radiosensitivity answers
How much radiation or chemotherapy can a certain person handle? With help from blood or tissue testing, it may be possible to answer this question in advance, which in turn could improve treatment, as research at Sahlgrenska Academy shows.
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New insights into how sleep helps the brain to reorganise itself
A study has given new insights into how sleep contributes to brain plasticity – the ability for our brain to change and reorganise itself – and could pave the way for new ways to help people with learning and memory disorders.
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Stanford-led study uncovers mutation that supercharges tumor-suppressor
Cancer researchers have long hailed p53, a tumor-suppressor protein, for its ability to keep unruly cells from forming tumors. But for such a highly studied protein, p53 has hidden its tactics well.
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A new genetic marker accounts for up to 1.4 percent of cases of hereditary colon cancer
The finding, once validated by other research groups, could allow patients with mutations in this gene to follow a clinical approach much more consistent with their genetics.
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Industry News

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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NaviENT Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance
ClaroNav, announces that NaviENT, its Surgical Navigation System, received FDA 510(K) clearance. CKI is pleased to announce that it has received FDA 510(K) clearance from the Food and Drug...
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The countdown is running: four weeks to MEDICA!
In a month's time, we'll be on the road! MEDICA is just around the corner and our team is looking forward to talking to customers and making new contacts. MEDICA offers you a great opportunity to...
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Forge Medical receives CE Mark for VasoStat™ Hemostasis Device
 March 24, 2017 Bethlehem, PA – Forge Medical, a developer and manufacturer of vascular hemostasis systems, has received CE Mark for the VasoStat™ Hemostasis Device.  “We are excited about...
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Diatron to showcase Aquila 3-part differential hematology analyzer at Medica 2017
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (October 04, 2017): Diatron, a global provider of hematology and clinical chemistry analyzers, will exhibit its newly available Aquila 3- part differential hematology analyzer (60...
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Colorite features thermoplastic elastomer compound line for medical devices at MEDICA
Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA  (October 12, 2017) —A line of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds for medical device applications will be featured by Colorite, a Tekni-Plex company, MEDICA (Hall 6 /...
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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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Whole-body electromyostimulation training: fitness or prevention?

Whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) promises time-efficient muscle strength training that has positive effects after just a few sessions per week. Its objective is a fast increase in muscle mass and reduction of body fat. Can WB-EMS training replace conventional strength and endurance training? And can it help to prevent diseases or pain?
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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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