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MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

The world's leading trade fair for the medical industry invites you to Düsseldorf from 12 - 15 November 2018. Be part of the No. 1!

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WSU researchers see gene influencing performance of sleep-deprived people
Washington State University researchers have discovered a genetic variation that predicts how well people perform certain mental tasks when they are sleep deprived.
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Putting a fork in cognitive decline
While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows older, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The study results were published in the December 20, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Why premature cell division promotes cancers
The accumulation of mutations in the human genome is at the origin of cancers, as well as the development of resistance to treatments. The Cyclin E and Myc genes are active in the control of cell division. When they are mutated, for example in response to a carcinogen, these genes induce cells to start replicating their DNA prematurely during the cell cycle.
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Researchers develop optical tools to detect metabolic changes linked to disease
Metabolic changes in cells can occur at the earliest stages of disease. In most cases, knowledge of those signals is limited, since we usually detect disease only after it has done significant damage.
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Inherited mutation leads to overproduction of EPO
A newly-discovered hereditary mutation is responsible for an increased production of erythropoietin (EPO) in the blood. This mutation causes a messenger RNA (mRNA) that is not normally involved in the formation of proteins to be reprogrammed so that it produces EPO, thus abnormally increasing the number of red blood cells.
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Signaling pathway involving the Golgi apparatus identified in cells with Huntington's disease
Working with cells grown in the lab, Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a biochemical pathway that allows a structure within cells, called the Golgi apparatus, to combat stress caused by free radicals and oxidants. The research team showed that this pathway can be activated by a drug called monensin, which is commonly used as an antibiotic in animal feed.
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New insights into why patients have a higher risk of heart attack in the morning
Cardiovascular disease patients have lower levels of an important family of protective molecules in their blood in the morning, which could be increasing their risk of blood clots and heart attacks at those times, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London.
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Brown adipose tissue made transparent
Brown adipose tissue has played a key role in prevention research since its presence was first documented in adults. However, there was no non-invasive method of measuring its heat generation. A team at the Technical University Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München has now succeeded in making the activity of brown adipose tissue visible without injecting substances.
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Hepatitis B: a new strategy for eliminating mother-to-child transmission
A clinical study coordinated by the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development and Chiang Mai University with their Thai, American, and French partners, strengthens the case for a new strategy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the hepatitis B virus.
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Canadian researchers open a new front in the fight against MS
A discovery led by scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University is providing hope of a new therapeutic target in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients, which could one day be used to prevent the symptoms and progression of the disease.
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Industry News

HeadaTerm (TM): The Cost Would Not Add Pain to Migraine Patients
VANCOUVER, Canada, July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cost Can be a Major Roadblock in Migraine Therapy The team from conducted a survey in 2016 titled: "Migraine in America"...
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MEDICA 2017 - a successful week for PROTEC
MEDICA has passed and once again the fair proved to us that it is one of the most important events for our company. We can look back on a very successful and interesting week. Many visitors came to...
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The Hazards of Surgical Smoke
Surgical smoke is a health hazard that can often be overlooked in surgical theatre. In Denmark, legislation has been in place since 2001 to ensure surgical smoke prompts removal at the point of...
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FocalSpec’s UULA answers the demand for automated quality control in fast-growing medical device markets
FocalSpec, the Finnish expert in high-precision quality control devices, will launch their first 3D imaging and metrology system UULA at MEDICA Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. UULA can be used both...
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Ginolis Announces Distribution Agreement with Darwin Microfluidics for Dispensing Pumps
Ginolis, a global supplier of production automation and dispensing solutions, today announced a distributor agreement with Darwin Microfluidics, an online supplier of microfluidic kits, products and...
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The World's most effective doorstop Debuts at Medica
Jamm makes its debut at Medica (Stand 16G25-1), with its innovative and uniquely designed safety product, the Jamm Doorstop. Jamm Doorstops are designed and manufactured in the UK and they protect...
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The Hands-Free Door Handle, patented and produced by Jamm Products Ltd, helps premises in healthcare, education, transport, hospitality, and the food and drink industry prevent harmful infections...
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Batteryless RFID sensor chip sends measured data out of aqueous solutions
IMMS demonstrates prototype at MEDICA, Nov 13th – 16th, Hall 3/G60 13th November 2017. At the MEDCIA trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, IMMS presents via live-demo a passive RFID microelectronic chip...
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biolitec® Medica 2017: FiLaC® confirms success with long-term study - New therapy method for endometriosis - Mobile LEONARDO® Mini laser can also be used for varicose veins
Jena, November 13, 2017 - The success of FiLaC® therapy for the particularly painless and sphincter-friendly removal of anal fistulas from biolitec®, the technology leader in minimally invasive laser...
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EFORE to Showcase New 200 Watt Ultra Compact Power Solution at Medica/Compamed
EFORE Plc, an international company which designs and manufactures custom and standard AC/DC power supplies and power systems, is pleased to announce it will showcase several new Medical Grade Power...
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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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Radiology: machine learning to support medical diagnostics

Automation makes work life easier in many ways but is it also a solution for analyzing medical images? Is a computer actually reliable enough to assist in the medical decision making process? Researchers in Landshut examine how machine learning algorithms can work more reliably and support radiologists.
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Patient science: patients research cystic fibrosis

Research does not always occur in laboratory settings. As part of citizen science, citizens collect data and make it available for research projects. Now, this approach is also adopted in medicine by way of patient science: in a new project, patients take part in cystic fibrosis research. The goal is to improve the lives of those who are affected by this chronic disease.
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