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Defence Medical Rehabilitation Center Loughborough

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German Sports University Cologne

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New technique identifies pathogenic particles in the blood
Autoimmune diseases – that is diseases where our own immune system damages the body – are growing, but we know little about what triggers them. Researchers are now a step closer to finding an explanation. With the help of a new technique, researchers from Aarhus University have succeeded in identifying the particles in the blood that determine the development of autoimmune diseases.
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New brain mapping technique reveals neural code of images over time
Humans are stepping ever closer to understanding how the brain codes visual information, as researchers have now developed a method that maps time-varying brain responses to images to reveal how the brain processes visual information.
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Cervical Myelopathy Screening Focusing on Finger Motion Using Noncontact Sensor
Cervical myelopathy (CM) results from compression of the spinal cord in the neck and causes difficulty moving the fingers and unsteady gait. As patients with early-stage CM have minimal subjective symptoms and are difficult for non-specialists to diagnose properly, the symptoms can be aggravated before patients are diagnosed with CM by a specialist.
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New technique shows early biochemical changes in tumors
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have demonstrated the first use of a noninvasive optical technique to determine complex biochemical changes in cancers treated with immunotherapy.
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AI-based technology quickly identifies genetic causes of serious disease
An artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology rapidly diagnoses rare disorders in critically ill children with high accuracy, according to a report by scientists from University of Utah Health and Fabric Genomics, collaborators on a study led by Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
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Face shields deactivate SARS-CoV-2 and multi-resistant bacteria
The Biomaterials and Bioengineering Laboratory from the San Alberto Magno Translational Research Centre (CITSAM) of the Catholic University of Valencia (UCV), whose principal researcher is Ángel Serrano, has developed a face shield that deactivates SARS-CoV-2 and bacteria-resistant antibiotics in under a minute. The development has been published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
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Wanted: Corrosion
Bone screws and plates that dissolve on their own after a broken bone has healed promise to be of great benefit. A research team has now used a 3D X-ray method to determine for the first time quantitatively how different of magnesium alloys dissolve over time under body-like conditions.
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Diabetes detection with whole-body magnetic resonance imaging
Type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed with a whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. This is shown by a current study. They used deep learning methods* and data from more than 2000 MRIs to identify patients with (pre-) diabetes. The results have now been published in the journal JCI Insight.
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New sensor for SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses based on GSI nanotechnology
Easy and fast detection of viruses are crucial in a pandemic. Based on single-nanopore membranes of GSI, an international interdisciplinary team of researchers developed a test method that detects SARS-CoV-2 in saliva, without sample pretreatment, with the same sensitivity as a qPCR test, and in only 2 hours. On top, the sensor can distinguish infectious from non-infectious corona viruses.
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OPTIMA aims to improve treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancer through AI
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – a joint undertaking of the European Union and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) – announced the launch of OPTIMA, a € 21.3 million public-private research programme that will seek to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve care for patients with prostate, breast and lung cancer.
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On our way to the production of artificial heart tissue
At the newly opened Deutsches Museum Nuremberg, the University of Bayreuth offers insights into its expertise in the field of biofabrication involving unique materials, for example spider silk. The research combines natural growth processes and technical systems with the aim of specifically rebuilding damaged tissue in organs, skin, nerves, and tendons.
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Charting hidden territory of the human brain
Neuroscientists discovered a novel, non-invasive imaging-based method to investigate the visual sensory thalamus, an important structure of the human brain and point of origin of visual difficulties in diseases such as dyslexia and glaucoma. The new method could provide an in-depth understanding of visual sensory processing in both health and disease in the near future.
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Ear sensor permits safe telemedical care for COVID-19 risk patients
Using telemedicine, COVID-19 patients can be cared for safely at home – from initial home isolation to recovery or, in case problems arise, admission to hospital. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now successfully demonstrated this in a study involving 150 patients with risk factors for a severe progression of the disease.
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Consumer protection: Novel method for detecting hormonally active substances
Scientists from the Universities of Dresden and Leipzig have presented a new method for detecting hormonally active substances in food, cosmetics and water in the journal "Biosensors & Bioelectronics".
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AMD: Reading ability crucial indicator of functional loss
In geographic atrophy, a late form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reading ability is closely related to the altered retinal structure. This has been demonstrated by researchers from the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Bonn with colleagues at the National Eye Institute and the University of Utah.
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Sharper images through artificial amino acids
Dr. Gerti Beliu has started a new research group at the Rudolf Virchow Center of the University of Würzburg in September. He uses novel techniques to exploit the resolution of microscopy more effectively and to develop new applications for biomedicine.
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Smart textiles to help older people deal with long-term pain
Long-term pain is perhaps the single most important factor that reduces quality of life for older people. New technology based on therapeutic smart textiles can make it easier to manage pain. The idea behind the technology is to reduce the effects of impaired muscle strength, mobility, balance, memory or sensitivity from natural causes or illness.
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Low-cost ventilator set to help people in low-income countries
The ventilators, which are required by patients in intensive care units (ICU) who are seriously ill with respiratory diseases like COVID-19, flu, and tuberculosis, are both simpler and cheaper to make than currently available ventilators.
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Wireless kit might be cheap alternative to usual treatment of 'glue ear' in kids
A wireless kit, comprising headphones, a microphone, and an app might be a cheap alternative to the usual treatment of the common temporary hearing loss in kids, popularly known as 'glue ear,' finds a small study.
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International research alliance aims to translate new cervical cancer screening strategy to low-income settings
An international research alliance announces the five-year Horizon 2020 CHILI project on 'A community-based HPV screening implementation in low-income countries' to develop a cervical cancer screening strategy. The strategy includes a new cervical cancer screening test which is currently being developed in ELEVATE.
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UCLA bioengineers develop new class of human-powered bioelectronics
A team of bioengineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human body motions — from bending an elbow to subtle movements such as a pulse on one’s wrist — into electricity that could be used to power wearable and implantable diagnostic sensors.
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New portable device opens the way for at-home skin cancer treatment, pilot study suggests
A new prototype photodynamic therapy (PDT) device that can be used at home significantly reduces pain levels during treatment of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), while achieving efficacy comparable with a hospital stay. These findings come from a breakthrough pilot study, presented at the 30th EADV Congress.
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AI improves precision in breast cancer diagnosis
Researchers have developed an AI-based tool that improves the diagnosis of breast cancer tumours and the ability to predict the risk of recurrence. The greater diagnostic precision can lead to more personalised treatment for the large group of breast cancer patients with intermediate risk tumours. The results are published in the scientific journal Annals of Oncology.
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Cell labelling method from microscopy adapted for use in whole-body imaging for the first time
Scientists utilised SNAP-tag technology to radioactively label cells in living organisms. They developed a SNAP-tag substrate equipped with a radioactive signal emitter and used it to make tumour cells in the bodies of mice visible in PET images. The labelling method opens up the prospect of studying cells with different imaging techniques and at different temporal stages.
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Speaking by imagining
Computer scientists from the Cognitive Systems Lab at the University of Bremen have now succeeded in an international project to realize a so-called speech neuroprosthetic. With it, imagined speech can be made acoustically audible - without latency in real time.
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Industry News

Armstrong Medical launches state-of-the-art AquaVENT® VT heated ventilator circuits at MEDICA 2021
Armstrong Medical – a UK manufacturer of innovative respiratory products for use in Critical Care and Perioperative settings – will be joining the ABHI UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2021 (15 – 18 November...
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RADI COVID-19 Detection Kit has been added to the WHO Emergency Use Listing
We, KH Medical Co.,Ltd.(hereafter, KH Medical) are pleased to announce that World Health Organization(WHO) has conferred the acceptance of the undermentioned product into the WHO Emergency Use Listing...
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Cooling vests alleviate perceptual heat strain perceived by COVID-19 nurses
Cooling vests during a COVID-19 shift ensure that nurses experience less heat during their work and can therefore perform their work more pleasantly and comfortably. During their shift they wear...
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Delta ModTech opens new office/showroom in Sweden
Delta ModTech Opens New Office in Gothenburg, Sweden Delta ModTech, a leading manufacturer of converting, packaging and coating equipment, is pleased to announce the opening of their new office and...
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FDA Grants EUA to Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Testing Product Distributed by Premier Biotech
MINNEAPOLIS, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Biotech, Inc. ("Premier Biotech" or "the Company") announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...
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SCIENION and Pictor Limited collaborate on the commercialization of a high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing system to support the ongoing fight against the pandemic
Under the partnership, SCIENION's CL2 sciREADER system will be integrated with the PictArray SARS-CoV-2 Serology Test, which will soon begin clinical testing for FDA EUA market clearance BERLIN,...
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Shell-Case and corpuls celebrate more than a decade of partnership
November 12, 2021, Düsseldorf, Germany Shell-Case Ltd, the leading global designer and manufacturer of unique, tailor-made professional carrying solutions for medical devices, is excited to continue...
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FLEXcon Announces Global Launch of New PHARMcal® Portfolio for Pharmaceutical Labeling
High-Performance Materials Engineered to Support a Broad Range of End-Use Applications  Spencer, Mass. – August 19, 2021 - FLEXcon Company, Inc., an innovator in adhesive coating and...
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Bittium Expands OmegaSnap™ Product Family with New ECG Electrodes
New generation of electrodes brings extended level of comfort for long-term ECG measurements Oulu, Finland, September 30, 2021 – Bittium, a leading specialist for secure communications,...
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New version of Bittium Cardiac Navigator™ Analysis Software Detects AV Blocks and Speeds up the Analysis of Long-Term ECG Measurements
Oulu, Finland, September 29, 2021 – Bittium, a leading specialist for secure communications, connectivity, and medical technology solutions, releases a new version of Bittium Cardiac Navigator™...
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TECHNOLOGY FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF SARS-COV-2 BIOBLOCK NASAL AND THROAT SPRAY BASED ON ANTIBODIES AGAINST SARS-COV-2 CORONA VIRUS WAS DEVELOPED AND PATENTED IN COOPERATION BETWEEN COMPANIES AND UNIVERS
CONSORTIUM IN THE COMPOSITION: ICOSAGENI GRUPP, AS CHEMI-PHARM, OÜ TEADUS JA TEGU, ESTONIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TARTU DEVELOPED AND PATENTED TECHNOLOGY FOR THE...
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AS CHEMI-PHARM AND INNOPOLIS INSENERID OÜ ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR THE DESIGN OF A PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY
An extension with cleanrooms will be added to the factory completed in Tänassilma Technology Park two years ago by Chemi-Pharm, a manufacturer of disinfectants and luxury cosmetics. Chemi-Pharm’s...
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Launched wireless thermometer for real-time transmission of COVID-19 vaccine refrigerator temperature
Launched wireless thermometer for real-time transmission of COVID-19 vaccine refrigerator temperature CHOISTECHNOLOGY plans to provide discounts to consigned medical institutions for vaccination by...
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Corsano Health announces the publication of a new clinical validation study for its CardioWatch 287 in cardiac patients
BUSSUM, THE NETHERLANDS, August 26, 2021 -- Today, Corsano Health, a leading MedTech company developing, producing, and marketing medical grade continuous health monitoring devices announced the...
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Bittium Expands Its Minority Holdings in Remote Cardiology Service Companies in Europe
Bittium to purchase a 25 percent stake in a British company Technomed Limited Oulu, Finland, September 1, 2021 – Bittium Biosignals Ltd, a subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, and British ECG...
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Velentium Ranks No. 1424 on the Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 333% Percent
Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 HOUSTON, August 18, 2021 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Velentium – a professional engineering...
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Second Envomed 80 Unit installed at Soroka University Medical Center
Following the successful performance of their first Envomed 80 on-site medical waste treatment solution, Soroka University Medical Center at the Clalit has called on the Envomed team to install a...
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Envomed Team completes successful week promoting the Envomed 80 in South Korea
The Envomed team touched down in South Korea at the beginning of this week knowing a full schedule of engagements awaited them. Now the team can reflect on a week of success, as their packed schedule...
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Dan Purvis & Tim Carroll Are Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Gulf Coast Area Winners
HOUSTON, August 6, 2021 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Velentium Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Purvis, and President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Tim Carroll, were...
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Bittium Expands Its Offering to Home Sleep Apnea Testing Solutions
Bittium Respiro™ is a modern sleep apnea testing device and analysis service solution intended to record polygraphy (PG) level data and analyze typical sleep-related breathing disorders Oulu,...
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The Next Generation Bittium OmegaSnap™ ECG Electrode Enables Long-term ECG Recordings
Oulu, Finland, January 20, 2021 – Bittium, a leading specialist for secure communications, connectivity, and medical technology solutions, launches next-generation Bittium OmegaSnap™ ECG...
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