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A GPS for inside your body
Medical processes like imaging often require cutting someone open or making them swallow huge tubes with cameras on them. But what if could get the same results with methods that are less expensive, invasive and time-consuming?
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Million funding for Deep Learning project
Dr. Guido Montúfar, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant for excellent young researchers. The European Research Council ERC is supporting his new group on deep learning theory, which focuses on improving learning in neural networks, with an amount of 1.5 million euro.
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Robots as tools and partners in rehabilitation
In future decades the need for effective strategies for medical rehabilitation will increase significantly, because patients' rate of survival after diseases with severe functional deficits, such as a stroke, will increase. Socially assistive robots (SARs) are already being used in rehabilitation for this reason.
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Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles
A team of engineers at the University of Delaware is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibers, including cotton, nylon and wool.
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Penetrating a cell's nucleus for cancer screening
To test for malignancy or monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment, a person's tissue must be extracted, sent to a lab, stained and analyzed by a pathologist--a process that can take days to complete and is subject to human error.
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matrix delivers healing stem cells
A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won't heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore damaged tissue, but doctors are unable to deliver them effectively. A new method may help change this.
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Large collection of brain cancer data
A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data has been made freely available to researchers worldwide, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The dataset, REMBRANDT (REpository for Molecular BRAin Neoplasia DaTa) hosted and supported by Georgetown, is one of only two such large collections in the country.
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Using smartphones to detect strokes
Researchers of Valencia’s Polytechnic University (UPV) have designed a mobile phone application that enables the early detection of cerebral ictus.
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New AI platform to identify personalized drug combinations
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technology platform that could potentially change the way drug combinations are being designed, hence enabling doctors to determine the most effective drug combination for a patient quickly.
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AI model 'learns' from patient data
MIT researchers are employing novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
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Industry News

MedNet and Utitec announce cooperation for precision deep drawn and stamped metal components
MedNet GmbH, a Germany-based supplier of medical device components for the European medtech industry, broadens its portfolio by partnering with Utitec, an industry leader in precision deep drawn,...
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BODY-CASE – New enclosure size and station to match
The wearable enclosure BODY-CASE range by OKW Gehäusesysteme has been extended by a smaller size. In addition, a cradle is also available now to let you put down the enclosure safely or, if...
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SMART-TERMINAL – Aluminium profile enclosure for robust display applications
With the new SMART-TERMINAL enclosure range, OKW Gehäusesysteme offers an elegant, flexible and robust aluminium profile enclosure in its standard product programme. A uniform profile cross-section...
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Extension of the STYLE-CASE enclosure range
For the STYLE-CASE range of hand-held enclosures, OKW Gehäusesysteme has enlarged its programme with two more sizes, thus rounding off the range with practical products. The special feature of the...
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EVOTEC enclosure family extended by another standard size as well as a wall suspension element
With the new enclosure size 100, the range of Evotec enclosures by OKW Gehäusesysteme has grown further. The small EVOTEC 100 is ideal for applications that require a reduced installation volume. The...
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Now available - Gastrointestinal diagnosis tests
Boditech is proud to announce the launching of gastrointestinal diagnosis tests: iFOB Neo, Calprotectin and iFOB/Calp. Combo. These 3 products are available on ichroma analyzers: ichroma,...
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Innovation for customised footswitch system
By integrating standard medical or industrial grade electrical and Bluetooth® foot and bellows switches with its new range of modular base units and accessories, Herga Technology has raised the bar...
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​One million custom sensors and counting
Variohm EuroSensor delivered its one millionth customised sensor in December 2017. The Towcester based sensor and transducer specialist has steadily expanded its in-house design and manufacturing...
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EmeTerm Anti-Nausea and Vomiting Wristband is FDA Cleared
WAT Medical's leading product to treat nausea-induced vomiting, EmeTerm, has received its FDA clearance earlier in April. Now ready to officially enter the U.S. market as an effective medical...
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New Psychophysiological 360 Biofeedback Suite to be launched at 2018 Medica trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany
Announcement: Leading Biofeedback Manufacturer set to launch  it's New 360 Suite at the 2018 Medica Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. The 360 suite is a complete package of physiological...
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