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South America – Medical technology in Brazil and Colombia

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Novel discoveries on aggressive NK-cell leukemia
International research consortium led by researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, discovered new information related to a rare form of leukemia called aggressive NK-cell leukemia. Potential new treatment options were found which are highly warranted as currently this disease usually leads to rapid death of patients. The study was published in Nature Communications.
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Fight, flight, or freeze
"Take a deep breath" is the mantra of every anxiety-reducing advice list ever written. And for good reason. There's increasing physiological evidence connecting breathing patterns with the brain regions that control mood and emotion.
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Eating more fish could prevent Parkinson's disease
A new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health. Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, has been shown to help prevent the formation of certain protein structures closely associated with Parkinson's disease.
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Gene controlling genetic recombination rates
Genetics is a crapshoot. During sexual reproduction, genes from both the mother and the father mix and mingle to produce a genetic combination unique to each offspring. In most cases, the chromosomes line up properly and crossover. In some unlucky cases, "selfish DNA" enters the mix, causing abnormal crossovers with deletions or insertions in chromosomes, which can manifest as birth defects.
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Our genes dictate who develops an allergy
Whether or not you develop an allergy is largely dependent upon genetic factors. This is the main finding of a study recently published in EBioMedicine, just in time for World Allergy Week (22-28. April 2018). The study was supervision of Winfried F. Pickl from MedUni Vienna's Institute of Immunology.
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Cancer: Tumor transition states
Tumor heterogeneity describes the differences between different cells within a given tumor. These differences have major implications for the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy of cancer patients. Different mechanisms have been proposed to account for tumor heterogeneity such as epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT).
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Cancer drug observed at work
Using a Raman microscope, researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have studied at which targets the cancer drug Neratinib binds in cells and how its chemical structure changes. Compared with other techniques, this method offers a considerable advantage, as it is not necessary to apply a label to the drug that would indicate its distribution indirectly; rather, the drug itself can be monitored.
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DOR protein deficiency favours the development of obesity
Obesity is a world health problem since excessive accumulation of fat tissue (or adipose tissue) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and some types of cancer. However, some obese individuals are less susceptible to these conditions.
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European Immunization Week 2018 – the right to be protected or the duty to protect?
The European Immunization Week's general slogan "Prevent. Protect. Immunize" is more relevant than ever in times of globalization and migration. It is a political and structural challenge to give as many people as possible access to vaccination. But even the best care is of no use if the individual does not recognize his or her duty to society.
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Innate immune adaptor TRIF confers neuroprotection in ALS mice by eliminating abnormal glial cells
Researchers led by Nagoya University revealed that deficiency of the innate immune adaptor TRIF significantly shortened survival time of ALS mice.
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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 migraine.com conducted a survey in 2016 titled: "Migraine in America"...
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Introducing the Mermaid breast pump
Beldico is excited to announce the product launch of a new innovative breast pump. We proudly present you the Mermaid! Beldico wants to help mothers give their baby the best nutrition possible by...
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3MD lquid diaphragm pump with BLDC control
The 3MD liquid diaphragm pump from Boxer is now available with a 24V BLDC motor. Superior motor life is combined with elegant flow control via a 0 to 2V speed input (0 to 1600 rpm) with rpm feedback...
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Our new website is live!
We've renewed our website completely! Our goal was to provide a better user experience for those who visit our website. We hope that you can find more easily what you are looking for.  The new...
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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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JAMM PRODUCTS LAUNCHES HANDS-FREE DOOR HANDLE TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTIONS, AND TO HELP THOSE WITH REDUCED HAND FUNCTION.
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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