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Imaging: A peek into lymph nodes
A new method to diagnose cancer cells inside lymph nodes could allow doctors to treat cancers before they spread around the body
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Organ-on-a-chip: reducing side effects of radiotherapy
The debilitating side effects of radiotherapy could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a breakthrough by University of South Australia (UniSA) and Harvard University researchers. UniSA biomedical engineer Professor Benjamin Thierry is leading an international study using organ-on-a-chip technology to develop 3D models to test the effects of different levels and types of radiation.
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Wearables: thermal sensors to manage body-focused repetitive behaviors
In a new study published in npj Digital Medicine, a team led by Child Mind Institute researchers report that a wearable tracking device they developed achieves higher accuracy in position tracking using thermal sensors in addition to inertial measurement and proximity sensors.
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Data science: treatments for depression
Major depressive disorder is a debilitating illness that affects more than 350 million people around the world. The most common treatments for depression are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), drugs such as Prozac that increase serotonin levels in some regions of the brain. About half of the patients who take the pills, however, do not respond to treatment.
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Machine learning tracks moving cells
Both developing babies and elderly adults share a common characteristic: the many cells making up their bodies are always on the move. As we humans commute to work, cells migrate through the body to get their jobs done. Biologists have long struggled to quantify the movement and changing morphology of cells through time, but now, scientists have devised an elegant tool to do just that.
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Imaging: revealing life-threatening pregnancy disorder
An imaging technique used to detect some forms of cancer can also help detect preeclampsia in pregnancy before it becomes a life-threatening condition, a new Tulane study says.
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Ophthalmology: hydrogel contact lens to treat serious eye disease
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have created a hydrogel that could one day be made into a contact lens to more effectively treat corneal melting, a condition that is a significant cause for blindness world-wide.
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mHealth: SniffPhone detects cancer from breath
SniffPhone, currently in its prototype phase, enables early diagnosis of gastric cancer from a person's exhaled breath. The new method may revolutionise cancer screening all over the world. VTT has participated to the development of SniffPhone prototype and concept with nine other project partners.
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Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms
With a weak alternating electrical current sent through electrodes attached to the scalp, UNC School of Medicine researchers successfully targeted a naturally occurring electrical pattern in a specific part of the brain and markedly improved depression symptoms in about 70 percent of participants in a clinical study.
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Computer kidney could provide safer tests for new medications
A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney. The new model will allow scientists to gain better insights into how new drugs that target the kidney, such as diabetes medication, may work.
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Industry News

Canadian Exhibitor WAT Med Helps to Fight Cancer
The MD Anderson Cancer Center is a globally recognized cancer research organization. With emphasis on cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention, the center is devoted to the goal of...
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Interactive shutter eyeglasses to replace eyepatch therapy
The standard treatment for so-called lazy eye (amblyopia) in children is to cover the nonimpaired eye with a patch. This trains the impaired eye to work harder. Such therapy is successful only when...
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PulseFlow Announces strategic partnership with Kir-Fix
Last week COO Dan Blackman was in Helsinki where he shared the platform with Henri Isojärvi as PulseFlow announced their strategic partnership with Kir-Fix to supply the PulseFlow wearable...
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Treating the fear of spiders with augmented reality
Arachnophobia is the technical term for the fear of spiders. Approximately 3.5 to 6.1 percent of the population suffer from this phobia. Exposure therapy is the most common form of treatment.
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biolitec® at Medica 2018: 10 years ELVeS® Radial® laser therapy and excellent healing successes in proctology and urology with LEONARDO® lasers
Jena, November 09, 2018 ‒ The laser pioneer biolitec® set standards when it developed the ELVeS® Radial® method for the minimally invasive endovenous treatment of varicose veins and launched it on the...
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No chance for bacteria on implants
Hip and dental implant operations are routine. But not entirely risk-free. They may result in infection that is difficult to control with oral or intravenous antibiotics. In such cases, the implant...
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Individualized therapy for patients with osteoporosis
More than six million people in Germany suffer from osteoporosis. The disease is characterized by chronic bone resorption, leading to frequent fractures as a consequence of the bone loss. In many...
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EIZO Releases Its Brightest 27-Inch Full HD Surgical Monitor for Endoscopy and Microsurgery
EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) today announced the release of the CuratOR EX2721, its brightest 27-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) wide screen surgical monitor for use in endoscopy and microsurgery. &#...
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EIZO Expands Its Surgical and Endoscopy Lineup with Release of High-Brightness 4K Surgical Monitor
EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) today announced the release of the CuratOR EX3241 – a 32-inch, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) surgical monitor with high brightness, image sharpening technology, and optical...
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EIZO Releases Its First Surgical Field Camera with 4K Resolution and Fully Integrated Triaxial Mount
EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) today announced the release of the CuratOR SC430-PTR, EIZO’s first surgical field camera, with 4K resolution and integrated triaxial camera mount for high definition...
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