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Electronic tool to improve asthma care

15/02/2019

A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care in primary care settings, suggests a study led by St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
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Novel software to reduce arrhythmic heart disease

14/02/2019

The heart's pumping ability is controlled by electrical activity that triggers the heart muscle cells to contract and relax. In certain heart diseases such as arrhythmia, the organ's electrical activity is affected.
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Image: two physicians discuss something on a tablet, an MRI device in the background; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Arne Trautmann

MRI and computer modeling reveals how wrist bones move

14/02/2019

We use our wrists constantly, but how do they work? In a just-published Journal of Biomechanics article, the researchers proved a longtime assumption about individuals' right and left wrists, while also finding differences between wrists of males and females: discoveries that could help inform and guide future treatments.
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Targeting epilepsy with electrodes on the head

13/02/2019

Stimulating the brain with implanted electrodes is a successful, but very drastic measure. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Kempenhaeghe, Philips and Gent University will therefore be working on a method to stimulate the brain using electrodes that are placed on the head rather than inside it. Their goal is to customize treatment for patients with severe epilepsy.
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Image: 3D bioprinting the Tumor Micro Environment of a glioblastoma; Copyright: University of Twente

3D-bioprinted brain tumor shows interaction with immune cells

11/02/2019

Around a glioblastoma, a very aggressive brain tumor, cells of the human immune system start helping the tumor instead of attacking it. To do research on what happens in the interaction of these cells, scientists of the University of Twente now created a 3D-bioprinted mini model of the brain.
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Image: graphic of a DNA strand removed from the gold surface using the tip of an atomic force microscope; Copyright: University of Basel, Department of Physics

Cryo-force spectroscopy and computer simulations examine DNA

11/02/2019

Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a new method to examine the elasticity and binding properties of DNA molecules on a surface at extremely low temperatures. With a combination of cryo-force spectroscopy and computer simulations, they were able to show that DNA molecules behave like a chain of small coil springs.
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Gummy-like robots prevent disease

08/02/2019

Human tissues experience a variety of mechanical stimuli that can affect their ability to carry out their physiological functions, such as protecting organs from injury. The controlled application of such stimuli to living tissues in vivo and in vitro has now proven instrumental to studying the conditions that lead to disease.
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New app for eating habits and physical activity

06/02/2019

Excess weight and obesity are two global health issues. According to data of the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 50% of the European population is overweight and 20% is obese. In Spain, the situation is similar: in the last 30 years, obesity among adults has increased. More than half the adult population (54.5%) is overweight.
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Image: An old man holding an oxygen mask in front of his face; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Andriy Popov

HBOT improves Alzheimer's Disease

01/02/2019

Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, Chairman of Radiology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report the first PET scan-documented case of improvement in brain metabolism in Alzheimer's disease in a patient treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
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Image: A woman carrying a cardboard form shaped like a pancreas in front of her belly; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Kostya Klimenko

Reducing hospital stay after 'whipple' operation

31/01/2019

Implementing a new recovery pathway speeds time to next treatment for pancreatic cancer patients by 15 days, without increasing complication rates.
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Pediatric device consortium covers all of Pennsylvania

28/01/2019

The Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) announces a partnership with two programs at the University of Pittsburgh. Formerly the Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium, the PPDC's new name reflects its statewide reach.
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New blood vessel system discovered in bones

23/01/2019

A previously unknown network of fine capillaries directly connecting the bone marrow with the circulation of the periosteum has been discovered.
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Mapping the brain at high resolution

18/01/2019

Researchers have developed a new way to image the brain with unprecedented resolution and speed. Using this approach, they can locate individual neurons, trace connections between them, and visualize organelles inside neurons, over large volumes of brain tissue.
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Machine learning to decrease brain injury deaths

17/01/2019

To help physicians decrease the number of deaths resulting from traumatic brain injuries, Chandan Reddy of Virginia Tech will use new machine learning techniques for computational models to predict short- and long-term outcomes, categorize traumatic brain injury patients, and provide interventions tailored to a specific patient and his or her injury.
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Image: 3D printed, two-millimeter implant under the microscope; Copyright: Jacob Koffler and Wei Zhu, UC San Diego

3D printed implant promotes nerve cell growth

16/01/2019

For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering in Medicine have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a spinal cord, then successfully implanted that scaffolding, loaded with neural stem cells, into sites of severe spinal cord injury in rats.
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WSU smart home tests first elder care robot

16/01/2019

A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes. The Robot Activity Support System, or RAS, uses sensors embedded in a WSU smart home to determine where its residents are, what they are doing and when they need assistance with daily activities.
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Image: robot hand and human hand are going to shake hands in front of a laptop; Copyright: MedUni Vienna

Bionic reconstruction after amputation of a hand

15/01/2019

Modern prostheses offer patients who have had a hand amputated much greater capability in everyday life than was possible with previous prosthetic reconstructive techniques. Redundant nerves from the amputated extremity can be surgically transferred to provide a much better connection between the patient’s body and the prosthesis.
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Image: Cryo-electron microscope images; Copyright: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP)

Powerful microscope revolutionizes cell insights

14/01/2019

There are many times when our cells need to move. Mobile cells guide our body's formation (embryonic development). Immune cells roam to capture unwanted intruders. And healing cells (fibroblasts) migrate to mend wounds. But not all movement is desirable: Tumors are most dangerous when cancer cells gain the ability to travel throughout the body (metastasis).
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Image: 3D-printed absorber for endovascular treatment of liver cancer; Copyright: UCSF graphic

Drug sponge could minimize side effects of cancer treatment

11/01/2019

With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments.
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Mapping residual esophageal tumors - a glimpse into the future?

10/01/2019

It's one of the first questions asked by many cancer patients "What are my chances of beating this?" Often there is no clear answer, with survival rates differing widely. Post-operative testing that provides an accurate prediction of long-term treatment outcomes is the next best thing, allowing clinicians to plan further treatment and more accurately inform patients about their prognoses.
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Image: Label-free intraoperative nonlinear imaging of the tumor microenvironment; Copyright: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Imaging technique brings diagnostic potential into operating room

07/01/2019

A team of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers led by Prof. Stephen Boppart has successfully visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue after it was surgically removed from a patient in the operating room by using a new portable optical imaging system. This work marks a major step toward providing cancer researchers with a tool for tracking tumor progression.
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Image: Coin-sized chip in the hand of a person; Credit: Rikky Muller, UC Berkeley

Wireless pacemaker for the brain

04/01/2019

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.
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Image: A tumor cell lights up with high FRET biosensor readout; Copyright: UC San Diego Health

Sensors to detect and measure cancer's ability to spread

02/01/2019

The spread of invasive cancer cells from a tumor's original site to distant parts of the body is known as metastasis. It is the leading cause of death in people with cancer. In a paper published online in iScience, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers reported engineering sensors that can detect and measure the metastatic potential of single cancer cells.
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Image: Image of a human cell coloured in black, blue, purple and yellow; Copyright: Roberta Schulte/Swati Tyagi/Salk Institute

Machine learning may predict a healthy old age

02/01/2019

For a study published in Genome Biology, a team at the Salk Institute analyzed skin cells ranging from the very young to the very old and looked for molecular signatures that can be predictive of age. Developing a better understanding of the biological processes of aging could eventually help to address health conditions that are more common in old age, such as heart disease and dementia.
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Higher radiation dose increases cancer risk

21/12/2018

Extremely obese people are needing a far higher dose of radiation during x-ray examinations than people of normal weight, increasing their risk of cancer, new research has shown.
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Image: nonlinear imaging of the tumor microenvironment; Copyright: Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Novel imaging technique brings diagnostic potential into operating room

21/12/2018

A team of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers led by Professor Stephen Boppart has successfully visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after it was surgically removed from a patient in the operating room. The researchers achieved this using a new portable optical imaging system developed in Boppart's lab.
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Image: On the left, an expanded human cell with microtubules (blue) and a pair of centrioles (yellow-red) in the middle; Copyright: Fabian Zwettler / University of Würzburg

Progress in Super-Resolution Microscopy

19/12/2018

Does expansion microscopy deliver true-to-life images of cellular structures? That was not sure yet. A new publication in "Nature Methods" shows for the first time that the method actually works reliably.
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Wearable sweat sensor pioneer issued key device patent

19/12/2018

Eccrine Systems, Inc., an advanced sweat sensor company, today announced that a key patent, US10136831, has been issued to Dr. Jason Heikenfeld, Co-Founder & CSO, and prominent University of Cincinnati researcher. The company holds exclusive rights to the UC patent.
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Collect, process, communicate – retina measurements with Mimo

19/12/2018

Continuous monitoring is an essential process with every disease. In the case of eye disorders, frequent retina measurements can facilitate early detection of deterioration to quickly initiate intervention. This calls for comprehensive care settings, easy ways to take measurements and prompt results. However, in reality, this is rarely the case.
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Treatment for underdiagnosed cause of debilitating chest pain

18/12/2018

Researchers find an effective way to treat an underdiagnosed condition that can cause heart attack and heart-attack-like symptoms.
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Image: new study about pain perception; Credit: Kurt Bauer / Technical University of Munich

Pain: Perception and motor impulses arise in the brain

17/12/2018

Pain is a negative feeling that we want to get rid of as soon as possible. In order to protect our bodies, we react for example by withdrawing the hand. This action is usually understood as the consequence of the perception of pain.
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Image: A collagen fibril mounted on a MEMS mechanical testing device. At the bottom is a single human hair for size comparison; Credit: University of Illinois Department of Aerospace Engineering

Collagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise

17/12/2018

Collagen is the fundamental building block of muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments in mammals. It is also widely used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Although scientists have a good understanding about how it behaves at the tissue-level, some key mechanical properties of collagen at the nanoscale still remain elusive.
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Image: Schematic model of ChIL reaction; Copyright: Yuko Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

When less is more: Approach for low-cell-number epigenomic profiling

14/12/2018

Scientists at Kyushu University and Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a technique that enables analysis of DNA-protein interactions using very small numbers of cells, ranging from 100 to 1,000. Their method could capture previously unexamined epigenomic information, facilitate biomarker discovery and open new avenues for precision medicine.
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Image: Interferometric microscope equipped with a high-speed camera; Copyright: panthermedia.net / Viktor Cap

Technology that sees nerve cells fire

13/12/2018

Researchers at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, have created a noninvasive technology that detects when nerve cells fire based on changes in shape. The method could be used to observe nerve activity in light-accessible parts of the body, such as the eye, which would allow physicians to quantitatively monitor visual function at the cellular level.
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Digital mammography increases breast cancer detection

12/12/2018

The shift from film to digital mammography increased the detection of breast cancer by 14 percent overall in the United Kingdom without increasing the recall rate, according to a major new study.
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Whole-brain imaging of mice during behavior

11/12/2018

In a study published in Neuron, Emilie Macé from Botond Roska’s group and collaborators demonstrate how functional ultrasound imaging can yield high-resolution, brain-wide activity maps of mice for specific behaviors. The non-invasive technology has promising applications for ophthalmologic, neurologic and psychiatric diseases.
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Image: Hand prostheses is squeezing a small ball; Copyright: Alina Kettenbach

SoftHand: grasping intelligence for lower arm prostheses

10/12/2018

So far, lower arm prostheses often only functioned as a cosmetic disguise to conceal the missing body part. While newer models help the wearer with grip patterns, every hand grip has to be readjusted and newly activated. There is still no prosthetic device that is easy to control and allows a flexible response to objects the wearer is grasping.
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PET scans to optimize tuberculosis meningitis treatments

10/12/2018

Tuberculosis of the brain - or tuberculosis meningitis (TBM) - is often deadly, always hard to treat, and a particular threat to young children. It may leave survivors with lifelong brain damage. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have used PET scans, a rabbit model and the TB drug rifampin to advance physicians' understanding of this disease.
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World's first robotic bilateral breast reconstruction

10/12/2018

A team of surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are the first in the world to use a surgical robot to assist with a bilateral free flap breast reconstruction - a procedure in which tissue is taken from the lower abdomen and used to rebuild the breast. The robot allows surgeons to make a much smaller incision into the abdominal wall muscles.
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Image: The MPI team: Noelia Díaz, Kai Kruse and Juanma Vaquerizas; Copyright: MPI Münster

Nuclear architecture diagnostics within reach of the clinic

07/12/2018

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biomedicine in Münster and of the Medical Faculty of the University of Münster have developed a technique that allows the characterisation of the three-dimensional organisation of the DNA in the nucleus directly in patient's cells.
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PET tracer identified for imaging Tau in Alzheimer's disease

06/12/2018

In the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and the search for effective treatments, tau tangles in the brain have joined amyloid build-up as markers of the disease and potential therapy targets. In the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the featured article of the month reports on the identification of a promising second-generation positron emission tomography (PET) tracer.
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Tele-ERs can help strengthen rural hospitals

04/12/2018

A new study from the University of Iowa finds rural hospitals that use tele-medicine to back up their emergency room health care providers not only save money, but find it easier to recruit new physicians.
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Retail outlets using telehealth pose significant privacy concerns

04/12/2018

A significant shift in the health care market is well underway, with various insurers, medical groups, vendors and supply chains pursuing acquisitions and mergers to expand their services, and retail outlets, from Walmart and Amazon to Rite-Aid and Albertsons, delivering health care services, including telehealth.
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Medical device for early intervention of congestive heart failure

30/11/2018

A research team from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) have invented a smart handheld medical device that could enable early intervention for patients with congestive heart failure.
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Sensitive MRI diagnostics thanks to "elastic" contrast media

30/11/2018

Researchers from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) have found a method for obtaining high-quality images in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), that requires less contrast medium compared to current methods. An “elastic” protein structure can absorb dissolved xenon in a self-regulating way: The greater the amount of this noble gas, the higher the quality of the image.
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Cryoablation shows promise in treating low-risk breast cancers

29/11/2018

Cryoablation-the destruction of cancer cells through freezing-shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers said that over the four years of the study, there has only been one case of cancer recurrence out of 180 patients.
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Imaging technology measures magnetite levels in the brain

28/11/2018

Investigators at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have used magnetoencephalography (MEG) - a technology that measures brain activity by detecting the weak magnetic fields produced by the brain's normal electrical currents - to measure levels of the iron-based mineral called magnetite in the human brain.
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Microscope measures muscle weakness

28/11/2018

Biotechnologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a system to measure muscle weakness caused by structural changes in muscle tissue. The new method allows muscle function to be assessed using imaging without the need for sophisticated biomechanical recordings, and could in future even make taking tissue samples for diagnosing myopathy superfluous.
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Canadian Exhibitor WAT Med Helps to Fight Cancer

27/11/2018

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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Researchers develop new surgical technique for studying the thymus

27/11/2018

Elisa Oltra, head of the Genetic Exppression and Immunity group of the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Valencia (UCV), in collaboration with Alejandro Caicedo, professor of the Department of Medicine of the University of Miami, have developed a surgical process which makes it possible to place functional fragments of the thymus in the anterior chamber of the eyes of mice.
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Screening for colorectal cancer spares intense treatments

26/11/2018

Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the world. Every year in Finland, approximately 3,000 new cases are diagnosed, and roughly 1,200 patients die of it. Between 2004 and 2016, an extensive screening programme was conducted in Finland, intending to study the potential benefits and downsides of a nation-wide screening for colorectal cancer.
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New insight into molecular processes

23/11/2018

A research team headed by Prof. Frank Stienkemeier and Dr. Lukas Bruder of the University of Freiburg’s Institute of Physics has succeeded for the first time in applying 2D-spectroscopy to isolated molecular systems and thus in tracing the interactive processes at a molecular level more precisely.
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Microscope measures muscle weakness

23/11/2018

Biotechnologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a system to accurately measure muscle weakness caused by structural changes in muscle tissue. The new method allows muscle function to be assessed using imaging without the need for sophisticated biomechanical recordings and could in future even make taking tissue samples for diagnosing myopathy superfluous.
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Image: Proband with a neuroprosthesis; Copyright: MoreGrasp

MoreGrasp – being able to grasp again with paraplegia

22/11/2018

Every year between 250.000 and 500.000 people suffer a spinal cord injury, MoreGrasp is intended to make their lives easier. The project aims to restore the lost gripping function in people with high paraplegia. Researchers at Graz University of Technology have developed a neuroprosthesis that is currently undergoing a feasibility study.
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Image: areas of reduced fractional anisotropy - a diffusion MR imaging marker of white matter damage ; Copyright: RSNA

Researchers use MRI to predict Alzheimer's disease

22/11/2018

MRI brain scans perform better than common clinical tests at predicting which people will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
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Machine learning: predict emergency admission

21/11/2018

Machine learning - a field of artificial intelligence that uses statistical techniques to enable computer systems to "learn" from data - can be used to analyse electronic health records and predict the risk of emergency hospital admissions, a new study from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found
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Microscopy captures molecule's "lock-and-load" on DNA

20/11/2018

Pushing the limits of cryo-electron microscopy, University of California, Berkeley, scientists have captured freeze-frames of the changing shape of a huge molecule, one of the body's key molecular machines, as it locks onto DNA and loads the machinery for reading the genetic code.
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PulseFlow Announces strategic partnership with Kir-Fix

12/11/2018

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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biolitec® at Medica 2018: 10 years ELVeS® Radial® laser therapy and excellent healing successes in proctology and urology with LEONARDO® lasers

12/11/2018

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

12/11/2018

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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EIZO Releases Its Brightest 27-Inch Full HD Surgical Monitor for Endoscopy and Microsurgery

09/11/2018

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

08/11/2018

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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Image: the model of a kidney with gripping tools and the adhesive; Copyright: Purenum GmbH

A clean kidney: Break then glue

08/11/2018

Not enough exercise, an unhealthy diet: Kidney stones develop when urine contains too many insoluble compounds and are now one of the most common diseases worldwide. The ailment annually affects 1.2 million people in Germany alone. The stones are broken up and taken out via endoscopic surgery. Now it’s possible to remove even the tiniest residual fragments. The solution: a biocompatible adhesive.
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EIZO Releases Its First Surgical Field Camera with 4K Resolution and Fully Integrated Triaxial Mount

08/11/2018

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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PROTEC - Square control centre

07/11/2018

OKW’s new PROTEC enclosures have a modern and highly attractive square design with soft contours. As a result, these wall-mount and table-top housings are ideal for modern electronics...
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KNF introduces new micro gas sampling pump NMP 830 HP: Improved flow rate, vacuum and pressure

06/11/2018

With its NMP series, KNF provides micro gas sampling pumps which have proven their worth over decades of use, particularly for medical equipment. The new NMP 830 HP offers this market a...
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Pioneering ‘zero pressure’ mattresses showcased at MEDICA 2018 (hall 16, stand F18-8)

06/11/2018

A UK company, who specialises in the development and manufacture of ‘zero pressure’ technology will be at MEDICA 2018 to showcase their full range of pioneering mattress solutions. Over the...
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Paraid showcase updated ambulance chair at MEDICA 2018 (Hall 11 – Stand G46)

06/11/2018

The latest version of the IBEX ambulance chair, suitable for safely moving patients up and down stairs, will be showcased at MEDICA 2018 by pioneering UK manufacturer Paraid. Used by ambulances...
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Flexible quality production of medical instruments for the Western market

06/11/2018

Shorter time to market: US-American contract manufacturer produces high precision silicon components for in-vitro fertilisation in China For a medical device for in-vitro fertilisation, a European...
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KNF presents new liquid pumps for medical device technology: Up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation

06/11/2018

KNF, the technology leader in diaphragm pumps, presents its new FF 12 and FF 20 micro diaphragm liquid pumps at Compamed 2018 in Düsseldorf. The models have been developed for systems used...
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A Medica milestone – Luxfer Gas Cylinders to hit FIFTEEN million in global healthcare cylinder sales

05/11/2018

Luxfer Gas Cylinders invites Medica 2018 to #KeepMoving as it showcases its exclusive, ultra-lightweight medical cylinders and Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) Confirming its status as the...
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Bloom 2 FDA Clearance

01/11/2018

DENVER, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fischer Medical has announced that the Bloom2 cardiac electrophysiology stimulator device has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
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Pioneering UK pressure mattress solutions to be showcased at MEDICA 2018 (hall 16, stand F18-8)

31/10/2018

A UK company, who specialises in the development and manufacture of ‘zero pressure’ technology will be at MEDICA 2018 to showcase their full range of pioneering mattress solutions. Over the...
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UK COMPANIES SHOWCASE LIFE-SAVING HEALTHTECH SOLUTIONS AT MEDICA 2018

31/10/2018

Nearly 100 pioneering British companies will be attending MEDICA 2018 - the world’s largest medical trade fair - to showcase the latest medical devices, diagnostic software and digitally-enabled...
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TTP Ventus introduces the XP Series of micropumps

30/10/2018

Award-winning Disc Pump range expanded to address a broader range of applications New micropump series offers improved performance, efficiency, and wider operating temperature range The XP Series...
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Stratasys to Highlight the Life-Saving, Efficiency-Enhancing Potential of 3D Printing at MEDICA World Forum for Medicine 2018

30/10/2018

This year’s MEDICA World Forum for Medicine (Düsseldorf, 12-15 November) will see Stratasys (Hall 9, Stand D12) demonstrate how medical institutions and their suppliers throughout the world are...
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SURGICAL OUTCOMES BOOSTED WITH 3D PRINTING AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BASEL

30/10/2018

Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) announces that surgeons at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland are cutting operating times for complex cranio-maxillofacial surgeries by over 33 percent with the use...
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Expansion of 3mm Laparoscopic Solutions

30/10/2018

VHMED announces the expansion of the 3mm laparoscopic portfolio, adding 3x100mm and 3-5mm x 100mm Damocles trocars; 3mm suction irrigation tube, and both shorter (length of 200mm) and longer (340mm)...
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SURGEONS USE 3D PRINTING FOR TWO-YEAR-OLD’S LIFE-SAVING KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AT GUY’S AND ST THOMAS’ NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

29/10/2018

Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) announced that surgeons at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, are using 3D printing technology to improve the success rates of life-saving, complex...
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EIZO Announces 58" Monitor with 4K UHD Resolution for Endoscopy and the Operating Room

25/10/2018

EIZO GmbH today announced the CuratOR EX5841, a new 58" monitor that achieves faithful representation of surgical images. The monitor offers a resolution of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) and is...
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Canada at MEDICA, Düsseldorf (November 12 - 15, 2018)

23/10/2018

Largest Canadian Participation Ever MEDICA – the leading international medical tradeshow – has been attracting generations of Canadian visitors and exhibitors. This year, an unprecedented 64 Canadian...
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A wealth of imaging innovation from Sony on show at Medica

22/10/2018

Product highlights include a brand-new 3-chip CMOS Full HD medical camera that supports HDR and takes sensitivity to the next level. Our attractively-priced new 27-inch 4K surgical monitor outperforms...
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Healthy aging: further research needed on measurement methods in geriatrics

22/10/2018

Today’s society is faced with an aging population. The past has seen the development of many methods for measuring body composition in older adults. However, some of these techniques are not available to medical practices and hospital facilities or are in dire need of optimization.
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Welcome back to the Baby Show!

21/10/2018

Babycare TENS came to the Baby Show to work with one of it's customers which is a firm favourite for all parents - Mothercare! We were delighted to spend a few days with the Mothercare Team...
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Evidence for Excellence

19/10/2018

'What evidence is there to support our current practice?' The Vascular Society for Great Britain and Ireland asked the above question at their 2018 conference theme 'Evidence for Excellence'. As we...
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PVC-free leads – beneficial to the environment and health

16/10/2018

For a leading toy manufacturer FRIWO has engineered a power supply with a PVC-free lead. PVC, which is often used for the coating of leads, is potentially harmful to health and environment: to prevent...
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FRIWO now successfully certified according to DIN EN ISO 13485

16/10/2018

German power supply specialist FRIWO extends its product portfolio: in addition to power supplies, chargers and battery packs, production services for inductive components are offered. From now on,...
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EIZO Releases Its First 4K Ultra-High Definition 3D Surgical Monitor for Improved Accuracy During Surgeries

09/10/2018

EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) today announced the release of the CuratOR EX3141-3D, EIZO’s first 31.1-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) widescreen surgical monitor with 3D display to help improve...
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Raumedic supports project against pediatric brain tumors

04/10/2018

Munich/Helmbrechts  – The Munich-based Care-for-Rare Foundation received a donation of 5,000 euros from medical technology company Raumedic. On September 25, the polymer specialist presented the...
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New product: High sensitivity UV-Vis micro spectrometer

02/10/2018

The Scientific CMOS sensors provide low noise, fast frame rates, high dynamic range, high quantum efficiency, high resolution. Our micro spectrometer integrates this new SCMOS detector. Because of its...
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New strategy board member at Raumedic

26/09/2018

Helmbrechts  – Stefan Seuferling joined the Executive Board of Raumedic AG mid-September to strengthen the company’s management team. Together with his Executive Board colleagues Martin...
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intersani presents: hi-lo bath with unique Lamborghini style door

25/09/2018

Why choose for multiple baths, if you can serve all users with just 1 bath ? Today in many rehab facilities, hospitals and nursing homes you have to deal with a wide variety of patients; from fully...
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Air Next: sharing spirometry data for better treatment

24/09/2018

Some diseases require close, permanent control of the patient, especially if they are chronic and, if unchecked, potentially dangerous, like some lung diseases. Monitoring them is quite cumbersome, because patients regularly need to visit their physician or a hospital. Wireless devices for home measurements offer at least some comfort and relieve to patients.
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Second generation 5KD diaphragm pump released

16/09/2018

Boxer releases the second generation 5KD diaphragm pump with enhanced performance and more motor options. The 5KD is compact double headed diaphragm targeted at portable high flow applications such as...
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Product Launch: Upgraded Xtract-All® Spine

15/09/2018

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, September 2018 — Shukla Medical is launching the upgraded Xtract-All® Spine Universal Implant Removal System this September to the worldwide orthopedics market.     The...
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AL.MA. provides INDUSTRY 4.0 Thermoforming and Blister Packaging Machines.

13/09/2018

Join the INDUSTRY 4.0 era with us and renovate your manufacturing plants with latest AL.MA. technology .
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FLATPAQ charger RRC-SMB-FPC

12/09/2018

The RRC-SMB-FPC is a universal smart battery charger for all FLATPAQ family products. It has all the approvals required to be marketed worldwide. The charger comes in a flat, shaped housing, which...
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Best seller: Compact near-infrared micro spectrometer

10/09/2018

A new generation of NIR-Systems designed by INSION. A high grade of robustness due to an improved monolithic design, brilliant optical characteristics as well as the small dimensions open up...
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NEW ROSC-U Miniature Chest Compressor

31/08/2018

The Resuscitation International Novel ROSC-U Miniature Chest Compressor has been added to Vannin Healthcare's extensive devices portfolio. Patient depth selection, 3+ hours Battery Life and a 50%...
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Manufacturers of Re-usable & Disposable Surgical Instruments

27/08/2018

Manufacturers of Surgical instruments. All sorts of Surgical Scissors, Hemostat Forceps, Dissection Forceps, Vaginal Speculums  Retractors, Surgical instruments sets assorted Stainless steel...
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Ginolis Pixie brings high speed optical quality inspection to Medtech industry

24/08/2018

Ginolis, an innovative provider of assembly automation, liquid handling and quality inspection solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of Pixie, a standard system for automated optical quality...
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Boxer 3K and 3MD Liquid Diaphragm Pump with BLDC Motor

24/08/2018

The 3K and 3MD liquid diaphragm pumps from Boxer are now available with a long-life and versatile brushless DC motor (BLDC) for accurate flow control from 400 ml to 2500 ml/min. • Flow control input (...
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D-Light DUO - shadowless LED headlight

14/08/2018

In the past year, ErgonoptiX (Netherlands) released a number of new innovations in the field of surgery optics and headlights, including the revolutionary D-Light DUO, a dual headlight which...
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MedNet and Utitec announce cooperation for precision deep drawn and stamped metal components

14/08/2018

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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Pure Silver – pure performance in X-ray protection

10/08/2018

Rego combines X-ray protection with additional protection against bacteria’s, odor and offers an anti-static performance as well as a cooling effect. The outside cover series Silver Line for...
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BODY-CASE – New enclosure size and station to match

08/08/2018

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

08/08/2018

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

08/08/2018

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

08/08/2018

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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WAKE-UP study a wake-up call for acute stroke care

08/08/2018

Some solutions are simple, though not necessarily obvious. The WAKE-UP study, which included 70 participating European stroke centers, has now studied a relatively simple procedure to manage the acute care of stroke patients and avoid potential long-term effects. Best of all, it is available wherever MRI is offered.
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​One million custom sensors and counting

01/08/2018

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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Innovation for customised footswitch system

01/08/2018

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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Raumedic hires its 800th employee

30/07/2018

Helmbrechts  – Raumedic has its sights set on growth. In July, the company’s 800th employee signed an employment contract at the medical technology company. Thomas Schlesier will start...
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EmeTerm Anti-Nausea and Vomiting Wristband is FDA Cleared

27/07/2018

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

26/07/2018

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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Regenerative heart valves: from simulation to replacement

23/07/2018

Every year, more than 250,000 patients worldwide receive heart valve implants. Children require repeated replacement surgery because their bodies are still growing, the prosthetic heart valves are not. Regenerative heart valves solve this problem. Until now, we have only been able to monitor how these living implants develop in the body after the fact. Computer models now make this predictable.
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Early detection: Tattoo signals cancer – and more

09/07/2018

People who are not ill and do not show any symptoms typically do not visit the doctor. And while most people know that preventive medical checkups for cancer, for example, are important, they still avoid them. They tend to be very hesitant because the doctor might detect a serious illness. In the future, a new type of implant could make it easier to go to a screening test.
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S.I.E SOLUTIONS releases 2D/3D open frame monitor

06/06/2018

On 01.06.2018 S.I.E SOLUTIONS officially released their latest open frame product that complements their line of open frame computing systems. The full custom 2D/3D monitor is designed for easy...
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The cure is in the capsule: carbon monoxide to treat chronic inflammation

22/05/2018

This unusual ally can be extremely valuable in the fight against inflammation in the body: CO (carbon monoxide). As a therapeutic gas, it also promises relief for inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases. Having said that, it is difficult to transport the active ingredient to the exact desired location.
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Launching MedTeX, the accelerator for medical technology

15/05/2018

The Barcelona Science Park (PCB), the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation (FBG) and the Barcelona Entrepreneurship Institute (BIE) are giving the go ahead for the MedTeX acceleration programme, a...
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Organ Care System: treatment under extreme conditions

08/05/2018

Multidrug-resistant organisms that are treated with a dosage that exceeds the regular dose a hundred times and at temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius – the human organism is unable to handle it. Yet if the diseased organ is treated outside of the body, extreme conditions are an option. For the first time, physicians have succeeded in treating a severe case of pneumonia by using the OCS.
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Tissue engineering: how to grow a bypass

23/04/2018

A bypass is a complicated structure. It is either made of synthetic materials that can cause blood clots and infections or created by using the patient’s veins. However, the latter often does not yield adequate material. A newly developed bioreactor could solve this problem in the future. It is designed to tissue engineer vascular grafts by using the body’s own material.
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A startup makes melanin glow: skin cancer diagnostics with Magnosco

09/04/2018

When a skin lesion is suspected to exhibit malignant changes, it is usually promptly removed. However, not all cases require an excision of the affected tissue. The startup company Magnosco has developed a procedure that uses a laser to support the diagnosis and early detection of malignant melanoma.
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Radiology: machine learning to support medical diagnostics

08/03/2018

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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Precision surgery thanks to informative hyperspectral imaging

08/02/2018

When body tissue is reconnected during a tumor operation in the gastrointestinal tract, surgeons need information about the current state of these so-called anastomoses. The new, non-invasive hyperspectral imaging technology now makes it possible to measure the crucial parameters during surgery and thereby increase surgical precision.
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"Spray-On" muscle fibers for biomimetic surfaces

08/01/2018

Few patients with heart failure are fortunate enough to receive a donor's heart. Ventricular assist devices (or heart pumps) have been around for several years and are designed to buy time as patients wait for a transplant. Unfortunately, the body doesn't always tolerate these devices.
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IDEX Health & Science Announces Acquisition of New Microfluidics Company

11/12/2017

Rohnert Park, CA — IDEX Health & Science, LLC today announced the acquisition of thinXXS Microtechnology that will accelerate growth of its microfluidics consumables business. Located in...
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HeadaTerm (TM): The Cost Would Not Add Pain to Migraine Patients

28/07/2017

The team from migraine.com conducted a survey in 2016 titled: "Migraine in America" with the goal to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by migraine patients. Over...
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