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Sports: safe training with wearables

Dear Sir or Madam,

Do sports injuries occur rather suddenly and unexpectedly or are they the result of constant overload? Both can actually happen, but athletes and trainers can prevent the latter. Until now, they had to rely on a thorough, joint assessment of the athlete's capabilities for this. But technical aids come into play here now, too. Read in our interview with Reimut Hellmerichs from Catapult Sports how wearables can measure load in sports and thus support training.

Remain fit and healthy!

Timo Roth
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Miniature organs
Interview: Preventing injuries
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Organs in miniature format

Topic of the Month

Image: Cell cultivation in a Petri dish; Copyright: / matej kastelic
In vitro processes and animal tests are used to develop new medications and novel therapeutic approaches. However, animal testing raises important ethical concerns. Organ-on-a-chip models promise to be a feasible alternative. In a system the size of a smartphone, organs are connected using artificial circulation.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Organ-on-a-chip – Organs in miniature format
Organ-on-a-chip - the mini organs of the future?
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Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

3D-bioprinted brain tumor shows interaction with immune cells

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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Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Big data approach evaluates autism treatments

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who developed a blood test to help diagnose autism spectrum disorder have now successfully applied their distinctive big data-based approach to evaluating possible treatments.
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Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Gummy-like robots prevent disease

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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Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Virtual lens improves X-ray microscopy

X-rays provide unique insights into the interior of materials, tissues, and cells. Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method that makes X-ray images even better: The resolution is higher and allows more precise inferences about the properties of materials.
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Preventing injuries with wearable sensors


Image: Woman looks at the image of an injured soccer player on a tablet; Copyright: Ltd.
The consequences of sports injuries can be very serious and sideline athletes for a long time. Although it often seems like these injuries happen in a split second, they can also be the result of overuse and loads that usually weaken the athlete over time. This stress can be detected and reduced with wearable technology and injuries prevented before they happen.
Read the interview here:
Sports medicine: preventing injuries with wearable sensors
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