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Artificial intelligence in skin cancer diagnostics

Dear Sir or Madam,

Some consider it an attractive feature, others perceive it as a stain: birthmarks. But no matter if you love or hate them, as soon as moles show suspicious changes, they are usually removed. A new method promises to be so precise in the diagnostics of black skin cancer that birthmarks will not have to be removed in vain anymore. Learn more in our current interview.

I wish you a happy week,

Julia Unverzagt
Editorial team
image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Latin America's medical market
Interview: skin cancer diagnostics
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Between austerity measures and growth pressure - Latin America's medical market

Topic of the Month

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A region whose states make up the world's third largest economy and which has few linguistic differences - Latin America is an attractive market for foreign companies at first glance. This also applies to the medical market. However, various factors are contributing to the fact that this market is growing only slowly in most countries.
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Between austerity measures and growth pressure - Latin America's medical market
South America – Medical technology in Brazil and Colombia

Research & Technology

Attention deficit disorders stem from impaired brain coordination?

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have discovered how two brain regions work together to maintain attention, and how discordance between the regions could lead to attention deficit disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
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Efficient genetic modification of immune cells

A new method enables genes in living T-cells in mice to be modified quickly and efficiently. It makes use of plasmids, a tried-and-tested method of genetic engineering. Researchers from the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel reported these findings in the Journal of Immunology.
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TrueBrainConnect: predicting brain disorders

Hosted by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the TrueBrainConnect project aims to systematically study connections between different areas of the brain, and hopes to draw conclusions regarding potential disease patterns.
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A startup makes melanin glow: skin cancer diagnostics with Magnosco


Image: DermaFC developed by Magnosco; Copyright: Magnosco
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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A startup makes melanin glow: skin cancer diagnostics with Magnosco
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