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Sugar molecules to help detect tumors

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When cancer is detected, the question often arises, why the human immune system does not attack the tumor cells. This seems to be partly due to the protein Galectin-1, which can be found in very high quantities on tumor cells and virtually hides them. Scientists have now designed sugar molecules which bind to this protein and thus help to render it visible. Read more in our current
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Julia Unverzagt
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MEDICA Trade Fair with Forums and Conferences
Monday to Thursday
13 to 16 November 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany

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USA Pavilion Launches FTR4H LAB

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Powered by MEDICA, FTR4H (Future for Healthcare) is an international platform – showcasing and exploring how digital transformation affects the healthcare industry. FTR4H serves as a Think Tank and Definer, connecting global digital health ecosystems with global markets and the World of MEDICA. This year the USA Pavilion in hall 16 will feature it’s first-ever FTR4H LAB, featuring USA-based innovators and visionaries showcasing and demonstrate their cutting edge technologies and solutions in the digital and mobile healthcare fields.
For details click here or email Messe Düsseldorf North America, attention Ryan Klemm:

Economy & Markets

Cultural factors account for cost differences at the end of life

In their final year of life, on average men cause more healthcare costs than women. Dying is more expensive in the French- and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland than in the German-speaking part. These are the findings of an analysis of health insurance data that was conducted as part of the National Research Programme "End of life" (NRP 67).
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Research & Technology

Cancer detection with sugar molecules

Scientists from the University of Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner
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Research & Technology

Playing with your brain

Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?
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Research & Technology

Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer’s disease

Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Antidepressant use has previously been linked with an increased risk of falls and hip fractures, but the risk of head injuries has not been studied before.
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Molecular Microsystems: Preventing Exacerbations of Asthma and COPD

Topic of the Month

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An increasing percentage of the world population suffers from chronic inflammatory disorders of the respiratory system. Acute attacks often lead to a worsening of the disease and considerably reduce the patient’s lung volume. Nine institutes of a research alliance under the Leibniz Institute umbrella are working on technologies designed to predict and thus prevent exacerbations.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Molecular Microsystems: Preventing Exacerbations of Asthma and COPD
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Company News

Cyber Science 3D and Gale Partner to Create 3D Science Products for the Library Market


CORALVILLE, Iowa, Nov. 18, 2015 — The partnership will pair Gale’s content expertise with Cyber Science’s 2D and 3D interactive capabilities in multiple science subjects. “We have been...
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Company News

25 years BYTEC

BYTEC Medizintechnik GmbH

This year BYTEC Medizintechnik GmbH celebrates her 25-year-old existence. President and CEO Paul W. Coenen: „We cover with the rising demands in the „medicine device world“ and are steadily growing...
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