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MoreGrasp - Gripping despite paraplegia?

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Gripping despite paraplegia? Is this possible? Paraplegic people can only inadequately cope with everyday activities. The neuroprosthesis from the MoreGrasp study is intended to improve the quality of life of these people in the future. Brain currents are measured, whereby current impulses are sent to electrodes that enable a gripping movement. Read more about MoreGrasp in our interview.

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Diana Heiduk
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Topic of the Month: Cyber security in hospitals
Interview: MoreGrasp – grasp again with paraplegia
Video: Artificial Intelligence classifies blood cells
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Digitization: Hospitals as Popular Targets?

Topic of the Month

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It’s safe to say that patients and their prompt medical care take center stage at any hospital. Digitization of the healthcare sector is quickly advancing to make this a reality: data is stored in a digital medium, devices are linked together. But how safe are hospitals in the age of innovation?
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Digitization: Hospitals as Popular Targets?
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MoreGrasp – being able to grasp again with paraplegia

Interview

Image: Proband with neuroprosthesis; Copyright: MoreGrasp
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.
Read the interview here:
MoreGrasp – being able to grasp again with paraplegia
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Research & Technology

Imaging technology measures magnetite levels in the brain

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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Research & Technology

Microscope measures muscle weakness

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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Research & Technology

Brain-computer interface for people with paralysis

Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for people with paralysis. New research from the BrainGate* consortium shows that a brain-computer interface (BCI) can enable people with paralysis to directly operate an off-the-shelf tablet device just by thinking about making cursor movements and clicks.
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Researchers develop new surgical technique for studying the thymus

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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From algorithm to rapid test – Artificial Intelligence classifies blood cells

Video

Image: Preview image of the video "Blood cell classification"
Our blood reveals a lot about our physical health. The shape of our blood cells sheds light on several hereditary diseases for example. For a diagnosis, the cells must first be examined under the microscope and categorized into a specific cell class. We met with Dr. Stephan Quint and Alexander Kihm of the Institute of Physics at the Saarland University, who explained how this classification works.
Watch the video here!
From algorithm to rapid test – Artificial Intelligence classifies blood cells
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