Background Reports 2022 -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Image: Illustration of an ultrasound induced microbubbles mediate bioadhesion; Copyright: Zhenwei Ma

Zhenwei Ma

Using sound and bubbles to make bandages stickier and longer lasting

19/08/2022

The stickiness of medical adhesives can be controlled by ultrasound, researchers find
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Image: Closeup of a doctor examining her patient via dermatoscopy; Copyright: Satura_

Satura_

Melanoma thickness equally hard for algorithms and dermatologists to judge

17/08/2022

Assessing the thickness of melanoma is difficult, whether done by an experienced dermatologist or a well-trained machine-learning algorithm. A study from the University of Gothenburg shows that the algorithm and the dermatologists had an equal success rate in interpreting dermoscopic images.
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Image: Empty laboratory tubes for diagnosis of coronavirus disease; Copyright: rawf8

rawf8

Skins swabs could be how we test for Covid-19 in the future

22/07/2022

Skin swabs are "surprisingly effective" at identifying Covid-19 infection,according to new research from the University of Surrey, offering a route to a non-invasive future for Covid-19 testing.
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Image: A side by side comparison of moles on a patient's back (right) and the same moles as star-like targets in the astronomical software used by the MoleGazer ; Copyright: The MoleGazer Team

The MoleGazer Team

MoleGazer: Applying astronomy ideas to mole identification

21/07/2022

Scientists are applying astronomical techniques to identify moles that may develop into the skin cancer melanoma. Astronomers regularly take images of the sky, producing software to map set targets over time. This technology is now being adapted to monitor the evolution of moles in high-risk patients.
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Image: An illustration of surgical dressings show, how to prevent recurrence of melanoma ; Copyright: University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

New material for surgical dressings against melanoma

20/07/2022

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have combined graphene oxide, elastin, and ethanol to develop a new method to make this material conductive so it can be heated to kill melanoma cells but not other cells around it.
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