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Implants made of fibers

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They can be flexible, personalized for the individual patient, and made from smart or absorbable materials – woven implants. A team of RWTH Aachen University is currently researching how vascular prostheses, stents and other kinds of implants can be manufactured fiber for fiber. Watch our current video to learn more about future applications and the challenges that must be overcome to reach these goals.

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Timo Roth
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Topic of the Month: App for pediatric movement therapy
Video: Textile implants
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App supports pediatric movement therapy

Topic of the Month

Image: Three different smartphone screens showing different analysis graphics of the app; Copyright: Fabienne Erben
Gamification is becoming ever more popular in rehabilitation. Yet it’s not easy to design games that increase motivation and engagement. Fabienne Erben is a student at the Munich University of Applied Sciences who accepted the challenge and homed in on a difficult target group: children. As part of the KORA project, she developed a gaming app to help children improve their movement behavior in a playful way.
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App supports pediatric movement therapy
Fighting monotony with apps: Exergames in physiotherapy
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Personalized medicine: Treatment of acute stroke

Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices

A blood clot in the brain that blocks the supply of oxygen can cause an acute stroke. In this case, every minute counts. A team from Empa, the University Hospital in Geneva and the Hirslanden Clinic is currently developing a diagnostic procedure that can be used to start a tailored therapy in a timely manner, as they write in Scientific Reports.
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Nerve stimulation promotes resolution of inflammation

Imaging and diagnostics / medical equipment and devices

The nervous system is known to communicate with the immune system and regulate inflammation in the body. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now show how electrical activation of a specific nerve can promote healing in acute inflammation. The finding, which is published in the journal PNAS, opens new ways to accelerate resolution of inflammation.
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Making drug interactions in the liver visible

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests

Bielefeld University is coordinating a new EU-research project that seeks to produce microscopic liver tissue cultures that can survive for 14 days, while also using imaging methods to investigate how liver cells react to combinations of different medications.
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Identifying viruses more quickly

Laboratory equipment and diagnostic tests

The research project NanoXCAN involving Leibniz Universität Hannover aims to revolutionize virus imaging technology. The European Commission is funding the project with around 4 million euros. Every hospital could benefit, as a rapid and reliable identification of viral subtypes can save lives.
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Fibers for fibers – Textile implants repair the body

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We are nowadays already able to weave implants out of artificial fibers that can replace tissue or heal injuries. Different materials like polymers or nitinol are used to create flexible shapes. But the materials and their uses can still be improved.
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Fibers for fibers – Textile implants repair the body
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Liver: The gut microbiome as a health compass

IT systems and IT solutions

The human microbiome can provide information regarding the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This has been discovered by an international team led by the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute.
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New method for large-scale data integration and biomarker identification

IT systems and IT solutions

A research team led by Prof. ZHAO Fangqing from the Beijing Institute of Life Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has proposed a new algorithm (NetMoss) for efficient integration of large-scale microbiome data and biomarker identification.
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