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Tracing the tumor

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

It is the meat and potatoes of cancer therapy to find tumors and their metastases in the body. Oncologists also need to know if the cancer continues to spread through the body and needs to be fought aggressively. This is where functional imaging comes into play. Learn in our current video what is happening in this specialty.

Have a relaxed week,

Timo Roth
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Topic of the Month: Robot-assisted therapy in neurology
Video: Functional imaging
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Rehab with a robot – robot-assisted therapy in neurology

Topic of the Month

Image: Boy uses robot arm in front of a monitor with computer game, next to it stands the therapist; Copyright: Helios Klinik Hattingen
It takes consistent repetitions if rehab patients want to relearn skills after surviving a stroke. This requires extreme effort. The industrial sector uses robots to perform repetitive tasks or handle jobs that require strength. What has been a fixture in factories for decades is now also making its way into rehabilitation facilities.
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Rehab with a robot – robot-assisted therapy in neurology
Robotics – rehab with motors and sensors
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Microfluidic sensor: monitoring sickle cell disease

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disorder that affects red blood cells, distorting their natural disc shape into a crescent moon or "sickle" shape. Normal red blood cells move freely through small vessels throughout the body to deliver oxygen. With sickle cell disease, the misshapen red blood cells become hard and sticky, making it difficult for them to move through blood vessels.
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Blood-brain barrier chip: using stem cells for the first time

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have, for the first time, duplicated a patient's blood-brain barrier (BBB), creating a human BBB chip with stem cells, which can be used to develop personalized medicine and new techniques to research brain disorders.
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Shape the future of the Medtech Industry

Join the 11th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup®

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Together with the Innovation World Cup® team, we search for best techpreneurs in the "Internet of Medical Things". From robotic assistants to the operations, real-time monitoring systems for in- and remote patients, to the wearables in smart patches or implants and many more, take part in our competition free of charge and compete to win great prizes worth over 500,000 USD.

The finalists of the Healthcare category in the 11th IoT/WT Innovation World Cup® will receive significant support to scale up their businesses via MEDICA. The Pitch & Award Ceremony will take place on Monday 18th November 2019 on stage of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEATLHCARE FORUM.

Find further information and registration here!
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Diagnostics: A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Economy & Markets

Scientists in Japan have developed a way of amplifying DNA on a scale suitable for use in the emerging fields of DNA-based computing and molecular robotics. By enabling highly sensitive nucleic acid detection, their method could improve disease diagnostics and accelerate the development of biosensors, for example, for food and environmental applications.
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Cloud-computing web platform for neuroscience research

Economy & Markets, Information and Communication Technology

Scientists in the United States, Europe and South America are reporting how a new cloud-computing web platform allows scientists to track data and analyses on the brain, potentially reducing delays in discovery. The project, called, is led by Franco Pestilli, associate professor at Indiana University, in collaboration with colleagues across the university.
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Functional Imaging: The puls of modern oncology


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Medical imaging techniques have developed considerably in recent decades. In addition to morphological imaging techniques more and more functional imaging techniques are used in oncology that can continously record the functions of specific organs locally and regionally in real time. These are groundbreaking for diagnostics, therapies and preoperative preparations.
Watch the video here!
Functional Imaging: The puls of modern oncology
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World Blood Donation Day: A small drop saves lives

Public Health & Associations, Commodities and Consumer Goods

Donating blood - the World Blood Donation Day has been held annually since 2004 on 14th June, the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, discoverer of blood groups. The day is intended to make people all over the world aware of the relevance of blood donations and donors. But what significance does blood donation have for human health? What activities will take place on this day?
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