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How humans influence the course of the pandemic

Dear Sir or Madam,

Digital epidemiology can provide insight into how infectious diseases spread using natural experiments and wearable technologies. It's no wonder that it is experiencing a real boom during the Corona pandemic. In the interview, you get to see how digital epidemiology works and how everyone can get involved.

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Kyra Molinari
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com

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COMPAMED Innovation Forum
Topic of the Month: Innovations against Covid-19
Interview: Digital epidemiology
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COMPAMED Innovation Forum 2021

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 02:00-05:00 h p.m., online

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The theme of this year's COMPAMED Innovation Forum is "Microfluidics for mobile diagnostics and the development and manufacture of drugs and vaccines".

The lectures will show the individual aspects and possibilities of microfluidic applications. Afterwards, users will discuss with developers. One focus will be the experiences from the pandemic: How can we respond faster and more effectively to challenges such the development of drugs and vaccines for Covid-19?

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Hygiene and disinfection: innovations against Covid-19

Topic of the Month

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When urgently needed products such as masks become scarce or conventional disinfection processes reach their limits, inventiveness is called for. And there is usually plenty of it in times of crisis. What innovations has the current corona pandemic already produced? How can they supplement or even replace existing products and processes?
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Hygiene and disinfection: innovations against Covid-19
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Gamma ray camera could speed up cancer diagnosis

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Scientists have designed a portable 3D imaging device which will improve the treatment and diagnosis of cancer. Current handheld gamma imaging tools are small and easy to use, but are limited to providing 2D information, giving doctors and surgeons only part of the overall picture. Much larger systems are able to give three dimensional images, however, they are bulky and complex.
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AI used in battle against asbestos-linked cancer

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

International genomics research led by the University of Leicester has used artificial intelligence (AI) to study an aggressive form of cancer, which could improve patient outcomes.
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Researchers link breast cancer and bone growth

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

A research team consisting of materials scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPICI) in Potsdam and biologists from Cornell University in Ithaca, USA revealed that bones may grow in response to certain signals from a distant breast tumor. This may be a preemptive defense mechanism against skeletal metastasis.
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Coronavirus: "A pandemic is a behavioral phenomenon"

Interview

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At the virtual.MEDICA 2020 trade fair, Prof. Dirk Brockmann delivered the keynote address in the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM on digital epidemiology, which got a big boost thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. It can help us understand how human behavior influences the course of the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: "A pandemic is a behavioral phenomenon"
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