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Blood clots in 3D

Dear Sir or Madam,

In the event of an acute stroke, immediate action is required. Finding and removing the cause of the vascular blockage is not always easy in the short time available. In collaboration with two hospitals, Empa researchers have now succeeded in accurately screening blood clots that have already been removed to the micrometer. In our interview, you can find out how this will also help in diagnostics in the future.

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Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: "ikarus" provides new insights
Interview: Diagnostics with 3D virtual histology
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Personalized treatment of acute stroke: diagnostics with 3D virtual histology


Image: Scanning electron microscope image of red blood cells in the blood clot; Copyright: Empa
Every minute counts when someone is having an acute stroke. If the cause is a vascular blockage caused by a blood clot (thrombus) in the brain, detailed insights into the thrombus composition is critical to remove or dissolve it successfully and help restore blood flow. But that’s often easier said than done when "time is brain".
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Diagnostics with 3D virtual histology
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Project "ikarus" provides new insights for cancer research

Topic of the Month

Image: Two male researcher are analyzing data sets on a computer screen; Copyright: Felix Petermann
Artificial intelligence (AI) is about to become a game changer, especially in diagnostics. However, there are still limits to the use of AI. Dr. Altuna Akalin had to recognize this as well. The head of the Max Delbrück Center's (MDC) technology platform for "Bioinformatics and Omics Data Science" developed "ikarus" with his team.
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Project "ikarus" provides new insides for cancer research
Big Data in genetics: reaching diagnosis through heaps of data
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ASAcampus on the International Space Station


ASAcampus involved once again in an experiment that will take place on the International Space Station. After having participated in the CORM experiment (2017) and in the XENOGRISS experiment (2019),...
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