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Imaging: scientists paint multicolor atlas of the brain
A novel technique developed by Columbia researchers known as NeuroPAL helps tease out the dynamics of neural networks in the nervous system of microscopic worms.
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Perceiving prosthesis as lighter thanks to neurofeedback
Leg amputees are often not satisfied with their prosthesis, even though the sophisticated prostheses are becoming available. One important reason for this is that they perceive the weight of the prosthesis as too high, despite the fact that prosthetic legs are usually less than half the weight of a natural limb.
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Bionic touch does not remap the brain
A new study of people with amputations who used a bionic hand for over one year highlights future challenges for developing realistic prosthetic devices.
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4D-Simulator breakthrough in brain surgery
Aneurysm operations in the brain rank among the most delicate procedures in neurosurgery. The highest demands are placed on surgeons when choosing the type of intervention, planning the route and carrying out extremely delicate procedures on the blood vessel.
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Tiny wireless device sheds light on combating obesity
Texas A&M researchers have designed a device that stimulates the endings of the vagus nerve, which is responsible for the regulation of food intake.
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Nanodroplets and ultrasound 'drills' tackle tough blood clots
Engineering researchers have developed a new technique for eliminating particularly tough blood clots, using engineered nanodroplets and an ultrasound "drill" to break up the clots from the inside out. The technique has not yet gone through clinical testing. In vitro testing has shown promising results.
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Diagnosing brain diseases via mass spectrometry imaging
Medical professionals all want to be able to quickly and correctly diagnose diseases. Their future ability to do so will depend on identifying what biochemicals are present in tissue sections, where the biomolecules are, and at what concentrations. For this purpose, mass spectrometry imaging – which can identify multiple biochemicals in a single experiment – will be useful.
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Deep learning helps predicting occult peritoneal metastasis in stomach cancer
Stomach cancer, or gastric cancer, is a common gastrointestinal malignancy. Peritoneal metastasis occurs in a majority of patients with advanced stomach cancer and is considered as an aggressive disease with poor outcomes.
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'Virtual biopsies' could replace tissue biopsies
A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumour biopsies, has been developed by cancer researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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Automated, mobile X-ray device to improve health services
An accident, such as falling on a ski slope, usually requires an X-ray examination of the injured limb and a trip to the nearest hospital or emergency clinic. In the near future, imaging services can be brought closer to the patient. Researchers in Oulu are currently developing a compact X-ray imaging device that even the patient could use if necessary.
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Alpha-ray missile therapy: tumor cells attacked from intracellular region
Researchers at Osaka University have developed a technique of attacking cancer cells with lethal alpha rays from within by using a nutrient transporter to deliver radionuclides into malignant tumors.
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Imaging of ballistic wounds and bullet composition for MRI safety
Since patients with ballistic embedded fragments are frequently denied MRI, due to indeterminate bullet composition sans shell casings, radiography and CT can be used to identify nonferromagnetic projectiles that are safe for MRI.
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Imaging the twilight zone
What happens in the brain when our conscious awareness fades during general anesthesia and normal sleep? Finnish scientists studied this question with novel experimental designs and functional brain imaging.
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Researchers illuminate neurotransmitter transport using X-ray crystallography
Scientists from the MIPT Research Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases have joined forces with their colleagues from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, and uncovered how sodium ions drive glutamate transport in the central nervous system.
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A weather station for epileptic seizure
Neuroscientists from the University of Geneva and the University Hospital of Bern have succeeded in developing a technique that can predict seizures days in advance. By recording neuronal activity over at least six months using a device implanted directly in the brain, it's possible to detect individual cycles of epileptic activity and provide information about the probability of a future seizure.
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Strain sensors that are 10 times more sensitive
A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Assistant Professor Chen Po-Yen, has taken the first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of nanomaterial strain sensors that are 10 times more sensitive when measuring minute movements, compared to existing technology.
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Bone study sheds light on complications after spinal surgery
The microscopic structure of bone appears to predict which patients will experience poor outcomes after spinal fusion, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.
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Technical system for mobile medical care in crises and emergencies
The Fraunhofer research scientist are opting for a modular design for its technical implementation. It can be standardized, thus making the system flexible to use and quick to set up and dismantle. The individual components of the modular system can be individually modified for different specifications.
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PET imaging tracer proves effective for diagnosing rare CNS B-cell lymphoma
Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 68Ga-pentixafor is an effective diagnostic tool for central nervous system (CNS) B-cell lymphoma, according to a proof-of-concept study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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Sense Glucose Earring for managing type 1 diabetes
A product design graduate from the University of Huddersfield has defeated thousands of entries from around the world to become one of the finalists of the 2020 Global Grad Show with their design for a discrete earring that monitors blood sugar levels and delivers feedback in real-time.
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Optical sensor mimics human eye
The sensor is a major breakthrough for fields such as image recognition, robotics and artificial intelligence. Findings by OSU College of Engineering researcher John Labram and graduate student Cinthya Trujillo Herrera were published today in Applied Physics Letters.
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Grasping an object - complete movement planning in the brain
Neuroscientists at the German Primate Center (DPZ) - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research in Göttingen have succeeded for the first time in developing a model that can seamlessly represent the entire planning of movement from seeing an object to grasping it.
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Low-dose CT for lung cancer screening
For heavy (ex-)smokers, lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (low-dose CT, LDCT) offers more benefit than harm: The procedure can save a number of people from dying of lung cancer; for some of them, it might also prolong overall survival. This is the conclusion drawn by IQWiG in its final report commissioned by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).
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Wearables: personalizing recovery from 'lost' limbs
Scratch your nose. Write a text message. Reach for a glass of water. Most people take these simple movements – brain-hand behaviors – for granted. But little is actually known about how the brain interacts with the body's upper limbs to create these behaviors, said Scott Frey, Miller Family Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri.
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Open-source optical toolbox: a microscope for everyone
Modern microscopes used for biological imaging are expensive, are located in specialized laboratories and require highly qualified staff. To research novel, creative approaches to address urgent scientific issues – for example in the fight against infectious diseases such as Covid-19 – is thus primarily reserved for scientists at well-equipped research institutions in rich countries.
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Water is the key DiaSys new water purification systems
DiaSys is proud to present its new water purification systems: O classic, O mini and O maxi. The accuracy and reliability of test results depend to a large extent on the quality of the process water.
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Brandon Medical launches interactive virtual tour and live demonstration platforms
Brandon Medical launches interactive virtual tour and live demonstration platforms of equipment package for operating rooms and critical care areas in order to support hospitals to return to elective...
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Rotation Mattress with Pump Turning Mattress
rotation turning anti decubitus air mattress turning mattress turning medical mattress bedridden medical air mattress Here introduce our new design turning / alternating pressure system : HF808...
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Former USAF Surgeon General, Innovators Focus on Life-Saving Air Transport of COVID Patients
San Antonio-based Knight Aerospace just launched manufacture of state-of-the-art “flying emergency rooms” that safely transport and treat critically ill and highly contagious patients while in flight.
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OmniVision Launches World’s First Complete Medical Imaging Subsystems for Single-Use Endoscopes and Catheters with Addition of OVMed® Cables
Combined with Portfolio of Medical CameraCubeChip™ Modules and OVMed ISP Boards, New Line of Cables Enables OmniVision to Uniquely Provide Optimally Tuned End-to-End Imaging Subsystems OmniVision...
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OmniVision and Almalence Add SuperResolution to World’s Smallest Camera Module for Endoscopic Medical Imaging
Joint Solution Combines OmniVision’s Wafer-Level CameraCubeChip™ Technology With Almalence’s Unique SuperResolution Algorithm to Provide Highest Quality Images of Smallest Parts of Anatomy...
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-86 Degree Ultra Low Temperature Freezers on the way!
Ersin Öztaş, the general manager of Öztaş Demir Çelik… When you listen to the story of the company, it becomes clear how fast the steps can be climbed with value added production.  The company,...
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Aspen Laser Systems Named to the Inc. 5000 List of The Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Inc. Magazine revealed this week that Aspen Laser Systems has been selected for its Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
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World premiere: MAVIG presents the new Medium-Load Monitor Suspension System GD50 for the first time
With the increasing number of clinical applications and evolving spaces, MAVIG has expanded its previous generation of medium-load monitor mount systems into a versatile product that meets the...
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JM PGM Wire
By developing industry leading sustainable technologies, Johnson Matthey provides platinum group metals (PGM) in various forms such as wire, tube or sheet as well as high-quality precision machined...
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Edmund Optics Acquires Quality Thin Films, Inc.; Strengthens Position as Laser Optics Manufacturer
Edmund Optics®, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced today that it has acquired Quality Thin Films, Inc. (QTF). QTF, located outside of Tampa, Florida, offers a wide range...
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MAVIG YLED-1F – LED Lamp with Acrobat® Swing Systems
Optimal examination and operation conditions can only be achieved if a precise illumination of the wound area is guaranteed. The correct positioning of the lamp body is therefore essential. Whether in...
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WEDGES CLINICAL INVESTIGATION PLAN IN BELGIUM
WEDGES: A prospective, multi-center randomized trial for the evaluation of coronary lesion preparation: an assessment of a new scoring balloon by quantitative stent enhanced visualization...
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Westlake Global Compounds Announces Entity Name Changes - Resilia S.r.l. becomes Westlake Compounds Italy S.r.l.
As you may know, Westlake Chemical Corporation completed the acquisition of NAKAN (IVY GROUP HOLDING) in January 2019. As a result, all NAKAN entities became Westlake companies. Today, we are pleased...
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Announcing CE Mark—IRENE Hip Joint Products
IRENE is delighted to announce that all hip joint products have received CE certificate, which means that IRENE hip joint products comply with relevant standards and regulations of EU, and have been...
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Clinical Trial of Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Tri-Wedge PTA Scoring Balloon Dilatation Catheter (hereinafter referred to as Tri-Wedge), manufactured by Brosmed Medical Co., Ltd., is an “over-the wire” catheter with a unique feature that...
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BLOG POST: Remote Monitoring Made Easy
Healthcare systems are under strain throughout Europe. We are seeing an explosion in costs, a shortage of skilled workers and physicians while, at the same time, facing an ageing population. However,...
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CAIRE Announces Expanded Patient Access to FreeStyle Comfort in European Union
Award-winning portable oxygen concentrator approved for reimbursement in France, Germany Ball Ground, GA (November 11, 2020) – CAIRE’s award-winning FreeStyle® Comfort® portable...
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Inogen Targets Non-Invasive Vents
**Not available yet for distribution outside the USA** GOLETA, Calif. – Inogen is set to enter the non-invasive ventilator market with its planned acquisition of New Aera for $70.4 million in cash.
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STERIFLASHTM equipment for 2019-nCoV coronavirus infected waste
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends steam-based treatment technologies to disinfect/sterilize highly infectious waste (*), like waste infected with 2019-nCoV coronavirus. The STERIFLASH™...
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EIZO Releases a New Large-Screen 4K UHD Monitor for Hybrid OR Applications
EIZO GmbH today announced the release of the new 57.5-inch 8-megapixel color monitor RadiForce LL580W for cost-effective Hybrid OR and interventional radiology usage. This 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixel)...
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Double Medical Won The Xiamen Top Ten New Economic Influential Enterprises
On September 8, 2020, under the guidance of the Organization Department of the Xiamen Municipal Party Committee, the Xiamen Torch High-tech Zone Management Committee, the Municipal High-level Talent...
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Power Package vor ventilators
In order to drive new product developments in the shortest possible time, RRC power solutions now offers an immediately available solution for the necessary portable power supply: the Power-Package...
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Decentralized monitoring of COVID-19 patients: M3Infekt project launched
Fraunhofer ENAS contributes its expertise on continuously tunable Fabry-Pérot filter for a monitoring system of COVID-19 patients within the Fraunhofer cluster project M3Infekt. The cluster project...
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Portable DR System in Emergency Response of COVID-19
SIUI's SR-1000 plays an irreplaceable role in the diagnosis and treatment of "COVID-19". It can be applied in epidemic prevention and control in the residential districts, villages, fever...
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