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Developing a sensor for vitamin B12 deficiency
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood - a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test. Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
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Basic structure of ultrasound power supply and communication
Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. Fraunhofer researchers presenting a new technology platform that can power active implants wirelessly via ultrasound. The experts are targeting widespread diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and Parkinson's.
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Brand-new cochlear implant technology born from frictional electricity
DGIST Professor Hongsoo Choi (Department of Robotics Engineering) and his research team developed the world's first artificial basilar membrane that mimics the cochlear function by application of the genetic principle of frictional electricity.
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Imaging technique maps serotonin activity in living brains
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that's partly responsible for feelings of happiness and for mood regulation in humans. This makes it a common target for antidepressants, which block serotonin from being reabsorbed by neurons after it has dispatched its signal, so more of it stays floating around the brain.
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Tiny gold particles could be the key to developing a treatment for pancreatic cancer
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because chemotherapy and radiation have little impact on the disease. In the U.S. this year, some 53,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and 42,000 patients will die of the disease. But research now being reported in ACS Nano could eventually lead to a new type of treatment based on gold nanoparticles.
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WSU portable smartphone laboratory detects cancer
Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results.
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Nanowires as sensors in new type of atomic force microscope
A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces.
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Scientists create novel imaging technique with potential for medical diagnostics
A new imaging method, called "polarized nuclear imaging" - combining aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging - has potential for new types of high-resolution medical diagnostics as well as industrial and physics research applications.
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Soft robots that mimic human muscles
Robots are usually expected to be rigid, fast and efficient. But researchers at EPFL's Reconfigurable Robotics Lab (RRL) have turned that notion on its head with their soft robots.
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Ultra-thin ferroelectric material for next-generation electronics
'Ferroelectric' materials can switch between different states of electrical polarization in response to an external electric field. This flexibility means they show promise for many applications, for example in electronic devices and computer memory.
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New Measurement Methods in Sports Performance Monitoring (Medica Sports Conference, 1:45pm)
Traditional, well-established performance diagnostic methods like spiroergometry and lactate diagnostics can only indicate systemic, mixed overall physical states but not the local current state of...
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CPD Certified Specialist training in how to manage bariatric patients safely
Obesity rates in the UK are the highest in Europe and have increased dramatically over the past few years to such an extent that in excess of 20% of the population are now obese and the costs to the...
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With the NHS spending £15million as a result of patient falls the DEPRIMO FLOOR LEVEL BED has been developed to reduce the risk of injury to patients
Benmor Medical, the leading bariatric equipment specialists that provide high quality equipment and services to the NHS and the community, are expanding their range of beds to support the growing...
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Benmor Medical Celebrates 20th Anniversary
2016 marks 20 years since Benmor Medical introduced specialist equipment which would help to improve the care of bariatric patients around the UK. Aware that there were no companies in the marketplace...
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ESF Series – Gas Flow Sensors
Athens, Greece, – October 7th, 2016, European Sensors Systems S.A. (ESS) has developed ESF Series, a family of MEMS based mass gas flow meters with world class accuracy. ESF Series are bidirectional...
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HF Series - Industrial Insertion Gas Flow Transmitters
Athens, Greece, – October 7th, 2016, European Sensor Systems (ESS) has developed HF Series, a family of industrial gas flow transmitters. The HF Series is a family of mass gas flow sensing systems...
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Supporting Bariatric Care with the Aurum width adjustable Bariatric Bed
Benmor Medical are leading bariatric equipment specialists that provide high quality equipment and services to the NHS and the community. Founded in 1996, Benmor Medical were the first company in the...
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Miele Professional at Medica 2016
New large steam sterilisers add a 'fourth dimension to reprocessing' Gütersloh/Düsseldorf, October 24, 2016. – Visitors to Miele Professional's stand at Medica are set to experience a new dimension in...
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Laborie selects Bedfont to expand their line of high quality gastroenterology products
Bedfont Scientific, medical device manufacturer in Maidstone, Kent, is proud to be supplying Laborie, as it lands another major OEM deal, opening up more overseas markets. Laborie, an international...
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Pioneering pressure mattress solutions to be showcased at MEDICA 2016
A UK company, who specialises in the development and manufacture of ‘zero pressure’ technology will be at MEDICA 2016 to showcase their full range of pioneering mattress solutions. Over the last few...
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Nanoparticles for the MRI – Smart contrast agents

Contrast agents improve the imaging of tissue made by MRI and thus are essential for getting more detailed imaging. But commonly used contrast agents, that are usually based on the metal gadolinium, cannot show enough contrast in early stage of diseases without increasing their concentration up to high levels.
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Active implants: tiny, but big comfort for patients

The trend towards miniaturization is progressing in medical technology. This in turn also means that electronics must be adapted to size relations, for example of implants. Smaller structures and components are in demand as never before. Thus, the demands on the technology and production simultaneously grow.
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