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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Read our current Top News

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Today's medical technology takes nature as a model to develop new prosthetics that are based on the movements of animals or to find impulses for the development of surgical instruments. Read our Special

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Innovation in medical technologies is booming. That is why MEDICA and COMPAMED attract such huge audiences each year, and an increasing number of exhibitors. New technologies are combining material science, electronics, engineering and biochemistry. With an increasing number of us living longer, the market for healthcare appliances has ever greater potential. Read more about patenting of medical technologies

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From 2015 on, MEDICA and COMPAMED with new dates from Monday to Thursday

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COMPAMED 2014 is almost over. We wanted to know from our exhibitors how they experienced the last few days... More videos in MediaCenter

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Infection protection has many facets, for example metals with antibacterial effects. Nanostructured surfaces that kill bacteria are a younger development. More videos

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New imaging technique identifies receptors for targeted cancer therapy

20/11/2014 - Dartmouth researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that can more accurately identify receptors for targeted cancer therapies without a tissue biopsy. They report on their findings in "Quantitative in vivo immunohistochemistry of epidermal growth factor receptor using a receptor concentration imaging approach". read more

First genetic-based tool to detect circulating cancer cells in blood

19/11/2014 - Metastasis is bad news for cancer patients. Northwestern University scientists now have demonstrated a simple but powerful tool that can detect live cancer cells in the bloodstream, potentially long before the cells could settle somewhere in the body and form a dangerous tumor. read more

Bern software analyses brain tumors at lightning speed

18/11/2014 - Faster than the doctor, but equally meticulous and free of charge: the Bern computer program BRaTumIA for the recognition of malignant brain tumors is proving to be an international hit. The fully automatic computer program requires a maximum of 10 minutes per patient for the analysis of the magnetic resonance image of a brain tumor. A doctor requires between 30 and 60 minutes, however. read more

Thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials

13/11/2014 - For much the same reason LCD televisions offer eye-popping performance, a thermomagnetic processing method developed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can advance the performance of polymers. read more

On the Trail of Proteins

12/11/2014 - Scientists from Heidelberg University in collaboration with researchers from the University of Gießen have succeeded in electrochemically detecting protein binding on semiconductor materials for the first time, thanks to a newly developed investigative method based on differences in electrical charge. read more

'Swiss cheese' membrane with adjustable holes

07/11/2014 - A new membrane, developed by University of Twente scientists, can be made more or less porous ‘on demand’. In this way, smart switching between ‘open’ and ‘closed’ is possible, which opens the way to innovative applications in biosensors, chemical analysis and catalysis. read more

A medical lab for the home

05/11/2014 - Fraunhofer FIT demonstrates a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes, using miniature sensors. Besides non-invasive sensors this platform integrates technology to take a blood sample and to determine specific markers in the patient's blood. read more

Nanotubes: 'universal scaffolding' for cell membrane channels

04/11/2014 - Biological membranes define the functional architecture of living systems: they are selectively permeable, maintain the chemical identity of the cells and intracellular organelles, and regulate the exchange of material between them. read more

“Reverse Engineering” Materials for More Efficient Heating and Cooling

31/10/2014 - A new way to calculate the electrical properties of individual components of composite materials could open a path toward more energy-efficient medical refrigerators, air-conditioned car seats and more. read more

Robotically assisted bypass surgery reduces complications and cuts recovery

29/10/2014 - Robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is a rapidly evolving technology that shortens hospital stays and reduces the need for blood products, while decreasing recovery times, making the procedure safer and less risky, says a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. read more

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