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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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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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No more needles: A new and improved GastroCH4ECK™ to help detect gastrointestinal disorders via breath analysis
Bedfont® Scientific, Kent, launches their new GastroCH4ECK™ Gastrolyzer® at the United European Gastroenterology Week 2016 Bedfont® Scientific has specialised in the design and manufacture of exhaled...
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PRESS RELEASE: ‘Health information exchange must be centralized around the patient.’
PRESS RELEASE: October 26, 2016 Topics: Health Information Exchange, MEDICA 2016, Information & Communications Technology Fenestrae joins the Holland Pavilion at MEDICA 2016. ‘Health information...
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NEW: BELSANA comfortis
Modern compression stockings with feel-good factor - ultra-soft material: achieves maximum wearing comfort and feels particularly pleasant to the skin - comfort zones in the foot area and in the...
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Homer – Home rehabilitation system rewarded with SME instrument
Kinestica has been awarded by SME instrument grant to introduce Homer – a project aiming to develop affordable and widely accessible home rehabilitation system. By ranking among top 5 % of the EU SMEs...
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Absolute Antibody announce licensing of 45 monoclonal antibodies from the Medical Research Council for recombinant manufacture.
Absolute Antibody and the Medical Research Council (MRC) have finalized a license agreement covering 45 antibody clones. Over the coming year Absolute Antibody will be sequencing these clones and...
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A new Managing Director to continue the family approach for Bedfont®
At Bedfont’s 40th year in business celebrations, Jason Smith was announced as Manging Director, succeeding his father, Trevor, who becomes Chairman. Bedfont Scientific Ltd, based in Harrietsham,...
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New model Modular Multiplace Chamber
Mini-Multiplace Hyperbaric Chamber Model: OXYLIFE C Modular construction Relative ease of assembly and disassembly, Portability and installation without building, doorway modification. The 3 sections...
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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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