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Image: images of the eye captured with an optical imaging system; Copyright: AdOM Advanced Optical Methods Ltd.

Imaging: improves diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease

08.10.2019

Researchers have developed a new non-invasive optical imaging system that promises to improve diagnosis and treatments for dry eye disease. Dry eye, which often causes irritation and blurred vision, occurs when there is instability in the inner layer of the tear film that protects the outside of the eye.
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Image: x-ray of a lung; Copyright: PantherMedia / almoond

Smart clothes: shirt could be used to monitor lung disease

04.10.2019

A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. Researchers have used the smart shirts to reliably measure breathing in healthy people while carrying out a range of everyday activities.
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Image: Illustration of a person in whose heart a beam and several particles are guided; Copyright: Mindy Takamiya

X-rays: safer, more effective cancer radiation therapy using nanoparticles

02.10.2019

An element called gadolinium delivered into cancer cells releases killer electrons when hit by specially tuned X-rays. The approach, published in the journal Scientific Reports, could pave the way towards a new cancer radiation therapy.
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Image: Brainscan; Copyright: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Real-time MRI for early detection of stroke

27.09.2019

An international research group at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics developed a brain imaging method for improved and early assessment of stroke. Now published in PNAS, their study presents a methodology which monitors calcium ion fluctuations in the brain using a molecular functional MRI approach.
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Image: living bone cancer cell with nucleus ; Copyright: Bielefeld University/W. Hübner

HD microscopy in milliseconds

24.09.2019

They can make tiny cell structures visible: cutting-edge light microscopes offer resolutions of a few tenths of a nanometre--in other words, a millionth of a millimetre.
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Image: right eye of a woman and a blue background ; Copyright: Bildagentur PantherMedia / shmeljov

Advanced AI boosts clinical analysis of eye images

20.09.2019

A fast and reliable machine learning tool, developed by the ARTORG Center, University of Bern and the Department of Ophthalmology, Inselspital brings Artificial Intelligence (AI) closer to clinical use in Ophthalmology. The novel method published in Nature Scientific Reports on September 19, 2019 presents a tool that reliably extracts meaning from extensive image data.
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Image: woman with brown hair and glasses with a red blouse and black jacket; Copyright: Christa Neu/Lehigh University

Model of health

11.09.2019

Lehigh University researchers have developed a novel approach to determine when patients with tibial fractures can bear weight.
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Image: 3D Model of a heart; Copyright: panthermedia.net/digitalstorm

A swifter way towards 3D-printed organs

10.09.2019

Sacrificial ink-writing technique allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks.
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Image: micro-robot under microscope; Copyright: DGIST

Micro-robot to fight cancer

05.09.2019

Professor Hongsoo Choi's research team in Department of Robotics Engineering & DGIST-ETH Microrobot Research Center (DEMRC) at DGIST (President Young Kuk) succeeded in developing a biodegradable microrobot that can perform hyperthermia treatment and control drug release.
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Image: microrobots; Copyright: Caltech

Microtechnology: little robots to treat tumors

08.08.2019

Targeting medical treatment is a practice as old as medicine itself. But what is inside the body, is not so easy to reach. In such cases, a treatment like surgery might be called for. Researchers in Caltech's Division of Engineering and Applied Science are working on microrobots that can deliver drugs to specific spots inside the body while being monitored and controlled from outside the body.
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Image: structure of a large perovskite LED ; Copyright: Tokyo Institute of Technology

LED: Improving efficiency and brightness

31.07.2019

Advances in organic phosphorescent materials are opening new opportunities for organic light-emitting diodes for combined electronics and light applications, including solar cells, photodiodes, optical fibers and lasers.
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Image: man with a wearable on his ear; Copyright: University of Leeds

Wearables: 'tickle' therapy could help slow ageing

30.07.2019

'Tickling' the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of ageing, according to new research. Scientists found that a short daily therapy delivered for two weeks led to both physiological and wellbeing improvements, including a better quality of life, mood and sleep.
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