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Better mini brains could help scientists identify treatments for Zika-related brain damage
UCLA researchers develop improved technique for creating brain tissue from stem cells.
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Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract
Ingestible devices could diagnose gastrointestinal slowdown or monitor food intake.
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A self-propelled catheter with earthworm-like peristaltic motion
Prof. Yuichiro Takai of Toho University and Prof. Hideyuki Tsukagoshi of Tokyo Tech collaborate in developing the new self-propelled catheter designed to generate travelling waves in multiple chambers just by adding and reducing pressure inside one tube.
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Breath instead of a blood test
Experts advise anyone looking to shed extra kilos to eat less and exercise more. One way is with endurance training, during which the body burns not only carbohydrates such as sugar, but also fat. When exactly the body begins burning fat can now be determined by analysing, for example, biomarkers in the blood or urine.
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New drug hope for rare bone cancer patients
Patients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine - chordoma - could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University College London Cancer Institute and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.
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New proton 'starter' for optogenetics
Scientists have examined a protein that will find application in optogenetics and could be used to control muscle and neuronal cells. The paper on the light-sensitive NsXeR protein of the xenorhodopsin class was published in Science Advances by the international team of researchers from MIPT, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Institut de Biologie Structurale.
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Meeting an unmet need: A surgical implant that grows with a child
A novel, growth-accommodating implant could revolutionize cardiac repair.
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Liquid biopsy may be new way to detect liver cancer earlier, easier
Researchers discover blood-based DNA test for effective, minimally invasive diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.
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Watertight capsules for target drug delivery
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Queen Mary's University of London proposed a new technique for the fabrication of polymeric microcarriers for target drug delivery in the body. They combined a hydrophobic material polylactic acid and a biodegradable polymer calcium carbonate to encapsulate water-soluble drugs.
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Biomarkers in the blood prove strong role of food for type 2 diabetes
A pioneering method, developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health.
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EKU Elektronik receives technology award SUCCESS 2017
On 18.10.2017 EKU Elektronik GmbH from Leiningen, Germany received the technology award " SUCCESS " by the Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB) GmbH and the...
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Attune Medical Closes $10 Million Series C Financing To Support Continued Global Adoption of Esophageal Temperature Management Device
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chicago-based medical device firm Attune Medical has closed a $10 million Series C financing with participation from existing investors, several associates, and new...
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Tekni-Plex holds successful grand opening at new China manufacturing facility; Government officials and med device/pharma firms celebrate expanded Asia supply capability
Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA (October 19, 2017) — More than 40 government officials and 60 representatives from pharmaceutical and medical device companies attended the recent grand opening celebration...
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HemoSonics Appoints Remi Corlin to Lead International Commercial Rollout of Quantra™ Hemostasis Analyzer System
Following CE Mark in April, HemoSonics Targets Distribution Partners at MEDICA 2017 Charlottesville, VA – October 19, 2017 – HemoSonics today announced the appointment of Remi Corlin, a 20-year...
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NaviENT Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance
ClaroNav, announces that NaviENT, its Surgical Navigation System, received FDA 510(K) clearance. CKI is pleased to announce that it has received FDA 510(K) clearance from the Food and Drug...
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The countdown is running: four weeks to MEDICA!
In a month's time, we'll be on the road! MEDICA is just around the corner and our team is looking forward to talking to customers and making new contacts. MEDICA offers you a great opportunity to...
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KPM Analytics completes fourth acquisition with AMS Alliance
MILFORD, MA July 10, 2017— KPM Analytics announced today that it has acquired AMS Alliance, a corporation dedicated to developing, manufacturing and marketing instrumentation, reagents and tests for...
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Sensirion Is One of the Best Employers in Switzerland
Sensirion is a fantastic place to work. Great Place to Work®, the expert in workplace culture and employer attractiveness, named Sensirion one of the most popular employers in Switzerland. Sensirion...
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Sensirion Strengthens its Automotive Sensor Module Business and Acquires the Automotive Division of AIC
Sensirion acquires the automotive business of Auto Industrial Co. Ltd. (AIC), a provider of automotive sensor modules. With this acquisition, which includes sites in China, South Korea and the US,...
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PRS 500 B X-ray system: PROTEC brings movement to MEDICA 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany - PROTEC , the number one in the traditional segment of analog X-ray film processing machines, presents an innovative expansion of its broad product range at MEDICA 2017 : the...
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"FlyPi": an affordable do-it-yourself microscope

It is portable, cheap and can be adapted to many individual experiments – Tom Baden and André Maia Chagas developed the "FlyPi", a modular labware system, based on 3D printing, an open-source manual and self-programmed electronics. The question arises if these open source solutions and the current maker-movement have the potential to transform science.
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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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