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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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Presence of certain oral bacterium in esophageal cancer samples associated with shorter survival
Bottom Line: Among Japanese patients with esophageal cancer, those whose cancer tested positive for DNA from the bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum had shorter cancer-specific survival compared with those whose cancer had no DNA from the bacterium.
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Study shows functional effects of human stem cell delivery to heart muscle after heart attack
Researchers delivered human stem cells seeded in biological sutures to the damaged heart muscles of rats following induced acute myocardial infarction and assessed the effects on cardiac function one week later.
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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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Scientists model outer membrane of 12 bacterial species to speed new drugs for 'bad bugs'
Led by Lehigh University professor, the team utilized biomolecular systems simulation to reveal the membrane properties of 21 distinct Lipid A types from 12 Gram-negative bacterial species--a crucial step toward new antibiotic drug development.
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Myocardial infarction: Differences of men and women are not attributed to X chromosome
Myocardial infarction differs in men and women. Women fall ill later, but they die from it more often. Overall, men are affected more often. These and further differences are not attributed to the X chromosome.
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Peptides vs. superbugs
Several peptides have an antibacterial effect - but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. Empa researchers have now succeeded in encasing peptides in a protective coat, which could prolong their life in the human body. This is an important breakthrough because peptides are considered to be a possible solution in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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New library of human stem cells with the Brazilian genetic admixture
New human pluripotent stem cells lines are derived from individuals of the Brazilian population - with European, African and Native American genomic ancestry; they can be used for testing drug toxicity and for studying differential drug response
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New advances in imaging to enhance the detection of GI cancers
A new imaging technique is under development with the aim of detecting and characterizing early cancerous changes in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
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Industry News

Widest range of specialist Single-Use suction devices to showcase at MEDICA 2016
A UK company, who manufacture the widest selection of specialist single-use suction devices, will be at MEDICA 2016 to showcase the ‘gold standard’ in single-use surgical suctions. New to their ENT...
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Latest innovations in women’s health showcased at MEDICA 2016
A leading UK manufacturer of single-use medical devices for women’s health, Pelican Feminine Healthcare will be showcasing the latest technologies at MEDICA 2016. Pelican is committed to the...
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World’s first modular antimicrobial cladding solution to be launched at Medica 2016
UK based company BioClad will be launching the BioPod IPS Unit which is the world’s first antimicrobial modular IPS unit to contain BioCote technology that is easy to install and arrives as a...
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Creator of Pregnabit®, Patrycja Wizińska-Socha recognized as Innovator Of The Year 2016 by MIT Technology Review
Patrycja Wizińska-Socha, CEO of Nestmedic, which has developed the portable device for testing the condition of the fetus in the last weeks of pregnancy, has been awarded by MIT Technology Review...
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Helmbrechts/Düsseldorf – As a polymer component system provider for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry, RAUMEDIC will be appearing at the leading international marketplace for the...
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For its first participation at the MEDICA trade fair, COMEX presents the new generation of “Cx2” hyperbaric chambers
PRESS RELEASE Marseilles (France), 19th October, 2016 For its first participation at the MEDICA trade fair, COMEX presents the new generation of “Cx2” hyperbaric chambers and the service activity...
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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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Efore Launches New Customer-Centric Corporate Website
Efore Plc is pleased to announce the launch of its’ new website on October 14th, bringing together the world class power products of Efore and ROAL Electronics into a single cohesive site to serve our...
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T5 Career Forum – Dem Fachkräftemangel entgegenwirken

In cooperation with the T5 KarrierePortal, this year marks the first time the T5 Career Forum will take place at the MEDICA trade fair. Here, future specialists and managers meet prospective employers in a condensed setting. MEDICA-tradefair.com spoke with Klaus-Peter Kaas about job search problems in the medical technology sector and the opportunities the T5 Career Forum provides.
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Hemodialysis: Creating the AV fistula using catheters

For many patients, the start of hemodialysis marks the lifelong dependency on needing their blood purified. But before they can actually begin treatments, a blood vessel in the patient's arm needs to be enlarged to where it can move enough blood and withstand being connected to the dialysis machine several times per week.
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A new broom sweeps clean? The new EU Medical Device Regulation

The year 2016 brings about the new, eagerly anticipated Medical Device Regulation (MDR). The revision needs to now be implemented by all EU member states in the coming years after there have been ongoing deliberations and negotiations since October 2012.
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