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3-D-printed structures "remember" their shapes
Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are using light to print three-dimensional structures that "remember" their original shapes.
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Number of tuberculosis cases in India is double current estimates
The number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in India may be up to two to three times higher than current estimates, suggests a new study.
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Elevating brain protein allays symptoms of Alzheimer's
Boosting levels of a specific protein in the brain alleviates hallmark features of Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model of the disorder, according to new research published online in "Scientific Reports".
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A new path for killing pathogenic bacteria
Bacteria that cause tuberculosis, leprosy and other diseases, survive by switching between two different types of metabolism. EPFL scientists have now discovered that this switch is controlled by a mechanism that constantly adapts to meet the bacterium's survival needs, like a home's thermostat reacting to changes in temperature.
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Progress in vaccination against vespid venom
Especially in late summer, apprehension about wasp stings increases amongst allergy sufferers. So-called hyposensibilisation therapy can help, but it is linked to a heavy burden on patients and health insurers. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University Munich have now presented a method in the journal "Allergy", which facilitates a personalised procedure.
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Drinking green tea to prevent artery explosion
According to new research, green tea could prevent a deadly condition in the body's main artery. A Kyoto University team has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm - a condition in which the main artery becomes overstretched and bloated - developed less frequently in rats that drank green tea polyphenol, a major component of green tea.
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Nanofiber scaffolds show new behaviour of stem and cancer cells
A discovery in the field of biomaterials may open new frontiers in stem and cancer cell manipulation and associated advanced therapy development. Novel scaffolds are shown enabling cells to behave in a different but controlled way in vitro due to the presence of aligned, self-assembled ceramic nanofibers of an ultra-high anisotropy ratio augmented into graphene shells.
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New immunotherapy to fight bacteria
An estimated 23,000 people in the U.S. die each year of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A UK government-commissioned review reports that such infections take 700,000 lives per year globally.
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Gene therapy via ultrasound could offer new therapeutic tool
Combining ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells may prove to be a new tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. A study on this gene therapy approach, called sonoporation, is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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Yale study identifies how Zika virus infects the placenta
In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas. The research provides insight into how Zika virus may be transmitted from expectant mother to fetus, resulting in infection of the fetal brain. The study was published online in JCI Insight.
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Industry News

SUTUMED at Medica 2016
We are pleased to announce that our brand SUTUMED will be present at the MEDICA TRADEFAIR, the largest medical exhibition of medical equipment and supplies. SUTUMED is leader in surgical sutures. Our...
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News and product launches from PhysioTools Ltd
New modules published We have been busy publishing new content over the course of the last couple of months. Tape Yourself (J. Langendoen and K. Sertel) with instructions on how your clients can...
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Detecting Drug Abuse Among Medical Professionals
by Nicole Jupe on July 6, 2016 The challenges associated with opioid abuse can impact anyone regardless of gender, age, race, or job position. Perhaps surprisingly to some, that fact that some...
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TMS was selected: 2015 The Korean World Product
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator) was selected ‘2015 The Korean World Product’ CEO & President of REMED Co., Ltd., Geun-yong Lee announced that TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator) was...
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Urology Products
Our new products are: - Nefrostomy balloon dilator kit - Transureteroscopic balloon dilator
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Ostomy Products
PRODUCT INFORMATION One Piece and Two Piece Bags Providing temporary evacuation of bowel contents through the abdominal wall. It is single use. RAW MATERIALS: Glare film, beige film, TNT movie,...
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Multi channel Radio Frequency Lesion Generator system, Pain Management, Nerve Block system
Up to 4 channel Radio Frequency Lesion Generator, Pain management System by Nerve blocking.
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The heart of the medical industry
Professional battery manufacturer Accutronics will be exhibiting its extensive range of medical batteries and chargers at this year’s Compamed trade show. The company will also be showcasing a range...
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CVR (CoATherm Vaginal Rejuvenation By Radio Frequency, Non invasive treatment) interview with Dr. Mo
It can improve blood flow, so expecting vaginal tightening and vulva (outstide) shape. It may improve SUI, OAB, Dry vagina. No need anesthesia, downtime. This is non invasive treatment. Patients can...
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Radio Frequency Ablation on Thyroid benign nodule, Minimal Invasive Treatment, Interview with Dr. Sim & Dr. Jo
This video shows how to treat a benigh thyroid nodule by one of the minimally invasive surgeries, Thyroid RadioFrequency Abalation (RFA) without causing carbonization of tissue using short tips of...
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Cell under observation: "The software lets us study the development on video"

What happens when stem cells differentiate? What molecular characteristics do they have? Questions that can now be easier answered with the help of a new open-source software. We spoke with Prof. Fabian Theis at the Helmholtz Center Munich, who participated in the software development.
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MRI scan: Video projections help children overcome their fear

A beautiful field of flowers, a trip to the beach or a visit to the zoo. Children can experience all of these at the Clinical Center Dortmund in a 270- degree projection on the wall. The Center created a space that is designed to help its little patients overcome their fear of MRI scans.
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Interoperability: secure network connections

Computers do not just need a common language to communicate with each other. Their conversations also need to be secure when they transfer medical data for example. Yet there are still many different systems by various providers in the health care system that are not able to properly communicate with each other. The solution is called interoperability.
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