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People with type O blood more likely to die of cholera
People with blood type O often get more severely ill from cholera than people of other blood types. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may explain why.
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Innovation is at the beating heart of medical technology
The medical technology industry continues to be one of Europe’s most diverse and innovative high-tech sectors. New technologies are combining material science, electronics, engineering and biochemistry. The common thread across these sectors is their beneficial impact on health, quality of life and society as a whole.
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Artificial intelligence expedites breast cancer risk prediction
Researchers at Houston Methodist have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk.
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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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Cell-compatible OLEDs for use with patients
Cytocompatibility studies of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have been carried out on cell cultures for the first time at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP to test how well OLEDs are tolerated by cells.
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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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Industry News

13th ICT Convergence Entrepreneur Award in Korea
Hidea solutions, CEO SeungYoup Lee achieved “ Award the 13th ICT Convergence Entrepreneur Award (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) “ on the 19th of Nov, 2016. We are doing our best to contribute...
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Boule Diagnostics awarded contract in USA
Via its US subsidiary, Boule Diagnostics has signed an agreement with Novant Health Systems in the United States, as the primary vendor for three part differential hematology systems. Novant Health...
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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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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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