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Women Have More Active Brains Than Men
In the largest functional brain imaging study to date, the Amen Clinics (Newport Beach, CA) compared 46,034 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging studies provided by nine clinics, quantifying differences between the brains of men and women. The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Immune system can be modulated by targeted manipulation of cell metabolism
In its attempt to fight a serious bacterial infection, caused by listeria, for example, the immune system can become so over-activated that the resulting inflammatory response and its consequences can quickly lead to death.
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Smartphone App may help manage mental illness and chronic health conditions
The use of new technologies in geriatric psychiatry shows promise for advancing personalized medicine and improving patient care. A new study in "The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry" describes the successful adaptation of an integrated medical and psychiatric self-management intervention to a smartphone application for middle-aged and older adults with serious mental illness.
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Medication for the unborn baby
An Empa team has succeeded in developing a new three-dimensional cell model of the human placental barrier. The "model organ" can quickly and reliably deliver new information on the intake of substances, such as nano-particles, by the placental barrier and on any possible toxic effects for the unborn child.
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Children who sleep an hour less at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, says study
A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance.
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Researchers map brain tumour cells’ adaptation to oxygen deprivation
The most aggressive variant of brain tumour – glioblastoma – has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is therefore an urgent need for new treatment strategies for this group of patients. A research team from Lund University in Sweden has now identified new factors which may affect the tumour cells’ ability to resist treatment.
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One step closer in explaining MS relapse during upper respiratory infection
For most of us, the flu is just the flu. We suffer through it for several days, and eventually bounce back. But for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological diseases, the flu can trigger a cascade of immune responses that result in a full-blown relapse of the disease.
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Genetic variants found to play key role in human immune system
Genetic differences in immune response demonstrate interaction of genetics and environment linked to disease risk.
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Playing with your brain
Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?
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Cancer detection with sugar molecules
Scientists from the University of Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner
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Industry News

An interview with Mark Fenn, Director at Bright Instruments on the future of sectioning
Mark Fenn, Director at Bright Instruments, has 38 years’ experience as an expert in the mechanical engineering field. His extensive time in the industry has seen him fulfil many exciting roles,...
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SPOC
The requirements for sensitive ventilation units in neonatology are growing continuously. To meet those requirements, Fritz Stephan GmbH has developed the SOPHIE ventilation system based on...
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PhysioTools celebrating 30 years in 2017
Since 1987, PhysioTools has worked with physiotherapists and other professionals to help them achieve better results for their clients. In the beginning, handouts were printed in black and white and...
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COM-KNOBS - New metallic-look cover
OKW Gehäusesysteme has extended its standard COM-KNOBS series of tuning knobs by including covers with a metallic look. The elegant appearance of the tuning knobs in a matt chrome finish adds a...
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STYLE- CASE – Hand-held enclosure in a brilliant gloss finish
The new STYLE-CASE hand-held enclosure by OKW Gehäusesysteme combines top-level ergonomics with modern design. A pleasant touch sensation as well as the sweeping design make work easier in all...
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EVOTEC – For contemporary desktop applications
With the new EVOTEC enclosure range, OKW Gehäusesysteme offers a modern desktop application. With their robust construction and yet attractive, ergonomic design, these enclosures are ideal for tough...
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zSpace, Cyber-Anatomy, and Touro College Announce Virtual Training Center
New Virtual Training Center provides interactive and advanced 3D solutions to create lifelike medical training  SUNNYVALE, CA — April 22, 2013 — zSpace, Inc., a technology provider that is...
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Cyber Science 3D and Gale Partner to Create 3D Science Products for the Library Market
CORALVILLE, Iowa, Nov. 18, 2015 — The partnership will pair Gale’s content expertise with Cyber Science’s 2D and 3D interactive capabilities in multiple science subjects. “We have been...
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25 years BYTEC
This year BYTEC Medizintechnik GmbH celebrates her 25-year-old existence. President and CEO Paul W. Coenen: „We cover with the rising demands in the „medicine device world“ and are steadily growing...
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DNA-Test for detection of influenza viruses H5N8 and H5N6
Duisburg, 10.08.17: Genekam Biotechnology AG has just developed two different kits for two different viruses, which are breaking out in many countries. H5N6 is infecting human beings also particularly...
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08/08/2017

Laboratory automation: from note book to gesture recognition

For centuries, scientific research has succeeded by chronicling experiments with pinpoint accuracy. Yet despite all the progress in the actual laboratory, recording is often still done manually, in notebooks, logs or computer systems for instance. In the future, a gesture recognition system could perform this task for scientists.
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07/24/2017

Prenatal diagnosis: genetic analysis using droplet PCR

A new analysis method that uses fetal DNA extracted from the mother’s blood is designed to non-invasively reach a prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders in a child. A task force of the Hahn Schickard Society for Applied Research is an active part of the "ANGELab" project and co-developed this diagnostic procedure.
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08/22/2017

Interface between physics and medicine: new interdisciplinary center

Physics has always supported medical science, especially when it comes to practical implementation. Now physicists and health professionals join in collaborative research at an interdisciplinary Center in Erlangen and incorporate fundamental principles of theoretical physics in their studies of diseases.
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