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A hair-trigger for cells fighting infection
To fight infections cells in the immune system play a dangerous game with their own genes. Damaging genes allows B cells to make antibodies that are specifically equipped to target to specific causes of illness, but damaging genes also puts them at risk of becoming cancerous.
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Metabolism can be used to subtype hepatoblastoma tumors
Looking at cell metabolism instead of histology, EPFL scientists have identified new biomarkers that could help more accurately classify the two main subtypes of hepatoblastoma, a children liver cancer. Hepatoblastoma is a rare pediatric liver cancer, usually diagnosed in the first three years of life.
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Researchers found a possible new treatment for aggressive triple receptor-negative breast cancer
Scientists from the cluster of excellence BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg University Medical Center have shown that inhibiting the epigenetic regulator KDM4 might offer a potential novel treatment option for breast cancer patients.
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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. The study finds that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women.
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Study on transplanted hearts reveals risk genes for cardiovascular diseases
With participation of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, an international research team has discovered a number of new risk factors for dilated cardiomyopathy and other heart conditions. In the largest transcriptome study to date, the researchers analysed the RNA of transplanted hearts. The study was recently published in "Genome Biology".
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"If silence is dangerous" – International Patient Safety Day 2017
In this year, the 3rd International Patient Safety Day takes place under the topic „If silence is dangerous“. On Sunday, 17th September 2017, and during the following week, all interested stakeholders in the health care system can inform themselves about the subject of patient safety and discuss it with others.
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Asthma drug from the garden center
The coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics: researchers at the University of Bonn have extracted a new kind of active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat this widespread respiratory disease.
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Study identifies multiple roles of glucose metabolism in platelet activation and survival
Research may inform how increased glucose metabolism may contribute to the increased risk of thrombosis in diabetes and how altering platelet glucose metabolism influences platelet function
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Correlation between height and risk of thrombosis
In a new study from Lund University in Sweden, researchers investigated the risk factors for blood clots, i.e. venous thromboembolism (VTE). The results show a strong correlation between height and VTE risk for both women and men. The risk increases with height.
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Thorough analysis reveals immune system dynamics after immunotherapy
By combining new system-biological analyses and advanced data analysis, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been able to monitor the maturation process of the immune system of leukaemia patients who have undergone stem cell transplantation.
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Danish subcontractors bring cutting-edge component technology to the medical device industry
The global medical device industry is increasingly outsourcing key knowledge and production development functions to subcontractors. To meet the demands, Danish subcontractors to the medical device...
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FreeForm WorkStation Rotary Packaging Machines System
FreeForm WorkStation Rotary Packaging Machines System Just-In-Time maufacturing. The FreeForm WorkStation's enables our customers to benefit from an innovative stainless steel design, maximum...
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FIT-one: Demonstrator for inductive power- and data transmission for medical technology
FRIWO, German system supplier for charging technology and power supply solutions, has built up a new inductive demonstrator: the “FIT-one”. This novelty illustrates many elements of a possible system...
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Ginolis Rapid Test Assembly System Selected by Chembio Diagnostics, Inc.
Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CEMI), a leader in point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, has selected Ginolis Ltd, a global supplier of automation solutions, to deliver...
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Haemopharm is a pioneer company in the manufacturing and commercialization of flexible bags, connectors, delivery systems and biotechnology products for many different medical areas. Haemopharm is...
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swyMed introduces hands-free care
swyMed and Google Glass Enterprise Edition - providing hands-free care As a Glass Partner, swyMed is deploying its industry-leading video telemedicine solution on Glass Enterprise Edition...
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CANADIAN MANUFACTURER RETURNS TO MEDICA WITH NEW STANDARD FOR THERAPEUTIC PHLEBOTOMY PROCEDURES CardioMed’s unique FDA-approved therapeutic phlebotomy system and highflow long-term dialysis...
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NHS Framework Success
LTE Scientific is delighted to announce that it has been accepted on to the latest NHS Supply Chain Framework for Decontamination equipment which will go live in Q1/2017 and run for the next 3 or 4...
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AudioCodes Speech Recognition Solution Deployed at the Rambam Healthcare Campus in Israel
AudioCodes , a leading provider of converged voice solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to transition to all-IP voice networks, announces a full deployment of its speech...
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USON Special products
MySharps® Pocket container is a smart and personal container for users of diabetes insulin pen-needles. MySharps® is safe, discrete, and convenient at work or “on the road”. Each MySharps® has a...
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Medical devices: the road to the finished product is not easy

These days, many groups make various demands of medical device developers: manufacturers, users, patients and government agencies. Given all of these interests and concerns, the developers face many challenges. In this interview, we put some of them under the microscope and examine how they can be sidestepped or entirely avoided.
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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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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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