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Autohaem smear and smear+

Automating blood smears for malaria diagnosis

Researchers have developed a device that removes one of the biggest bottlenecks preventing quick, reliable malaria diagnosis.

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Sponsored • Senhance robotic system by Asensus

Surgical robots are the future of medicine

Esslingen is a town in the German state of Baden-Württemberg – an area that has been shaped by innovation since Carl Benz‘s first automobile hit the country roads. Even today, it is one of the most innovative regions worldwide. Thus, it does not come as a surprise that Esslingen‘s 660-bed hospital is interested in adopting cutting-edge technology. A surgical robot, to be precise.

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Brain study

Diagnosing neurological diseases before symptoms occur

Cleveland Clinic has launched a landmark study to better understand why millions of people around the world suffer from brain diseases, with the goal of pinpointing disease biomarkers early, well…

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Bone healing

"Microrobots”: material morphs into bone

Researchers have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. The material is initially soft, but later hardens through a bone development process that…

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Benefits of multimodality imaging

Stroke: The importance of workflow

When a patient suffers a stroke, speed in treatment can mean the difference between successful recovery, permanent disability, or death. For Christopher Hess, success in stroke diagnosis is a question of workflow and efficient care delivery.

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Diagnostic

Potential therapeutic target for lung cancer

Scientists reported the key role of histone acetylation-regulated long noncoding RNA termed as lysosome cell death regulator (LCDR) in tumor survival, providing a potential diagnostic and therapeutic…

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Glioblastoma

Blood test for brain tumors possible

Researchers at the University of Sussex are one step further to developing a blood test capable of diagnosing the most aggressive form of brain tumour.

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Multiple sclerosis

Epstein-Barr virus may be leading cause of MS

A connection between the Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis has long been suspected. A new study provides ‘compelling evidence of causality’.

Collections

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Workspace, management, research

Women in healthcare

Long time underrepresented in both leadership positions and research design, women have come a long way in restoring gender equality in healthcare settings.

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Covid-19

Coronavirus update

Keep up-to-date with the latest research news, political developments, and background information on Covid-19.

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Research, diagnostics, therapy

Focus on prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (PCa) is not only one of the most common, but also one of the deadliest types of cancer in men. Diagnostics are correspondingly sophisticated, from imaging via ultrasound or MRI to…

Mass spectrometry

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Sponsored • Mass spectrometry

Shedding light on the mysteries of rare microbial infections with MALDI-TOF MS

The Zybio EXS2600 mass spectrometry system enables rapid microbial identification, including bacteria and fungi. With an advanced pre-filled sample kit, user-friendly software and a comprehensive…

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Mass spec, qPCR and more

Newborn screening: early detection – new diagnostic possibilities

Since its introduction around 60 years ago, the screening of newborn babies for immune, hormone and metabolic disorders has prevented many people from experiencing severe disease progression. The…

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Mass spectrometry goes handheld

A pen to pin down the fringes of cancer

Mass spectrometry – a powerful tool for analysing the molecular composition of a tissue sample – is invaluable during cancer surgery. However, mass spectrometers are complex and unwieldy, and…

Diagnostic imaging

Radiology, sonography and beyond: Keep reading to find out how imaging techniques like MRI, CT and ultrasound can be used in the diagnosis of diseases and the guidance of medical procedures.

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Multi-disciplinary approach

Nurturing integrated diagnostics in oncology

Under the roof of integrated diagnostics, radiology, laboratory medicine and pathology are forming a powerful alliance. Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, explains the potential for cancer patients and details…

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Trauma imaging

Suspected child abuse: Whole-spine MRI warranted

According to new research, whole-spine MRI commonly demonstrates isolated thoracolumbar injuries in children with suspected abusive head trauma.

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Gravity

How living in outer space effects the eyesight

Researchers have studied the Spaceflight-Associated Neuro-Ocular Syndrome (SANS). For that they compared brain scans before and after spaceflight.

Products from Radbook

Siemens Healthineers – Mammomat Fusion

Digital Mammography

Siemens Healthineers – Mammomat Fusion

Siemens Healthineers
SIUI – IBUS 60

Ultrasound

SIUI – IBUS 60

Shantou Institute of Ultrasonic Instruments Co., Ltd. (SIUI)
Swissray – ddRAura FMTS

DR

Swissray – ddRAura FMTS

Swissray Technologies AG
Canon – Scatter Correction

Accessories / Complementary Systems

Canon – Scatter Correction

Canon Europe NV - Medical Components Business Group
Hologic - I-View 2.0 Contrast Enhanced Imaging

Mammo Workstations

Hologic - I-View 2.0 Contrast Enhanced Imaging

Hologic, Inc.

Laboratory/pathology

From clinical chemistry to digital pathology: Read more about how modern medical laboratories and procedures in pathology play a vital role in the detection and prevention of diseases and in medical research.

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Chemistry & immunochemistry

Fujifilm Wako – Autokit CH50 Assay

Autokit CH50 Assay is an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) test for the quantitative determination of total complement activity in human serum. The complement system is a part of the immune system that…

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Chemistry & immunochemistry

Fujifilm Wako – NEFA-HR(2) Assay

Non-Esterified Fatty Acids (NEFA) are one of the most important metabolites and energy source of peripheral tissues. The amount of NEFA in serum decreases by physical exercise and increases by…

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Multiple tumor tissue biomarkers

MOSAICA: next-generation biopsy technology

A new biopsy tool will enable scientists and clinicians to simultaneously profile many biomarkers in cells and tissues.

Products from Labbook

Kugel medical – Laboratory bench LT-1000-AK-ULS

Grossing Station

Kugel medical – Laboratory bench LT-1000-AK-ULS

KUGEL medical GmbH & Co. KG
Zybio – EXC400 Chemistry Analyzer

Clinical Chemistry

Zybio – EXC400 Chemistry Analyzer

Zybio Inc.
Improve Medical – Automatic Biosafety Decapper

Sample Processing

Improve Medical – Automatic Biosafety Decapper

Improve Medical
Lifotronic – Automated ECL Immunoassay Analyzer eCL 8000

Immunoassays

Lifotronic – Automated ECL Immunoassay Analyzer eCL 8000

Lifotronic Technology Co., Ltd
Kugel medical – Grossing table UCS-2000-D-E

Grossing Station

Kugel medical – Grossing table UCS-2000-D-E

KUGEL medical GmbH & Co. KG

Treatment

Medical innovations are rapidly expanding therapy options for many diseases. Keep reading to find more information on new therapies, surgical techniques, effective medication and patient care.

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Sponsored • Online platform

Visit the Meiko Experience Zone and discover the new bedpan washer online

Meiko has a new online platform, the Meiko Experience Zone, and it is more than just a virtual showroom! Users can browse planning examples and a library of expertise, they can pick up knowledge…

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Robotic surgery

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

Dr Jan Stallkamp, Professor for Automation in Healthcare and Biotechnology, has a vision: robots that can treat patients more efficiently and more precisely than any human physician.

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Without causing neurological damage

Injections of zika virus destroys brain tumors

In both the mice and organoids, cytokines suppressed tumor growth after treatment, and defense cells migrated to the brain region affected by the tumor, alerting the immune system to its existence.

Management

Time to bring out the white collars: Read more about the economy and politics of health as well as optimised hospital and patient management.

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Mending medication mismanagement

Antibiotic resistance: Gaining back lost ground

For many years, antibiotic consumption in France was at an alarming level, resulting in a worryingly constant increase in antibiotic resistance However, a newly-enforced strict national plan appears…

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A potentially devasting impact

Covid-19 alters antibiotic use

The long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on antimicrobial resistance remains difficult to predict. Infectious diseases consultant Professor Alison Holmes reflects on Covid-19's effect on…

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Lack of support

Frontline healthcare workers: Covid heroes – or cannon fodder?

A large-scale qualitative study looks into the difficulties frontline doctors faced across two waves of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK and Ireland since early 2020.

Health IT

From AI-based image analysis to virtual therapies: Find out how digitalisation and cutting-edge IT solutions advance the medical landscape.

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Cutting risk of death

Machine learning rapidly detects sepsis

Researchers used artificial intelligence to identify sets of genes that predict whether a patient will acquire severe sepsis.

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Virtual reality

VR archery is “Braille” for orientation of blind people

Virtual reality helps to understand how blind people move and orient themselves in space. In the future it may become a serious game able to rehabilitate blind people’s orientation skills

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Subset of wearables

From the wrist into the ear – the potential of hearables

Progress in miniaturising sensor technology has opened up new possibilities for monitoring vital signs outside the hospital environment. A subset of wearables are the so-called hearables – in-ear…

Research

When scientific curiosity paves the way for improved healthcare: Read more about promising studies and trials that lead to more effective drugs, procedures as well as medical guidelines.

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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva

FOP: Origin of rare disease

A mutation in the gene that causes fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) doesn’t just cause extra bone growth but is tied to a problem in generating new muscle tissue after injury.

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Wearable

Air sampler assesses exposure to SARS-CoV-2

A passive air sampler clip can help assess personal exposure to SARS-CoV-2, which could be especially helpful for workers in high-risk settings.

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Pancreas

Fat has unexpected benefits in type 2 diabetes

Scientists have found that fat can help the pancreas adapt to excess sugar, thereby slowing the onset of diabetes.

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