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High-speed 'label-free' imaging could reveal dangerous plaques

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Photo: Image taken with the new technology [07/11/2014] Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser.High-speed 'label-free' imaging could reveal dangerous plaques - Read more

Continuous glucose monitoring: “Our method is based on the principles of infrared photometry“

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[22/10/2014] Patients in intensive care units do not just have to struggle with the consequences of a severe injury or disease – they are also subject to acute glucose fluctuations that compromise the healing success. These sometimes happen so quickly that they cannot be caught in time with existing discrete measurement methods.Continuous glucose monitoring: “Our method is based on the principles of infrared photometry“ - Read more

Persistent vegetative state: brain stimulation with laser beams

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[01/09/2014] The public only notices diseases when celebrities become patients: in the spring of 2014, Formula One driver Michael Schumacher fell into a coma for several months as the result of a head injury caused by a skiing accident. These types of accidents show how delicate the brain responds to injuries. Brain stimulation could possibly support the rehabilitation of vegetative patients.Persistent vegetative state: brain stimulation with laser beams - Read more

Microscopy: Faster Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

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Photo: The new microscope [23/01/2014] To improve medical treatment, researchers test new drug ingredients on biological cells. By combining two microscopy techniques, the time required for testing can be reduced by 50 to 80 percent. And far fewer measurements are needed.Microscopy: Faster Testing of New Pharmaceuticals - Read more

Imaging Tools: Uncovering Cancer's Inner Workings

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Photo: Cancer [19/09/2013] A new imaging tool reveals strikingly different networks of blood vessels surrounding different types of tumors in a mouse model.Imaging Tools: Uncovering Cancer's Inner Workings - Read more

Laser: Precise Printing of Biomaterials

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Photo: LIFT method [31/07/2013] At the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working on a method for transferring biomaterials and on innovative systems technology.Laser: Precise Printing of Biomaterials - Read more

Laser Scalpel: Current Research Promises Gentle Surgery

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[13/03/2013] [Intro:] The Picosecond Infrared Laser (PIRL), which was developed at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), is intended to precisely cut down to the cell when used as a laser scalpel. During surgery, it avoids injuries to nerves or blood vessels and barely leaves any scarring.Laser Scalpel: Current Research Promises Gentle Surgery - Read more

Nanoprobes: Bright Light Reveals Location of Target Tissues

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Photo: BRIGHT and cell [22/11/2012] Called BRIGHTs, tiny probes bind to biomarkers of disease and, when swept by an infrared laser, light up to reveal their location. The probes consist of gold nanoparticles covered with molecules called Raman reporters.Nanoprobes: Bright Light Reveals Location of Target Tissues - Read more

Brain: Laser for Minimally Invasive Surgery

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[29/05/2012] Researchers from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) were involved in the development of a table-top solid-state laser system that could cut brain tissue with unprecedented precision.Brain: Laser for Minimally Invasive Surgery - Read more

New Technique May Help: Regrow of Severely Damaged Nerves

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[24/04/2012] Engineers at the University of Sheffield have developed a method of assisting nerves damaged by traumatic accidents to repair naturally, which could improve the chances of restoring sensation and movement in injured limbs.New Technique May Help: Regrow of Severely Damaged Nerves - Read more

Diagnosis: Imaging Method Uses 'Nanocages'

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[14/04/2010] New research suggests that an experimental medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic "nanocages" might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease.Diagnosis: Imaging Method Uses 'Nanocages' - Read more

Product highlights at MEDICA 2009

[18/11/2009] Swift availability, enhanced imaging technology and versatile applicability – all of these are key features of new developments which will be on display at this year’s MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf. Product highlights at MEDICA 2009 - Read more

Laser: Sonic Equivalent Developed

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[25/06/2009] It was an idea born out of curiosity in the physics lab, but now a new type of 'laser' for generating ultra-high frequency sound waves instead of light has taken a major step towards becoming a useful 21st century technology. Laser: Sonic Equivalent Developed - Read more

Imaging: X-Rays' Power Could Be Increased

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[17/06/2009] Three-dimensional, real-time X-ray images of patients could be closer to reality because of research recently completed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and a pair of Russian institutes. Imaging: X-Rays' Power Could Be Increased - Read more

Optogenetics: Making Waves Inside The Brain

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[27/04/2009] Researchers have found a way to induce high-frequency brain waves, known as gamma oscillations, by shining laser light directly onto the brains of mice.Optogenetics: Making Waves Inside The Brain - Read more

Rapid Prototyping: Growing Bones of Metal

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[01/10/2008] Layer upon layer – this is the central feature of a process called rapid prototyping (RP). The technique originally used by the automobile industry for designing cars quickly is being applied more and more in medical technology. Hearing aids produced with RP are already standard, bone implants are in development. Rapid Prototyping: Growing Bones of Metal - Read more