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Interviews Concerning Innovations

Interviews concerning innovations

Inventions, technologies, devices - something new always happens in the field of medical technology. Experts, researchers and inventors talk about prospects of new treatments and sometimes also their dangers - on


Dopamine leaves its mark in brain scans

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Graphic: Display of BOLD signal [26/11/2014] BOLD signals in functional magnetic resonance imaging do not always reflect what nerve cells are doing: Researchers use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify which areas of the brain are active during specific tasks.Dopamine leaves its mark in brain scans - Read more

Complex jobs may protect memory and thinking later in life

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Photo: Construction worker and architect [24/11/2014] People whose jobs require more complex work with other people, such as social workers and lawyers, or with data, like architects or graphic designers, may end up having longer-lasting memory and thinking abilities compared to people who do less complex work.Complex jobs may protect memory and thinking later in life - Read more

Clock for brain waves

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Graphic: Network of nerve cells [21/11/2014] Oscillations of brain activity influence our attention and many other mental functions. Tatjana Tchumatchenko from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt and Claudia Clopath from Imperial College London have now developed a theoretical model that explains the origin of such oscillations in neural networks.Clock for brain waves - Read more

Pain therapy: light as a treatment component

[13/11/2014] The circadian rhythm dictates the rhythm of life on Earth. The human body also responds to changing lighting conditions. In the MEDICA TECH FORUM, Dr. Andreas Wojtysiak of OSRAM explains how lighting specialists and health professionals utilize the light’s influence on the central nervous system during the treatment of chronic pain patients.Pain therapy: light as a treatment component - Read more

NEBIAS: The world’s most advanced bionic hand

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Photo: Two men at arm wrestling, one wearing a prosthesis [11/11/2014] A prosthetic hand, which provides a sense of touch acute enough to handle an egg, has been completed and is now exploited by the NEBIAS project after 10 years of EU-funded research. The world’s most advanced bionic hand was tested with the help of amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen who was able to grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching, while blindfolded.NEBIAS: The world’s most advanced bionic hand - Read more


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