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Small companions: How wearables change our lives

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[01/09/2015] They can be seen everywhere: at the wrists, in the ear, clipped to the belt. Wearables are small technical assistants who are built to collect and partially also to analyze data. Some of them collect measurable health data, others "only" count their user’s steps or measure the surrounding UV radiation. The fact is, however, that wearables are en vogue and are used for many different cases.Small companions: How wearables change our lives - Read more

Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue

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Photo: Two medical needles [28/08/2015] Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. This has been demonstrated by the doctoral research of Momen Abayazid, who is affiliated with the research institute MIRA of the University of Twente.Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue - Read more

MRI scanners can steer tumor busting viruses

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Photo: MRI scanner [19/08/2015] Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered MRI scanners, normally used to produce images, can steer cell-based, tumor busting therapies to specific target sites in the body.MRI scanners can steer tumor busting viruses - Read more

Mini X-ray source with laser light

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Photo: 3D-image of a fly [17/08/2015] Physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the TU München have developed a method using laser-generated X-rays and phase-contrast X-ray tomography to produce three-dimensional images of soft tissue structures in organisms.Mini X-ray source with laser light - Read more

Contrast agent spotlights tiny tumors and micrometastases

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Graphic: contrast agent detects metastasis [13/08/2015] Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent that detects much smaller aggressive breast cancer tumors and micrometastases than current agents can identify. Contrast agent spotlights tiny tumors and micrometastases - Read more

Surprising new view on the causes of cerebral palsy

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Photo: MRI images of children's brains [05/08/2015] In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts' understanding of the condition on its head.Surprising new view on the causes of cerebral palsy - Read more

Fast and low radiation exposure: The newest generation gamma camera

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[03/08/2015] Nuclear medicine physicians use so-called gamma cameras for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. The devices record radioactive substances that are injected into the patient and show changes in the heart muscle (myocardium). Now a new gamma camera is able to record images faster and by using much less radiation.Fast and low radiation exposure: The newest generation gamma camera - Read more

Individually adapted radiotherapy

Photo: Preview picture of video A radiation therapy which targets tumors in the head or neck area often requires extensive planning. In addition, the irradiated area can change during treatment, for example when a patient looses a lot of weight. A new software, developed at Fraunhofer Institute MEVIS in Bremen/Germany, could help physicians to work more efficiently and save a lot of time in the future.Individually adapted radiotherapy - Read more

NIST PET phantoms bring new accuracy to medical scans

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Photo: A calibration phantom in a PET scanner [03/08/2015] Teaming with a medical equipment company, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first calibration system for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners directly tied to national measurement standards.NIST PET phantoms bring new accuracy to medical scans - Read more

Prostate cancer: Agent with theranostic potential

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[03/08/2015] Endoradiotherapy can be very unpleasant for cancer patients, since it does not only harm tumor cells, but also healthy ones. Sometimes, patients even need to stop therapy because of the side effects. Physicians and researchers are thus continuously searching for ways to transport radiopharmaceuticals directly and exclusively to their target.Prostate cancer: Agent with theranostic potential - Read more

 
 

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