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ECG measurements: "Our chest strap moistens itself"

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[01/07/2015] When measuring myocardial activity, it is important for the skin to always stay moist under the electrodes of the ECG. Only then can data be consistently transferred. Athletes have an easier time with this: they are used to sweating. This is a lot harder for older patients.ECG measurements: "Our chest strap moistens itself" - Read more

Transcatheter Pacing System: The world’s smallest cardiac pacemaker

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[01/07/2015] In the case of cardiac arrhythmia, the normal heart rate gets out of balance due to various reasons. In some cases, it is necessary to implant a cardiac pacemaker. Just like with any intervention, this type of surgery also involves risks. In the worst-case scenario, this can lead to abnormal wound healing or obliteration of the vascular system.Transcatheter Pacing System: The world’s smallest cardiac pacemaker - Read more

Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts

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Photo: Roboter with picture of a patient on it [25/06/2015] Multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people. This technology has shown that it works well and is easy to use.Disabled people pilot a robot with their thoughts - Read more

MEDICA 2015 - Be part of it!

Preview photo linked to the video Experience the world's largest medical fair in Düsseldorf! Experience the MEDICA 2014!MEDICA 2015 - Be part of it! - Read more

Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves

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Photo: Man and woman fine-tuning a hearing aid [24/06/2015] More than 20 per cent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in fine-tuning their devices themselves.Users to fine-tune hearing aids themselves - Read more

Making the invisible visible with fluorescence

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Photo: Image with red luminous bladder, next cystoscope [22/06/2015] Bladder tumors have different growth characteristics. In most cases, they are limited to the inner wall of the bladder and thus well resectable. Unlike carcinoma in situ, which becomes muscle invasive after a certain amount of time. To be able to completely remove the tumor during resection, photodynamic diagnostics (PDD) can make sense.Making the invisible visible with fluorescence - Read more

Placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy

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Photo: Little girl kisses the belly of a pregnant woman [19/06/2015] National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a "placenta-on-a-chip" to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was designed to imitate, on a micro-level, the structure and function of the placenta and model the transfer of nutrients from mother to fetus. Placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy - Read more

Optical Coherence Tomography: Removing brain tumor safer

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Graphic: Technique is used in the brain [18/06/2015] Brain surgery is difficult for good reason: When removing a tumor, for example, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope as they try to take out as much of the cancer as possible while keeping crucial brain tissue intact. Now Johns Hopkins researchers have developed an imaging technology that could provide surgeons with a color-coded map of a patient’s brain showing which areas are and are not cancer.Optical Coherence Tomography: Removing brain tumor safer - Read more

Novel source of X-rays for imaging purposes

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Photo: Thorsten Naeser standing next to the lasersystem [17/06/2015] Physicists at LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have validated a novel laser-driven means of generating bright and highly energetic X-ray beams. The method opens up new ways of imaging the fine structure of matter.Novel source of X-rays for imaging purposes - Read more

Cancer Immunotherapy: Individual mutations as new target structures

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[01/06/2015] A tumor is as unique as the person who is affected by it. For a long time, it was assumed this would make treatment more difficult since cancer drugs are not able to be one hundred percent effective in targeting the affected cells. In this interview with MEDICA.de, Professor Ugur Sahin explains why it is precisely these individual mutations that make him hopeful for a new type of therapy. Cancer Immunotherapy: Individual mutations as new target structures - Read more

 
 

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