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Making the invisible visible

Highly detailed insights into tissue samples

07-Apr-2020

Entangled photons can be used to improve imaging and measurement techniques. A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena has developed a quantum imaging solution that can facilitate highly detailed insights into tissue samples using ...

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Use of low-energy electrons for innovative biotechnology processes

21-Feb-2020

The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been utilizing electron-beam technology for decades in the development of cleaning, sterilization, and surface-modification processes and systems. Fraunhofer researchers from the Medical and ...

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Tracking down polluters

04-Sep-2019

Proving criminal machinations can be difficult – for instance when those involved covertly discharge hazardous wastewater into sewers. A new sensor system developed by Fraunhofer researchers and their partners could soon help safety agencies establish wrongdoing: placed in a sewage canal, it ...

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Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

29-Aug-2019

Impact statement: New technology that recreates some of the complexity of the human retina may help scientists study eye disease and screen for drug side effects that harm the eye. The development of a retina-on-a-chip, which combines living human cells with an artificial tissue-like system, has ...

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Making small intestine endoscopy faster with a pill-sized high-tech camera

27-Aug-2019

Greater resolution, sharper images, and more efficient diagnostic processes – this is the promise of an endoscopy capsule developed by Fraunhofer IZM to allow more detailed small intestine diagnostics. 2001 the first endoscopic capsule took its journey through the small intestine of a human ...

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A health check based on epigenetics

AI helps determine human biological age

07-Aug-2019

Chemical reactions and molecular modifications change the genome of each and every human over the course of their lifetime. These modifications can result in disease, but they also provide a basis for determining a person's biological age. Fraunhofer scientists participating in the project ...

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Fingerprint spectroscopy within a millisecond

Quality control in real time for the use in the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industry

25-Jun-2019

To guarantee high quality pharmaceuticals, manufacturers need not only to control the purity and concentration of their own products, but also those of their suppliers. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have developed a measuring system capable of ...

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Effective through AI in Transplantation Medicine: New Prediction Models for Disease Progression

Project network provides IT platform for clinical data integration, model development and validation

07-Mar-2019

If radiation or chemotherapy treatment of leukaemias or lymphomas does not bring sufficient success, the transplantation of bone marrow or blood stem cells is usually the only chance of cure. Unfortunately, the majority of patients die despite transplantation, often due to spontaneous infections, ...

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Pocket-size food scanner

General-use, cost-effective scanning technology that can be easily adapted

07-Jan-2019

According to a study by the environmental organization WWF Germany, ten million metric tons of food are thrown in the garbage every year in Germany despite still being edible. A mobile food scanner will allow consumers and supermarket operators in the future to test whether food items have gone ...

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Machine learning algorithm automatically sorts zebrafish eggs

06-Sep-2018

Zebrafish possess almost all of the same genes we humans do - and that makes their eggs the perfect model organisms for use in genetic and drug research. Previously, samples have had to be prepared manually, which is a very time-consuming task. Now, however, a clever machine learning algorithm ...

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