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Montreal hosts the first World Health Summit Regional Meeting in North America

The University of Montreal and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute are gearing up to host some of the top names in Global Health at the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2017 – North America from May 8-9 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. One of the most important events of its kind in Canada, it will bring together internationally leading experts from all health-related sectors including three Canadian government ministers and about 700 participants from all over the world.

Under the theme “Health and Healthcare Delivery in Pluralistic Societies”, this interdisciplinary conference will focus on the question of human diversity in...

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Fighting drug resistant tuberculosis – InfectoGnostics meets MYCO-NET² partners in Peru

From 26 to 28 April the partners of the international MYCO-NET² project meet in Lima, Peru, to discuss future research collaborations for new diagnostics of drug resistant tuberculosis. The MYCO-NET² project is bringing together scientists from Peru, Argentina, Spain and Germany. In this year’s meeting InfectoGnostics is presenting the Research Campus as a collaboration concept that helps to improve interdisciplinary and translational research.

Tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the top ten causes of death worldwide: In 2015, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and 1.8 million died from the disease....

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Expert meeting “Health Business Connect” will connect international medical technology companies

For the second time the IVAM Microtechnology Network, in cooperation with the French partner Pôle des Microtechniques, is going to organize the ‘Health Business Connect – Micro & Nano MEETS Medical Innovation” on July 6, 2017, this time in Dortmund, Germany.

The first Health Business Connect took place in July 2016 as a two-day meeting of high-tech companies focusing on medical technology in Besançon, France. The...

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Wenn der Computer das Gehirn austrickst

Internationale Gestaltungsexperten zu Gast an der HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Öffentliche Vorlesungen zu Virtual Reality und Augmented Reality am 26. April

Vom 24. bis zum 28. April 2017 lehren 23 internationale Gastdozentinnen und Gastdozenten im Rahmen der Internationalen Seminarwoche an der Hochschule für...

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7th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics in Freiburg on April 3-5, 2017

The Silicon PV – International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics is coming back to Freiburg where it began in 2011. The conference series was founded with the goal of offering an outstanding high-class scientific program on advanced technologies, materials and concepts for crystalline silicon solar cells and modules. This year, 370 participants from 25 countries have registered to attend.

A special highlight of the program are the invited speakers: Prof Henry J Snaith, whose talk "Perovskite on Silicon Tandem Cells" focuses on a new concept for...

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International Land Use Symposium ILUS 2017: Call for Abstracts and Registration open

The sustainable land use is a pressing challenge all over the world. To handle it in an appropriate manner spatial data is needed. The International Land Use Symposium (ILUS) 2017 to be held in Dresden from 1st to 3rd November 2017 will address the spatial data modelling and visualisation to enlighten sustainable policy making. Suggested topics for presentation should be submitted by 31 July.

ILUS 2017 will examine new concepts in overlapping fields of studies which focus on the question how recent developments in spatial analysis and modelling can...

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CONNECT 2017: International congress on connective tissue

Connective tissue, a fibrous tissue that encompasses ligaments, tendons, joint capsules and muscle fascia is often plagued by injury. Professional athletes as well as amateur sportsmen are familiar with this occurrence and often struggle with the injury's legacy.

Connective tissue, a fibrous tissue that encompasses ligaments, tendons, joint capsules and muscle fascia is often plagued by injury. Professional athletes as...

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ICTM Conference: Turbine Construction between Big Data and Additive Manufacturing

The ICTM Conference has established itself as a networking hub for the international turbomachinery industry. For the fourth time in a row, this biennial event was organized by the International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing ICTM in Aachen and in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technology IPT and Laser Technology ILT. This year’s conference took place February 15-16, 2017. More than 250 experts from 19 countries discussed how to more efficiently develop and manufacture turbines for power plants and aircraft in the digital age.

The ICTM Conference has established itself as a networking hub for the international turbomachinery industry. For the fourth time in a row, this biennial event...

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EGU General Assembly: Meeting programme online, provisional press conference topics

The programme for the 2017 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is now online.

The programme for the 2017 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is now online. The meeting, which this year is anticipated to attract over...

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Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2017 Annual Meeting, which takes place from 16 – 20 February in Boston, MA. Every year, excellent young scientists congregate with Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, for a week of scientific exchange.

During this year’s AAAS Meeting, entitled “Serving Society through Science Policy”, the organisers of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will exhibit at booth...

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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Nanoparticles help with malaria diagnosis – new rapid test in development

The WHO reports an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths each year. The disease mostly affects tropical and subtropical regions and in particular the African continent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teamed up with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tübingen for a new test method to detect malaria parasites in blood. The idea of the research project “NanoFRET” is to develop a highly sensitive and reliable rapid diagnostic test so that patient treatment can begin as early as possible.

Malaria is caused by parasites transmitted by mosquito bite. The most dangerous form of malaria is malaria tropica. Left untreated, it is fatal in most cases....

Im Focus: A “cosmic snake” reveals the structure of remote galaxies

The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astron-omers at the University of Geneva have now been able to closely observe a star system six billion light-years away. In doing so, they are confirming earlier simulations made by the University of Zurich. One special effect is made possible by the multiple reflections of images that run through the cosmos like a snake.

Today, astronomers have a pretty accurate idea of how stars were formed in the recent cosmic past. But do these laws also apply to older galaxies? For around a...

Im Focus: Visual intelligence is not the same as IQ

Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn't mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face matching.

That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people's visual ability and that these...

Im Focus: Novel Nano-CT device creates high-resolution 3D-X-rays of tiny velvet worm legs

Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of Kassel and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the researchers analyzed the locomotory system of a velvet worm.

During a CT analysis, the object under investigation is x-rayed and a detector measures the respective amount of radiation absorbed from various angles....

Im Focus: Researchers Develop Data Bus for Quantum Computer

The quantum world is fragile; error correction codes are needed to protect the information stored in a quantum object from the deteriorating effects of noise. Quantum physicists in Innsbruck have developed a protocol to pass quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, such as processors and memories. Scientists may use this protocol in the future to build a data bus for quantum computers. The researchers have published their work in the journal Nature Communications.

Future quantum computers will be able to solve problems where conventional computers fail today. We are still far away from any large-scale implementation,...

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