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July 2, 2015

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July 2, 2015

Annual Low-Dose CT Screening Safe, Reliable for Identifying Pre-Cancers

June 23, 2015 — An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery. The study authors found the imaging technology, called low-dose computed ... read more

June 19, 2015 — The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals ... read more

Simultaneous Live Imaging of a Specific Gene's Transcription, Dynamics

June 19, 2015 — A research group has developed a live-imaging method for simultaneous measurements of the transcriptional activity and nuclear position of endogenous genes. This method is used to detect ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Brain surgery is famously 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 ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Neuroscientists have refined a map showing which parts of the brain are activated during head rotation, resolving a decades-old puzzle. Their findings may help in the study of movement disorders ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Post-concussion psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety and irritability can be extremely disabling for those among the nearly 3.8 million people in the United States who suffer concussions ... read more

New Method for Investigating, Classifying Liver Tumors

June 16, 2015 — Adenomas are rare liver tumors, a certain percentage of which can become malignant. Using a new MR (magnetic resonance) technique, it is now possible to classify adenomas without subjecting patients ... read more

June 15, 2015 — The effort to secure a stable, domestic source of a critical medical isotope has reached an important milestone as researchers demonstrated the production, separation and purification of ... read more

Wireless Researchers Call for Reformed Safety Standards for Wireless Devices

June 11, 2015 — A new article has called for temperature changes in the tissues of the body to be used as a safety metric for mobile devices operating at mmWave frequencies, rather than power density, now the ... read more

Longitudinal Brain Changes During Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood Found in ASD

June 11, 2015 — The atypical trajectory of cortical/brain development in autism spectrum disorder extends well beyond young childhood and into late adolescence and young adulthood, a new study ... read more

More Frequent Overnight Hot Flashes Linked With Brain Scan Changes

June 10, 2015 — Women who had more hot flashes during sleep had a greater number of brain scan changes. More than 70 percent of women have hot flashes -- a sudden feeling of intense warmth and sweatiness -- while ... read more

Brain Lesions in Children Challenging to Diagnose

June 9, 2015 — Brain lesions in children can be especially challenging to diagnose, according to a report. Lesions include tumors, abnormal blood vessel formations and abscesses and inflammation due to ... read more

New MRI Approach Detects Early Liver Tumors in Mouse Model of Human Disease

June 9, 2015 — Scientists have designed an imaging technique to detect early-stage liver tumors, and have proven it successful in mice. Their study in an animal model is an essential step toward creating tools to ... read more

June 8, 2015 — A novel radionuclide drug tackles the challenge of prostate cancer imaging and takes a turn as a cancer-killing therapy for tumors in and out of the prostate, according to new ... read more

Cloud-Based Neuroimaging Analysis Could Aid Alzheimer's Diagnosis

June 8, 2015 — Alzheimer's disease remains a chronic, incurable neurodegenerative disease and a worldwide health concern. Equally as important as developing comprehensive diagnostic tests is finding a means of ... read more

June 8, 2015 — Brain researchers have been working for years on targeting a cellular process involved in neurodegeneration and cognitive dysfunction. A specialized molecular imaging agent does the job by binding to ... read more

PET Reveals Inflammatory Cycle in the Brain

June 8, 2015 — Neuroinflammation caused by a reactive immune system could be tripping off the neurodegeneration seen in certain dementias, multiple sclerosis, and other deadly diseases of the nervous system. A ... read more

Novel PET Tracer Narrows in on Life-Threatening Blood Clots

June 8, 2015 — Fatal cardiac events are often preceded by abnormal blood clots, also called thrombosis. Scientists have now developed a molecular imaging technique that could save lives by revealing troublesome ... read more

Amyloid PET May Lead to Better Treatment for Alzheimer's Patients

June 8, 2015 — New research demonstrates that amyloid positron emission tomography (amyloid PET) scans of the brain provide clearer diagnosis and earlier, more effective treatment for Alzheimer's patients, ... read more

Amyloid Scan of the Heart Predicts Major Cardiac Events

June 8, 2015 — Amyloid build-up is commonly talked about in relation to Alzheimer's disease, but amyloidosis can be found throughout the body. An excessive accumulation of these insoluble proteins could cause ... read more

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