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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

Imaging Probe Yields Double Insight

July 29, 2015 — An organic dye that can light up cancer cells for two powerful imaging techniques providing complementary diagnostic information has been developed and successfully tested in mice, researchers ... read more

Former Professional Rugby Players Have Greater Cervical Spine Degeneration

July 21, 2015 — Clinical examinations and magnetic resonance imaging studies have determined whether retired professional rugby players experience more serious symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than people in ... read more

Iron-Containing Inflammatory Cells Seen in Alzheimer's Brains

July 20, 2015 — Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia in a particular part of the hippocampus, a ... read more

New Method to Deliver Glucose to Cancer Cells Could Prove Key to Defeating Deadly Cancers

July 20, 2015 — Scientists have, for the first time, demonstrated the importance of sodium-dependent glucose transporters (SGLTs) in delivering glucose to pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. Their study results ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance has been described by researchers. The team developed a new glucose analogue ... read more

Drug-Encapsulating Nanoparticle With Bright Bio-Labels Measures How Anticancer Chemotherapy Formulations Enter Cells

July 16, 2015 — Polymer nanoparticles that release medicine at controlled rates inside cells have the potential to enhance the efficacy of many clinical drugs. Researchers have now developed an eye-catching way to ... read more

Unprecedented Gigapixel Multicolor Microscope: Powerful New Tool to Advance Drug Research

July 16, 2015 — Researchers demonstrate unprecedented multispectral microscope, capable of processing nearly 17 billion pixels, the largest such microscopic image ever created, to advance drug ... read more

July 16, 2015 — By analyzing blood flow in the brain, a team of researchers was able to observe the interactions between different regions in the brain in real time. Their new imaging technique could help with the ... read more

PET Adapted Treatment Improves Outcome of Patients With Stages I/II Hodgkin Lymphoma

July 15, 2015 — Final results of the randomized intergroup EORTC, LYSA (Lymphoma Study Association), FIL (Fondazione Italiana Linfomi) H10 trial show that early FDG-PET ( 2-deoxy-2[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose positron ... read more

New Classification System for Brain Tumors

July 14, 2015 — Despite modern chemoradiation therapy it is still very difficult to give reliable prognoses for malignant gliomas. Surgical removal of the glioma is still the preferred method of treatment. Doctors ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Stimulant drug abuse has long-term effects on brain volume in women, according to a new study. Brain structures involved in reward, learning and executive control showed vast changes even after a ... read more

New Surgical Technique Preserves Kidney Function Following Tumor Removal

July 13, 2015 — Renal cell carcinomas are one of the most common types of cancer. In order to preserve its wide range of functions, every effort is made not to remove the entire kidney, but rather just a portion of ... read more

July 10, 2015 — Are wind farms harmful to humans? This controversial topic makes emotions run high. To give the debate more objectivity, an international team of experts dealt with the fundamentals of hearing in the ... read more

July 10, 2015 — A radioactive agent developed in the 1960s to detect bone cancer can be re-purposed to highlight the build-up of unstable calcium deposits in arteries, a process that can cause heart attack and ... read more

MRI, Near Infrared Spectral Tomography Increases Specificity in Breast Cancer Imaging

July 9, 2015 — Breast MRI is the most sensitive imaging technique for cancer surveillance and is recommended for screening in women with elevated risk of breast cancer. Unfortunately, breast MRI generates many ... read more

Brain Activity Changes After Cognitive Rehabilitation, TBI Study Shows

July 8, 2015 — Results of a trail demonstrate for the first time significant changes in cerebral activation after memory retraining in individuals with ... read more

Kids' Brain Responses to Food Depend on Their Body Composition

July 7, 2015 — Research using brain-imaging technology has revealed a brain response pattern in children that might represent a step along the path to childhood ... read more

July 7, 2015 — Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A new article reports on use of optical coherence tomography to obtain high-resolution images showing blood-flow dynamics in the brain before, during, and after stroke-like states. The information ... read more

Rapid Response to Kids' Stroke Symptoms May Speed Diagnosis

July 2, 2015 — A rapid response plan for children at a hospital quickly identified stroke and other neurological problems. One in four children with stroke-like symptoms were diagnosed with stroke and 14 percent ... read more

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