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August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

Aug. 25, 2016 — Ultrasound imaging is used around the world to help visualize developing babies and diagnose diseases. Sound waves bounce off the tissues, revealing their different densities and shapes. The next ... read more

New Diagnostic Instrument Sees Deeper Into the Ear

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new device could greatly improve ear infection diagnoses and drastically reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, a major cause of antibiotic ... read more

MRI Technology Quantifies Liver Response in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients

Aug. 19, 2016 — Researchers have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds with histological (microscopic tissue analyses) responses in ... read more

Osteoblastic Metastases Distinguished from Enostoses Using CT Attenuation Measurements

Aug. 18, 2016 — CT attenuation measurements can be used to distinguish untreated osteoblastic (bone-related) metastases from enostoses (benign bone lesions), a team of researchers has ... read more

Novel Tracer Safely and Effectively Maps Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer Patients

Aug. 17, 2016 — A recent study demonstrates the effectiveness and safety of Tc-99m-rituximab, a new SLN radiotracer, that targets the antigen CD20, which is expressed extensively in lymph ... read more

Real-Time Visualization of the Function of Bone-Resorbing Cells Within Animals

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a way to visualize sites where bone-resorbing cells (osteoclasts) were in the process of resorbing bone in living mice. This real-time visualization of changes in ... read more

Microscale and Macroscale Brain Disruptions Are Associated in Schizophrenia

Aug. 16, 2016 — Brain abnormalities in schizophrenia have been identified at the microscale (alterations in synaptic connections between neurons) and the macroscale (altered connections between brain regions). ... read more

New MRI Technique Sheds Technology's Longtime Limits

Aug. 16, 2016 — Since its emergence in the 1970s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has given physicians a better look inside tissues, helping to diagnose maladies from brain tumors to internal bleeding to torn ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease’s progression, say ... read more

Study of Brain Activity Shows That Food Commercials Influence Children's Food Choices

Aug. 12, 2016 — Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view 1,000-2,000 ads per year. Some studies have shown there is a ... read more

Autophagy Under the Microscope as Never Before

Aug. 11, 2016 — We don't tend to wrap our recycling waste in bubble wrap but that's essentially what cells do during the cellular recycling process called autophagy. Researchers have viewed the earliest ... read more

Researchers Link Senescent Cells to Most Common Form of Arthritis

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have reported a causal link between senescent cells -- cells that accumulate with age and contribute to frailty and disease -- and osteoarthritis in ... read more

Researchers ID Key Drivers of Heart Complications in Sickle Cell Anemia

Aug. 9, 2016 — Patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) develop heart complications and nearly a quarter die a sudden death. Now, researchers have linked malfunctioning molecular pathways to specific heart anomalies ... read more

Device Reduces Risk of Brain Injury After Heart Valve Replacement

Aug. 9, 2016 — Among patients with severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation, the use of a cerebral protection device (a filter that captures debris ... read more

Novel Tech May Prevent Burn Scars: Pulsed Electric Fields

Aug. 8, 2016 — A group of researchers has devised a new non-invasive method to prevent the scarring caused by second- and third-degree burns. Ten percent of all unintentional-injury deaths are the result of ... read more

Research to Improve Treatment for Millions of Lung Disease Patients

Aug. 5, 2016 — New lung scanning technology has the potential to transform treatment for millions of people with lung ... read more

New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings showed that the biochip test, which allows ... read more

Microscope Imaging System Integrates Virtual Reality Technology

Aug. 3, 2016 — CaptiView is a microscope image injection system that overlays critical virtual reality imaging directly onto the brain when viewed through the eyepiece during ... read more

Better Contrast Agents Based on Nanoparticles

Aug. 3, 2016 — Scientists have developed nanoparticles which can serve as efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. This new type of nanoparticles produce around ten times more contrast than the ... read more

Link Found Between Inflammatory Biomarkers, Increased Heart Disease in Men With HIV

Aug. 3, 2016 — A cardiac imaging study uncovers a correlation between the high prevalence of coronary artery disease in men infected with HIV and in increase in inflammatory biomarkers, report ... read more

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