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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Videogames Against Malaria: Learn Through Playing

Apr. 25, 2016 — A malaria "Candy Crush" to research new diagnostic tools involving citizen participation has been developed by researchers. Called MalariaSpot Bubbles, the video game not only allows ... read more

New Technology Quantifies Effects of Prostate Tumor Laser Ablation

Apr. 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed computational tools to use magnetic resonance images to quantitatively evaluate the effects on the form and structure of the prostate following treatment. The image ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Using animal tissue samples, researchers have demonstrated the possibility of real-time video-rate data transmission through tissue for in-body ultrasonic communications with implanted medical ... read more

Why Do Older Asymptomatic Patients Have Carotid Imaging?

Apr. 18, 2016 — Most of the patients who had carotid revascularization for asymptomatic carotid disease were diagnosed on the basis of carotid imaging tests ordered for uncertain or inappropriate indications, ... read more

Bubble Technology Invented That Can Shoot Drugs Deep Into Tumors

Apr. 18, 2016 — Using ultrasound, drug particles can be directed to a specific area, including tumors, researchers report. They have created micro-sized gas bubbles coated with cancer drug particles and iron oxide ... read more

Too Much 'Noise' Can Affect Brain Development

Apr. 15, 2016 — Using cutting-edge imaging technology, biologists have determined that uncontrolled fluctuations (known as "noise") in the concentration of the vitamin A derivative Retinoic acid (RA) can ... read more

SPECT-MRI Fusion Minimizes Surgery for Diagnosis of Early-Stage Cervical Cancer Patients

Apr. 14, 2016 — Cervical cancer patients without enlarged lymph nodes could benefit from SPECT-MRI imaging of their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) to assess whether metastases are ... read more

Simple Sugar Used to Detect Human Brain Tumors

Apr. 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a method for imaging brain tumors using sugar. D-glucose was used to enhance MRI images of brain tumors in three patients. The method takes advantage of the fact that ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — New research suggests that it might be possible to create a growth chart of brain networks that could identify early signs of attention difficulties and, potentially, attention deficit hyperactivity ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Inspired by pregnancy tests, researchers have developed a novel method to store microfluidic devices for CD4 T cell testing in extreme weather conditions for up to six months without refrigeration. ... read more

Healthcare Workers' Radiation Exposure Tied to Range of Health Problems

Apr. 12, 2016 — Healthcare workers in cardiac catheterization labs may have higher odds than workers elsewhere for health problems including cataracts, skin lesions, cancers and orthopedic illness. Estimated ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Lung ultrasound has been shown to be highly effective and safe for diagnosing ... read more

PET Scans Guiding Chemo Boosts Remission for Hodgkin Patients

Apr. 12, 2016 — Using PET imaging to guide chemotherapy treatment significantly increases the number of people who go into remission and also decreases toxic side effects for people with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma, ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — How does memory occur? And what about movement, or thinking? One key element to understand all these brain functions are the synapses. A synapse is the contact point between two neurons, where a ... read more

Predicting a Person's Distinct Brain Connectivity

Apr. 7, 2016 — Based on functional magnetic resonance imaging of a person's brain when that individual is resting, a new model reported in this study is able to predict how that individual's brain will ... read more

Study Raises Questions About the Safety of MRI Contrast Agent; Authors Call for FDA Action

Apr. 6, 2016 — A comprehensive review of the known and potential risks of gadolinium toxicity commonly used as contrast agent in MRI scanning has been published by experts. Previously gadolinium was thought to ... read more

Novel 3-D Imaging Offers New Tool for Identifying Advanced Fibrosis in Liver

Apr. 5, 2016 — Researchers have conducted a prospective study of 100 patients (56 percent women) with biopsy-proven NAFLD to assess the efficacy of two-dimensional magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and a novel ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain's white matter tracts in patients with insomnia, according to a new ... read more

Severe Case of Ebola Virus Disease Described by Doctors

Apr. 4, 2016 — For more than a month in 2015, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians treated a critically ill patient who had contracted Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. A new report by the medical caregivers ... read more

'Deep Learning' Used to Assist Overburdened Diagnosticians

Apr. 4, 2016 — A laboratory has developed tools to facilitate computer-assisted diagnosis of X-rays, CTs and MRIs, freeing radiologists to attend to complex ... read more

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