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May 30, 2017

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May 30, 2017

May 24, 2017 — Researchers have captured the first cryo-electron microscopy snapshots of a key cellular receptor in ... read more

Early MRI May Lower Costs for Prostate Cancer Treatment

May 17, 2017 — A diagnostic MRI followed by one of three MRI-guided biopsy strategies is a cost-effective method to detect prostate cancer, according to a new ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Tumors, inflammation and circulatory disorders locally disturb the body's acid-base balance. These changes in pH value could be used for example to verify the success of cancer treatments. Up to ... read more

Mapping Reveals Reactions Differ in Male and Female Brains During Cardiovascular Activity

May 10, 2017 — A region of the brain that helps to manage body functions including stress, heart rate and blood pressure reacts differently between men and women when presented with certain stimuli, according to a ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Radiation therapy shoots high-energy particles into the body to destroy or damage cancer cells, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. New types of radiation systems are emerging that can better ... read more

Lessening Radiation Risk for Children With Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease

May 9, 2017 — Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, affecting an estimated one million children living in the U.S. Children with CAHD often have complex diseases and many require life-long ... read more

'Incidental Findings' from Scans Challenge Efforts to Reduce Health Care Costs

May 8, 2017 — In an analysis of medical records gathered from more than 300 hospitalized patients, a team of researchers reports that routine imaging scans used to help diagnose heart attacks generated ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated that combining SPECT/CT and fluorescence imaging could help surgeons differentiate tumor tissue from normal ... read more

Large Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory Slashes Radiation Dose by 60% in Eight Years

May 7, 2017 — A large nuclear cardiology laboratory has slashed its average radiation dose by 60% in eight years, according to new research. The study shows dose reductions were achieved despite a large number of ... read more

The Digitization of Medical Knowledge

May 4, 2017 — Researchers have challenged traditional teaching and learning concepts employed in medical training. A comparison with conventional learning methods led them to conclude that tablet-based, ... read more

New Technologies Show Brain Tumor Firmness, Adhesion Before Surgery

May 3, 2017 — It's not often that a fall saves someone's life. Helen Powell, 74, says that was the case for her. A computerized tomography scan that followed her fall revealed a cancerous brain tumor ... read more

PET/CT Helps Predict Therapy Effectiveness in Pediatric Brain Tumors

May 2, 2017 — In this first ever molecular drug-imaging study in children, researchers used whole-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans to determine whether bevacizumab (Avastin) ... read more

May 2, 2017 — A new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique has potential for noninvasive disease diagnosis using current MRI technology, researchers outline in a new ... read more

May 2, 2017 — A new nanodiamond-based dual-mode contrast agent provides clearer and more accurate images of liver tumors at lower dosages, report ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Overweight and obese people who lost a substantial amount of weight over a 48-month period showed significantly lower degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new ... read more

May 1, 2017 — A new mechanism produces a water-resistant chemiluminescent probe that is 3,000-times-brighter than those currently in use. It has particular application to medical and cancer ... read more

Predicting Tumors That Respond to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Early in Treatment

May 1, 2017 — A noninvasive PET imaging method that measures granzyme B, a protein released by immune cells to kill cancer cells, was able to distinguish mouse and human tumors that responded to immune checkpoint ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — In an important step toward endoscopic diagnosis of cancer, researchers have developed a handheld fiber optic probe that can be used to perform multiple nonlinear imaging techniques without the need ... read more

Nanodiamond-Enhanced MRI Offers Greater Range of Diagnostic, Therapeutic Applications

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new means of noninvasively tracking nanodiamonds with magnetic resonance imaging has been developed by researchers, opening up a host of new ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers are training artificial intelligence models to identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, which may help screening and evaluation efforts in TB-prevalent areas with limited access to ... read more

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