Navigation Links
New technique reveals insights into lung disease
Date:12/13/2007

Doctors at the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester are collaborating in the use of a magnetic resonance technique to image and quantify the air spaces inside the lungs and the results of their research may lead to a link between childhood disease and later degenerative lung disease.

There are relatively few centres around the world which have access to this particular magnetic resonance technique, which is based at The University of Nottingham. Researchers at the University of Leicester have recruited a cohort of 10,000 children the largest to focus on respiratory illnesses in childhood. The two research groups have combined forces, with a joint grant from the Wellcome Trust.

The method relies on the fact that certain noble gases, which are relatively rare in the atmosphere and are very un-reactive, can be detected by magnetic resonance methods when hyper-polarized in a very strong laser beam.

Tests involve individuals inhaling a very small quantity in this case 10ml or two teaspoons of the hyperpolarized helium-3 gas. This technique provides the key to unlock a whole new area of research in the field of lung development.

This is quite different from the magnetic resonance scans that are now commonplace in British hospitals. However, all magnetic resonance techniques function without the use of radioactive substances or ionising radiation. They are thus very safe, have no known side effects and are ideal for research into childhood illness.

Professor John Owers-Bradley, of The University of Nottinghams School of Physics and Astronomy, said: Nottinghams role is to undertake the MRI scans using hyperpolarised helium-3 gas and to develop software for analysis of the lung function data. Our colleagues in Leicester, led by Professor Mike Silverman, are providing a cohort of children and young people on whom a lot of data has been collected since early infancy and they are also performing the complementary lung fu
'/>"/>

Contact: Professor John Owers-Bradley
john.owers-bradley@nottingham.ac.uk
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Eye-staining technique offers early detection for dry eye syndrome
2. New technique detects specific chromosomal damage, may indicate lung cancer risk
3. The Pharma & Life Sciences Best Practice Database: an Industry Resource for Successful Techniques and Performance Benchmarks for Reaching the Top
4. Latest DES Analysis Stresses Importance of Physicians Well-Trained in Implantation Technique and Patient Follow-Up
5. Accuray Receives FDA Clearance for New Dose Calculation Technique for Body Radiosurgery
6. Radiation therapy technique reduces length of prostate cancer treatment
7. Radiation therapy technique reduces length of prostate cancer treatment
8. IVF technique enables pregnancy without multiple births, Stanford researchers find
9. UT Southwestern investigating hypothermic technique in treating pediatric head injuries
10. UCLA doctor develops new technique to treat varicose veins
11. New technique improves purity of medicines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 The report "Industrial ... Pollutant Control System (FGD, DeNOx, Particulate Control, Mercury ... Steel, Chemical & Others) - Global Trends & ... industrial flue gas treatment systems & services market ... size in terms of value. The industrial flue ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Revista, a one-stop source for ... data, is “on a roll.” Today, the Annapolis-based ... the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest areas of the ... widely available, comprehensive medical property database tracking these ... properties, including existing and recently added, is 34,549. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 ... dropped nearly 12 percent in the last decade, a new ... of teens using indoor tanning beds barely decreased. Both indoor ... skin cancers, including deadly melanomas, the researchers noted. "Unfortunately, ... who reported wearing sunscreen, from 67.7 percent in 2001 to ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Pleio, Inc., a ... launching a new suite of services for retail ... retail pharmacy by applying proven behavior shaping programs ... in increased medication adherence, higher PDC scores and ... Pleio’s PDC-targeted offerings align retail’s desire to meet ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 When children go back to school, ... cause them to become sick and risk missing school. It ... help them fight these germs to ensure a successful school ... just that with its XFactor program. , The XFactor program ... multi-vitamins. Children ages 4 and up can receive 30-day supplies ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems Market Estimated to Worth $59, 546.7 Million by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems Market Estimated to Worth $59, 546.7 Million by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems Market Estimated to Worth $59, 546.7 Million by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 2Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 3Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 4Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 5Health News:Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds 2Health News:Pleio, Inc. Expands Adherence Offerings For Retail Pharmacy 2Health News:MedX Pharmacy Helps with Back to School Preparation 2
... Calif. - A single dose of antibiotics can significantly ... vaginal tissues during many births, according to researchers at ... School of Medicine and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. ... simple treatment can prevent many of the short- and ...
... Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ),today announced that ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its,Abbreviated New ... 10,mg., Zaleplon Capsules are the generic version of ... $88 million for,the 12 months ending March 31, 2008, ...
... handful of measures are,effective, NEWTOWN, Conn., June ... and policy makers about the importance of choosing,the ... measurement,efforts, Bridges to Excellence(TM) (BTE) conducted a review ... physicians meet certain ambulatory,care quality measures. The study, ...
... Company donates $100,000 to American Red Cross, INDIANAPOLIS, ... arm of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... assistance to aid,Indiana tornado and flood victims. More than ... Gov. Mitch Daniels as a result of deadly,tornadoes and ...
... Va., June 9 The National,Community Pharmacists ... Pharmacists (IACP) are collaborating to increase the,legislative ... in compounding.,IACP has established a satellite office ... Director of Public Affairs, Sarah R. Dodge. ...
... N.J., June 9 Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ... Goldman Sachs Twenty-Ninth,Annual Global Healthcare Conference on June ... Wyeth will be Bernard Poussot, President and Chief,Executive ... live for investors at, http://www.wyeth.com and available ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Antibiotics can prevent wound complications of childbirth, Stanford/Packard study finds 2Health News:Bridges to Excellence Study Assesses Clinical and Financial Impact of Physician Quality Measures 2Health News:Lilly to Provide Aid to Indiana Tornado and Flood Victims 2Health News:Pharmacist Associations Partner to Increase the Voice of Pharmacy 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT ) today ... - FBR 1 st Annual Healthcare Conference ... on Wednesday, September 3 rd - Citi,s 9 ... on Thursday, September 4 th In ... of America Merrill Lynch Global Healthcare Conference at the Bank ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01618927/The-Impact-of-Healthcare-Reform-PPACA-On-the-US-IVD-Industry.html The "Patient Protection and ... that affects virtually every aspect of health care, ... take effect now. IVD manufacturers who have different ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 ... Synopsis The report provides in depth ... Canadian personal accident and health insurance segment, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PTC Therapeutics to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 2The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 3The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 4The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 5The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 2Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 3Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 4Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 5Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 7Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 8Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 9Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 10Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 11Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 12Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 13Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 14Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 15Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 16Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 17Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 18Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 19Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 20Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 21Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 22Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 23
... THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 9, 2011 ... ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering breakthrough ... data from its recently completed Phase 2 study ... etiprate. Carcinoid syndrome is a chronic condition caused ...
... SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 9, 2011 ... and Eisai Inc. announced today results from ... mammary tumor diagnoses from a two-year rat carcinogenicity study ... the lorcaserin Complete Response Letter (CRL), which questioned the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Phase 2 Trial of Lexicon's LX1032, Telotristat Etiprate, Shows Positive Results in Carcinoid Syndrome 2Phase 2 Trial of Lexicon's LX1032, Telotristat Etiprate, Shows Positive Results in Carcinoid Syndrome 3Phase 2 Trial of Lexicon's LX1032, Telotristat Etiprate, Shows Positive Results in Carcinoid Syndrome 4Phase 2 Trial of Lexicon's LX1032, Telotristat Etiprate, Shows Positive Results in Carcinoid Syndrome 5Arena and Eisai Announce Results of Re-Adjudication of Rat Mammary Tumors from Lorcaserin Carcinogenicity Study 2Arena and Eisai Announce Results of Re-Adjudication of Rat Mammary Tumors from Lorcaserin Carcinogenicity Study 3Arena and Eisai Announce Results of Re-Adjudication of Rat Mammary Tumors from Lorcaserin Carcinogenicity Study 4Arena and Eisai Announce Results of Re-Adjudication of Rat Mammary Tumors from Lorcaserin Carcinogenicity Study 5Arena and Eisai Announce Results of Re-Adjudication of Rat Mammary Tumors from Lorcaserin Carcinogenicity Study 6
... plate acc. to Matzen is used for ... (HWS) with the exception of C0-C2. The ... fusion length until the bone transplant has ... the vertebral bodies, if possible along the ...
... The SC-Acufix anterior cervical plate system ... a patented, integrated swivel, which provides for ... and prevents bone screw disengagement or backout. ... a secondary locking screw. Simply implant your ...
Relocatable frame has been designed specifically for fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy treatments. It provides a fast, non-invasive and reproducible fixation of the patient....
... consisting of one part only, is made of ... compressed Polyamide may be rotated and moved as ... sizes and shapes, as well. Moreover they secure ... in caudal direction, which is one of the ...
Medicine Products: