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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...f them offer to participate in a bevy of different imaging studies. Based on the pioneering imaging work of Clifford Jack, M.D., in Rochester, patients may undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to ...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

...tumours, and the development of more sophisticated imaging technologies to observe the immune stimulating agents. "The team we have assembled for this program represents the Canadian leaders in this field, and will be conducting a series of laboratory experiments designed to enhance the activity of our exp...

Researchers Reveal Why Eyes See Things Changing Colour

...e two-tone colour of pumpkin seed oil by combining imaging and CIE (International Commission on Illumination) chromaticity coordinates. The study also explains why human vision perceives substances like pumpkin seed oil as dichromatic or polychromatic. According to the researchers, two phenomena explain ...

Genetic Disease Causes hearing loss

...logic data were correlated with magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography imaging studies. Thirty-five patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease and ELSTs in 38 ears were identified. ...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...on emission tomography, or PET, is nuclear cardiac imaging for optimally assessing blood flow in the heart. W...ntive cardiologist, has been using traditional PET imaging throughout his medical career to detect heart disease, to determine the need for arteriograms, stent...

Nanospectrometer Aids in Identifying Nutrient Cycle

...ty of Southern California have applied a nanoscale imaging method to a biological system, helping to clear up...f microbiology. Capone added that the structural imaging capability of NanoSIMS could allow medical researchers to study metabolic function in distinct cell ...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...ring the tasks using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) which uses harmless magnetic fields and radio waves to scan the brain to determine blood flow across regions, which reflects brain activity. Researchers identified a brain region called the lateral occipital complex (LOC) as the cognitive-re...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...zation tool that was faster and sharper than brain imaging systems currently available, such as MRI or CT sca...opment of a technique called voltage-sensitive dye imaging for this model. This technique allows intact brain circuits to be viewed in real time, enabling the ...

Cancer Patients in New South Wales to Receive Advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments

... radiotherapy by offering integrated 3D volumetric imaging at the time of treatment. By imaging patients in the treatment position during the actual time of treatment, Elekta Synergy is able to of...

Gene Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Cancer in Mice

...t spreads swiftly, in one test. They say that live imaging showed that in control mice the cancer spread to the liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, lungs, bone, and intestines. But mice treated with the CMV BikDD showed only a few small tumours in nearby organs. There were no detectable metastases in mice tre...

Now, 'virtual' Mouse Brains Available on the Net

...esources is funding for the development of the new imaging technologies that are being shared by six institutions that form the Mouse Bioinformatics Research Network (MBIRN), including Duke University. The consortium has developed the computer infrastructure to collect a rapidly growing library of 3-D mous...

Daily Antibiotics may Not Prevent Future Urinary Tract Infections Risk in Kids

...nd two through six years old. Most did not have an imaging study performed and did not receive daily antibiotics to prevent infections," said Patrick Conway, M.D. M.Sc., primary investigator of the study. "We found that daily antibiotic treatment was not associated with a decreased risk of recurrent UTIs,...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

...c physicians have adapted real-time 3-D ultrasound imaging devices -- including one designed to look at an in...icians worldwide into how this next-era ultrasound imaging technology may assist in peripheral nerve block placement -- the technique of disabling targeted ner...

Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play

...n the patients personal history, physical exam, or imaging scans. Making an accurate diagnosis often involv... difficult to make the correct diagnosis since the imaging findings can be relatively nonspecific....

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

...te. Current technology, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can distinguish tumors from healthy tissue o...with gifted scientists to bring this revolutionary imaging technique from the laboratory to the bedside, said Richard Ellenbogen, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, S...

Scorpion Venom may Help Treat Cancer

...0 times more sensitivity than a magnetic resonance imaging scan, the researchers found. The scientists said that in tests on mice, it highlighted brain tumours as small as one millimetre in diameter. They are now preparing for human clinical trials. The researchers said the technique could be used in opera...

Study Finds Abdominal Fat Not the Prime Cause for Metabolic Syndrome

..., researchers used powerful new magnetic resonance imaging techniques to observe how nutrients are channelled in the body in both insulin resistant and insulin sensitive human subjects which included young, lean, non-smoking, healthy people who were sedentary and matched for physical activity. The voluntee...

Intensive Training of Young Tennis Players Causes Spinal Damage

... Journal of Sports Medicine. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of young elite tennis players with no symptoms of pain showed a variety of spinal abnormalities in the lower back, some of which were irreparable. The scans picked up problems in 28 of the 33 players scanned. All the players were aged be...

Converting Left-hander to Right-hander also Changes the Brain

...n activity was monitored with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. The researchers found that one movement-related area of the brain was most active in the right hemisphere for left-handers, and in the left hemisphere for right-handers, including converted left-handers. But the activity in this region...

Doctors Puzzled Over Man's Normal Life With Unusually Tiny Brain

...by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed that the man's cerebral cavities, called ventricles, had massively expanded. "The brain itself, meaning the grey matter and white matter, was completely crushed against the sides of the skull," Feuillet told AFP. "The images were mos...

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