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New technique images tumor vessel leakiness to predict breast cancer chemotherapy outcome

Chemotherapy is an integral part of modern cancer treatment, but it's not always effective. Successful chemotherapy depends on the ability of anticancer drugs to escape from the bloodstream through the leaky blood vessels that often surround tumors. Predicting chemotherapy's efficacy could save...

First images from medical beamline at Canadian Light Source

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN A University of Saskatchewan (U of S)-led research team at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron has received an early Christmas present. After several years of research, construction and testing, the unique-in-North-America BioMedical Imaging and Therapy facility (BM...

Harvard researchers publish MRI images of genes in action in the living brain

Biologists have just confirmed what poets have known for centuries: eyes really are windows of the soulor at least of the brain. In a new study published in the April 2008 print issue of The FASEB Journal ( http://www.fasebj.org ), Harvard researchers describe the development of gene probe eye d...

Seismic images show dinosaur-killing meteor made bigger splash

AUSTIN, TexasThe most detailed three-dimensional seismic images yet of the Chicxulub crater, a mostly submerged and buried impact crater on the Mexico coast, may modify a theory explaining the extinction of 70 percent of life on Earth 65 million years ago. The Chicxulub crater was formed when a...

MIT creates 3-D images of living cell

CAMBRIDGE, MA - A new imaging technique developed at MIT has allowed scientists to create the first 3D images of a living cell, using a method similar to the X-ray CT scans doctors use to see inside the body. The technique, described in a paper published in the Aug. 12 online edition of Nature ...

A glimpse of future GMES Sentinel-1 radar images

A newly initiated campaign marks an important step in preparing for how data from the Sentinel-1 European Radar Observatory will be used for applications such as land-cover mapping and crop management. Sentinel-1 is the first of the five missions that ESA is developing for the GMES initiative. ...

Ultrasound upgrade produces images that work like 3-D movies

Parents-to-be might soon don 3-D glasses in the ultrasound lab to see their developing fetuses in the womb "in living 3-D, just like at the IMAX movies," according to researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. The same Duke team that first developed real-time, three-dimensional...

Novel computed imaging technique uses blurry images to enhance view

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a novel computational image-forming technique for optical microscopy that can produce crisp, three-dimensional images from blurry, out-of-focus data. Called Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Microscopy, ISAM can do for ...

With record resolution and sensitivity, tool images how life organizes in a cell membrane

What's the difference between a lifeless sack of chemicals and a living cell? It's all in the way they're organized, according to Stanford biophysical chemist Steven Boxer. With colleagues at Stanford, the University of California-Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he has developed a...

New MRI technique quickly builds 3-D images of knees

A faster magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data-acquisition technique will cut the time many patients spend in a cramped magnetic resonance scanner, yet deliver more precise 3-D images of their bodies. Developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the faster technique will enable clinics to i...

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

...ry 10 minutes. Monthly samples are taken by boat to measure nutrients, phytoplankton, and zooplankton (biomass and species composition). Satellite images indicate the surface water temperature over the continental shelf current is around 13 degrees, a degree or two warmer than at this time in recent yea...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

...about 3.5 billion to 1.8 billion years ago). Using images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experimen...s in Mars's Shalbatana Vallis. The sub-meter-scale images show clear, unambiguous evidence of shorelines of ...ty at depth. However, interpreting the tomographic images in terms of composition and flow remains a challen...

Scary ancient spiders revealed in 3-D models, thanks to new imaging technique

...ern-day spiders. The study reveals some of the physical traits that helped them to hunt for prey and evade predators. The researchers created their images by using a CT scanning device, which enabled them to take 3,000 x-rays of each fossil. These x-rays were then compiled into precise 3D models, using c...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Agreement to Purchase the Intellectual Property Assets of the Corporation

...nk Sheets: DLSC) with its head office in S. Burlington, VT., is a technology development company of a unique authentication process based on abstract images of biological data collected from the fingers of living persons. For further information contact us at: investorrelations@delsecur.com...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

...etected such pressurized fluids and quantified their extent, using acoustic images of a plate boundary fault system from a subduction zone under the Pacific O.... The study was based on scaled laboratory models of Hebes and on satellite images and spectra. The authors conclude that a salt and ice-rich regolith at Hebe...

Indonesia Now Using MegaMatcher Biometric Technology in Integrated Passport Issuance System

...fast and fault tolerant system." The Indonesia passport issuance system uses MegaMatcher Client to generate templates from face and fingerprint images collected at local Indonesian Immigration Offices. These templates, along with scans of other required documents, are stored on a local server and for...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...na - With this device, bio-electronic integrated circuits transform digital images from a camera mounted on a pair of glasses into electric signals in the eye...ing a special dual-imaging lens, which acts like a bifocal, to capture both images simultaneously and combine them into one. Because the system combines two a...

Our brain looks at eyes first to identify a face

..." Keil used a model of the brain's visual system, that is, "I looked at the images to certain extent like the brain does, but with one difference: I had no pr...btained by Kiel indicate that the most useful information is drawn from the images if they are around 30 by 30 pixels in size. "Furthermore, the pictures of t...

UK Identity and Passport Service and IBM Sign 7-year National Biometric Identity Service (NBIS) Contract

...mes Hall, Chief Executive of the Identity and Passport Service, said: "This contract will provide a secure database for storing facial and fingerprint images for the next generation of biometric passports and will support the delivery of the National Identity card." John Granger, General Manager, IBM ...

Springer launches SpringerImages

...uality image collection from Images.MD, as well as images from Springer journals and books, including Open A...ntext of the image and research surrounding it. images obtained from SpringerImages can be used for almos... one click. Copyright and license information for images for commercial use is also available. "Springer...

Dietary supplements manufacturers gain new tool to help ensure quality products

...on, guidance documents, appendices, and macro/microscopy, thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) full-color images that greatly simplify the analysis of ingredients of botanical originmaking it a central repository of necessary information for dietary supplements m...

All in sight

... port call on a highly stabilized platform in the ship's crow's nest at a height of about 28 metres. The system generates five thermographic all-round images per second with a resolution of 7200 x 563 pixels of about 4 megapixels each. The stabilization compensates the ship's movements with the effect that ...

A bird's eye view of art

...a school in Tokyo were classified by the school's art teacher and 10 other adults as either 'good' or 'bad'. Paintings were considered 'good' when the images were clear and discernable, and viewers could see the specific characteristics of the subjects in the paintings. Pigeons from the Japanese Society for...

The sound of light: Innovative technology shatters the barriers of modern light microscopy

...ven modern technologies have failed to produce high-resolution fluorescence images from this depth because of the strong scattering of light. In the Nature P... Mnchen, has now broken through this barrier and rendered three-dimensional images through at least six millimeters of tissue, allowing whole-body visualizati...

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

... To generate the kind of crisp, three-dimensional images necessary for such a diagnosis, Block, UW-Madison ...lso makes it possible for radiologists to view fat images and water images separately, which is particularly useful because f...

Corals stay close to home

... The thought of coral reefs tends to conjure up images of tropical vacations, complete with snorkeling among tropical fish in crystal clear waters. Rapid climate change, and increased pollution, ocean a...

Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost

...itor private inspectors to analyze secondary inspection images; and to overcome some information technology challenges associated with sharing scanned images with government officials who require them. When it comes to protecting the nation's ports, the authors warn, the challenge of comprehensive inspect...

RSA Designated as the Leader in One-Time Password Market by Frost & Sullivan

...RSA Security, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation. BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trade...

delSECUR CORPORATION Announces Appointment of the Company's President & CEO

...c company (DLSC.PK) headquartered in S. Burlington, VT. It is a technology development company of a unique authentication process based on abstract images of biological data collected from the fingers of living persons. For further information contact us at: investorrelations@delsecur.com "...

New tracking approach will help protect polar bears

...hunters are allowing the reliability and accuracy of their diagnoses to be evaluated. The hunters' assessments, complemented by an analysis of digital images of the footprints, will be combined with the results of the genetic data to map the bear population's age and sex distribution, diet, movement and mat...

Autonomous robot detects shrapnel

...om the eye. Advances in ultrasound technology have made these latest experiments possible, the researchers said, by generating detailed, 3-D moving images in real-time. The Duke team has a long track record of modifying traditional 2-D ultrasound like that used to image babies in utero into the more ad...

UC Davis researchers visualize formation of a new synapse

...pment , the study is accompanied by groundbreaking images that are the first to show two neurons coming toge...ed by a much slower recruitment of PSD-95." The images that accompany the study show that, indeed, the tw... McAllister and Barrow are continuing to capture images of the dynamics of other important molecules durin...

Innovative system for monitoring coastline processes

...echnology that enables setting out measurement techniques by means of video images and describes physical processes over a wide range of spatial (from centime...ned on the behaviour of waves, the marine climate and the coastline. The images obtained provide valuable information for, amongst other uses, carrying out...

Potential for non-invasive brain tumor treatment

... essential functions: provide real-time moving 3-D images and generate localized temperature increases. The ...hese experiments, in particular the clarity of the images and ability to increase temperature with the same ...searchers said, by generating detailed, 3-D moving images in real-time. The Duke laboratory has a long track...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2009

... Ridge National Laboratory's Measurement Science and Systems Engineering Division. Specifically, Mann notes that the level of resolution and detail in images obtained with this new method clearly exceed those available today in phase-contrast optical microscopy. This research is funded by the Laboratory Dir...

SRI International announces findings from new upper atmospheric radar system for scientific research

... Ionosphere: Initial Results from the PFISR," by Joshua Semeter, Ph.D., associate professor at Boston University, presents the first three-dimensional images of the aurora borealis seen from PFISR. Volumetric imaging allows scientists to observe in three dimensions where and how magnetospheric energy is dep...

Wiping out the world's mass migrations

... Densely packed wildebeests flowing over the Serengeti, bison teeming across the Northern Plainsthese iconic images extend from Hollywood epics to the popular imagination. But the fact is, all of the world's large-scale terrestrial migrations have been severely redu...

The first hyperspectral scanner in Spain

... from the Finnish SPECIM company, the first of its kind in Spain and which will enable the study in depth of applications that require the analysis of images with wavelengths that are not visible. This scanner, known as SisuCHEMA, is a work station that integrates all the elements required for acquiring ...

BIO-key(R) Enters Strategic Partnership With Nlets

...s, government and private sector customers. BIO-key's mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. BIO-key's high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification tech...

Tulsa County Sheriff Selects BIO-key(R) Mobile Data System

...s, government and private sector customers. BIO-key's mobile wireless technology provides first responders with critical, reliable, real-time data and images from local, state and national databases. BIO-key's high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification tech...
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