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

Early relatives of spiders that lived around 300 million years ago are revealed in new three-dimensional models, in research published today in the journal Biology Letters . Scientists at Imperial College London have created detailed 3D computer models of two fossilised specimens of ancient c...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

John Spence, a physicist at Arizona State University, is a longtime user of the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he has contributed to major advances in lensless imaging. It's a particularly apt propensity for someone who works with x-rays, since they can't be ...

Kornberg Associates Architects Selected to Develop Design for New Stanford University Imaging Center

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Kornberg Associates | Architects ( www.kornberg.com ) has been selected by Stanford University to design a new Cognitive & Neurobiological Imaging Center. Ken Kornberg, president and founder, made the announcement. The firm has worked with Sta...

Lyncean Technologies Inc. receives $1.2 M from NCRR to develop new imaging technique

Lyncean Technologies, Inc. has just received a Phase I SBIR grant of $1,296,403 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) to develop "Differential Phase Contrast Imaging" using the unique x-ray beam produced by the Compact Light Source (CLS). The grant will allow Lyncean to continue ...

Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone

Computer engineers at Washington University in St. Louis are bringing the minimalist approach to medical care and computing by coupling USB-based ultrasound probe technology with a smartphone, enabling a compact, mobile computational platform and a medical imaging device that fits in the palm of a...

Studies on imaging and tracking transplanted cells

Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2008) Successfully monitoring the distribution and fate of transplanted stem cells through imaging and subsequent tracking would aid clinicians in their ability to evaluate the efficacy of transplanted cells. Three studies published in the current issue of Cell Transplantat...

UNC expands brain imaging study of infants at risk for autism

A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers using brain imaging of infants to examine changes in their brains and behavior that may mark the onset of autistic symptoms is being substantially expanded after receiving an additional $3.25 million in funding. The Infant B...

Similarities in imaging the human body, Earth's crust focus of conference at UH

HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2008 Whether it's in the human body or under the Earth's crust, modeling the unseen involves many similar techniques. Physicians and geologists will be meeting at the University of Houston to discuss just how much they have in common. Through a partnership between UH, M.D....

MU brain imaging center provides research for autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease

Recently, the University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences introduced an addition to their field of research with the opening of the Brain Imaging Center (BIC). The BIC will allow MU researchers to conduct behavioral research on diseases that can have tremendous impact, including Pa...

Cheskin Added Value EVP Lee Shupp Discusses Evolving Dynamics of Consumers and Imaging Tech at 6Sight

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee Shupp, executive VP at Cheskin Added Value, will offer insights on how evolving consumer expectations and imaging technologies are leading to meaningful experiences in the home at the upcoming 6Sight(R) Future of Imaging Conference, to be held...

Scientists use remote satellite imaging to predict outbreaks of infectious disease

Scientists in the USA have established a way to predict outbreaks of cholera, making it easier to control. This finding could provide a model to predict and potentially control outbreaks of other important infectious diseases. Cholera is a serious, ancient water-borne infectious disease, which ...

SNM awards $300,000 to support molecular imaging research

RESTON, Va.SNMan international scientific and professional organization of more than 16,000 members dedicated to promoting the practical applications, technology and science of molecular imaging and nuclear medicinehas awarded $300,000 in research grants to support molecular imaging research. The ...

NASA responds to California wildfire emergency imaging request

WASHINGTON -- A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state. Additional flights are planned for next week. The flights by NASA's unmanned ...

How to make microwaves on a chip to replace X-rays for medical imaging and security

Is microwave radiation the nondestructive imaging technology of the future? Microwaves with frequencies from a few hundred gigahertz (GHz) up to slightly over 1 terahertz (THz), penetrate just a short distance into surfaces without the ionizing damage caused by X-rays. The technology could be used...

Power of molecular imaging reveals secrets of the heart

Reston, Va.The extraordinary action of a new cellular therapy came to light as a result of powerful PET and SPECT imaging in a recent study reported in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Researchers in Germany were able to observe the repair action of circulating progenitor cells ...

Cognitive, genetic clues identified in imaging study of alcohol addiction

People with clinical addictions know first-hand the ravages the disease can take on almost every aspect of their lives. So why do they continue addictive behaviors, even after a period of peaceable abstinence" Some answers appear rooted in regions of the brain active during decision making. ...

NSF awards Williams funding for high-speed imaging faciltity

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Dec. 12, 2007 -- The National Science Foundation has awarded Joan Edwards, the Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Biology, and Dwight Whitaker, assistant professor of physics at Pomona College, a grant in the amount of $105,110. The grant is in support of a high-speed imagin...

PET/CT imaging proves golden for detecting cancer in children

RESTON, Va.PET/CT imaging exhibits significantly higher sensitivity, specificity and accuracy than conventional imaging when it comes to detecting malignant tumors in children, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. And thats not all: PET/CT imagi...

Quantitative PET imaging finds early determination of effectiveness of cancer treatment

RESTON, Va.With positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, seeing is believing: Evaluating a patients response to chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) typically involves visual interpretation of scans of cancer tumors. Researchers have found that measuring a quantitative indexone that refl...

New thoracic imaging approach can pinpoint underlying venous problems

CINCINNATI University of Cincinnati (UC) radiologists have developed a new technique for capturing images of chest veins that eases diagnosis of venous diseases. Multi-detector computed tomography (CT) scanners are traditionally used to create three-dimensional images of arteries, the vessels w...

Small animal imaging facility is big boon to research

When powerful magnets line up the bodys protons before radiofrequency waves can grab their attention away, its called spin physics. When signals generated by the movement are mathematically transformed into dramatic images of hearts, lungs and other organs its called a magnetic resonance image...

SNM Symposium on Multimodality Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging

WHAT: SNM Symposium on Multimodality Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging This two-day symposium focuses on advances in stem cell therapy, leading-edge research in imaging technology and targeted imaging of the cardiovascular system, including imaging of cardiovascular receptors, vascular biology,...

'Fattysaurus' or 'thinnysaurus'? How dinosaurs measure up with laser imaging

Karl Bates and his colleagues in the palaeontology and biomechanics research group have reconstructed the bodies of five dinosaurs, two T. rex (Stan at the Manchester Museum and the Museum of the Rockies cast MOR555), an Acrocanthosaurus atokensis , a Strutiomimum sedens and an Edmontosaurus...

SNM releases new fact sheet on breast cancer and molecular imaging

RESTON, Va.Coinciding with the observance of Nuclear Medicine Week (October 5 to 11) and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), SNM released today a new fact sheet highlighting recent developments in molecular imaging technologies that are dramatically improving the ways in which breast...

Syntermed licenses Emory ERTb software for enhanced cardiac imaging

A comprehensive software package designed to significantly improve the quality and accessibility of nuclear cardiology images has been licensed by Emory University to Syntermed, an Atlanta-based nuclear medicine imaging and informatics software company. The software, called the Emory Reconstructi...

The myth of runner's high revisited with brain imaging

Throughout the world, amateurs, experts and the media agree that prolonged jogging raises people's spirits. And many believe that the bodys own opioids, so called endorphins, are the cause of this. But in fact this has never been proved until now. Researchers at the Technische Universitt Mnchen an...

Natural antibiotics yield secrets to atom-level imaging technique

Frog skin and human lungs hold secrets to developing new antibiotics, and a technique called solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a key to unlocking those secrets. That's the view of University of Michigan researcher Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, who will discuss his group's progress toward that goal March...

Heart failure: Intervention possibilities from imaging programmed cell loss

Using a nuclear medicine technique and molecular imaging to "see" programmed cell loss—the body's normal way of getting rid of unneeded or abnormal cells—may help in early identification of those individuals who are at risk of developing heart failure, say researchers in the April Journal of Nuclea...

Gene tests and brain imaging reveal early dementia

Dementia diseases develop insidiously and are generally discovered when the memory has already started to deteriorate. New research form Karolinska Institutet shows, however, that approaching Alzheimer's can be detected several years before the symptoms manifest themselves. Dementia involves a s...

Bioluminescence at the service of a novel cerebral imaging technique

CNRS scientists in collaboration have developed a new technique for the in vivo imaging of neuronal function using bioluminescence, based on a GFP-aequorin fusion protein. This imaging technique enables the monitoring of neuronal activity (and more specifically, calcium activity), real-time and in-...

Computer imaging assists with facial reconstructive surgery

A new calibration technique that involves measuring the distance between the upper ear and chin in photographs could help facial plastic surgeons use computer imaging software to achieve aesthetic harmony in their patients, according to a report in the March/April issue of Archives of Facial Plasti...

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 ...

New imaging technique tracks traffic patterns of white blood cells

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have just developed an advanced imaging technique to capture the movement of the microdomains of leukocytes or white blood cells. Microdomains are restricted areas on the surface of the cells in which receptors and signaling molecules accumulate during ...

One-of-a-kind imaging probe reveals secrets useful for drug discovery

Good things may indeed come in small packages for scientists eager to find natural substances to help cure diseases. The challenge is to analyze material that is smaller than the proverbial gnat's eyelash. But using a refined version of nuclear magnetic resonance technology, or NMR, scientists ha...

Preliminary study finds holographic imaging system promising for cancer treatment planning

The device looks like something out of an old science fiction movie, but researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago say it holds promise in the treatment of cancer. The Perspecta® Spatial 3D system, developed by Actuality Systems, Inc., creates holographic images inside a 24-inch ...

PET imaging shows young smokers quick benefit of quitting

The early stages of coronary artery disease in young smokers can be reversed quickly if they choose to put out their cigarettes for good, according to a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging study in the December Journal of Nuclear Medicine. "I believe this is the first PET study that shows...

Elasticity imaging identifies cancers and reduces breast biopsies

A new ultrasound technique allows radiologists to accurately distinguish benign from malignant breast lesions. Using elasticity imaging, researchers correctly identified both cancerous and harmless lesions in nearly all of the cases studied. The findings were presented today at the annual meeting o...

Thermal imaging shatters arousal gender gap myth

A new McGill University study that used thermal imaging technology for the first time ever to measure sexual arousal rates has turned the conventional wisdom that women become aroused more slowly than men on its head. "Comparing sexual arousal between men and women, we see that there is ...

Coming soon: 3-D imaging that flies 'through' and 'around' cancer

Stanford University researchers demonstrated for the first time the ability to create 3-D positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) images for "fly-through" and "fly-around viewing" of cancer in the lungs and colon, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of Nuclear ...

New hybrid virus provides targeted molecular imaging of cancer

Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have created a new class of hybrid virus and demonstrated its ability to find, highlight, and deliver genes to tumors in mice. Researchers say the advance, reported in the journal Cell, is potentially an important step in making ...
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