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Extending fMRI research on brain activity

Blood-flow fMRI can now be used to study the brain-wide impact of changes in neural circuitry, such as ones that may underlie many neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Identifying deadly blood vessel conditions

According to recent research, molecular imaging can help physicians identify aortic dissection-an often fatal blood vessel condition-and help guide treatment.

Lensless imaging of whole biological cells

A team of scientists has used x-ray diffraction microscopy to make images of whole yeast cells, achieving the highest resolution ever obtained with this method for biological specimens.

Appropriate use of nuclear imaging technology

Following the recent publications highlighting potential dangers of ionising radiation resulting from imaging testing, the ESC experts feel that it is important to voice support of the technology.

How electricity moves through cells

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a molecular image of a system that moves electrons between proteins in cells.

Real-time view of cellular phenomena

Scientists have recorded the first microscopic images showing the deadly effects of AMPs, most of which kill by poking holes in bacterial cell membranes.

Brain differences after a fight with a partner

Research suggests that brain activity-specifically in the region called the lateral prefrontal cortex is a far better indicator of how someone will feel in the days following a fight with his or her partner.

Differentiating between common types of arthritis

Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may help physicians differentiate between rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis in the hand and wrist enabling more targeted therapies unique to each condition.

Birth of blood-forming stem cells in embryo

Biologists at UC San Diego have identified the specific region in vertebrates where adult blood stem cells arise during embryonic development.

Revolutionary photographic technique

Scientists have developed a revolutionary way of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video - a new technology that is attractive for science, industry and consumer sectors alike.

Brain recordings from behaving fruit flies

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have obtained the first recordings of brain-cell activity in an actively flying fruit...

Brain's handling of low-priority ideas

A recently released study offers evidence that genetics plays a role in this back-burner setup, which has been shown to be abnormal in a variety of psychiatric disorders.

Early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have discovered that two drugs, the benzimidazole derivatives lanzoprazole and astemizole, may be suitable for use as PET radiotracers.

Neuron connections seen in 3-D

A team of researchers has managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments involved in communication between neurons. The method is...

Game-changing nanodiamond discovery

A study shows that coupling a magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent to a nanodiamond results in dramatically enhanced signal intensity and thus vivid image contrast.

X-ray fluorescence spectrometer integrates standalone lab instruments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc as added a new and powerful addition to its range of automated optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers.

Versatile mass spectrometry software solution

Research and production in an industrial chemistry environment often have quite different requirements regarding mass spectrometry.

Mass spectroscopy applications speed up metabolite analysis

The drug discovery process will be more accurate and less expensive, and metabolite analysis much quicker as a result of two novel mass spectrometry applications. Sean Ottewell reports.

Simple blood test could reduce repeat breast MRI scans

A simple blood test corresponding to the follicular phase (days 3-14) of a normal menstrual cycle can aid in optimal scheduling of breast MRI exams in premenopausal women with irregular cycles.

Chest ultrasound as useful as chest CT

Chest ultrasound can serve as a viable alternative to chest CT in the evaluation of paediatric patients with complicated pneumonia and parapneumonic effusion.

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