MRI/PET Scanner

Two kinds of body imaging -- positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- have been combined for the first time in a single scanner.

Classifying dementia

Researchers involved in a large, multi-institutional study using PET imaging with the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose were able to classify different types of dementia.

Diagnosis of heart disease

A research team reports their initial experience with a novel imaging technique that enables comprehensive diagnosis of heart disease based on a single CT scan.

Imaging Runner's high

In an imaging study researchers were able to show, for the first time, increased release of endorphins in certain areas of the athletes' brains during a two-hour jogging session.

Cystic fibrosis visualised

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a key molecular mechanism that may account for the development of cystic fibrosis.

Arsenic aids tumour imaging

Arsenic linked to a drug that binds to the blood vessels of cancerous tumours provides a powerful imaging agent that could one day allow physicians to detect hard-to-find tumours.

Peeking into the brain

Scientists devised a new experimental technique that produces some of the best functional images ever taken of the human brainstem, the most primitive area of the brain.

Seeing jazz happen

When jazz musicians are engaged in the highly creative and spontaneous activity known as improvisation, a large region of the brain involved in monitoring one's performance is shut down.

Structure of protein collagen

The structure and behaviour of one of the most common proteins in our bodies has been resolved at a level of detail never before seen.

Electron filmed, a first

Now it is possible to see a movie of an electron. The movie shows how an electron rides on a light wave after just having been pulled away from an atom.

Modified electron microscope

A new electron microscope enables scientists to form images that uniquely identify individual atoms in a crystal and see how those atoms bond to one another.

Tracing emotions in brain

First came direct marketing, then focus groups. Now, advertisers, with the help of neuroscientists, are closing in on the holy grail: mind reading.

First chikungunya model

Researchers have developed the first animal model of the infection caused by chikungunya virus, an emerging arbovirus associated with large-scale epidemics.

3-D molecule folding breakthrough

By physically pulling on RNA, scientists have determined for the first time how to use directly applied force to determine how a molecule...

Exploring consciousness

The scientists have made a significant step into the understanding of conscious perception, by showing how single neurons react to images.

Optimal band imaging

A study shows that optimal band imaging used with an endoscope provided images that clearly identified depressed-type early gastric cancer.

Assays speed up identification

QChip has produced a new PCR tool which speeds up bacterial identification based on PCR amplification of the widely used 16S ribosomal RNA gene.

Doubling imaging speed shows rapid wetting

By keeping track of the latest improvements in digital camera technology, KSV Instruments can now offer a substantial increase in imaging speed from 30 to 60 frames per second.

New technologies drive cell identification and selection

Technologies for cell biology are bringing new efficiencies to the process of biotherapeutic discovery and Genetix platforms are playing key roles.

More efficiency in routine medicine: Luminos Fusion 2-in-1 system with flat panel detector

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, Austria, Siemens will introduce a new system for the mid-range price segment that can do both full-digital fluoroscopy and radiography.




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