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Intermediate viral particle crystallised

Scripps scientists create first crystal structure of an intermediate particle in virus assembly, providing fresh insight into how proteins aid in infection.

Avoiding invasive brain procedures

A clinical decision model which uses MR spectroscopy to help physicians differentiate between recurrent tumours and changes in the brain tissue due to radiation treatments, may help patients avoid invasive procedures and treatments.

Human DNA repair process recorded

A key phase in the repair process of damaged human DNA has been observed and visually recorded by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis.

Brain activity possibly affected by sex

In a new fMRI study, researchers found differences among male and female groups on activation strength linked to verbal fluency.

Bleeding hearts revealed in scan

Images that for the first time show bleeding inside the heart after people have suffered a heart attack have been captured by scientists, in a new study.

New way to see cell molecules

Scientists describe a technique for imaging whole cells in liquid with a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM).

Structure of key Ebola protein discovered

Researchers are a step closer to finding a way to counter the Ebola virus. A team of scientists has recently solved the structure from a key part of the Ebola protein known as VP35.

Enabling earlier thyroid cancer treatment

In a study to determine the diagnostic value of molecular imaging in nodal staging of patients with thyroid cancer, researchers were able for the first time to accurately distinguish between cancerous cells in regional lymph nodes and...

Predicting anxiety treatment success

A new study reports that high levels of brain activity in an emotional centre called the amygdala reflect patients' hypersensitivity to anticipation of adverse events.

Predict effects of MS on optic nerve

Scientists report that an approach known as magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging allowed them to estimate three months in advance the chronic effects of inflammation of the optic nerve.

Differentiating colorectal polyps

Researchers compared narrow-band imaging (NBI) without high magnification to standard white light colonoscopy in differentiating colorectal polyps during real-time colonoscopy.

Immune cells intercepting parasites

Researchers may have identified one of the body's earliest responses to a group of parasites that causes illness in developing nations.

Dinosaurs were airheads

By using CT scans, the scientists were able to develop 3-D images of the dinosaur skulls that show a clearer picture of the physiology of the airways.

New technology targets cancers

Breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) is effective in the detection of cancers not found on mammograms or by clinical exam, according to a study.

Stressing the brain

Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have determined that the circuitry in the area of the brain responsible for suppressing memory is dysfunctional in patients suffering from stress-related psychiatric disorders.

3-D glimpse of bacterial cell-wall architecture

Bacterial cell walls are actually made up of a thin single layer of carbohydrate chains, linked together by peptides, which wrap around the bacterium.

Anorexia impairs adolescent bone development

Children and teenagers with even mild cases of anorexia exhibit abnormal bone structure, according to a new study appearing in the December issue of Radiology.

Novel imaging technique reveals brain abnormalities

A study reveals shape differences in the brains of children with ADHD, which could help pinpoint the specific neural circuits involved in the disorder.

Predicting multiple sclerosis progression

A new study shows that MRI scans used on multiple sclerosis patients to determine if the disease has affected gray matter in the brain can identify those at-risk for progression of disability.

Computer model improves ultrasound image

A Dutch researcher has developed a computer model that can predict the sound transmission of improved designs for ultrasound instruments.

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