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3-D fusion: A better way to image heart disease
...ogy, and Ernest V. Garcia, radiology professor and head
of Emorys Nuclear Cardiology Research and Development Lab. "There still is considerable more work needed to improve the accuracy of the superimposition of the coronary tree onto the heart muscle and to improve the rendering method of displaying the...
PET/CT should be 'first-step' test for patients with Crohn's disease
...f PET/CT in Crohn's disease," said Roland Hustinx, head
of the nuclear medicine division at the University Hospital of Lige and professor of nuclear medicine at the University of Lige. "PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) imagingwith the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose or FDGcould be ...
PET/CT: The best test for women with ovarian cancer
...aging at Sydney South West Area Health Service and head
of the Department of PET and Nuclear Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. "PET/CTusing fluorodeoxyglucose or FDGdetected many more sites of disease than were found with routine imaging both within and outside the abdomen,"...
Stanford researchers find stem cells in colorectal tumors
...that have resulted in finding cancer stem cells in head
and neck, pancreatic and now colorectal tumors. ... been found dotting the surface of both breast and head
and neck cancer stem cells also turns up on the colorectal cancer stem cells. To Piero Dalerba, MD, ...
A first: Simultaneous PET/MR images of the brain debut, increase molecular imaging capabilities
...," noted Bernd J. Pichler, associate professor and head
of the Laboratory for Preclinical Imaging and Imaging Technology in the Department of Radiology at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. "PET/MR, acquired in one measurement, presents a tremendous leap forward in imaging capabilities. PET/MRacquire...
New treatment increases life time expectancy of patients suffering from advanced liver cancer
A trial designed and co-led by Dr. Jordi Bruix, head
of the Hepatology Service of Hospital Clnic- IDIBA...ollaboration with Mount Sinai, where Dr. Llovet is head
of the Hepatic Cancer Research Program, started 5 years ago and included a total of 602 patients fro...
PET accurately identifies esophageal cancer patients' positive responses to chemotherapy
... as a model for other malignant diseaseslike lung, head
and neck or ovarian cancerand providing information to alter treatment and patient management," he explained. "The results of our study delineate how response-guided treatment algorithms can be applied in clinical practice in the future," said Herrma...
NIAID supports research into etiology of fungal-induced inflammation in chronic sinusitis
.... Chris Lawrence, associate professor at VBI, will head
the work at VBI in collaboration with VBI assistant professor Dharmendar Rathore. Researchers at Mayo, including clinical assistant professor Jens Ponikau, who is now at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and Hirohit...
Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients
...such as surgery or drug therapy. Cancers of the head
and neck are insidious because surgical removal of...nt is a major goal of the NCI and this research in head
and neck cancer is an excellent example of the type of collaborative study between two NIH institute...
Departure to cold water corals and other 'hot spots'
...5th of July in Troms. Finally, the Polarstern will head
into the eastern part of the Arctic, and in conjunction with other research icebreakers located in different regions of the Arctic, the condition of the whole Arctic Ocean in relation to climate change will be investigated....
New genetic data overturn long-held theory of limb development
...et in vertebrate animals," said Lance Grande, PhD, head
of collections and research at the Field Museum. Scientists have attacked the evolutionary quandary of limb development on two fronts: the direct evidence of the fossil record and the morphology, and its relationship with specific genetic mechanisms....
A close-up on pancreatic disease: How do we improve the odds?
...ectomy. A total of 107 patients with pancreatic head
adenocarcinoma who underwent palliative or curative resection during the last five years were analyzed in the study, comparing preoperative imaging results to intraoperative findings and final pathology. Of the 61 patients who underwent potentially ...
HIV in breast milk killed by flash-heating, new study finds
...effects of flash-heating breast milk. Chantry will head
the next stage of field trials, which involve moving this technique out of the lab and into the homes of women in Africa. The researchers are seeking funding to assess the flash-heating method's feasibility for babies in local communities in developi...
Montana State University researchers to compare Montana, Japanese copper mines
...readings of these two pollution events." Walker, head
of MSU's Department of History and Philosophy, is an expertin the environmental history of Japan. LeCain specializes in the historyof technology, particularly mining technology. In a blending ofinterests, the researchers will travel to Japan, Butte a...
Top scientific honour for York biologist
...tion to the Fellowship of the Royal Society," said head
of department, Professor Dale Sanders. "This is an honour for the Department as well as for Ottoline personally. Yorks plant research is renowned world-wide and this is further acknowledgement of the strength of the research here." Election to the...
Fused nasal bones helped tyrannosaurids dismember prey
... such as the Carcharadontosaurus saharicus, with a head
nearly one and a half times as long. T. rex's neck...stance, in a split second, a T. rex could toss its head
at a 45 degree angle and throw a 50kg person five metres in the air. And that's with conservative e...
Combining NSAIDs with chemotherapy, radiation may improve cancer treatment
..., Ph.D., UI associate professor of otolaryngology head
and neck surgery. "Published studies show that hea...periments showed that celecoxib specifically kills head
and neck cancer cells in the S phase of the cell cycle, where the cell synthesizes new DNA and repli...
Left-right wiring determined by neural communication in the embryonic worm
...hor Cori Bargmann, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and head
of the Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller. "What is it that sets up this kind of handedness in the brain"" Prior studies had shown that a gene involved in human migraine headaches (an asymmetrical affliction) was involved in ...
Antarctic lake experts to gather June 6, 7 in Montana
...and Nature will attend the meeting, as well as the head
of the Russian Antarctic program who directs drilling efforts at Lake Vostok. Scientists from the United States, Russia, France, Belgium, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy will give updates on their Antarctic activities. The Big Sky meet...
Hives ferment a yeasty brew, attract beetle pest
...te the alarm chemicals with a good food source and head
for the hive. In Africa, where the small hive beetle is a minor honeybee pest, bees quickly isolate an invading beetle, but domesticated European honeybees are not as diligent in cleaning their hives. The beetles are also aided in their invasion by a...
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