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NIH awards new $14.5 million, five-year grant to the Scripps Research Institute
...quency in the radio band. An NMR spectrometer will scan
a broad range of radio frequencies and record small but measurable induced voltages caused by the movement of atomic nuclei in the NMR as they go in and out of resonance. The spectrum is influenced by the shape of the molecule in which the resonating...
September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ms for early detection of bioterrorism events that scan
electronic medical data for these diagnoses or clusters of diagnoses are likely to produce high levels of false-positive signals. The Spirituality Index of Well-Being: A New Instrument for Health-Related Quality-of-Life Research By Timothy P. Da...
A new culprit in depression?
...f the brain behind the forehead. Previously, brain scan
studies have found differences in brain activity levels and size in these areas in people with psychiatric illnesses. In the current paper, the researchers report what they found when they zeroed in on a group of six kinds of related mRNA that had th...
How to use math and a CT scanner to see how trees intercept light
...anching affects light interception. "We collect CT scan
data, which basically measures of density in 3D, t...tosynthesis". Dutilleul and his group are using CT scan
data to create 3-D images of plant canopies. After scanning a plant, such as a young cedar, a compu...
ORNL project earns top honor from Southeast tech transfer group
...IDGE, Tenn., Nov. 3, 2004 -- A technology that can scan
living small animals and other biological objects has been honored as project of the year by the Southeastern Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium. The MicroCAT X-ray micro-computed tomography for biological research was named as the top pr...
Nuclear imaging offers possibility for early detection of patients with coronary heart disease
...of future severe cardiovascular events the PET/CT scan
may be potentially useful in early detection of disease, prevention, monitoring response to therapy and prognosis." This preliminary study, which took more than three years, could establish a role for nuclear medicine as a noninvasive imaging tool fo...
'Blind' cells see the light; maybe someday humans will, too
...ve responds individually, you could do a very fine scan
of the retinal field and create much, much better spatial resolution." Current, admittedly early attempts at restoring sight with electrodes in the retinal ganglion cells, whose axons bundle together to form the optic nerve entering the brain, allow ...
Thyroid treatment can trigger homeland security detectors
... Security purposes, specifically: FDG PET scan
less than 24 hours Bone and thyroid scans 3 days Cardiac exams with thallium up to 30 days Iodine therapy up to 95 days Dr. Zuckier supports the recommendations made by the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Co...
Novel asthma study shows multiple genetic input required; single-gene solution shot down
...ted together." Put another way: "when a pair wise scan
for interactions was done, a highly significant association was found for the retained chromosome 2 and 6 regions." Confirmation from independent project source While noting "the theoretical possibility that this type of interaction could confound ...
UCLA researchers detail the evolution of quantum dot imaging in the journal Science
...d. Currently, a positron emission tomography (PET) scan
can tell doctors the locations of tumors throughou... now in use in clinics throughout the country. The scan
would indicate the presence and location of a tumor. An "optical barcode" of the different colored q...
CMS plan recognizes PET technology for benefit of cancer patients
...'s progress during treatment. The expansion in PET scan
benefits makes this test available to patients when the patient and doctor participate in high-quality clinical studies or submit information to a PET database. This database will be available within the next several months. This move will also dire...
Experimental radar provides 3-D forest view
.... Today satellites such as ESA's Envisat routinely scan
the Earth with radar signals, building up highly detailed surface images - even through clouds and local darkness out of reflected radar backscatter. In addition to simply imaging a site, two radar images of the same location acquired from close to...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2005
...rgy. Intelligent agents are software programs that scan
the Internet, satellite images and electronic databases worldwide. The research, a collaborative effort between the Computational Sciences & Engineering and Engineering Science & Technology divisions, is funded by ORNL's Laboratory Directed Research ...
Hypertension in African Americans linked to two genomic regions
...the problem, the researchers applied a genome-wide scan
that compared how often genetic variations occur in people of African or European descent to how often they occur in African Americans. As a group, African Americans can trace their ancestry largely to populations from both Africa and Europe. "The s...
Novel 'canary on a chip' sensor measures tiny changes in cell volume; Provides assay results
...r example, this technique could be used to rapidly scan
cancer cells obtained from biopsies to evaluate the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation protocols. The chip has obvious application to measuring toxins relevant to bioterrorism, Sachs said. Cell volume and physiological function are intimatel...
Technological revolutions in sensors, robotics, and telecommunications allow new views of ocean
...ire. Today, multi-beam sonar sprays sound waves to scan
the ocean floor, revealing everything from 3 centimeter sand ridges to 4,000 meter undersea mountains - from gun barrels off the coasts of Normandy to the contours of a favorite fishing ground. The technology for this detailed mapping has been around...
Muon opportunists: Detecting the unseen with natural probes
...k drivers could remain in their vehicles while the scan
is underway. "We measure the angle of a muon coming in and the angle going out," said Christopher Morris, a member of the Los Alamos team. "The change in angle tells us how much material was in the path." It takes about 30 to 60 seconds to track enou...
New Georgia Tech micro-CT imaging technique to help tissue engineers improve bone regeneration
...ailed than a traditional CT scan. The new micro-CT scan
technique simultaneously looks at both vasculariza...n of allograft implants. While a traditional bone scan
can give a doctor some idea of a bone's density, a micro-CT scan
that provides high resolution 3-D d...
Signaling protein builds bigger, better bones in mice
...technology called micro-computerized tomography to scan
femur (leg) bones from mice that inherited the FAB...mice. (Note to editors: An image showing the femur scan
comparison is available.) "It was a very exciting moment the first time we saw scans showing increas...
Incubator company at NJIT develops lifesaving MRI coil for small animals
...g antenna of the radio waves emitted during an MRI scan
and are essential to the MRI's operation. An MRI clinic may have as many as ten coils, each designed for specific anatomical parts (spine, head knee, jaw, etc). The antennas inside the coils are primarily made of copper operating at room temperatur...
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