Metamaterial markedly boosts MRI performance

Metamaterial markedly boosts MRI performance Science Highlights patty.wiley Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:33 A metamaterial made of plastic and copper may be able to enhance the quality (signal-to-noise ratio) of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by four times and speed up scan times by 14 times. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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Novel approach to ultrasound raises possibility of new medical applications

Novel approach to ultrasound raises possibility of new medical applications Grantee News thomas.johnson Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:46 A new ultrasound technique provides a non-invasive way of assessing bone structure on the microscale. Researchers hope to fine-tune the technique for use in assessing osteoporosis risk and treatment. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- … Continue reading Novel approach to ultrasound raises possibility of new medical applications

Label-free microscope detects ovarian metastatic cancer

Label-free microscope detects ovarian metastatic cancer Science Highlights thomas.johnson Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:22 Women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer are checked for tumor cells that may have spread to surrounding tissues, but current technologies miss very small metastatic areas. Now a laser microscopy technique is able to identify these regions with great accuracy. Source: National … Continue reading Label-free microscope detects ovarian metastatic cancer

It takes a 'consortium': Researchers develop metabolic engineering technique

It takes a 'consortium': Researchers develop metabolic engineering technique Grantee News thomas.johnson Thu, 09/12/2019 - 10:16 For years, scientists have explored ways to alter the cells of microorganisms in efforts to improve how many products are made, including medicines, fuels, and even beer. But altering the genetic and regulatory processes that take place within cells … Continue reading It takes a 'consortium': Researchers develop metabolic engineering technique

Scientists triple storage time of human donor livers

Scientists triple storage time of human donor livers Press Releases jmeade Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:06 New research has more than tripled the amount of time human livers can be stored for transplantation. Scientists have modified a previous protocol to extend the viability of rat livers and successfully applied it to human livers. Source: National Institute … Continue reading Scientists triple storage time of human donor livers