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RIT and Rochester Regional Health collaborate to improve breast cancer screening
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology and physicians at Rochester Regional Health are advancing thermal imaging techniques as a potentially safer and less invasive diagnostic tool for the detection of early-stage breast cancer. A National Science Foundation grant of $99,620 is supporting the two-year project. (2016-09-07)

Healthcare corruption taken to task by technology, study shows
Mobile phone technology could help to beat bad practices in healthcare delivery, research led by the University of Edinburgh suggests. (2016-09-06)

NREL releases updated baseline of cost and performance data for electricity generation technologies
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2016 Annual Technology Baseline. In addition to updated data for utility-scale renewable and conventional energy technologies, this year's version includes cost and performance data for residential and commercial rooftop photovoltaics (PV) systems. (2016-09-06)

Research examines global security and surveillance technologies
As governments around the world scramble to better respond to security threats, they are increasingly monitoring everyday things used to commit crime, like cell phones and automobiles. This novel approach to fighting crime forms the backdrop of recent research published by Keith Guzik, a sociologist at the University of Colorado Denver. (2016-09-06)

Harvard conference Sept. 10: Emerging technologies and global development
This conference aims to examine emerging technologies that could address global grand challenges, review their disruptive characteristics, identify potential sources of social concern, and outline business models and public policies on how to address those concerns. The conference builds on the findings of the newly published book, Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies (Oxford University Press, 2016). (2016-09-05)

ORNL licenses rare earth magnet recycling process to Momentum Technologies
The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Momentum Technologies have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for an ORNL process designed to recover rare earth magnets from used computer hard drives. (2016-09-02)

Large investment into brain research at Umeå University
Dr. Anna Rieckmann at Umeå University in Sweden has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council. The awarded €1.5 million will allow her to spend five years researching the neural basis of cognitive functions. (2016-09-02)

Customer publishes performance evaluation of first commercial mini-synchrotron
A team from the Technical University Munich (TUM) recently reported an independent analysis of the operation of the Munich Compact Light Source (MuCLS) in the Sept. 2016 issue of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. The MuCLS is the first commercial installation of a miniature synchrotron developed and manufactured by Lyncean Technologies, Inc. of Fremont, CA. It is designed to fill the gap in X-ray performance between conventional X-ray sources and stadium-sized synchrotron radiation X-ray facilities. (2016-08-31)

Addiction cravings may get their start deep in the right side of the brain
If you really want a drink right now, the source of your craving may be a pea-sized structure deep inside the right side of your brain, according to scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine. (2016-08-30)

Two-photon imaging of Meissner's corpuscle mechanoreceptors in living tissue
Researchers at the Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan have demonstrated that Meissner's corpuscle mechanoreceptors can be observed in living tissue using two-photon microscopy. (2016-08-30)

SwRI to demonstrate low-cost miniature solar observatory
Southwest Research Institute will flight test a miniature solar observatory on a six-hour high-altitude balloon mission scheduled for the end of August. The SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) is a complete, high-precision solar observatory about the size of a mini fridge and weighing 160 pounds. (2016-08-29)

Nanoscope Technologies awarded Audacious Goal Initiative grant by National Eye Institute
Nanoscope Technologies has been awarded an Audacious Goal Initiative grant by the National Eye Institute for exploring novel laser based therapeutic gene delivery to the eye. Nanoscope has developed laser based gene delivery and imaging platform to analyze expression of highly-photosensitive Opsin. This will allow retinal stimulation for vision-restoration in patients with RP and other genetic retinal photo-degenerative diseases. RP-patients loose vision in the periphery and laser delivery can accurately treat these peripheral areas. (2016-08-26)

CAS researchers and Nobel Laureate develop new monomer fluorescent protein for SR imaging
Professor Xu Pingyong at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a new type of monomer, RSFP Skylan-NS (sky lantern for nonlinear structured illumination). Professor Xu, in cooperation with Eric Betzig, a researcher and Nobel laureate at HHIM, and Li Dong, formerly a postdoctoral fellow under Dr. Betzig and now a professor at IBP, applied Skylan-NS to their previously developed SR imaging technique, patterned activation nonlinear SIM. (2016-08-26)

Designing ultrasound tools with Lego-like proteins
Protein engineering techniques might one day lead to colorful ultrasound images of cells deep within our bodies. (2016-08-25)

Bioimaging: A clear view of the nervous system
A new and versatile imaging technique enables researchers to trace the trajectories of whole nerve cells and provides extensive insights into the structure of neuronal networks. (2016-08-22)

Novel MRI technique distinguishes healthy prostate tissue from cancer using zinc
A novel MRI method that detects low levels of zinc ion can help distinguish healthy prostate tissue from cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center radiologists have determined. (2016-08-22)

Immune breakthrough: Unscratching poison ivy's rash
Imaging CoE and Harvard researchers have discovered the molecular cause of this irritation. The finding brings us a step closer to designing agents to block this mechanism and sheds light on other serious skin conditions, such as psoriasis. (2016-08-22)

MRI technology quantifies liver response in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis patients
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds with histological (microscopic tissue analyses) responses in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). (2016-08-19)

New manual on Fission Yeast from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Fission Yeast' from CSHLPress provides an authoritative collection of core experimental procedures that underpin modern fission yeast research. The contributors describe basic methods for culturing and genetically manipulating fission yeast, synchronization strategies for probing the cell cycle, technologies for assessing proteins, metabolites, and cell wall constituents, imaging methods to visualize subcellular structures and dynamics, and protocols for investigating chromatin and nucleic acid metabolism. Modifications to techniques commonly used in related species are noted, as are useful resources for fission yeast researchers. (2016-08-18)

Real-time visualization of the function of bone-resorbing cells within animals
Researchers of Osaka University have discovered a way to visualize sites where bone-resorbing cells (osteoclasts) were in the process of resorbing bone in living mice. This real-time visualization of changes in osteoclast localization and activity allowed the successful measurement of bone resorption intensity. Since this enables simple and quick access to information on the activity of osteoclasts, this discovery will contribute to the early diagnosis of affected areas and the development of new therapeutic drugs. (2016-08-17)

Novel tracer safely and effectively maps sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients
A recent study by researchers at Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute demonstrates the effectiveness and safety of Tc-99m-rituximab, a new SLN radiotracer, that targets the antigen CD20, which is expressed extensively in lymph nodes. The study is published in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (2016-08-17)

UA phononics pioneer probes the untapped powers of sound
A founder of phononics, the emerging science of sound, receives $1.8 million from the NSF to bend acoustic waves in nature-defying ways. (2016-08-17)

Biomarker breakthrough could improve Parkinson's treatment
A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson's disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease's progression. (2016-08-15)

Researchers discover that DNA naturally fluoresces
The new discovery opens door for staining-free, super-resolution imaging and expands understanding of biology. (2016-08-15)

Autophagy under the microscope as never before
We don't tend to wrap our recycling waste in bubble wrap but that's essentially what cells do during the cellular recycling process called autophagy. Using the live imaging capabilities at the Babraham Institute, Institute researchers and their collaborators at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, Munich, and the Francis Crick Institute, London, have viewed the earliest stages of this encapsulation and recycling process in super resolution to reveal what's happening in unprecedented molecular detail. (2016-08-11)

New microscopy system captures 'lost' fluorescence, improving resolution
Taking a cue from medical imaging, scientists have invented a multi-view microscope that captures higher-resolution, 3D images of live cells and tissues without upping the dose of potentially harmful radiation the specimens receive. (2016-08-11)

Mayo Clinic and ASU to form collaborative research teams
Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University's research leadership announce the launch of a new grant program that will team up research scientists and clinicians from both institutions to develop transformative solutions for patients. (2016-08-08)

Better contrast agents based on nanoparticles
Scientists at the University of Basel have developed nanoparticles which can serve as efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. This new type of nanoparticles produce around ten times more contrast than the actual contrast agents and are responsive to specific environments. The journal Chemical Communications has published these results. (2016-08-03)

Personalized virtual brains: Big data -- big theory
The brain is an highly complex system, much remains to be known about the way in which individual components of the brain interact in order to produce cognitive performance. A team of researchers at Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin are using personalized simulations to help them uncover the nature of the internal processes involved. Their work is being funded by the European Research Council, which has allocated a total of €1.87 million over five years. (2016-08-02)

Handheld device takes high-resolution images of children's retinas
Engineers and physicians at Duke University have developed a handheld device capable of capturing images of a retina with cellular resolution. The new probe will allow researchers to gather detailed structural information about the eyes of infants and toddlers for the first time. (2016-08-01)

Primary liver carcinoma may be misclassified based solely on major imaging features
A study released in the July 2016 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology found that biphenotypic primary liver carcinoma may be misclassified as hepatocellular carcinoma. (2016-08-01)

Real and artificially generated 3-D films are nearly impossible to distinguish
For viewers it seems to be very difficult to tell the difference between real and artificially rendered 3-D films. Psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have studied the effects of various technologies and found that it plays virtually no role in the viewer's experience whether a 3-D film was originally produced as such or whether it was later converted from 2-D to 3-D using algorithms as, for example, is the case with new 3-D televisions. (2016-08-01)

New noninvasive imaging method for showing oxygen in tissue
Learning how to look inside a body without having to cut it open is still an important part of medical research. One of the great challenges in imaging remains the visualization of oxygen in tissue. A team led by Professor Vasilis Ntziachristos, Chair for Biological Imaging at the Technical University of Munich and Director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, has developed a new approach to this task. (2016-07-28)

Dragon ants are coming: New 'Game of Thrones' species identified
Modern technology helps taxonomy to identify new ant species. (2016-07-27)

Article says radiologists need to solidify position on cancer teams
Given the anticipated increase in cancer imaging over the next decad, radiologists need to solidify their position as central members of the cancer team by identifying toxicity early and understanding the implications of their findings. (2016-07-27)

Imaging the brain at multiple size scales
MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to image molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between neurons. The technique, magnified analysis of proteome, should help scientists chart the connectivity and functions of neurons in the human brain. (2016-07-26)

Substantial growth in ordering of CTA exams in Medicare population
According to a new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, the last 13 years have seen a substantial growth in the use of computed tomography angiography examinations in the Medicare population, particularly in the emergency department setting. While radiologists generally do not order imaging exams, the study, published online in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, found that radiologists remain the dominant providers of CTA exams, with the chest being the most common body region imaged with CTA. (2016-07-26)

Hypoxia radiotracer produced automatically in dose-on-demand fashion
Access to sophisticated and non-invasive diagnostic techniques like Positron Emission Tomography is difficult (and sometimes impossible) for the majority of patients worldwide that are far from radiotracer manufacturing centers. The BG75 system uses automation to simplify and reduce the cost of access to common radiotracers used in PET applications. The present study describes the automatic production and imaging validation of [18F]FMISO, a radiotracer with applications for diagnosis and patient management in oncology. (2016-07-25)

Using tau imaging as diagnostic marker for Alzheimer disease
The accumulation of β-Amyloid (Αβ) and tau proteins in the brain is hallmark pathology for Alzheimer disease. Recently developed positron emission tomography (PET) tracers, including [18F]-AV-1451, bind to tau in neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. So, could tau imaging become a diagnostic marker for Alzheimer disease and provide insights into the pathophysiology of the neurodegenerative disorder that destroys brain cells? (2016-07-25)

Enhancing molecular imaging with light
A new technology platform from Northwestern University is able to image molecules at the nanoscale with super-resolution. (2016-07-25)

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