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Tracking medications, finding tumors easier with new technique

A novel method produces a new class of radioactive tracers that are used for medical imaging. The method allows them to attach radioactive atoms to compounds that have previously been difficult or even impossible to label. The advance will make it...
25-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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First-in-human pilot imaging study shows improved heart attack prediction

Doctors need better ways to detect and monitor heart disease, the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. Researchers have developed an improved optical imaging technique that found differences between potentially life-threatening...
25-Nov-2019 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression

Made with extracellular matrix (ECM) from pig brains and seeded with tumors from patients, the system is revealing tumor/ECM interactions that aid tumor growth, providing potential targets for new therapies.
5-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing

Researchers have designed a more precise and versatile genome editing system, named prime editing, that harnesses the power of CRISPR-Cas9 in combination with another protein, reverse transcriptase, to directly edit DNA in human cells.
1-Nov-2019 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Life-saving test for nutrient deficiency designed to perform in harsh environments

Mothers and children in low resource communities often suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Now researchers have developed a system that can be used for tests to rapidly identify blood micronutrient levels in remote areas with limited healthcare...
29-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Founding NIBIB director receives prestigious NAE award

The annual awards ceremony at the National Academy of Engineering was highly unusual in that, of the 12 broad engineering categories represented at NAE – from chemical to mechanical and civil to electrical – three 2019 NAE awards were in...
23-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Label-free microscope detects ovarian metastatic cancer

Cancer in the ovaries often metastasizes to the surrounding tissues, but is too small to be detected. Now a label-free microscopy technique is able to identify these regions with great accuracy, enabling early removal of these microscopic...
16-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Painless Skin Patch Simplifies Diagnostic Tests

Painless skin patch collects fluid to monitor biomarkers to speed up and simplify routine diagnostic testing.
19-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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