Ever evolving, getting more and more minute, the imaging of cells and tissues has been a cornerstone of biology ever since cells were discovered under the light microscope centuries ago. … Continue Reading Imaging gets reinvented with new DNA microscopy technique.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used to evaluate obstetrical, placental, and fetal abnormalities in pregnant patients for more than 30 years. MRI is recognized as a beneficial diagnostic tool … Continue Reading Study shows that MRIs in first trimester of pregnancy not associated with increased risk to fetus.
When the body is fighting an invading pathogen, white blood cells, including T cells, must respond. T-cell receptors (TCRs) recognize pathogens during T-cell–mediated adaptive immune responses. The binding between TCRs … Continue Reading New imaging provides unprecedented detail of immune cells’ surface.
Body mass index (BMI) is an important risk factor for breast cancer development and invasiveness. After menopause, women have an increased risk of developing breast cancer with increased BMI, while … Continue Reading New MRI technique links saturated fats to breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are among the major stem cells used for cell therapy and regenerative medicine. In-vivo cell-tracking by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is crucial for regenerative medicine, allowing … Continue Reading Biomimetic method produces large numbers of MRI-trackable mesenchymal stem cells.
Being able to detect early on whether a cancer therapy is working proffers obvious benefits for therapy-outcomes whilst influencing the course of treatment and improving the quality of life for … Continue Reading Novel ‘reporter’ nanoparticle reveals cancer treatment effectiveness in real-time.
DNA methylation is essential for the proper control of gene expression and cell identity, what enables cells with the same genetic material to become, for example, a nerve cell, a … Continue Reading Single-cell imaging developed which can record DNA methylation in real time.
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome (DS) represent the world’s largest population of predetermined … Continue Reading Study validates beta amyloid as cause of dementia in both Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.
Many patients with high blood pressure develop coronary artery disease or heart failure, and many die as a result. However, as hypertension is a circulatory disease all parts of the … Continue Reading Researchers successfully detect early brain damage from hypertension in human study.
Sudden cardiac death is one of the leading causes of death in Western countries and cardiac arrhythmias have been reported as the cause in many cases. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs … Continue Reading Gene implicated in sudden cardiac death identified by ICD monitoring.
The immune system is a system of many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety … Continue Reading In world’s first, immune cells imaged responding to infection at the same time.
A blood clot is a dangerous health situation with the potential to trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. To treat a blood clot, doctors need to find its … Continue Reading New contrast allows whole-body blood clot scans in animal model.
The use of medical imaging for heart disease has exploded in the past decade. These tests expose patients to a nontrivial amount of low-dose radiation. However, nobody really knows exactly … Continue Reading New technology identifies DNA damage in patients undergoing CT scanning.
The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of the eye that converts light into nerve impulses. The retina contains small, specialized neurons called bipolar cells that transmit … Continue Reading Researchers discover previously uncharted part of the eye.
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland have developed a new imaging technique that can identify the specific changes in neural communication as a result of mild traumatic brain … Continue Reading New imaging technique pinpoints changes in brain connectivity following mTBI.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for chromosomal foetal disorders is used increasingly to test for conditions such as Down’s syndrome. NIPT examines DNA from the foetus in the mother’s blood, and … Continue Reading Noninvasive prenatal fetal testing used to detect early stage cancer in mothers for the first time.