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The most detailed picture of subcellular dynamics

The most detailed picture of subcellular dynamics
By combining two imaging technologies, scientists can now watch in unprecedented 3D detail as cancer cells crawl, spinal nerve circuits wire up, and immune cells cruise through a zebrafish’s inner ear. Physicist Eric Betzig, a group leader at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, and colleagues report the work in the journal Science.
23rd April 2018

Tiny probe can see and take body temperature

Tiny probe can see and take body temperature
  University of Adelaide researchers have invented a world-first tiny fibre-optic probe that can simultaneously measure temperature and see deep inside the body. The probe may help researchers find better treatments to prevent drug-induced overheating of the brain, and potentially refine thermal treatment for cancers.
17th April 2018

MRI-guided laser ablation system receives CE Mark approval

MRI-guided laser ablation system receives CE Mark approval
Medtronic plc has announced the CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark and European launch of the Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation System. The Visualase system provides advanced MRI-guided laser ablation technology and can be used in neurosurgery procedures. With the Visualase system, laser energy is delivered to the target area using an applicator. As light is delivered through the applicator, temperatures in the target area begin to rise, destroying the unwanted soft tissue.
13th April 2018


Testing the strength of bones helps to design safer car seats

Testing the strength of bones helps to design safer car seats
Computer simulated models and medical imaging have successfully been used to test the strength of young children’s bones, thanks to researchers at the University of Sheffield, and results have been produced which could help car seat manufacturers design safer car seats for young children. The study, the first on infant bone strength in relation to age/weight using models developed from modern medical images, is published today in the Journal of Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 
27th March 2018

Using light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

Using light to turn yeast into biochemical factories
Scientists have recently learned how to use light to control specific groups of neurons to better understand the operation of the brain, a development that has transformed areas of neuroscience. Researchers at Princeton University have now applied a similar method to controlling the metabolism, or basic chemical process, of a living cell. In a series of experiments, they used light to control genetically modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals.
26th March 2018

Tissue technique provides 3D insights into the human brain

Tissue technique provides 3D insights into the human brain
  Imperial researchers have helped develop a breakthrough imaging technique which reveals the ultra-fine structure of the brain in unprecedented detail. The next generation method enables researchers to generate 3D images of fresh and archived brain tissue samples, resulting in stunning images of the human brain at the microscopic level.
23rd March 2018

MR solution delivers premium digital image quality faster

MR solution delivers premium digital image quality faster
Royal Philips has announced the newest addition to its digital Ingenia MR portfolio, the Ingenia Elition, a new 3.0T MRI solution. Integrating the latest innovations in systems, software and services, the Ingenia Elition MR solution offers extraordinary image quality and performs exams up to 50% faster, with no compromise in image quality – empowering a faster, smarter and simpler path to confident diagnosis, elevating the patient experience and helping to improve patient care.
6th March 2018

Light-powered wires to modulate brain's electrical signals

Light-powered wires to modulate brain's electrical signals
The human brain largely remains a black box: How the network of fast-moving electrical signals turns into thought, movement and disease remains poorly understood. But it is electrical, so it can be hacked—the question is finding a precise, easy way to manipulate electrical signalling between neurons. A University of Chicago study shows how tiny, light-powered wires could be fashioned out of silicon to provide these electrical signals.
26th February 2018

Staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samples

Staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samples
To date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This might now be set to change – thanks to a new staining method devised by an interdisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This allows specialists to investigate three-dimensional tissue samples using the Nano-CT system also recently developed at TUM.
22nd February 2018

Laser fabric cures skin diseases

Laser fabric cures skin diseases
Chronic skin conditions such as acne, Actinic Keratosis, and psoriasis can now be treated in a single 150 minute appointment, thanks to a wearable laser that blasts the skin with light. French scientists at 'Texinov Medical Textiles', have developed a knitted laser fabric that blasts the skin with light, giving treatment to enflamed skin or lesions over a 2 and a half hour appointment.
21st February 2018


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