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Innovation spins spider web architecture into 3D imaging technology

Innovators are taking cues from nature to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging. Purdue University researchers used architectural features from spider webs to develop the technology. Spider webs provide mechanical adaptability and damage-tolerance against various mechanical loads such as storms, the scientists said. A spider web-inspired design is used to replicate the vision system of arthropods. […]

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Brain imaging can predict childhood weight gain

A greater density of cells in a key reward centre of the brain is associated with obesity in children and predicts future weight gain, a new Yale-led study finds. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that a greater concentration of specialized cells in a brain region called the […]

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Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies in assessing drug resistance in breast cancer patients

Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Cancer Cell, researchers at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Institute have shown how a new technique known as hyperpolarisation – […]

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Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies in assessing drug resistance in breast cancer patients

Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Cancer Cell, researchers at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Institute have shown how a new technique known as hyperpolarisation – […]

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New national imaging center has potential to transform medicine

A national research initiative announced will place the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the forefront of a revolution in imaging fostered by cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography — technologies that can illuminate life at the atomic scale. The National Institutes of Health will provide $22.7 million over six years to create a national research and training […]

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New national imaging center has potential to transform medicine

A national research initiative announced will place the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the forefront of a revolution in imaging fostered by cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography — technologies that can illuminate life at the atomic scale. The National Institutes of Health will provide $22.7 million over six years to create a national research and training […]