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Medical Imaging Agents

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New self-assembling nanoparticle helps doctors diagnose cancer earlier

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier.

The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors… Read more →

Review proposes imaging tools to help visualize peripheral nerve regeneration process

Researchers at the Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering in Taipei, Taiwan, led by Dr. Hsu have been involved in peripheral nerve regeneration research for more than ten years. Dr. Hsu and her team have focused on development of polymeric… Read more →

Eden licenses Sandia’s technology to develop radioactive isotope for medical diagnostic tests

An Albuquerque startup company has licensed a Sandia National Laboratories technology that offers a way to make molybdenum-99, a key radioactive isotope needed for diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, in the United States. Known as moly 99, it is made… Read more →

Antibody-based molecular imaging agent offers hope for novel breast cancer treatments

For years researchers have been developing molecular imaging techniques that visualize hormonally active breast cancer cells-specifically those testing positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). A recent innovation in breast cancer biomarkers seeks the HER3 receptor instead, which… Read more →

NIR fluorescence imaging method enables improved lymphatic system imaging

A team of researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School has developed a new technology involving a fluorescent dye, commercially available laser diode, and military-grade night vision device that can noninvasively image the… Read more →

Tracking cancer cells circulating in the blood using florescent proteins

After cancer spreads, finding and destroying malignant cells that circulate in the body is usually critical to patient survival.

Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Chemistry & Biology have developed a new method that allows investigators to label… Read more →

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IBME MedTech Week 2014: 16-20 June

A series of free talks and events around medical technology and biomedical engineering innovation at UCL.

MedTech Week 2014 is the third of UCL’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) week-long annual events (18th-20th June) aimed at staff and students wanting… Read more →

Fluorescence method reveals, in real time, how medical nanoparticles biodegrade

Recognizing that demonstrating the properly timed disintegration of nanoparticles is essential for their performance and their ability to be safely cleared out of a patient’s body when used as a drug delivery method or diagnostic tool, researchers at the Children’s… Read more →

Research team discovers new water-soluble fluorescent system for early detection of cancer cells

A research team lead by Academy Professor Kari Rissanen at the University of Jyväskylä has discovered a new water-soluble fluorescent detection system that is extremely sensitive to pyrophosphate (PPi).

Pyrophosphate has a key role in energy transduction, DNA replication and… Read more →

UMC Utrecht and Quirem Medical team up to develop holmium microspheres for liver cancer

Over the next few years, the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht and Quirem Medical will be working closely together to maximize the benefits of using holmium microspheres to treat liver cancer patients worldwide. The unique properties of holmium microspheres will… Read more →

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