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Medical Imaging Agents

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Scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time with nanotechnology

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time.

Published in Nano Letters, the study was led by Zhi Sheng and Deborah Kelly, both assistant professors… Read more →

New fluorescence imaging reagent targets degenerative diseases

Researchers at South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD) developed a fluorescence imaging reagent that will enable better understanding of degenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s) and perhaps lead to ways to… Read more →

Nanoparticles spice up Alzheimer’s diagnosis

MRI and histochemical staining of mice brains showing Cur-MNP labeled plaques (right) but not in the control group (left).Dementia has a devastating effect on the 40 million sufferers worldwide and costs billions in healthcare. Alzheimer’s disease makes up 60-80% of… Read more →

Engineered fluorescent protein allows study of structure within living cells

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Wako City, Japan) engineered a fluorescent protein that rapidly assembles into large crystals inside living cells, and showed that cells actively targeted the crystals for degradation. The unprecedented size and purity of these… Read more →

New fluorescent protein views neural activity beyond microscope’s field of view

Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)’s Janelia Research Campus (Ashburn, VA) have developed a new fluorescent protein that lets scientists shine a light on an animal’s brain to permanently mark neurons that are active at a particular time.… Read more →

Nanovectors combine cancer imaging and therapy

Researchers at Imperial College London and the Laboratoire de chimie de la matière condensée de Paris (CNRS/Collège de France/UPMC) have designed and developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles, which are turning out to be genuine therapeutic “Swiss Army knives”. Tested in mice… Read more →

Two new fluorescent dyes may help localize, resect brain tumors

Two new fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may help neurosurgeons more accurately localize and completely resect brain tumors, suggests a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published… Read more →


Light replaces the needle

One in twelve children are born prematurely in Switzerland. If hypoglycemia develops in these premature babies and persists for over an hour, it can affect brain development. In order to prevent this,… Read more →

From the lab to your digital device, quantum dots have made quantum leaps

Outside his career as a noted nanochemist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) director Paul Alivisatos is an avid photographer. To show off his photos, his preferred device is a Kindle Fire HDX tablet because “the color display is a… Read more →

2015 Medtech Predictions

When the calendar turns over to a new year, everyone gets out their crystal ball in an attempt to predict what the next 12 months will bring. Here on MD+DI, we’ve already looked at Cleveland Clinic’s top innovations in 2015,… Read more →

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