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When Alice Pyne starts talking about giving “crystallised virus structures” to school children, my heart skips a beat. Surely we’ve screwed up the next generation enough already without giving them the means to wage biological warfare.The virus in question, the… Read more »
X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body’s soft tissues, except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents that must be swallowed… Read more »
A team of researchers from the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and the Vienna University of Technology (both in Vienna, Austria) has developed a microscopy technique that enhances three-dimensional (3D) resolution. In a simple setup, the researchers used the translation… Read more »
To map a person’s brain, just add water. This image showing a rainbow of intricate neural connections cradling a walnut-like tumour was made using diffusion tensor imaging, which tracks the movement of water molecules through brain cells.
For MRI-guided breast biopsies, a scan is typically performed with the patient in the prone position and ultrasound is then used to guide the needle based on the scan while the patient is in supine position. This creates an imaging… Read more »