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June 26, 2023

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DNA Can Fold Into Complex Shapes to Execute New Functions

DNA can mimic protein functions by folding into elaborate, three-dimensional structures, according to a new ...

A 'Spy' in the Belly

To ensure that wounds remain tightly sealed in the abdomen after surgery, researchers have developed a patch with a sensor function. The polymer patch warns before the occurrence of dangerous leaks on sutures in the gastrointestinal tract take hold, while closes the areas on its own. A new material ...

New Discovery Can Help Detect Brain Tumors

Folate-based radiopharmaceuticals can be used in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to detect folate receptors in brain tumours. The discovery of folate receptors and their exploitation potential with respect to brain tumours is a new and significant finding in the ...

Biodegradable Ultrasound Opens the Blood-Brain Barrier

A new, biodegradable ultrasound far more powerful than previous devices could make brain cancers more treatable, researchers ...

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The Shape of Your Heart Matters

A new study found individuals with spherical hearts were 31% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation and 24% more likely to develop cardiomyopathy, a type of heart muscle ...

Imaging Brain Connections Can Predict Improvements in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Patients After Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a promising therapy for treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A new study has found that mapping neural connections in the brains of OCD patients ...

Molecular Imaging Offers Insight Into Chemo-Brain

A newly published literature review sheds light on how nuclear medicine brain imaging can help evaluate the biological changes that cause chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI), commonly ...

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Genetics of Cancerous Brain Tumors in Under 90 Seconds

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have discovered how to screen for genetic mutations in cancerous brain tumors in under 90 seconds -- and possibly streamline the diagnosis and treatment of ...

New Microchip Links Two Nobel Prize-Winning Techniques

Physicists have built a new technology on a microchip by combining two Nobel Prize-winning techniques. This microchip could measure distances in materials at high precision, for example underwater or ...

Advanced Brain Imaging Study Hints at How DMT Psychedelic Alters Perception of Reality

Scientists have gleaned new insights into how psychedelics alter conscious experience via their action on brain ...

lighting Up Tumors Could Help Surgeons Remove Them More Precisely

A new technique that combines highly detailed, real-time images of inside the body with a type of infrared light has been used during surgery to differentiate between cancerous tumors and healthy ...

Children at Risk of Multiple Sclerosis Often Go Undetected in Early Stages

Criteria used by neurologists to assess for multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults may fail to identify the illness in children with imaging suspicious for the disease, an oversight that could delay ...

How Neuroimaging Can Be Better Utilized to Yield Diagnostic Information About Individuals

Since the development of functional magnetic resonance imaging in the 1990s, the reliance on neuroimaging has skyrocketed as researchers investigate how fMRI data from the brain at rest, and ...

New, Non-Invasive Imaging Tool Maps Uterine Contractions During Labor

Researchers have developed a new imaging tool, called electromyometrial imaging (EMMI), to create real-time, three-dimensional images and maps of contractions during labor. The non-invasive imaging ...

New Ultrasound Method Could Lead to Easier Disease Diagnosis

A new ultrasound method that can measure the level of tension in human tissue -- a key indicator of disease -- has been ...


Researchers Uncover Metabolic Secrets of Anaerobes and Identify New Strategies to Treat C. Difficile Infections

A team of investigators has identified metabolic strategies used by Clostridioides difficile to rapidly colonize the gut. The findings identify methods to better prevent and treat the most common ...

Study Examines Heart Inflammation After COVID Vaccine

Researchers found evidence of heart muscle inflammation in a small number of patients with acute myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination, but not in patients without acute myocarditis, according to a ...

AI Accurately Identifies Normal and Abnormal Chest X-Rays

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool can accurately identify normal and abnormal chest X-rays in a clinical setting, according to a new ...

Detecting Anemia Earlier in Children Using a Smartphone

Researchers have successfully predicted whether children have anemia using only a set of smartphone ...

Chemical Imaging Could Help Predict Efficacy of Radiation Therapy for an Individual Cancer Patient

Decisions on cancer treatment could become better tailored to individual patients with the adoption of a new imaging method that maps the chemical makeup of a patient's ...

Scientists Develop New Technique for Studying Mitochondria

Advance offers a new way of investigating diseases -- including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and different cancers -- where mitochondria are ...

Ingestible Sensor Could Help Doctors Pinpoint GI Difficulties

Engineers have developed an ingestible sensor whose location can be monitored as it moves through the digestive tract, an advance that could help doctors more easily diagnose gastrointestinal ...

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Researchers have helped develop a new blood test to detect prostate cancer with greater accuracy than current methods. New research shows that the Prostate Screening EpiSwitch (PSE) blood test is ...

AI Can Predict the Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Engineers have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict if women with breast cancer would benefit from chemotherapy prior to ...

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