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Label-free microscope detects ovarian metastatic cancer

Cancer in the ovaries often metastasizes to the surrounding tissues, but is too small to be detected. Now a label-free microscopy technique is able to identify these regions with great accuracy, enabling early removal of these microscopic...
16-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Painless Skin Patch Simplifies Diagnostic Tests

Painless skin patch collects fluid to monitor biomarkers to speed up and simplify routine diagnostic testing.
19-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Imaging a brain thinking, using a new MRI technique

Brain function can be tracked in real-time using a new MRI method that has the potential to shed light on altered neuronal activity in brain diseases.
16-Aug-2019 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tumor macrophage marker offers unique target for treatment

Macrophages are white blood cells that accumulate in tumors, and aid cancer progression. Now scientists have identified a surface protein found only on the macrophages residing in tumors, exposing a target for precise tumor treatments.
1-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nanoparticles promote functional healing following spinal cord injury

Paralyzing damage in spinal cord injury is often caused by the zealous immune response to the injury. NIBIB-funded engineers have developed nanoparticles that lure immune cells away from the spinal cord, allowing regeneration that restored spinal...
24-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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To Assess a Cell’s Health, Follow the Glucose

A new spectroscopic technique reveals that glucose use in live cells provides valuable information about the functional status of cells, tissues, and organs. Shifts in a cell’s use of glucose can signal changes in health and progress of disease.
23-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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3D printed technology streamlines common medical test

Scientists have taken a common, yet laborious lab test and redesigned it to be performed in small 3D printed pipette tips used to measure and transfer fluids in the laboratory.
25-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ultrasound imaging can monitor the exact drug dose and delivery site in the brain

An ultrasound imaging technique called passive cavitation imaging was able to create an image and estimate the amount of a drug that crossed the blood-brain barrier to reach a specific location in the brain, according to a study by NIBIB-funded...
17-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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