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New MRI technique for detecting Alzheimer’s disease

2018 18 Jul

Researchers in Spain have developed a new contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based on functionalised magnetic nanoparticles that could work as a biomarker for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Their work could pave the way for new studies that develop methods of early and noninvasive diagnosis of this neurodegenerative disease. ... Read more

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Imaging Method Detects Early Metastasis in Lymph Nodes

2015 25 May

A new, highly sensitive ultrasound-guided technique can noninvasively identify metastatic cells in lymph nodes, providing a rapid tool for detecting cancer’s spread at its earliest stages, which is critical for timely treatment. The technology, developed at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is reported... Read more

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Nanoparticles Perform MRI, Fluorescent Imaging

2014 24 Nov

New nanoparticles developed by MIT chemists can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. These particles could assist scientists in monitoring a tumour's environment and determining whether drugs have successfully reached their targets. An article appearing in Nature Communications describes... Read more