Imaging tech captures molecule ‘wobble’ in 3D

Called CHIDO, Mexican slang for "cool," the new technology takes imaging single molecules into the third dimension.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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6 feet may not keep musicians safe during the pandemic

A new study looks at the droplets musicians exhale on stage to figure out how to keep performers and audiences safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~8 min

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6 feet may not keep musicians safe during the pandemic

A new study looks at the droplets musicians exhale on stage to figure out how to keep performers and audiences safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~8 min

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Hyperspectral Stripe Projector creates 4D views

With the new Hyperspectral Stripe Projector, "we're getting four-dimensional information from an image, three spatial and one spectral, in real time."

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Oct. 2, 2020 ~7 min

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New imaging agent zeroes in on lung inflammation

Doctors haven't had a good way to image early inflammation, but tests with mice suggest a new agent could improve things. It could even work on COVID-19.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~8 min

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New imaging agent zeroes in on lung inflammation

Doctors haven't had a good way to image early inflammation, but tests with mice suggest a new agent could improve things. It could even work on COVID-19.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Oct. 1, 2020 ~8 min

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Luminescent DNA tool makes cell forces visible

"It's extremely challenging to image the forces of a living cell at a high resolution." Scientists compare their luminescent DNA method to fireflies.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Sept. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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‘Snapshot’ captures fast-acting drugs at work in brain

New research outlines a method of showing how fast-acting drugs affect the brain within minutes to hours of being taken.

Brown University • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~5 min

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Simpler ultrasound tech also costs way less

"Conventional ultrasound imaging probes can cost upward of $100,000... We can make ultrasound receiver-display units for $100 or so."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~4 min

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Unique brain patterns fire off when you tie various knots

Once researchers figured out the brain's patterns for tying different knots, they could predict which knot study participants would tie before they started.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

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