Tuberculosis molecule has a big weird pocket

A big pocket in a tuberculosis molecule is a mystery. "We've never seen anything like this before. It doesn't really make sense."

Nathan Collins-Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~8 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria imaging-technology proteins tuberculosis

Bricks can become ‘cameras’ to locate nuclear material

A new method can turn bricks into 3D "cameras" to help find clues in the hunt for weapons-grade nuclear materials.

Matt Shipman-NC State
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: science-and-technology imaging-technology nuclear-weapons plutonium radiation

Why are hospitals missing appendicitis cases?

Anywhere from 3.8% to 15% of children and 5.9% to 23.5% of adults experience a missed appendicitis diagnosis during an ER visit.

U. Michigan
March 17, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine emergency-medicine hospitals imaging-technology

Why are hospitals missing appendicitis cases?

Anywhere from 3.8% to 15% of children and 5.9% to 23.5% of adults experience a missed appendicitis diagnosis during an ER visit.

U. Michigan
March 17, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine emergency-medicine hospitals imaging-technology

Tumor imaging lights up cancer and its ‘shield’

A new tumor imaging agent not only illuminates cancer, but also the cells it hijacks to use as a shield against treatments that could destory it.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL
March 13, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine breast-cancer cancer imaging-technology tumors

AI makes detecting methane leaks less confusing

A new method uses hyperspectral imaging and machine learning to more accurately detect methane emissions, say researchers.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB
March 10, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment artificial-intelligence climate-change emissions greenhouse-gas imaging-technology machine-learning methane

Cell cluster forces could shed light on how tumors spread

New research maps the forces that multicellular clusters exert on their surroundings. The findings could provide new info on how tumors spread.

Brown University
March 4, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cells imaging-technology

Brain’s global signal fluctuates less as the day goes on

The brain's global signal fluctuation decreases as the day goes by, a study finds. Does time of day affect brain scans in research and medical testing?

National University of Singapore
March 4, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: science-and-technology brains circadian-rhythms imaging-technology

Spin and explore one of the world’s oldest globes

The Hunt-Lenox Globe is also one of the first to show the New World. See the 3D digital model up close, including its warning that "here be dragons."

Kathleen McGarvey-Rochester
Feb. 28, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture history imaging-technology maps museums

MRI contrast agent detects early stage liver cancer

A targeted MRI contrast agent that detects early stage liver cancer "has the possibility to have many more applications, really for any type of cancer."

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer imaging-technology liver-cancer livers

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