‘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

Tags: brains health-and-medicine medications imaging-technology

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

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

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

Tags: brains learning science-and-technology imaging-technology

Eye scanner reveals your ‘biological age’

An eye scanner can detect biological aging, rather than your chronological age. It decodes the "record of how a person is aging at the molecular level."

Boston University • futurity
June 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: aging eyes featured health-and-medicine medical-tests imaging-technology

Radiation detector can monitor X-rays in near-real time

A new material allows for better monitoring of X-ray radiation, researchers report. That could give a boost to medical imaging or even airport security.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: radiation science-and-technology imaging-technology x-rays

Nanoparticles enter living cells to gather cancer clues

A new imaging technique sends nanoparticles into living cells to reveal important information about cell structure—including how tumor cells physically change as they form a tumor.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

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

Could light and sound rid heart imaging of scary radiation?

Researchers have shown light and sound could replace radiation to image the heart. They say the method has potential for other procedures as well.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: light radiation sound health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Team captures cellular ‘muscle’ movement in detail

Cellular 'muscles' enable cells to exert forces outside of themselves and to propagate. Now, researchers have visualized their movement.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
April 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cells proteins muscles science-and-technology imaging-technology

New light-up tool reveals key tumor details

A new tool can help pinpoint the size, shape, and location of tumors, researchers report. It solves issues with other current technologies, too.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: cancer tumors brains light health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Smartphone video makes super accurate 3D face models

A new technique uses regular smartphones to make 3D face models that are accurate to the millimeter, researchers say.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence cameras faces mobile-devices featured science-and-technology imaging-technology

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