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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Radiation-Free Method Detects Tumors
19 February 2014 2:15 pm
PET and CT scans may detect cancerous tumors, but they also expose patients to dangerous radiation. Now, a new radiation-free MRI technique may be able to solve that issue, particularly for children who are extremely susceptible to x-rays. A paper published today in The Lancet Oncology describes how researchers at Stanford University successfully detected growths in children with MRI scans—an imaging process that does not use radiation—after having the kids take an iron supplement that can enhance tumor visibility.
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