NEWS & EVENTS
In a classic experiment, Ivan Pavlov conditioned dogs to salivate at the ringing of a bell. Now, scientists can see what happens in the brains of live animals during this experiment with a new technique. The approach could lead to a greater understanding of how we learn and develop addictions. Read more at ACS News.
Researchers have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumors. Read more at Polytechnique Montreal News.
Since its emergence in the 1970s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has given physicians a better look inside tissues, helping to diagnose maladies from brain tumors to internal bleeding to torn ligaments. A new technology creates images resolved enough to enable consistent diagnoses across populations for the first time. Read more and watch the video at PR Newswire.
Cold plasma looks like the glow from the "Star Wars" blue light saber but this beam of energy, made of electrons that change polarity at micro-second or nanosecond speeds, could help bones heal faster, according to a study. Read more at Science Newsline Medicine.
NIBIB scientists have invented a microscope that captures higher-resolution images of live cells and tissues without increasing the radiation that the specimens receive. Read more at Scicasts.com.