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Tools & Techniques Imaging, Diagnostics & prognostics

Imaging Innovation (The Art of Translation)

Multimodality Imaging

In a metastatic model of melanoma, a lung CAT scan (in solid yellow) is fused with a SPECT image highlighting metastatic lesions (blue-to-red to indicate lesion density).

Credit: National Cancer Institute

RNA at the Nanoscale

MIT researchers have developed a newway to image proteins and RNA insideneurons of intact brain tissue, using expansion microscopy.

Credit: Yosuke Bando, Fei Chen, Dawen Cai, Ed Boyden, and Young Gyu

Smart Probes

SmartFlare Detection Probes, developed at Northwestern University, isolate Nodal-positive melanoma cells from a heterogeneous population. The Nodal-positive cells (blue) are also positive for CD-133 (green), another biomarker associated with cancer stem cells and drug resistance.

Credit: National Cancer Institute

Mind Map

Scientists at Columbia University have developed a new tool to probe the activity and circuitry of neurons in the mouse brain, by tracking the spread of a modified version of rabies virus.

Credit: Andrew Murray

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