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  • Simple and Fast Method for Radiolabelling Antibodies against Breast Cancer

    Radioactive antibodies that target cancer cells are used for medical diagnostics with PET imaging or for targeted radioimmunotherapy. Researchers from the University of Zurich have created a new method for radiolabelling antibodies using UV light. In less than 15 minutes, the proteins are ready-to-u more

  • See how you feel

    All feelings, motivations, and actions originate within our brain. In this process, the communication between brain cells with the help of messengers plays an essential role. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have now developed a method to visualize when and more

  • Food activates brown fat

    Brown fat consumes energy, which is the reason why it could be important for preventing obesity and diabetes. Working together with an international team, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to demonstrate that food also increases the thermogenesis of brown fat, and not more

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UC Davis Researchers Win Grant that Could Help Fight Cancer

Experts in biomedical engineering and radiology have been awarded $15.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to build a PET scanner that could allow physicians to see inside the entire human body at once. Such a technology could have major implications for how cancer and other diseases ... more

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Positron emission tomography

Positron emission tomography Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine medical imaging technique which produces a three-dimensional image or map of functional processes in the body. The system detects pairs of gamma ray s emitte ... more

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