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Mini-EXPLORER: whole-body PET for primate imaging

A long axial field-of-view PET scanner demonstrates total-body imaging of primates.

Flicking the light switch controls extracellular stiffness

Hydrogel system enables real-time changes in substrate stiffness from light exposure.

Real-time image-guided ART achieved on a standard linac

Software tools enable real-time image-guided adaptive radiotherapy on a standard linac.

Crystallography characterizes viruses in intact cells

An X-ray electron-free laser allows crystallography of viruses within cells without damaging samples or introducing artefacts.

MEG in motion: a wearable brain scanner

A wearable MEG scanner can record brain activity while a subject is moving.

Improving the detection of foetal distress

Analysing foetal heart rate variability separately during contractions and rest periods improves detection of foetal distress during labour.

From nature, with love: a new model of microfluidic chip

Researchers use the leaf as a template for designing a microfluidic chip.

Collagen sponge heals tendon

Collagen sponge can be engineered to attract cells to the site of tendon injury to repair damage.

Lung CT identifies patients fit for radiotherapy

Texture analysis of CT images can determine whether a lung cancer patient is fit enough to undergo radiotherapy.

Carbon ion grid therapy spares healthy tissue

Simulations show that grid-based radiotherapy using carbon ion beams can spare healthy tissue close to the treatment target.

Measurements of AR holograms match gold standard

Researchers create holograms with comparable dimensions to corresponding CT scans using augmented reality software.

A synthetic detergent opens the door for protein research

A synthetic detergent makes it possible to biophysically characterize the protein export system Tat.

Dual-layer artificial skin may heal burns more effectively

Artificial skin made from amniotic membrane coated with silk protein could prove optimal for healing burn wounds.

'Digistain' imaging improves cancer diagnosis

Flash physics: 'Digistain' imaging technology provides an objective and accurate method for grading cancer biopsies.

Hybrid gamma camera enhances intraoperative imaging

A hybrid gamma-optical imaging camera could help improve treatment outcomes for patients undergoing cancer surgery.

Pre-natal alcohol exposure alters functional connectivity

MRI reveals increased functional connectivity between sensorimotor brain regions and other brain regions in children with pre-natal alcohol exposure.

Size matters: dose study scoops ECR 2018 prize

Award-winning study presented at ECR 2018 examines the influence of body size on organ dose conversion factors.

3D bone-on-a-chip sheds light on bone metastasis

A microfluidic 3D bone-on-a-chip helps better understand the mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis to bone.

Printed hearts personalize aortic valve replacements

Flash physics: CT scans and 3D printing help avoid complications for patients receiving heart valve replacements.

Electrochemical stimulator helps restore motion

A subdural implant that delivers both electrical and chemical neuromodulation restores motion in rats with injured spinal cords.