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Monday, October 6, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Technology News

ScienceDaily: Top Technology News

Breakthrough allows researchers to watch molecules

Posted: 05 Oct 2014 10:48 AM PDT

A new crystallographic technique is set to transform scientists' ability to observe how molecules work. Although fast time-resolved crystallography (Laue crystallography) has previously been possible, it has required advanced instrumentation that is only available at three sites worldwide. Only a handful of proteins have been studied using the traditional technique The new method will allow researchers across the world to carry out dynamic crystallography and is likely to provide a major boost in areas of research that rely on understanding how molecules work.

NASA's Swift mission observes mega flares from nearby red dwarf star

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 02:15 PM PDT

On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite detected the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star. The initial blast from this record-setting series of explosions was as much as 10,000 times more powerful than the largest solar flare ever recorded.

EEG's potential to reveal depolarizations following TBI

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 02:15 PM PDT

The potential for doctors to measure damaging 'brain tsunamis' in injured patients without opening the skull has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to new pioneering research. The discovery has the potential to revolutionize bedside neuro-monitoring by enabling doctors to measure spreading depolarizations, which lead to worse outcomes, in patients who do not require surgery.

'Virtual breast' could improve cancer detection

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 01:07 PM PDT

A 'virtual breast' has been developed to help train clinicians in the use of ultrasound elastography. The advanced imaging technique holds promise for improving cancer detection, but only if the results are interpreted properly.

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