Algorithm Speeds Up Medical Image Analysis 1000 TimesNews
Medical image registration is a common technique that involves overlaying two images, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, to compare and analyze anatomical differences in great detail. Researchers have described a machine-learning algorithm that can register brain scans and other 3-D images more than 1,000 times more quickly using novel learning techniques.
Scientists Discover Fundamental Rule of Brain PlasticityNews
When one synapse strengthens, neighboring synapses weaken immediately based on the action of a crucial protein called Arc.Read more
Synaptic Threshold Mechanism Computes 'When to Escape'News
How does your brain decide what to do in a threatening situation? A new paper describes a mechanism by which the brain classifies the level of a threat and decides when to escape.
Bloodstains at Crime Scenes Can Now be Used to Determine Age of SuspectNews
A new blood test, which could be performed at a crime scene, could help determine the age of a suspect or victim within just an hour.
Penn Medicine Biochemist Receives Major Award for Research on Epigenetic Protein Modifications via Mass SpecNews
Benjamin A.Garcia, PhD, an expert in quantitative proteomics and Presidential Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the Biemann Medal by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS). The early-career award recognizes significant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry.
4 Considerations for Creating Standardized Cannabis ExtractsArticle
Dosing and labeling are currently big issues for cannabis consumers and these results could help improve the quality and consistency of cannabis extracts.Read more
Cisplatin Efficacy: The Importance of Measuring Uptake in Cancer CellsArticle
Although cisplatin is clinically proven to combat numerous human cancers – bladder, head and neck, lung, ovarian, testicular – resistance to treatment remains a key challenge, and cisplatin patients can often relapse. Having the ability to determine the cellular uptake of cisplatin is key to developing novel strategies to increase tumor cell sensitivity to cisplatin.Read more
Case Study: Improve your lab’s efficiency and data compliance with a chromatography data systemArticle
In this Case Study, Peter Zipfell of Thermo Fisher Scientific explains how Broughton Laboratories, an analytical laboratory that supports method development and validation projects across pharma, implemented and upgraded a chromatography data system (CDS), increasing lab efficiency and improving data verification processes for overall time savings.Read more
The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and SkatesArticle
Neuroscientists have identified the ionic basis for electroreception in sharks and their relatives, skates.Read more
Cryo-EM and CX-MS: The Power Couple of ProteomicsArticle
An ambitious new workflow has married two cutting-edge proteomic analysis techniques to improve imaging of large protein assemblies. The combination of electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) and cross-linking coupled mass spectrometry (CX-MS) allows deeper interrogation of protein structures to a level of detail that the techniques are incapable of obtaining on their own.Read more
How to Tell “Fake” Olive Oils from the Genuine ArticleArticle
With olive oil’s popularity on the increase in recent years, olive oil production and sales have become big business. However, it also opens the industry up to fraudsters looking to profiteer from this trend. To tackle this problem, scientists have been exploiting differences at the chemical level to expose adulterated products.Read more