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2010-05-18 13:33:53

Immune cell function in an individual can be monitored noninvasively in the clinic using a technique known as a PET scan. A team of researchers, led by Owen Witte, at the University of California, Los Angeles, has now determined that in mice two different PET probes used in the clinic to monitor immune cell function detect distinct immune cell populations. These data have implications for the interpretation of clinical PET scans performed with these two probes and suggest these probes could...

2008-06-25 09:02:22

By Plathow, Christian Weber, Wolfgang A Molecular imaging of tumor metabolism has gained considerable interest, since preclinical studies have indicated a close relationship between the activation of various oncogenes and alterations of cellular metabolism. Furthermore, several clinical trials have shown that metabolic imaging can significantly impact patient management by improving tumor staging, restaging, radiation treatment planning, and monitoring of tumor response to therapy. In this...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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