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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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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