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2011-02-01 16:53:22

The work could lead to improved methodologies for creating materials by design Scientists have given us a plethora of new materials "“ all created by combining individual elements under varying temperatures and other conditions. But to tweak an intermetallic compound even more, in order to give it the attributes you desire, you have to go deeper and re-arrange individual atoms. It's a process similar to what bioengineers employ when they add and delete genes to create synthetic...

2010-11-15 11:45:59

Gadonanotubes (GNTs) developed at Rice University are beginning to show positive results in a study funded by a federal stimulus grant through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) last year. The study has determined GNTs are effective in helping doctors track stems cells through the body by making them 40 times better than standard contrast agents used in magnetic resonance imaging. Contrast agents help doctors spot signs of disease or damage in MR images. Researchers at Rice and the Texas...

2010-11-10 00:00:37

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP attorneys Peter J. Brodhead, William Hawal and Peter H. Weinberger are representing numerous Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis patients in their lawsuits against GE Healthcare and its drug Omniscan. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 On September 9, 2010 the FDA announced its decision to require changes to the labeling of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for use with patients with impaired kidney function who undergo MRI procedures. These changes...

2010-09-27 10:17:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles-based American Elements issued a statement today confirming that it continues to produce and ship rare earth metals and compounds globally during this period of uncertainty in the Chinese rare earth market. The statement is intended primarily to advise U.S., European and Japanese companies that rely on American Elements' rare earth production and global stocks. "We've been inundated with requests for assurance of our continued...

2010-09-09 11:01:00

Enhanced screening recommended to detect kidney dysfunction SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring that gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) carry new warnings on their labels about the risk of a rare and potentially fatal condition known as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), if the drug is administered to certain patients with kidney disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo:...

2010-08-26 12:36:40

Future flash memory could be faster and store more data without changing its basic design by using a clever nanocrystal material proposed by scientists at Taiwan's Chang Gung University, who describe a new logical element made with the rare earth material gadolinium in the journal APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, which is published by the American Institute of Physics. It's well known in the semiconductor industry that conventional flash memory -- an essential element of mobile electronics today --...

2010-04-12 08:00:00

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn"), Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors of Epix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Epix"), announced today that the MRI imaging intellectual properties will be auctioned on May 28, 2010. The assets of Epix were transferred to him on July 20, 2009 and he is liquidating them for the benefit of Epix creditors. He recently reached an agreement with Bayer Schering Pharma that permits the sale of the MRI imaging...

2010-02-01 18:28:59

Addition of the contrast agent gadolinium during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for primary tumor assessment improved accuracy for detecting lymph node metastases, according to a new study published online February 1 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI is primarily used to visualize primary tumors, highlight tumor vascularity, and increasingly to detect and evaluate lymph node metastases. In light of this systematic review, the authors recommend that...

2010-01-21 16:27:21

Acute adverse reactions from gadolinium-based contrast agents used during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help improve the information seen on the images rarely occur, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Since approval of the first gadolinium-based contrast agent the use of contrast agents for MRI has been evolving. "These agents are useful in the diagnosis of several diseases and conditions and are considered generally safe in...

2010-01-14 20:22:04

Dramatically enhanced image contrast could revolutionize diagnostics and therapeutics A Northwestern University study shows that coupling a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent to a nanodiamond results in dramatically enhanced signal intensity and thus vivid image contrast. "The results are a leap and not a small one -- it is a game-changing event for sensitivity," said Thomas J. Meade, the Eileen Foell Professor in Cancer Research in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and...


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