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2013-04-30 10:43:46

Researchers at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center have created a novel way to enhance MRI by reducing interference from large macromolecules that can often obscure images generated by current chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) methods. Their work, which appears in the Nature publishing group journal Scientific Reports, has the potential to improve MRI for cartilage as well as for brain tissue. "We have found a way to eliminate signals of certain molecules and...

2008-07-06 18:00:07

TRACEY Underwood is believed to be the only person in the region to suffer from Mucopolysaccharide diseases. She has the third strain, called Sanfilippo syndrome or MPS III, which is marked by severe neurological symptoms. It is caused by a lack of lysosomal enzymes, which are needed to break down long chains of sugar carbohydrates in each of our cells that help build bone, cartilage, tendons, corneas, skin and connective tissue. Symptoms include progressive dementia, aggressive...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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