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Specialized Ultrasound Detects Presence Of Cancer
2012-07-10 14:12:22

From the air, the twists and turns of rivers can easily be seen. In the body, however, tracing the twists and turns of blood vessels is difficult, but important. Vessel "bendiness" can indicate the presence and progression of cancer. This principle led UNC scientists to a new method of using a high-resolution ultrasound to identify early tumors in preclinical studies. The method, based on vessel bendiness or "tortuosity," potentially offers an inexpensive, non-invasive and fast method to...

2009-06-29 13:29:50

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine finds that aerobic activity may keep the brain young.In the study published July 9 in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, physically active elderly people showed healthier cerebral blood vessels. Researchers led by Elizabeth Bullitt, M.D., Van L. Weatherspoon Distinguished Professor of neurosurgery, used non-invasive magnetic resonance (MR) angiography to examine the number and shape of blood vessels in...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.