Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Lung imaging research gets its second wind

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) provides a quantitative basis for predicting the pulmonary airflow patterns that carry inhaled materials inside the body. This is not only potentially useful for establishing safer exposure ...

Sep 26, 2012
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Addressing how cigarettes cause cardiovascular disease

Although cigarette smoking has long been linked to cardiovascular disease, scientists are still on the lookout for insights into how smoking causes this disease. A team of researchers at Pacific Northwest ...

Oct 10, 2011
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Singling out the real breast cancer among the lumps

(Medical Xpress) -- Early detection of breast cancer saves thousands of lives each year. But screening for breast cancer also produces false alarms, which can cause undue stress and costly medical bills. Now, ...

Oct 25, 2011
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A better look at the brain

The challenge of Dr. Mark Ellisman's life is understanding how the brain works. He wants to know how the interplay of structural, chemical, and electrical signals in and between cells of nervous tissue gives rise to behavior. To ...

Aug 23, 2011
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