Medical research

Could sound waves bring us smarter medical implants?

Pinned to a wall in Tommaso Melodia's office, next to a stack of wireless technology guidebooks, is a child's illustration: a smiling heart symbol alongside the word "Papa." His office is covered with drawings like these, ...

Radiology & Imaging

In vivo skin imaging technology developed

A Research and Development group led by Professor Yoshifumi Saijo of Tohoku University and Noriyuki Masuda of Advantest has succeeded in developing in vivo skin imaging technology that can simultaneously generate dual-wavelength ...

Oncology & Cancer

Microbubbles show whether radiotherapy is reaching its target

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have developed a new way to evaluate whether a cancer radiation treatment is effective. Their technique uses gas-filled microbubbles and ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Clue for development of diagnosis, treatment Alzheimer's disease

Kichitaro Nakajima, a graduate student at the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Hirotsugu Ogi, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science, and Yuji Goto, Professor at Institute for Protein Research, ...

Neuroscience

In first, scientists use sound waves to control brain cells

Salk scientists have developed a new way to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle and other cells using ultrasonic waves. The new technique, dubbed sonogenetics, has some similarities to the burgeoning use of light to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Photoacoustic approach to breast cancer detection

Scientists at the research Institute MIRA at the University of Twente have been working for some time on a new technique to detect breast cancer. The technique, based on the physical principle of photoacoustics, has been ...