Medical Imaging Gateway
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In vegetative state (VS) patients, brain activity in response to a patient’s own name being spoken in a familiar voice is associated with outcome, especially in those with traumatic injury, suggesting this response could help to predict prognosis.
Two-dimensional in vivo Localized COrrelated SpectroscopY (L-COSY) can identify which neurochemicals differ in professional athletes with repetitive brain trauma in comparison to healthy controls.
3D imaging root architecture in soil has always been a challenge. In this paper the authors directly compare, using the same pot-grown plants, two of the rival technologies for imaging roots in soil. They compare and contrast the results and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using the two approaches, either individually or in conjunction.
Non-invasive methods of plant phenotyping are essential for high-throughput applications. In this contribution to our Thematic Series on Plant Phenotyping and Phenomics the authors describe a powerful new phenotyping technique (HyperART) that can accurately map both leaf transmittance and absorption over a whole leaf. The technique has been validated by using it to determine leaf chlorophyll content and to detect and quantify leaf spot disease.
Chemical homeostasis is critical for brain function. Fluids that bathe the parenchymal cells (interstitial fluid: ISF) and surround the tissue (cerebrospinal fluid: CSF), play an important role in that homeostasis. In turn, ISF and CSF composition is controlled by specific barriers and secretory systems. The flow and turnover of these fluids is important for providing nutrients and removing waste products. It is technically difficult to study the complex movement of these fluids in the CNS. The possible interactions between ISF and CSF and routes for entry and removal of substances from the brain are currently the subject of intense debate and research.
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