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  • Phenotyping leaves with light

    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.

    Plant Methods 2015, 11:1
  • Brain fluid dynamics

    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.

    Fluids and Barriers of the CNS 2014, 11:26
  • Characterisation of Hendra virus infection

    Hendra virus infection in various cell types was analyzed using super-resolution and conventional imaging, providing novel insights into the structure of this virus.

    Virology Journal 2014, 11:200
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    CT analysis identifies cerebral edema

    Radiographic density of computed tomography (CT) images is correlated with the presence of severe cerebral edema and can differentiate this condition from mild traumatic brain injury, providing a novel approach to detect cerebral edema.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:186
  • Influenza susceptibility increased in the lung epithelium of elderly

    The mechanisms of aging increase susceptibility of the distal lung epithelium to influenza infection and delay the lung repair process contributing to the severity of the infection in the elderly.

    Respiratory Research 2014, 15:116

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