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World's First Medical Imaging Scanner

EXPLORER, the world's first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3-D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans. The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner that can image the entire body at the same time.

First Blood-Based Biomarker Treats Prostate Cancer

The most aggressive type of prostate cancer, castration-resistant prostate cancer, can be treated via two therapies: taxanes or hormone treatment. Until recently, there were no comparative studies between the two, and the decision on which treatment to use was done empirically and based on the patient's preferences.

New Antibody Immunotherapy Fights Against Cancer

Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed a new antibody that could hold the key to unlocking cancer's defence against the body's immune system. In a new study published in Immunity, the team, which is based at the Centre for Cancer Immunology, engineered antibodies to target a particularly significant immune receptor called 4-1BB, which can activate killer T-cells to find and destroy cancer cells.

Surgeons Design New Headlamp to Make Operations Safer

Surgeries in poorer countries can become dangerous when electrical power goes out, as it often does. That is why a group of doctors working with a charity called Lifebox got together to design an inexpensive headlamp for use in low- and middle-income countries, "where electricity outages are disruptive, dangerous and ubiquitous.