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Raman Microscopy: Testing Cells for Cancer Drug Resistance

Biophysicists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have demonstrated that Raman microscopy can be used to detect the resistance of tumour cells to cancer drugs. Unlike conventional approaches, this method does not require any antibodies or markers. It detects the response of cells to administered drugs and therefore could determine the effect of drugs in preclinical studies. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports

Unique Signatures of Concussion in Rugby Players, MRI Report

Using MRI to study the brains of young female athletes has helped develop an objective way to monitor a concussion injury. By using a technique that combines both structural and functional MRI information, Western University researchers were able to identify three unique signatures-one that shows brain changes after an athlete has suffered a concussion, another that can identify persistent brain changes six months after the concussion , and a third that shows evidence of concussion history.