NYU Physician: Spring 2012

NYU Physician: Spring 2012

Roaming Water Molecules Provide a Road Map of Complex Tissue, New Insights into Cancer

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Inside This Issue

  • A New Kind of Cancer Probe: Advanced imaging techniques rely on roaming water molecules to visualize complex tissue.
  • Seeing is Believing: Extraordinary advances in radiologic imaging and fluorescence microscopy are producing unprecedented images of the immune system, stem cells, and so much more.
  • Illuminating the Roots of Violence: After identifying specific brain cells tied to aggression in mice, a researcher wonders whether her findings can be extended to quell violence in humans.

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