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Nicholas Leider
Managing Editor
Nicholas joined TriMed in 2016 as the managing editor of the Chicago office. After receiving his master’s from Roosevelt University, he worked in various writing/editing roles for magazines ranging in topic from billiards to metallurgy. Currently on Chicago’s north side, Nicholas keeps busy by running, reading and talking to his two cats.
 - Brain fMRI

Research from University College London and Duke University published in the journal Nature Neuroscience argues that little lies can lead an individual to tell larger ones.

Rex, a 1-year-old beagle, had became the newest addition to Mark Kovicak's Michigan home earlier this year. But the little guy started having difficulties including nosebleeds, sensitivity and an inexplicable foul odor.

Researchers examined patients who had previously been diagnosed with and apparently cured of tuberculosis (TB). The findings, published in the journal Nature Medicine, question just what the term “cured” really means, because many of the individuals had live bacteria in their lungs.

Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle inoculated a pregnant pigtail macaques with the Zika virus. Within 10 days, the primate’s fetus developed brain lesions similar to those observed in some human babies born to Zika-infected mothers.

Scientists, with the help of at least one prominent rapper, are looking into just what music does to your brain. A recent story from London's The Guardian examined physicians who were studying the brain of rapper Tinie Tempah using an EEG machine while having his brain undergo fMRI.

Chicago's Loyola Medicine released a statement today announcing it is the first center in the Midwest to offer an effective PET/CT scan procedure specifically for prostate cancer.

Lauren Holiday, a two-time gold medalist for the U.S. women's soccer team, is facing an opponent more formidable than any she's seen in her career as a professional athlete. The 28-year-old star discovered a bening tumor behind her right eye after an MRI in June.

Lucy, a 3.2-million-year old skeleton of the hominim species Australopithecus afarensis, is among the most famous specimens in anthropology since her discovery in Ethiopia in 1974. A recent report in Nature Communications details how a team used the High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility at Jackson School of Geosciences to scan Lucy for 10 consecutive days.

 - molecular imaging, nuclear medicine, infection imaging

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced Aug. 24 it has reached an agreement to sell its nuclear imaging business to IBA Molecular (IBAM) for $690 million.

As dreaded as the big "C-word" can be, a recent project shows that photographs relating to various types of cancer can be strikingly beautiful.