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For all the challenges faced by preterm babies, limited research explores how birth early in the third trimester can affect hearing and understanding speech. A team of researchers, using MRI, found children born prematurely were more likely to face speech and language problems by the age of 2.

According to a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) press release, new research suggests that genetic variations in the lungs can differentiate between individuals who have stably low lung function early in life (that steadily declines with age) versus those who are at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to smoking.  

Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago have two types of technology to predict how well a deaf child can learn language after receiving cochlear implant surgery. 

A team of researchers has proven a new radiotracer, 2-18F-fluorodeoxysorbitol (18F-FDS), more adept at tracking bacterial infection in lungs than current imaging methods, while also distinguishing bacterial infection from inflammation.

Head trauma and sports—most notably football but also hockey, soccer and boxing—have been the focus of plenty of media coverage. Recent studies have shown an overwhelming majority of deceased football player’s brains contained evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

 

Recent Headlines

Nutt takes over for Douglass as CEO of CTI Molecular Imaging Terry D. Douglass, Ph.D., on Wednesday stepped down as president and CEO of CTI Molecular Imaging Inc.
Molecular Imaging posts its first year-end profit Mobile positron emission tomography (PET) provider Molecular Imaging Corp. achieved its first year-end profit in FY03, ending June 30.
Philips Medical forms research collaboration with CellPoint Philips Medical Systems will jointly develop better molecular imaging technologies for oncology with Englewood, Colo.-based biotechnology company CellPoint.
Mirada Solutions' software to assist in PET-CT imaging Mirada's fusion software offers automated tools to combine medical images from differ
Molecular Imaging kicks off mobile PET/CT service Molecular Imaging Corp. has initiated mobile PET/CT service in the northeast United States with contracts in New York.
CTI Molecular Imaging purchases fusion software company CTI Molecular Imaging Inc. in August acquired all the capital stock of Mirada Solutions Ltd., a developer of fusion software applications for medical imaging workstations, for approximately $22 million.
GEMS increases portfolio of pre-clinical imaging products A worldwide distribution agreement accelerates the market entry of ART Advanced Research Technologies pre-clinical optical molecular imaging system, SAMI, for the research and development for new therapeutic and diagnostic drugs.
Philips Medical's Molecular Imaging unit outlines collaborations Philips Medical Systems' recently created Molecular Imaging unit is moving ahead with research plans at four universities and with nuclear medicine imaging agent company.
Vital Images, Mirada Solutions to integrate imaging technologies Medical imaging software company Vital Images Inc. has signed an agreement with Mirada Solutions Ltd. to integrate Mirada's positron emission technology (PET) and image fusion software into Vital Images' Vitrea software.

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