Molecular Imaging

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference is schedule to be held July 12-17 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting will feature many scientific sessions, plenary sessions and symposia dedicated to the most up-to-date Alzheimer's disease research.

The 19th world congress on heart disease organized by the International Academy of Cardiology will be covering the cutting edge of cardiovascular research, including molecular and cellular cardiology, from July 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

Wednesday is the last day of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, but the news and images keep coming.

ST. LOUIS--As the weekend opening of the 61st Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting sunsets, three more days full of meetings, presentations and exhibitions approach. See an SNMMI-hosted audiovisual montage of highlights and attendee interviews from the first two days of the conference.

The new cancer center paradigm provides genetic tests not just for experimental research, but as a clinical standard. In this glimpse by Bloomberg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center shows off a new laboratory opened just weeks ago where patients' biopsies will be tested for 341 mutations associated with disease.

T cell immunotherapy prompted a striking response from three out of nine women with advanced cervical cancer, including one who had extensive metastases, according to new data from the National Cancer Institute. This could offer an alternative treatment option for women with few choices remaining.

Shakespeare called King Richard III a hunchback, but new genetic and reconstructive CT data show this story had more of a twist. Until recently, the exact nature and whereabouts of Richard's physical deformity was a mystery. While questions still daunt researchers, a compelling picture of the monarch's spine has emerged.

In this video, BBC reporter Fergus Walsh is the first to undergo an MRI scan as part of the largest scan study to date and describes how the study is evolving.

Watch a fly-through of Glass Brain, a 3D imagining of the human brain by researchers at the University of California San Francisco. This video shows the 3D brain model made possible by electroencephalography data and white matter tract reconstruction from MRI diffusion tensor imaging. UCSF is using the technology to research possible treatments for neurodegenerative disease.

The human genome was first mapped just a little over a decade ago. Its 3 billion bits of DNA are the pages of the human instruction manual. Read this great review featuring Eric S. Lander from MIT, Harvard, and the Broad Institute in Cambridge to see how far we've come and what the future of genomics holds.

The shape of cancer genomics may be a new calling card for 3D oncologic imaging. Studying the formation of cancer cell genomes could potentially provide more information about a patient's cancer than just focusing on genetic expression. Scientists at McGill University in Montreal are finding that the form of a cancer cell genome can even tell them what subtype of cancer a patient has.

Biopharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb now holds the power on a pipeline of neurodegenerative disease therapies after buying San Francisco-based iPierian for $175 million.