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    MRIs to reach nanoscale imaging

    So independent researchers in two different countries have separately come up with the same solution for improving MRI imaging. They're using detectors made with nitrogen infused diamond to image things down to the level of individual proteins. This is just the first pass, too, and they believe they can get the imaging resolution to the point where the MRIs can image individual atoms.

    What does this mean for the medical community? Will we be watching specific molecules released by viruses as they enter our cells? Will we be able to devise better treatments based on our observations?

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...i-to-nanoscale
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    Anything which increases views into internal diseases is good, but ultimately I think most people who've had an MRI would settle for anything which makes the experience less annoying, those things flat out suck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by koodledrum View Post
    Anything which increases views into internal diseases is good, but ultimately I think most people who've had an MRI would settle for anything which makes the experience less annoying, those things flat out suck!
    I didn't find the experience annoying so much as it was just expensive. The experience itself wasn't bad at all.
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    What makes it annoying? Isn't it just basically an xray, and by meaning that it doesnt actually even touch you.

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    What about the helium shortage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themius View Post
    What about the helium shortage?
    There's no such thing.

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    I predict the first priority for this technology will be to improve the effectiveness of Viagra and other money maker drugs.

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