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(Discovery)   Scientists have breakthrough imaging that can help them detect head trauma in football players. In a related note, the Cleveland Browns will be unable to sign players next year   (news.discovery.com) divider line 7
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2013-01-24 08:28:12 PM
Breakthrough? PET Machines have been around in Nuclear Medicine for decades. They're most often used to identify tumors and cancerous tissues, and their metastasis in the body through radioisotope tagged glucose and other substances. Nuclear Medicine isn't really my forte, but it sounds like all they did was develop a radioisotope drug that would tag tau proteins.

Still, this is awesome for more than just people who willingly get concussed regularly as a job. It'll give doctors the ability to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's Disease earlier in the course of the illness when the anti-alzheimers meds can make more of a difference in slowing the disease and giving our loved ones a better quality of life for longer.
 
2013-01-24 08:51:27 PM
Make it detect homosexuality (basically a LED that's always on) and you've got a deal!
 
2013-01-24 08:52:45 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Make it detect homosexuality (basically a LED that's always on) and you've got a deal!


It already does that.
 
2013-01-24 09:13:08 PM
There's a starving brain slug joke in this somewhere....
 
2013-01-24 09:37:51 PM
Factory of Potato?
 
2013-01-24 10:39:16 PM
what about the Lions??!
 
2013-01-24 10:43:06 PM

BronyMedic: Breakthrough? PET Machines have been around in Nuclear Medicine for decades. They're most often used to identify tumors and cancerous tissues, and their metastasis in the body through radioisotope tagged glucose and other substances. Nuclear Medicine isn't really my forte, but it sounds like all they did was develop a radioisotope drug that would tag tau proteins.

Still, this is awesome for more than just people who willingly get concussed regularly as a job. It'll give doctors the ability to definitively diagnose Alzheimer's Disease earlier in the course of the illness when the anti-alzheimers meds can make more of a difference in slowing the disease and giving our loved ones a better quality of life for longer.


I thought much the same thing when I read it.

/Not a doctor
//Science copy editor
 
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