PET/MRI reveals blood clots in patients with AFib
Hybrid PET/MRI imaging with a new radiotracer based on copper-64 can identif...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline 1st heart procedure using EchoPixel's HTG tool completed Chest x-ray may predict risk of hospitalization in COVID-19 USPSTF advises against carotid artery stenosis screening Proton therapy cuts radiation-induced heart disease risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Biden Administration Moves To Block Mining Near Minnesota's Boundary Waters
The move could cripple a Chilean firm's effort to build a copper-nickel mine a few miles from the Minnesota wilderness area. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Does Wearing a Copper Bracelet Do?
Title: What Does Wearing a Copper Bracelet Do?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 10/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - October 12, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Google Pixel 6 Pro: Leaked assembly video confirms impressive battery capacity, copper cooling and non-uniform display bezels
A Pixel 6 Pro assembly video has leaked, confirming several aspects about the device in the process. The video also contains a hands-on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are Some of the Complications of Short Bowel Syndrome?
Discussion Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common gastrointestinal emergencies in neonates. Mortality rates are from 0-45% depending on infant weight and gestation with more premature and smaller infants having greater mortality. NEC usually occurs in premature infants but it also occurs in term infants. The etiology is unknown but is probably multifactorial with ischemia and/or reperfusion playing some role. There are ‘outbreaks’ of NEC but no causative organism has been identified. Regardless of the originating cause, inflammation of the intestine and release of inflammatory mediators cause...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mass violence in Copper Age Europe: the massacre burial site from Poto čani, Croatia - Janković I, Balen J, Potrebica H, Ahern JCM, Novak M.
OBJECTIVES: To provide a comprehensive analysis of perimortem cranial injuries found on human remains from the Eneolithic (ca. 4200  BCE) mass grave discovered at Potočani, Croatia, to test if the assemblage is a result of a deliberate violent episode on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

VTX-801 receives U.S. FDA Fast Track designation for the treatment of Wilson Disease
Vivet Therapeutics ("Vivet"), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to VTX-801, Vivet's clinical-stage gene therapy for the treatment of Wilson Disease - a rare, genetic disorder that reduces the ability of the liver and other tissues to regulate copper levels, causing severe hepatic damage, neurological symptoms, and potentially death. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

MIT ’s New Nanoparticle-based Technology Detects Cancer by Using a Multimodal Combination of Urine Tests and Medical Imaging
Use of such precision diagnostics offer ‘early detection, localization, and the opportunity to monitor response to therapy,’ say the MIT scientists Oncologists and medical laboratory scientists know that most clinical laboratory tests currently used to diagnose cancer are either based on medical imaging technologies—such as CT scans and mammography—or on molecular diagnostics that detect cancer […] The post MIT’s New Nanoparticle-based Technology Detects Cancer by Using a Multimodal Combination of Urine Tests and Medical Imaging appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 9, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Precision Medicine anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical pathology copper-64 Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Repor Source Type: news

Superconductivity in cuprates: ‘ from maximal to minimal dissipation ’ - a new model?
Researchers from the University of Bristol ’ s School of Physics used some of Europe ’ s strongest continuous magnetic fields to uncover evidence of exotic charge carriers in the metallic state of copper-oxide high-temperature superconductors. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, School of Physics; Press Release Source Type: news

Copper transporter potential new treatment target for cardiovascular disease
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) An internal transporter that enables us to use the copper we consume in foods like shellfish and nuts to enable a host of vital body functions also has the essential role of protecting the receptor that enables us to grow new blood vessels when ours become diseased, Medical College of Georgia scientists report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greenland Bans All Future Oil Exploration Citing Climate Concerns
Greenland dropped all plans for future oil exploration on environmental grounds, saying the price of extraction was “too high.” The island’s socialist-led government, in office since April, has made climate concerns central to its legislative program. While the decision to scrap planned exploration is a win for environmental groups, it cuts off potential investments that could have aided efforts to gain economic independence from Denmark. The government “has decided to cease issuing new licenses for oil and gas exploration,” it said in a statement. “This step has been taken for the sake ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Morten Buttler/Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire climate change Source Type: news

Commodity Traders Make Billions as Oil, Copper, Battery Metals Prices Rise
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NUST MISIS scientists create unique alloy for air, rail transports
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology " MISiS " (NUST MISIS) in cooperation with their colleagues from the Siberian Federal University and the Research and Production Centre of Magnetic Hydrodynamics (Krasnoyarsk) have developed a technology for producing a unique heat-resistant aluminium alloy with improved durability.According to the researchers, this new alloy could replace more expensive and heavier copper conductors in aircraft and high-speed rail transport. The study results were published in an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewe...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda - the Flawed Giant Who Squared Up to Colonialism and Aids
[Daily Maverick] Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president and anti-colonial hero, who governed one of the world's biggest copper producers between 1964 and 1991, has died of pneumonia at a military hospital in the capital Lusaka. He was 97. Kaunda was the last survivor of his peers in the group of 20th-century African anti-colonial figures such as Nelson Mandela. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

My Home Country Has an Excellent Vaccination Track Record. What It Doesn ’t Have Is Vaccines
Every morning I sit at the breakfast table with my mother. She moved to New York about five years ago and having had her so close to me makes New York feel even more like home. Our morning meal, whipped up by my mom, is served up alongside a cup of Nepali chiya—a traditional black tea with milk, boiled with cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. As we sit across the table sipping chiya from our hand-carved Nepali copper teacups, we catch up on life and current events, and share lighthearted laughter. For years, it’s been an uplifting start to my day. Unfortunately, our recent breakfasts have been much more somber. Ove...
Source: TIME: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Prabal Gurung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Choline-PET/CT offers best imaging for hyperparathyroidism
Choline-PET/CT should be the imaging tool of choice for localization of primar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET imaging shows how COVID vaccines confound cancer detection PET promises new approaches in detecting atherosclerosis Choline-PET boosts mpMRI for prostate cancer detection Choline-PET with mpMRI is cost-effective for prostate cancer Novel PET agent targets copper in prostate tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DR AMIR KHAN:  Will shark pills, spices or a copper band help soothe my arthritis?
DR AMIR KHAN: This week's patient wants advice about their osteoarthritis which has affected their knees for the past ten years and whether alternative therapies will work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This innovative skylight uses light from the sun to desalinate water for drinking
(Natural News) Designer Henry Glogau has developed a skylight that uses seawater to provide natural ambient light and clean drinking water. The device is charged by a mini solar panel during the day. The remaining sea salt is also funneled into a dozen zinc and copper batteries that power a strip of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Glogau’s device, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

– Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea –
By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, May 17 2021 (IPS) On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021, drawing from IPS’s bank of features and opinion editorials published this year, we are re-publishing one article a day, for the next two weeks. The original article was published on January 4 2021 Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine Wilson CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) – Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken deci...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Enviro Source Type: news

DHS Secretary-designee Timberlake's Statement on the Joint Committe on Finance's Action on Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center
DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake released the following statement regarding the Committee ’s approval for the Department of Health Services (DHS) to proceed with construction of a 50-bed expansion of theMendota Juvenile Treatment Center (MJTC): “Today was an important first step towards reforming our juvenile justice system and closing Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools. Expanding the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center to serve juvenile girls for the first...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 6, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Detectnet added to NCCN guidelines
RadioMedix and Curium's Detectnet PET diagnostic radiopharmaceutical copper-6...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS grants pass-through status for Detectnet RadioMedix, Curium win FDA clearance for Detectnet RadioMedix, Curium file NDA for PET agent RadioMedix lands $2M grant from NCI RadioMedix, Curium ink deal on new PET agent (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Arizona's Attorney General Is Weaponizing Climate Fears To Keep Out Immigrants
As the right grapples with what comes after climate denial, a Copper State lawsuit suggests creeping 'eco-fascism' in Europe may be a model. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers developing radioactive marker to detect small, aggressive cancerous tumors
(Bar-Ilan University) New Israeli research is being conducted to develop a hypoxia radioactive marker (a phenomenon of lack of oxygen in cells) based on the Copper 64 isotope to identify oxygen-deficient cells. The hypoxia radioactive marker will determine if a tumor is malignant or benign, as well as how aggressive it is, through a single image -- eliminating the need for a biopsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

From toxic ions to single-atom copper
(University of Houston) UH researchers offer conclusive research for understanding how bacteria found in copper mines convert toxic copper ions to stable single-atom copper. Their research demonstrates how copper-resistant bacterium from a copper mine in Brazil convert copper sulfate ions into zero-valent metallic copper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

PET tracers reveal long-term consequences of brain injuries
PET/MRI scans with novel radiotracers indicate that young athletes may suffe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET shows slow cognitive recovery in chronic COVID-19 patients MTTI wins patent for PET necrosis imaging agent Novel radiotracer shows promise for prostate imaging PET/MRI study looks at head injuries and Alzheimer's disease Copper radiotracers ID tumors, improve survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

After Visiting Pluto, NASA ’s New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Another Cosmic Milestone
On Jan. 19, 2006, the Earth lost half a ton. More precisely, it lost 1,054 lbs (478 kg), but it’s O.K. to round down, since the 13 octillion-pound planet hardly noticed the missing weight. The flyweight fleck of matter was very much born of the planet, a collection of metal and silicon and copper and rubber and plastics and foil and a bit of plutonium hammered together into the New Horizons spacecraft. Launched atop an Atlas V rocket, New Horizons tore away from Earth at a blistering 58,500 k/h (36,400 mph), a record-breaking speed that seemed very much fitting, given that its destination was Pluto, 5.1 billion km (3...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Copper foam as a highly efficient, durable filter for reusable masks and air cleaners
(American Chemical Society) During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have grown accustomed to wearing facemasks, but many coverings are fragile and not easily disinfected. Metal foams are durable, and their small pores and large surface areas suggest they could effectively filter out microbes. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Nano Letters have transformed copper nanowires into metal foams that could be used in facemasks and air filtration systems. The foams filter efficiently, decontaminate easily for reuse and are recyclable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Digital NFT Art Is Booming —But at What Cost?
In central Washington State, electric utilities are watching for homes with oddly high power usage after a recent surge in cryptocurrency prices collided with a boom in NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens”—an emerging technology that uses crypto platforms to authenticate ownership of digital files. In an emerging hype cycle, such digital assets have sold at auction for millions of dollars, giving the buyer claim to an “original” version of a computer file, such as a piece of digital art or a sports highlight video. During the last crypto boom, the region—home to some of the cheapest electricit...
Source: TIME: Science - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

They ’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?
Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it was a joke. “I’m working to protect those insects, not eat them,” the French academic responded tartly. But the emails from Brian Fisher, an ant specialist at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco, kept coming. Fisher had been doing fieldwork in Madagascar when he realized that the forests where both he and Hugel c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen feature Londontime longform overnight Sustainability TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Geometallurgist and NSF CAREER awardee breaks down barriers
(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Mined materials like copper and uranium are more important than ever as the world moves toward sustainable technologies such as solar panels and windmills.Isabel Barton is an assistant professor of mining and geological engineering at the University of Arizona and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award who aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of mining. She's also using a historical framework to educate (and even excite!) non-scientists about the world of mineral resources, which impacts all of our daily lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Radionuclide therapy, immunotherapy can slow prostate cancer
Pairing radionuclide therapy with immunotherapy can successfully slow prostat...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nano-MRI outduels PSMA-PET/CT for prostate cancer Copper radiotracers ID tumors, improve survival Follow-up SPECT/CT scan tracks radionuclide dose IAEA expands SAFRON to support radionuclide therapy SNMMI: Theranostic agent awarded Image of the Year (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Levonorgestrel IUD Effective as Emergency Contraception Levonorgestrel IUD Effective as Emergency Contraception
The hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) was noninferior to a copper IUD. Researchers suggest that it is more effective than oral emergency contraceptive pills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with self-rated health among mineworkers in Zambia: a cross-sectional study - Ohnishi M, Tembo B, Nakao R, Matsuura E, Fujita W.
This study aims to examine miners' working conditions and self-rated health status in copper mines in Zambia and to identify the conditions and factors necessary to improve the safety and health of mineworkers. METHODS: A cross-sectiona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Research identifies more sustainable, cost-effective approach to treating citrus canker
(American Phytopathological Society) Behlau and his colleagues showed that it is possible to control citrus canker by spraying much less water and copper. " By adjusting both copper and water usage based on the volume of the citrus trees without affecting the quality of disease control, we have taken an important step to a more economically and environmentally sustainable citrus industry. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Provider and Women Characteristics as Risk Factors for Postpartum Copper IUD Expulsion and Discontinuation in Nepal
CONCLUSIONThe findings highlight the need for increased training and supervision of providers during their first 10 PPIUD insertions. Counselling on risk of expulsion may especially benefit younger and Dalit women, and should include partners and other family members to avoid any stigma surrounding PPIUD use by women whose partner is away from home for a prolonged period. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Levonorgestrel IUD Noninferior for Emergency Contraception
THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 -- For emergency contraception, a levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD) is noninferior to a copper IUD, according to a study published in the Jan. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. David K. Turok, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormonal IUD effective option for emergency contraception, study finds
Hormonal intrauterine devices are just as effective as their copper and plastic counterparts at providing emergency contraception and preventing unwanted pregnancies, according to a study published Wednesday by NEJM. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency Contraception With a Copper IUD
Can you get a copper IUD put in as emergency contraception? How does it work? What are the pros and cons? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests extending Cu-64 tracer window to 3 hours
For patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms, the imaging time window of copper-64...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Copper radiotracers ID tumors, improve survival SNMMI 2020: PET tracer could image, treat glioblastoma Cu-64 DOTATATE PET could handle neuroendocrine tumors Novel PET agent targets copper in prostate tumors PET imaging shows promise with Parkinson's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

EPA: National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions
Notice of final rule from the Environmental Protection Agency revising the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) to address lead contamination in drinking water. This rule will better identify high levels of lead, improve the reliability of lead tap sampling results, strengthen corrosion control treatment requirements, expand consumer awareness, and improve risk communication. This rule also requires community water systems to conduct lead-in-drinking-water testing and public education in schools and childcare facilities. This rule is effective March 16, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A Final Stand Seeks To Save Holy Apache Land In Arizona’s High Desert
The Trump administration is set to approve a controversial land swap, clearing the way for a giant copper mine to open beneath sacred Oak Flat. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Evolution in a test tube: these bacteria survive on deadly copper surfaces
(Martin-Luther-Universit ä t Halle-Wittenberg) The descendants of regular wild-type bacteria can evolve to survive for a long time on metallic copper surfaces that would usually kill them within a few minutes. An international research team led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology was able to produce these tiny survivalists in the lab and has been able to study them more closely. The team reports on its findings inApplied and Environmental Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Copper-indium oxide: A faster and cooler way to reduce our carbon footprint
(Waseda University) Emergent e-fuel technologies often employ the reverse water-gas shift (RWGS) reaction to convert atmospheric CO2 to CO. While efficient, this reaction requires high temperatures and complex gas separation for high performance. However, for the first time in the world, scientists from Japan have now demonstrated record-high CO2 conversion rates at relatively low temperatures in a modified chemical-looping version of RWGS using a novel copper-indium oxide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea
Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989. The mine operated in the mountains of central Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 1989. The complaint by 156 resident...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanit Source Type: news

Copper radiotracers ID tumors, improve survival
Two copper radionuclides that target the somatostatin receptor overexpressed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New radioisotope works better for certain cancers SPECT agent could help spot DNA damage from radiotherapy FDG-PET leads prediction on neuroendocrine tumor outcomes Cu-64 DOTATATE PET could handle neuroendocrine tumors New class of radiotracers targets many cancer types (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease: regulating copper in the brain stops memory loss among mice
(CNRS) Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the presence of amyloid plaques1 in the patient's brain. These plaques sequester copper, and contain approximately five times as much as a healthy brain. Two CNRS scientists from the Coordination Chemistry Laboratory recently developed, with their colleagues from the Guangdong University of Technology and Shenzhen University (China), a molecule that regulates the circulation of copper in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New theranostic approach reduces tumor volume and increases survival in NET study
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A pair of copper radionuclides that target the somatostatin receptor overexpressed in neuroendocrine tumors has proven successful in identifying tumors and improving survival. According to new research published in the December issue ofThe Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the imaging agent 64Cu-CuSarTate produced high-quality positron emission tomography (PET) images in a mouse model of neuroendocrine tumors, while its therapeutic counterpart, 67Cu-CuSarTate, was highly effective in reducing tumor volume and extending lifespan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA warns face masks with metal could cause burns during MRIs
The unidentified patient had burns 'consistent with the shape of the mask' they were wearing, the FDA said. Some masks may have hidden metal nose pieces or use metallic fibers like copper. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simulation exercises and after action reviews - analysis of outputs during 2016-2019 to strengthen global health emergency preparedness and response - Copper FA, Mayigane LN, Pei Y, Charles D, Nguyen TN, Vente C, Chiu de V ázquez C, Bell A, Njenge HK, Kandel N, Ho ZJM, Omaar A, de la Rocque S, Chungong S.
BACKGROUND: Under the International Health Regulations (2005) [IHR (2005)] Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, after action reviews (AAR) and simulation exercises (SimEx) are two critical components which measure the functionality of a country's health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Team uses copper to image Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A proof-of-concept study conducted in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease offers new evidence that copper isotopes can be used to detect the amyloid-beta protein deposits that form in the brains of people living with -- or at risk of developing -- Alzheimer's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news