Improving quality of cardiac ultrasound images

Ultrasound images

Blogger: Ali Fatemi, PhD Candidate Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), Department of circulation and medical imaging     Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number-one cause of death globally. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, 31% of all global deaths. One important factor in preventing cardiovascular…



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A different ballgame outside the cell

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Blogger: Jimita Toraskar, Ph.D candidate at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and a participant in Researchers Grand Prix 2016 and Tonje Strømmen Steigedal, researcher at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine.     If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of hundred…



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A new cure for breast cancer?

Zebra fish

Bloggers: Trygve Andreassen, Senior engineer, and Siver Moestue, Associate professor, The MR Cancer Group, Department of circulation and medical imaging     Scientists all over the world are strenuously pursuing new ways of killing cancer cells. They look for so called “drug targets” – proteins the cancer cells need for rapid and uncontrolled…



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Christian Doeller wins Radboud Science Award

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Christian Doeller at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience has been awarded the Radboud Science Award for his research on how the brain links memories of different events to form one coherent memory. To answer this question, he and his team used pictures and videos of the computer game “The…



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Avoiding unnecessary coronary angiograms

Angiogram. Image: Asbjørn Støylen, NTNU

Blogger: Bjørn Olav Haugen, Professor, Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions, Department of circulation and medical imaging Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted. It usually happens because the coronary arteries supplying the heart become hardened and narrowed. A coronary…



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New insight in the development of immunity to parasitic worms

Trichuris worms

By Menno Oudhoff, Researcher, Centre of Molecular Inflammation Reseach (CEMIR)     The gastrointestinal tract is a common site for infection by a variety of pathogens. Helminth infections continue to be major causes of disease worldwide, and are a significant burden on health care systems. For example, gut-dwelling parasitic worms…



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Interpreting ultrasound images with neural networks

The femoral nerve (yellow) and femoral artery (red).

Blogger: Erik Smistad, PostDoc at Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS)       Neural networks have recently achieved incredible results for recognising objects such as cats, coffee cups, cars and plants in photographs. These methods are already used by companies like Facebook and Google to identify faces, recognize voice…



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