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September 16, 2014
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New View of Rainier’s Volcanic Plumbing

Electrical Images Show Upward Flow of Fluids to Magma Chamber By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier’s deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten … Continue reading

September 5, 2014
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Short lives, violent deaths: Two CT-scanned Siberian mammoth calves yield trove of insights

ANN ARBOR — CT scans of two newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric pachyderms. In addition, the X-ray images show that both creatures died from suffocation after … Continue reading

January 19, 2014
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Study: CT Scans Could Bolster Forensic Database to ID Unidentified Remains

A study from North Carolina State University finds that data from CT scans can be incorporated into a growing forensic database to help determine the ancestry and sex of unidentified remains. The finding may also have clinical applications for craniofacial … Continue reading

December 19, 2013
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The Mystery of Lizard Breath

One-Way Air Flow May Be 270 Million Years Old Air flows mostly in a one-way loop through the lungs of monitor lizards – a breathing method shared by birds, alligators and presumably dinosaurs, according to a new University of Utah … Continue reading

October 19, 2013
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Seeing in the Dark

New research sheds light on how porpoises hear in one of the world’s busiest rivers The Yangtze finless porpoise, which inhabits the high-traffic waters near the Three Gorges Dam in China, is highly endangered, with only about 1,000 animals alive … Continue reading

September 15, 2013
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How Yale doctors are making CT scans safer for kids

Greater awareness and careful usage are bringing down the numbers of pediatric CT scans and cutting radiation exposure. Parents should weigh the benefits and risks. (September 2013) If your child had a CT scan last year—perhaps to assess damage from … Continue reading

May 11, 2013
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UA Geneticists Find Causes for Severe Childhood Epilepsies

Using a state-of-the-art DNA sequencing technique, UA researchers have discovered genetic mutations underlying seizure disorders in previously undiagnosed children. Researchers at the University of Arizona have successfully determined the genetic mutations causing severe epilepsies in seven out of 10 children … Continue reading

April 28, 2013
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What a difference a 3-D makes

3-D CT scans give the U a leg up in spotting veterinary injuries When Gauge fell from a rooftop a few months ago, he had two strikes against him: • The ground was five stories down • He was a … Continue reading