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Why a Woman’s Wrists Glowed with Gold Filaments on an X-Ray

Have you heard of gold-thread acupuncture? Well, we won’t lie, we haven’t until now! But it apparently caused a woman’s hands to glow with gold filaments in the x-ray image above. The glowing threads are clustered around the woman’s wrists … Continue reading

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‘The older you are, the worse the hospital is for you’

Experts told CNN that the unique needs of older patients are not a priority for most hospitals. Many elderly patients experience significant mental and/or physical deterioration while they’re in the hospital, even if they recover from the original injury or … Continue reading

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Usain Bolt posts X-ray of torn hamstring

Last week, the king of sprinting fell to the track during his final race at the World Athletics Championships. On Twitter, Bolt explained the extent of his injury. He said: “Sadly I have a tear of the proximal myotendineous junction … Continue reading

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Sinus X-rays reveal age of children

Anthropologists, pathologists and other scientists may soon have a new tool to work with when it comes to determining the age of deceased children based on their skeletal remains. Researchers in North Carolina have discovered that the frontal sinus of … Continue reading

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X-ray pulses reveal structure of viral cocoon

An international team of scientists has used high-intensity X-ray pulses to determine the structure of the crystalline protein envelope of an insect virus. The tiny viruses with their crystal casing are by far the smallest protein crystals ever analyzed using … Continue reading

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X-ray may be best screening tool for diagnosing knee pain

Have you ever visited the doctor for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis? If you have, you’re not alone! This is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor’s office. MRIs are widely used by doctors … Continue reading

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NASA technology used in digital dental x-ray Imager

Did you know that NASA is present when you go to the dentist? Think of the sensor that enables digital x-ray imagery that allows dentists to spot problems. Yup, that’s NASA! That technology had its start looking at planets, stars, … Continue reading

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