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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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Pro surfer Kelly Slater shares X-ray of gruesome foot injury on Instagram

And again we say…hooray for x-rays! Last month, 11-time World Surf League champion Kelly Slater was forced to call his run at Jeffreys Bay short Monday after suffering a devastating broken foot. Later that day, Slater showed his impressive break … Continue reading

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The Future of X-rays

  The future of x-rays? Happy Monday!

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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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