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Pole Patrol

North or south? Geographic or magnetic? Keeping track of our planet’s poles — not to mention one particular polar resident — is enough to make you say, “Bah, Humbug!”

At right is an MRI image of healthy mouse kidneys (circled in red). At left, the same image is overlaid with CEST contrast obtained after the mouse was injected with creatine or phosphocreatine. The yellower areas indicate a higher concentration of the injected compound. Scientists can contrast these CEST images with others taken at different times or with diseased animals to visualize kidney function and detect kidney disease.

Shining a Light on Kidney Disease

An emerging MRI technique lights up kidney metabolism, battling a disease that affects more people than breast or prostate cancer.

At right is an MRI image of healthy mouse kidneys (circled in red). At left, the same image is overlaid with CEST contrast obtained after the mouse was injected with creatine or phosphocreatine. The yellower areas indicate a higher concentration of the injected compound. Scientists can contrast these CEST images with others taken at different times or with diseased animals to visualize kidney function and detect kidney disease.

Meet Leo Li

Learn more about this frequent MagLab visitor's love for sci-fi, knack for fixing things and favorite scientist ever.

Jia (Leo) Li, a postdoctoral researcher in physics at Columbia University.

Technique Reaps Results

A technique called dynamic nuclear polarization is hitting its stride, using electrons to shine a light on complex molecules. Read more in fields magazine.

Fun & Games with Data graphic by Caroline McNiel

A Leap Toward Practical Superconductors

With hydrogen sulfide, scientists make the latest leap forward on the road to room-temperature superconductivity.

Superconducting upper critical fields as a function of temperature for two samples under pressures of 150 and 170 GPa.

Fluorine in a Fullerene

Researchers have generate the first fluorinated and metal-encapsulated carbon nanocages, a process that could lead to clean energy applications such as plastic solar cells.

Up to two fluorine atoms are added to the Sc3N@C80 fullerene cage, as shown in this FT-ICR mass spectrum.

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Last modified on 8 February 2018