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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Hear, hear: MRI offers acoustic neuroma insights

For the first time, a US research team has demonstrated, using magnetic resonance imaging data, that taking regular aspirin reduces the growth of acoustic neuromas, also known as vestibular schwannomas. The development of this type of intracranial tumour can lead to tinnitus and hearing loss but can also be fatal.

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MRC the new Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

It is with great pleasure that we introduce a new look for Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (MRC) into the community. Together with an updated design, the editors have taken the opportunity to modernise and to develop the content and editorial structure to better serve the research needs of its authors and readers.

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Task or team: Flipping leadership roles

David Bradley

Apr 1, 2014

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) shows that activity between two networks within the brain are not activated simultaneously: one network being associated with noticing and working with other people while the other is more task orientated. The findings may have implications for human resource management and in understanding social dynamics.

In order to elucidate the possible role of melanin in the MRI contrast of melanoma, the paramagnetic content in melanin pigment was correlated to the contrast on T1-, T2- and T2*-weighted images.

Talking music: fMRI improvises a link

David Bradley

Mar 1, 2014

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brains of jazz musicians engrossed in spontaneous, improvisational musical conversation light up in areas conventionally associated with spoken language and syntax. These brain regions are thought to be involved in the interpretation of the structure of phrases and sentences. Conversely, the musical "conversation" leads to reduced activity in brain areas linked to meaning, semantics, - those processes that work out the meaning of spoken language.

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Understanding NMR Spectroscopy

James Keeler

May 2, 2012

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James Keeler, Editor-in-Chief of Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, discusses the high-resolution NMR of liquid samples, concentratring exclusively on spin-half nuclei (mainly 1H and 13C). It is aimed at people who are familiar with the use of routine NMR for structure determination and who wish to deepen their understanding of just exactly how NMR experiments work.

Agilent Research Products Division vice president and general manager, Regina Schuck talks about her experiences of a lifetime spent in NMR, including the most significant recent developments, the current challenges and a glimpse into the NMR of the future.

Agilent Research Products Division vice president and general manager, Regina Schuck describes how the recently-acquired nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy products are complementary to Agilent's mass spectrometry portfolio.

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Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry is devoted to the rapid publication of papers which are concerned with the development of magnetic resonance techniques, or in which the application of such techniques plays a pivotal part. Contributions from scientists working in all areas of NMR, ESR and NQR are invited, and papers describing applications in all branches of chemistry, structural biology and materials chemistry are published.

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Proving GM food is OK to eat

Steve Down

Apr 7, 2014

Scientists in the US believe they have uncovered a novel way to compare GM and unmodified crops which will help to convince doubters that GM food is safe to eat.

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Pittcon 2014 Editors' Gold Award – Texas Instruments

Date: Mar 10, 2014

Eileen Skelly Frame talks with this year's Pittcon Editors' Award Gold winners, Texas Instruments, about their DLP NIR scan technology.

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