City College of New York Team Creates MRI for the Nanoscale: Level Comparable to an Atomic Force Microscope
2/14/2013 10:10:37 AM
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals details of living tissues, diseased organs and tumors inside the body without x-rays or surgery. What if the same technology could peer down to the level of atoms? Doctors could make visual diagnoses of a person's molecules -- examining damage on a strand of DNA, watching molecules misfold, or identifying a cancer cell by the proteins on its surface.