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Scientists perform world’s smallest MRI on single atoms

Scientists perform world’s smallest MRI on single atoms

Science
July 1 (UPI) -- Scientists have successfully measured the spins of a single atom, executing the world's smallest MRI. Magnetic resonance imaging measures the density of atomic spins, the electromagnetic properties of electrons and protons, inside the human body. Most MRI scans measure millions of spins. For the latest feat, detailed Monday in the journal Nature Physics, scientists detected the spins of individual atoms. Researchers combined MRI technology with a scanning tunneling microscope to image a single atom. For the experiment, scientists used a tiny sample of iron and titanium. Using the atomically sharp metal tip of the microscope, scientists successfully isolated a collection of atoms. Researchers were able to create a three-dimensional map of the atoms' magnetic fields. Scien...
Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh flashes abs in world’s tiniest sports bra

Coronation Street’s Kym Marsh flashes abs in world’s tiniest sports bra

Entertainment
The Coronation Street star has her hands full at the moment, celebrating the birth of her very first grandchild last month. But in between grandma duties, Kym Marsh somehow still found the time to squeeze in a workout this week. The 43-year-old doesn’t need the gym to stay in shape – instead, she knows how to work up a sweat without leaving the house. Sharing a post-workout selfie with her followers, the actress put her super-toned figure front and centre in a skintight sports bra.  Related Articles She said: “Excuse the red face and the sweaty top but hey... no one looks pretty when kicking their own a**!”The soap star, who played Michelle Connor before leaving the show earlier this year, added: “Couldn’t get to the gym so at home workout for me!”  She fin
£1.6m drug becomes world’s most expensive

£1.6m drug becomes world’s most expensive

Technology
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has won approval for a new gene therapy drug which is priced at a record £1.67m per treatment.Named Zolgensma, the drug has been approved by US regulators for treating babies with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) - a rare and often fatal disease. The new one-time treatment uses a virus to replace the defective gene which causes SMA with a copy that functions properly.The regulatory approval allows Zolgensma to be used on babies with the deadliest form of the disease as well as ones whose lives could be impacted later.Babies affected by the most severe form of the progressive condition rarely survive beyond two years of age. Advertisement "This is potentially a new standard o
Snakebites are ‘world’s biggest hidden health crisis’

Snakebites are ‘world’s biggest hidden health crisis’

World
A multi-million pound fund has been launched to improve treatment for venomous snakebites, which are thought to kill up to 138,000 people a year.The World Health Organisation (WHO) figure is an upper-estimate because bites are not always recorded effectively in the countries they are most common. Of the roughly 5.4million people who suffer venomous bites around the world each year, 400,000 suffer life-changing injuries such as paralysis or amputations.Scientists have described snakebites as the world's biggest hidden health crisis.Existing methods to make antivenom, using antibodies extracted from horses, have not changed since the 19th century and lead to a high risk of contamination and adverse reactions in patients. Advertisement...
Climate change: Half world’s biggest airlines don’t offer carbon offsetting

Climate change: Half world’s biggest airlines don’t offer carbon offsetting

Science
1.5 degrees Keeping the rise in global average temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius will avoid the worst impacts of climate change, scientists say. That’s compared with ‘pre-industrial’ times. The world has already warmed about 1C since then. 2 degrees The original target for limiting the rise in global average temperature. Recent research points to 1.5 degrees being a far safer limit. 3 degrees The current likely rise in ave