Archives for September 2012

Professor Michael T. McMahon

Michael McMahon, Professor of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, visited our lab today and delivered a seminar,  “Strategies for incorporating biodegradable Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer MRI contrast agents into biomedical applications.” Mike spoke about the properties of new agents that exploit amide exchange to deliver a tunable, multicolor CEST response. He spoke about […]

XeMat and EUROMAR 2012 (Dublin, Ireland)

I traveled to Dublin, Ireland to speak at the XeMAT and EUROMAR conferences.

Visit to Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics (Prof. Xin Zhou)

I visited Professor Xin Zhou’s group at the Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics to further our collaboration involving applications of xenon-based molecular imaging agents.

Dr. Kevin Donovan, “New Multi-Dimensional Single-Shot NMR Strategies for Dissolution DNP”

Dr. Kevin Donovan, of Lucio Frydman’s laboratory at the Weizmann Institute visited Berkeley today and delivered a seminar, “New Multi-Dimensional Single-Shot NMR Strategies for Dissolution DNP.” Kevin discussed several approaches by which the high sensitivity provided by solution-state dynamic nuclear polarization experiments might be combined with single-scan NMR methods to probe dynamic processes on fast […]

Chevron Refinery Fire (Richmond, California)

A series of fires damaged Chevron’s Richmond Refinery today, resulting in a mandatory evacuation of the surrounding region.   Thousands of East Bay residents were ordered to stay in their homes with the windows and doors closed Monday night after a series of explosions and fires tore through Chevron’s Richmond refinery. The fire started at the […]

Measurement of Arterial Input Function in Hyperpolarized 13C Studies

Małgorzata Marjańska1 , Thomas Z. Teisseyre2, 3, Nicholas W. Halpern-Manners2, 4, Yi Zhang1, Isabelle Iltis1, Vikram Bajaj2, 4, Kamil Ugurbil1, Alexander Pines2, 4 and Pierre-Gilles Henry1 (1) Department of Radiology and Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, 2021 6th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA (2) Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA (3) Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, UCSF and UC Berkeley, […]