UNMC will access new X-ray microscope at Creighton


From an Omaha World-Herald article by Rick Ruggles.

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OMAHA, Neb. (July 17, 2013) — A powerful x-ray microscope, the first of it’s kind in Nebraska or Iowa, will give scientists and researchers across the state a deeper and more detailed look at internal structures.

The Creighton University Medical Center acquired the microscope, the Xradia MicroXCT-200, which produces images that will allow scientists to study with intense detail things like the inner ear and mice embryos, the World-Herald reported.

Dong Wang, Ph.D., a researcher and professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, told the World-Herald he will be able to use the advanced technology to help his research in understanding why human implants such as hip or knee replacements tend to loosen over time.

UNeMed recently licensed a technology developed by Dr. Wang to a Chinese startup company.

Creighton purchased the microscope through a $595,000 grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health.

Read the entire article at Omaha.com

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