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Gore Elected to Engineering Academy

Monday, February 21st, 2011

John Gore, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Cited for his contributions to “the development and applications of magnetic resonance and other imaging techniques in medicine,” Gore joins a select group of 2,290 U.S. scientists and 202 foreign associates. […]

Fluorescent Compounds Make Tumors Glow

Friday, May 7th, 2010

A series of novel imaging agents could light up tumors as they begin to form — before they turn deadly — and signal their transition to aggressive cancers. The compounds — fluorescent inhibitors of the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) — could have broad applications for detecting tumors earlier, monitoring a tumor’s transition from pre-malignancy to more […]