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A faster track to the tools that track disease


May 21, 2014

Abigail Doyle Researchers at Princeton University have developed a direct method to single enantiomer PET (positron emission tomography) tracers. These radioactive small molecules are used in PET scans to help doctors visualize the progression of disease. Full Story

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