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Bismuth-carrying nanotubes show promise for CT scans


September 4, 2013

an X-ray image of unlabeled mesenchymal stem cells Scientists at Rice University are placing bismuth in nanotubes to tag stem cells for efficient tracking with CT scanners. Full Story

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