Posts Tagged ‘Nobel Prize’

Mothers of Invention

Posted on: June 18th, 2021 by admin

We are all familiar with the proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” the origins of which are attributed to Aesop’s Fables […]

Changing of the Guard

Posted on: January 22nd, 2021 by admin

In an impressive ceremony held in Washington, DC this past Wednesday, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and […]

Scientific Breakthroughs in 2020

Posted on: January 1st, 2021 by admin

It’s that time when the journal Science selects a major breakthrough from the past year, together with nine runners-up. Not […]

DBT vs BCT

Posted on: December 11th, 2020 by admin

Well, it’s the battle of the acronyms – digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) versus breast computed tomography (BCT) – in the […]

The Rule of Three

Posted on: October 9th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The second week in October is when the world’s leading scientists eagerly await a telephone call from Stockholm with life-changing […]

COVID-19 and Medical Imaging

Posted on: April 24th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19 is reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), a technique for which its inventor, Kary […]

Our Dunkirk Moment

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The Battle of Dunkirk, fought between 26 May and 4 June 1940, marked a turning point in World War Two. During […]

You’re Never Too Old

Posted on: December 6th, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

By tradition, Nobel Laureates receive their gold medals from the King of Sweden on 10 December, the day that Alfred Nobel died […]

Coming Full Circle

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 by admin

On Friday 6 January 1956, Allan Cormack arrived for work at Groote Schuur Hospital, having been appointed as part-time nuclear physicist, spending […]

In the Footsteps of Cormack

Posted on: August 9th, 2019 by admin

For the past week, Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, has hosted an international conference entitled “Modern Challenges in Imaging.” Subtitled “In the […]