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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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License for diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI) technology is granted to GE Medical Systems. Invented by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the technology "allows physicians and researchers to make detailed, three-dimensional maps of nerve pathways in the brain, heart muscle fibers, and other soft tissue," according to NIH. GEMS will manufacture and market the product, which is expected to increase understanding and diagnosis of such conditions as stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, autism, attention deficit disorder and schizophrenia. DT-MRI "produces sophisticated images of soft tissues by measuring the three-dimensional random motion of water molecules," NIH explains...
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