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The gene in C. elegans that encodes the enzyme is called RDE-3. Although its sequence was already known, its polymerase activity was not.
The new mutants show improved in vivo activity and more sustained therapeutic effect than naturally occurring Factor IX. They could potentially be administered intravenously, orally or by another route.
VIPR-IR works by allowing more flexibility in creating segments of repetition times (TRs) that sweep a range of inversion times. The user may select a desired number of consecutive projections to be combined for better image quality. The number of these consecutive projections can be chosen after data acquisition. In other words, data is combined retrospectively.
Rather than trying to predict which imaging parameters will produce the best contrast for a particular patient, the method acquires multiple images across a range of contrast settings. The process does not take longer than a typical scan.
The technology comprises a magnet configured to generate a polarizing field around a subject, gradient coils and a radio frequency (RF) system applying and receiving signals. A computer first directs the RF system to produce a pulse that rotates net magnetization about an axis, and the coils establish three phase-encoding gradients along respective perpendicular directions.
Data are acquired as defined by the three gradients by sampling magnetic resonance signals during multiple time points in which no field gradients are established by the MRI system. This process eliminates any artifacts due to frequency encoding and enables accurate, spectroscopic imaging with higher spatial resolution.