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Cardiologists, cancer experts join forces to establish Cardio-Oncology Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital

Cardiologists and cancer experts at The Mount Sinai Hospital have joined forces to establish its first Cardio-Oncology Clinic at The Tisch Cancer Institute at The Mount Sinai Hospital. [More]
New data focuses on different approaches to improve diagnosis and treatment of HCC

New data focuses on different approaches to improve diagnosis and treatment of HCC

Epidemiological, genetic and clinical data presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 are collectively focussed on different approaches designed to improve the diagnosis, staging and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). [More]

MRI information can speed onset of effective treatments for concussion patients

Researchers using information provided by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique have identified regional white matter damage in the brains of people who experience chronic dizziness and other symptoms after concussion. [More]
MIT neuroscientists reveal how brain achieves attention on faces or other objects

MIT neuroscientists reveal how brain achieves attention on faces or other objects

Picking out a face in the crowd is a complicated task: Your brain has to retrieve the memory of the face you're seeking, then hold it in place while scanning the crowd, paying special attention to finding a match. [More]

Lemelson-MIT Program announces winners of National Collegiate Student Prize Competition

The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced winners of the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition (NCSPC), a nationwide search for the most inventive undergraduate and graduate students. [More]
White matter linked with cognitive health

White matter linked with cognitive health

A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky have identified an interesting connection between the health of the brain tissue that supports cognitive functioning and the presence of dementia in adults with Down syndrome. [More]

Researchers develop method to observe immediate changes in brain function when watching movie

When we watch a movie, our brains react to it immediately in a way similar to brains of other people. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have succeeded in developing a method fast enough to observe immediate changes in the function of the brain even when watching a movie. [More]
Green tea extract enhances cognitive functions in brain

Green tea extract enhances cognitive functions in brain

Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health. Now, researchers at the University of Basel are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory. [More]
Researchers integrate meditation and science to develop targeted mental health treatments

Researchers integrate meditation and science to develop targeted mental health treatments

Mindfulness is always personal and often spiritual, but the meditation experience does not have to be subjective. Advances in methodology are allowing researchers to integrate mindfulness experiences with brain imaging and neural signal data to form testable hypotheses about the science - and the reported mental health benefits - of the practice. [More]
Cheap drug holds promise of treating heart attack patients

Cheap drug holds promise of treating heart attack patients

‚ÄčThe initial results of this trial were published a few months ago (Circulation. 2013;128:1495-1503), and showed that patients who received this treatment during emergency transit to hospital had much smaller amounts of dead heart muscle than those randomly assigned to receive no treatment. [More]
Women who have 4 or more live births more likely to show early signs of heart disease

Women who have 4 or more live births more likely to show early signs of heart disease

Women who give birth to four or more children are much more likely to have evidence of plaque in their heart or thickening of their arteries - early signs of cardiovascular disease - compared with those having fewer pregnancies, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]

Mirror neuron system faulty in schizophrenia patients

An imaging study suggests that a faulty mirror neuron system could underlie the social dysfunction seen in patients with schizophrenia. [More]

Brain regions determine signals to stop drinking

The study found a 'stop mechanism' that determined brain signals telling the individual to stop drinking water when no longer thirsty, and the brain effects of drinking more water than required. [More]

Studying brain network changes in stroke patients possible with functional network connection models

Studies have shown that functional network connection models can be used to study brain network changes in patients with schizophrenia. A research team from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China inferred that these models could also be used to explore functional network connectivity changes in stroke patients. [More]

Research findings point to potential biomarkers for early detection of at-risk youth

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines and prescription drugs such as Adderall. [More]
MIT biological engineers trying to adapt MRI to visualize gene activity inside the brains of living animals

MIT biological engineers trying to adapt MRI to visualize gene activity inside the brains of living animals

Doctors commonly use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose tumors, damage from stroke, and many other medical conditions. Neuroscientists also rely on it as a research tool for identifying parts of the brain that carry out different cognitive functions. [More]
Researchers exploit plasmonic nanoparticles to kill tumour cells

Researchers exploit plasmonic nanoparticles to kill tumour cells

If you put your hand over a switched-on torch in the dark, it appears to glow red. This is because long-wavelength red light beams penetrate human tissue more effectively than short-wavelength blue light. [More]
New method can identify cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty

New method can identify cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty

Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Researchers at The University od Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a method which identifies the cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty. The method, which is expected to aid in the early discovery of the cancer as well as minimize the risk of unnecessary surgery, may be introduced in patient care within five years. [More]

Frontal lobe atrophy identified in poor sleepers

US researchers have used neuroimaging to show that war veterans with poor sleep quality have reduced frontal lobe volumes. [More]
Dampened reward response tied to schizophrenia risk

Dampened reward response tied to schizophrenia risk

The striatal hypoactivation during reward anticipation seen in patients with schizophrenia is also present in their unaffected first-degree relatives, research shows. [More]