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PolyU scientists show how running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle volume

PolyU scientists show how running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle volume

In a recent study conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Harvard Medical School, running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle volume, indicating its potential application in rehabilitation programme. [More]
Non-contrast MRA can be viable diagnostic alternative for patients with chronic kidney disease

Non-contrast MRA can be viable diagnostic alternative for patients with chronic kidney disease

Patients with diabetes or renal failure are at high risk for deadly and debilitating vascular diseases, however, the most common imaging tool to evaluate the blood vessels uses a contrast agent that can further damage the kidneys. [More]
CNS experts create new research-based guidelines for evaluation and treatment of NFPAs

CNS experts create new research-based guidelines for evaluation and treatment of NFPAs

Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are common benign tumors that may be present for years before causing any symptoms. [More]
SRS reduces likelihood of local recurrence of brain metastases in cancer patients

SRS reduces likelihood of local recurrence of brain metastases in cancer patients

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for cancer patients who receive the treatment for brain metastases decreases the likelihood of local recurrence but shows no positive difference in terms of overall survival (OS) or distant brain metastases (DBMs) rates, when compared to observation alone following surgical resection of brain metastases, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. [More]
Memory and language deeply linked via the hippocampus, new experiment shows

Memory and language deeply linked via the hippocampus, new experiment shows

A new study shows that when you finish your spouse's sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you're engaging the brain's relay station for memories, the hippocampus. [More]
Review provides insights into principles of neurofeedback technique

Review provides insights into principles of neurofeedback technique

Neurofeedback is a technique used for the treatment of clinical disorders (like depression, anxiety, chronic pain, ADHD and schizophrenia etc.) and enhancement of brain performance. [More]
New study finds opioid dependence affects perception of cute images of babies

New study finds opioid dependence affects perception of cute images of babies

A new pilot study has found that opioid dependence - which includes dependence on drugs such as heroin - affects how 'cute' we perceive images of children to be. [More]
Research consortium to receive 5.1 million euros to develop new device for breast cancer diagnosis

Research consortium to receive 5.1 million euros to develop new device for breast cancer diagnosis

A large European research consortium headed by the University of Twente is to receive grants of more than five million euros, predominantly from the EU, to develop a new imaging device for the diagnosis of breast cancer. [More]
Zeus introduces new MRI-compatible LCP monofilament for vascular interventions

Zeus introduces new MRI-compatible LCP monofilament for vascular interventions

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field to image the body and is known as the gold standard in diagnostic imaging. [More]
New collaboration set to deliver innovative MRI research facility at Institute of Translational Medicine

New collaboration set to deliver innovative MRI research facility at Institute of Translational Medicine

Thanks to an exciting collaboration between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), medical charity Cobalt and Siemens Healthineers, the pioneering Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) will benefit from an innovative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) research facility, to be known as the ‘ITM Imaging Centre’. [More]
Innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound can accurately diagnose prostate cancer

Innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound can accurately diagnose prostate cancer

New research confirms that an innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it's prostate cancer. [More]
Belief about nicotine in cigarette may influence brain signals linked to cravings

Belief about nicotine in cigarette may influence brain signals linked to cravings

Craving relief may depend more on the belief of satisfaction than actual relief, according to scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. [More]
Building blocks improve spatial abilities in children to greater level than board games

Building blocks improve spatial abilities in children to greater level than board games

Research from Indiana University has found that structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board games. [More]
Orlando Health to bring benefits of MRI-guided radiation therapy to Central Florida

Orlando Health to bring benefits of MRI-guided radiation therapy to Central Florida

Orlando Health will soon begin providing a new therapy that allows oncologists to see the tumor they are treating continuously during radiation therapy. [More]
Revolutionary new scanning technique creates 3D images of bones with unparalleled resolution

Revolutionary new scanning technique creates 3D images of bones with unparalleled resolution

Chemists from Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with RCSI have devised a revolutionary new scanning technique that produces extremely high-res 3D images of bones -- without exposing patients to X-ray radiation. [More]
UNSW set to become home to world’s first pre-production prototype of high resolution microscope

UNSW set to become home to world’s first pre-production prototype of high resolution microscope

Cancer researchers in NSW will now have access to a range of cutting edge technology, including a world-first super-resolution microscope at UNSW, thanks a $4 million investment by the Cancer Institute NSW. [More]
Learning to downregulate amygdala activity could help gain control of emotional responses

Learning to downregulate amygdala activity could help gain control of emotional responses

Training the brain to treat itself is a promising therapy for traumatic stress. The training uses an auditory or visual signal that corresponds to the activity of a particular brain region, called neurofeedback, which can guide people to regulate their own brain activity. [More]
Study provides insight into how weight-loss drug acts in the brain

Study provides insight into how weight-loss drug acts in the brain

A weight-loss drug dampened the response to food cues in regions of the brain associated with attention and emotion, leading to decreases in caloric intake, weight and body mass index (BMI), a team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reported. [More]
X-rays can be effective diagnostic tool for screening knee pain in patients older than 40

X-rays can be effective diagnostic tool for screening knee pain in patients older than 40

Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly 1 in 17 people visit doctors' offices each year for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis--a progressive "wear and tear" disease of the joints. [More]
Research offers new insights into underlying mechanisms of deadly cystic fibrosis

Research offers new insights into underlying mechanisms of deadly cystic fibrosis

A minor hiccup in the sequence of a human gene can have devastating impacts on health. Such flaws cause cystic fibrosis (CF), a disease affecting the lungs and other vital organs, often leading to death by the age of 30. [More]
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