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Functional connectivity loss may underlie Parkinson’s cognitive decline

Functional connectivity loss may underlie Parkinson’s cognitive decline

Patients with Parkinson’s disease have deceases in functional connectivity over time and these correlate closely with cognitive decline, research shows. [More]
CMU scientists use Harry Potter book to identify brain activity

CMU scientists use Harry Potter book to identify brain activity

Some people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy decisions are seldom right. Carnegie Mellon University scientists used a chapter of that book to learn a different lesson: identifying what different regions of the brain are doing when people read. [More]
Research findings highlight power of expectations to drive brain activity in Parkinson's patients

Research findings highlight power of expectations to drive brain activity in Parkinson's patients

Learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients improves as much in response to a placebo treatment as to real medication, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Columbia University. [More]
InSightec's MRgFUS system approved in Japan for treatment of women with uterine fibroids

InSightec's MRgFUS system approved in Japan for treatment of women with uterine fibroids

Elbit Imaging Ltd. announced today that it was informed by InSightec Ltd. that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved InSightec's MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) system for the treatment of pain palliation caused by bone metastases and advanced treatment for women with uterine fibroids. [More]
Flexure-based Electromagnetic Linear Actuator featured in 2014 R&D 100 Awards

Flexure-based Electromagnetic Linear Actuator featured in 2014 R&D 100 Awards

A Flexure-Based Electromagnetic Linear Actuator (FELA) developed by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, is the only locally-developed innovation featured in the 2014 R&D 100 Awards, an international competition that recognises the 100 most technologically-significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. [More]
Plaque buildup in the arteries associated with mild cognitive impairment

Plaque buildup in the arteries associated with mild cognitive impairment

In a study of nearly 2,000 adults, researchers found that a buildup of plaque in the body's major arteries was associated with mild cognitive impairment. Results of the study conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center will be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
New, enhanced MRI identifies brain injury in BBB of football players following mild concussions

New, enhanced MRI identifies brain injury in BBB of football players following mild concussions

A new, enhanced MRI diagnostic approach was, for the first time, able to identify significant damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB) of professional football players following "unreported" trauma or mild concussions. Published in the current issue of JAMA Neurology, this study could improve decision making on when an athlete should "return to play." [More]
New nanoparticles can simultaneously perform MRI and fluorescent imaging in living animals

New nanoparticles can simultaneously perform MRI and fluorescent imaging in living animals

MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor's environment, or determine whether drugs have successfully reached their targets. [More]
Study finds that fat around heart closely associated with atrial fibrillation

Study finds that fat around heart closely associated with atrial fibrillation

Obesity is a known risk factor for atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder. [More]
Study underlines critical role of Fragile X mental retardation protein in brain development

Study underlines critical role of Fragile X mental retardation protein in brain development

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability (ID), as well as the most frequent monogenic cause of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). FXS is caused by the absence or incorrect production of the protein FMRP (Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein). [More]
Speaking more than one language is good for brain, shows research

Speaking more than one language is good for brain, shows research

Speaking more than one language is good for the brain, according to new research that indicates bilingual speakers process information more efficiently and more easily than those who know a single language. [More]

Resonance Health launches new diagnostic imaging solution for patients with fatty liver disease

ASX listed Resonance Health officially launched an innovative new diagnostic imaging solution for liver patients worldwide at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases annual conference in Boston this week. [More]
VTT develops innovative magnetometer for applications such as medical imaging

VTT develops innovative magnetometer for applications such as medical imaging

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuroimaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics. Its manufacturing costs are between 70 and 80 per cent lower than those of traditional technology, and the device is not as sensitive to external magnetic fields as its predecessors. The design of the magnetometer also makes it easier to integrate into measuring systems. [More]
Changes in the brain may explain premature babies' higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

Changes in the brain may explain premature babies' higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

Disturbances in the early stages of brain growth, such as preterm birth - when many of the brain's structures have not yet fully developed - appears to affect the brain's neuro-circuitry, which may explain premature babies' higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. [More]
Abide, Oxford partner to explore therapeutic potential of serine hydrolases

Abide, Oxford partner to explore therapeutic potential of serine hydrolases

Abide Therapeutics announced today that the Company has entered into a collaborative agreement with the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust to explore the therapeutic potential of serine hydrolases, one of the largest enzyme classes with validated but under explored class of drug targets. [More]
Krembil researchers potentially discover major cause of dementia

Krembil researchers potentially discover major cause of dementia

Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre have potentially discovered a major cause of dementia. In this type of dementia, there is damage to the white matter (nerve fibres) of the brain apparent on computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of older individuals. [More]
Laparoscopic renal cyroablation effective for small RCCs

Laparoscopic renal cyroablation effective for small RCCs

Study findings support the primary use of laparoscopic renal cryoablation for long-term disease control in patients with a newly diagnosed single clinical T1a small renal mass. [More]
Biology influences political ideology, find Virginia Tech scientists

Biology influences political ideology, find Virginia Tech scientists

Maggot infestations, rotting carcasses, unidentifiable gunk in the kitchen sink – how much your brain responds to disgusting images could predict whether you are liberal or conservative. [More]
UAB offers MRI-US image fusion technique for prostate cancer detection

UAB offers MRI-US image fusion technique for prostate cancer detection

The latest advancement in prostate cancer detection is magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy, which offers benefits for both patient and physician. [More]
Rutgers scientists are developing new medical imaging method for early detection of cancer

Rutgers scientists are developing new medical imaging method for early detection of cancer

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies. [More]