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Researchers discover lowered sensitivity to smell when lying down

Researchers discover lowered sensitivity to smell when lying down

Research shows brain's ability to overcome pain and thirst

Research shows brain's ability to overcome pain and thirst

New techniques are able to detect and monitor Alzheimer's disease

New techniques are able to detect and monitor Alzheimer's disease

Microfluidics chips for simplifying medical imaging biomarkers of disease

Microfluidics chips for simplifying medical imaging biomarkers of disease

Combining fMRI and PET scanning creates a way to compare different measurements of the brain's function concurrently

Combining fMRI and PET scanning creates a way to compare different measurements of the brain's function concurrently

PET imaging with FDG represents one of the most promising tools for diagnosis of Alzheimer's

PET imaging with FDG represents one of the most promising tools for diagnosis of Alzheimer's

PET brain scans of a brain chemical messenger system may prove sensitive enough to help plan brain surgery for epilepsy

PET brain scans of a brain chemical messenger system may prove sensitive enough to help plan brain surgery for epilepsy

Key neural system at risk from prenatal exposure to alcohol

Key neural system at risk from prenatal exposure to alcohol

Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis

Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis

Anorexia may be caused by change in brain chemical

Anorexia may be caused by change in brain chemical

Anorexia nervosa linked with alteration of the activity of serotonin in their brain

Anorexia nervosa linked with alteration of the activity of serotonin in their brain

Scientists have developed a new dye that could offer noninvasive early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have developed a new dye that could offer noninvasive early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Parts of the brain used in daydreaming are the same areas that fail in people who have Alzheimer's disease

Parts of the brain used in daydreaming are the same areas that fail in people who have Alzheimer's disease

Brain can be tricked into thinking the pain has gone

Brain can be tricked into thinking the pain has gone

First direct evidence that endorphins play a role in the phenomenon known as the placebo effect

First direct evidence that endorphins play a role in the phenomenon known as the placebo effect

New drug CX717 can temporarily improve performance and reverse the effects of sleep deprivation

New drug CX717 can temporarily improve performance and reverse the effects of sleep deprivation

Endorphin system may hold the key to understanding and treating bulimia nervosa

Endorphin system may hold the key to understanding and treating bulimia nervosa

Hospital funding gives radiotherapy cancer boost

Hospital funding gives radiotherapy cancer boost

Combined computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) - may detect the spread of head and neck cancer more accurately

Combined computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) - may detect the spread of head and neck cancer more accurately

Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can identify effectiveness of chemotherapy early in high-risk breast cancer patients

Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can identify effectiveness of chemotherapy early in high-risk breast cancer patients