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Mapping the Fetal Brain: New Technique

2016 17 Oct

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses, allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop. The research team corrected images for motion, thus allowing a four-dimensional reconstruction of brain activity in moving subjects. The new... Read more

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‘Salt’ MRI May Show Greater Detail in Kidney Scans

2016 21 Mar

MRI experts at the University of Nottingham have won a £1 million grant to conduct research using the body’s natural sodium (salt) content that could lead to greater detail in kidney scans. The research, that will provide a more detailed picture of tissue health and disease, is to be pioneered by the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) team at the Sir... Read more

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Understanding Extreme Events in the Brain; How Do Seizures Develop?

2016 01 Mar

Physicists at the Universities of Bonn and Oldenburg have developed a model whose behaviour on the brain – although based on strict rules – can apparently change spontaneously. There are also changes of this type in nature, for example, in the development of migraine attacks or epileptic seizures. The mechanism, described for the first time by the... Read more

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Brain Mystery Solved with IT Approach

2016 08 Jan

Discontinuity of topographic maps in the brain — not signal reduction — reflects sensory impairment, according to new research from Hebrew University. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), shed light on a longstanding mystery of a fundamental property of the brain. It has long been known that... Read more

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RSNA15: Study Shows Link Between Early-Stage Brain and Heart Disease

2015 03 Dec

Researchers in the Netherlands studying thousands of healthy adults have found a connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease, according to a study presented on Wednesday, 2 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The finding provides more insight into the heart-brain connection, which is important... Read more

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RSNA15: Mobile MRI Tracked Marathon Runners

2015 30 Nov

An imaging study has identified cartilage regeneration in long-distance runners. Ultra-distance running places tremendous stress on the body and this research provides detailed information on how the various organ systems change and adapt in response to that stress, according to researchers, who used a mobile MRI truck to follow marathon runners for... Read more

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Happiness in an MRI

2015 26 Nov

Happiness is a subjective experience; for instance, some people feel happiness more intensely than others when they receive compliments. To better understand the neural mechanism behind how happiness emerges, researchers in Japan conducted a study using MRI brain scans. Overall happiness, according to the study, is a combination of happy emotions and... Read more

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Wireless Devices Manage Pain Signals

2015 17 Nov

New implantable wireless devices can be used to trigger — and, in theory, block — pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach the brain, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Researchers say the implants may one day be used in different parts of the body to fight pain that doesn't respond to... Read more

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See-through Brains Ready for Study

2015 18 Sep

A new technique for creating transparent tissue has enabled Japanese researchers to visualise brain anatomy in 3D, giving them new insights into Alzheimer's disease plaques. "While Superman's x-ray vision is only the stuff of comics, our method, called Sca/eS, is a real and practical way to see through brain and body tissue," says lead scientist Atsushi... Read more

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