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Gene Variant Affects Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment

2014 14 Jan

According to a study published online in the journal Radiology, the presence of a gene variant in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with accelerated rates of brain atrophy. Research was focused on the gene apolipoprotein E (APOE), known as the most important genetic factor in non-familial Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Jeffrey... Read more

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RSNA 2013: Brain Differences in Preterm Infants Highlighted via MR Spectroscopy

2013 26 Nov

A study due to be presented at next week’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America finds that premature birth may trigger developmental processes in the white matter of the brain that could put children at higher risk of problems later in life. Preterm infants, generally considered as those born 23 to 36 weeks after conception... Read more

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Research Finds Amended Brain Connections in Epilepsy Patients

2013 19 Nov

A new study, available online in the journal ‘Radiology’, published its findings on the latest research on epilepsy, since the most frequent type of this condition causes abnormal, widespread connections in patients’ brains which could provide indicators towards detection and treatment. Seizures emanating from the temporal lobes, situated right... Read more

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Growth in Cerebral Aneurysms Increases Risk of Rupture

2013 03 Jul

Cerebral aneurysms of all sizes, even those below seven millimetres, are 12 times more likely to rupture if they are growing in size, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. According to The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, or 1 in 50 people.... Read more

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New Non-Invasive Method for Brain Research

2013 26 Jun

Neuroscientists at the University of Tübingen have become the first to record neuromagnetic activity in the millisecond-by-millisecond range while the brain of a human subject was under stimulation by electric current. Electric brain stimulation has successfully been used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders for many decades.... Read more

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Fibre-Optic Pen Sees Inside Brains of Children with Learning Disabilities

2013 26 Jun

For less than $100, University of Washington researchers have designed a computer-interfaced drawing pad that helps scientists see inside the brains of children with learning disabilities while they read and write. A paper describing the tool, developed by the UW’s Center on Human Development and Disability, was published this spring in Sensors,... Read more

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Football Headers Could Lead to Brain Injury

2013 11 Jun

Football players who 'head' the ball with high frequency demonstrate poorer performance on memory tests and have brain abnormalities similar to those found in traumatic brain injury patients, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology . "We chose to study soccer players, because soccer is the most popular sport worldwide,"... Read more

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MRI-Based Measurement Helps Predict Vascular Disease in the Brain

2013 24 May

Aortic arch pulse wave velocity, a measure of arterial stiffness, is a strong independent predictor of disease of the vessels that supply blood to the brain, according to a new study published in the June issue the journal Radiology.  “Pulse wave velocity from the aortic arch provides functional information about vessel compliance that may help... Read more

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Novel Brain Training Device Reconnects the Brain and Paralyzed Limb after Stroke

2013 16 May

The world's first Brain Training Device has given a ray of new hope to the recovery of survivors after stroke. Developed by researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering (BME), this novel device which can detect brainwave, and thereby control the movement of paralyzed limbs, or... Read more

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Brain Rewires Itself After Damage Or Injury, Life Scientists Discover

2013 16 May

When the brain's primary "learning center" is damaged, complex new neural circuits arise to compensate for the lost function, say life scientists from University of California (UCLA) and Australia who have pinpointed the regions of the brain involved in creating those alternate pathways — often far from the damaged site.   The research, conducted by... Read more