Search Tag: Brain

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€150 million for Brain Research Launches EU 'Month of the Brain'

2013 02 May

At the start of its 'European Month of the Brain' initiative, the European Commission has earmarked some €150 million of funding for 20 new international brain research projects. It will bring the total EU investment in brain research since 2007 to over €1.9 billion. The 'European Month of the Brain' (#brainmonth) will highlight European research and... Read more

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Brain Atrophy Associated With Multiple Sclerosis 

2013 02 May

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of atrophy in an important area of the brain are an accurate predictor of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. According to the researchers, these atrophy measurements offer an improvement over current methods for evaluating patients at risk for MS.... Read more

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MRI Interventions' ClearPoint System Used in Laser Ablation Procedures for Brain Tumour and Epilepsy

2013 20 Apr

MRI Interventions, Inc.'s ClearPoint® Neuro Intervention System is now being used in connection with laser ablation therapy. The ClearPoint system provides guidance for the placement and operation of instruments or devices during the planning and operation of neurological procedures in the MRI environment, making it an ideal delivery platform to place... Read more

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New MRI-Guided Laser Treatment for Brain Tumour

2013 19 Apr

The first human study of the NeuroBlate™ Thermal Therapy System has found  that it appears to provide a new, safe and minimally invasive procedure for treating recurrent glioblastoma (GBM), a malignant type of brain tumour. The study is published in the Journal of Neurosurgery online. NeuroBlate™ is a device that 'cooks' brain tumours in a controlled... Read more

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Brain Imaging Tool Plus Stroke Risk Test Help Identify Cognitive Decline Early

2013 17 Apr

Researchers in the U.S. have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who don't yet show symptoms of dementia. The connection between stroke risk and cognitive decline is well established. Individuals with higher stroke risk, as measured by factors like high blood pressure,... Read more

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Single Concussion May Cause Lasting Brain Damage

2013 11 Apr

A single concussion may cause lasting structural damage to the brain, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. "This is the first study that shows brain areas undergo measureable volume loss after concussion," said Yvonne W. Lui, M.D. [pictured below], Neuroradiology section chief and assistant professor of radiology... Read more

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MRI Shows Brain Abnormalities in Migraine Patients

2013 26 Mar

A new study published online in the journal Radiology suggests that migraines are related to brain abnormalities present at birth and others that develop over time.  Migraines are intense, throbbing headaches, sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. Some patients experience auras, a change in visual or sensory function... Read more

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New MRI Method Fingerprints Tissues and Diseases

2013 21 Mar

A new method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could routinely spot specific cancers, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and other conditions early, when they're most treatable, suggest researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center in the journal Nature. Each body tissue and disease has a unique... Read more

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Brain Imaging After Mild Head Injury/Concussion Can Show Lesions

2013 21 Mar

Brain imaging soon after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or mild concussion can detect tiny lesions that may eventually provide a target for treating people with mTBI, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013. Studies of brain tissue once a person has died have... Read more

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New Way to Image Brain Waste Removal Process

2013 05 Mar

A novel way to image the entire brain’s glymphatic pathway, a dynamic process that clears waste and solutes from the brain that otherwise might build up and contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, may provide the basis for a new strategy to evaluate disease susceptibility, according to a research paper published online in The Journal... Read more