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Brain Imaging Links Alzheimer’s Decline to Tau Protein

2016 16 May

A buildup of plaque and dysfunctional proteins in the brain are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. While much Alzheimer’s research has focused on accumulation of the protein amyloid beta, researchers have begun to pay closer attention to another protein, tau, long associated with this disease but not studied as thoroughly, in part, because scientists... Read more

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MRI Shows ‘Brain Scars’ in Military Personnel with Blast-related Concussion

2015 15 Dec

MRI shows brain damage in a high percentage of active duty U.S. military personnel who suffered blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Researchers used MRI to study 834 military service members with MTBI related to blast injuries. MRI scans revealed the presence of white... Read more

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$6 Million Grant to Develop Brain Imaging Technologies

2015 24 Aug

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $6 million grant to researchers in Kentucky, Oklahoma and Rhode Island to develop innovative and broadly accessible brain imaging technologies that could provide greater insight into how the nervous system functions in health and disease.The project is a collaboration between investigators at the University... Read more

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Study Pinpoints PTSD and Trauma Injury Differences

2015 28 May

A brain imaging study has enabled researchers to identify the biological differences between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) that looks directly at cerebral blood flow and indirectly at brain activity, the researchers were able to correctly differentiate... Read more

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Brain Imaging Predicts Language Ability in ASD Toddlers

2015 12 Apr

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may be useful in determining future language development outcomes in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), even before they have been formally diagnosed with the condition. The findings, reported in the journal Neuron, are from a study conducted by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine... Read more

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New MRI Diagnostic Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder

2015 17 Jan

A new brain imaging technique developed by scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes. This technique offers promising diagnostic potential once it undergoes more research and evaluation. Usually, diagnosis — an unquantifiable process based on clinical judgment... Read more

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Third International Day of Radiology Focuses on the Brain

2014 08 Nov

On November 8th, people around the globe will be celebrating the International Day of Radiology (IDoR). The day marks the anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s first discovery of x-rays back in 1895. The annual IDoR is a highly anticipated event for scientists and medical professionals. This year, over 125 societies will be participating, representing... Read more

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International Day of Radiology 2014 To Focus on the Brain

2014 15 Oct

Radiology will be in the spotlight on November 8, as radiologists celebrate the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) through a series of events and information campaigns to help the public better understand the role of medical imaging in healthcare. The theme of IDoR 2014 is brain imaging. 2014 marks the third IDoR, and for the first time, five African... Read more

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MRI Shows Grey Matter Demyelination in MS

2014 10 Sep

The severity of myelin loss in the brain’s grey matter is closely related to disease severity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to researchers in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington, Seattle. The authors of the study, which has been published online in Radiology, used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reveal... Read more

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