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BREAKING NEWS: MRI measures brain function in milliseconds

2019 17 Apr

MRI elastography: ground-breaking new way to see extremely fast neuronal activity in the brain It is magnificent how fast the human brain operates. In a fraction of a second our  neurons are activated, creating thoughts and reactions to stimuli. The speed at which radiologists can non-invasively  follow brain function using  MRI , however, is... Read more

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#ECR2019: Imaging mental disorders

2019 01 Mar

Mental health has become a global pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports one out of four people will suffer from mental disorder in their lifetime.  Breaking new ground as is customary for ECR , this year special attention was given to the need for brain  imaging in psychiatry . Prof. Jean-Pierre Pruvo head of the... Read more

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#RSNA18: MRI finds depression and anxiety brain pattern

2018 27 Nov

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, researchers have uncovered a common pattern of structural similarities and differences in the brains of people suffering from depression and social anxiety using MRI. The study compared major depressive disorder (MDD) and social anxiety... Read more

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Scientists Predict Crime Knowledge States in the Human Brain

2017 13 Mar

A multi-institutional research team has discovered that brain imaging can reveal whether someone is acting in a state of knowledge about a crime. The discovery will not have a bearing on court proceedings, but it is an inroad in the emerging field of "neurolaw," which connects neuroscience to legal rules and standards. The research is published in... Read more

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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... 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... 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