Many diseases involve structural changes in tissues, which are reflected in a change in their mechanical properties, such as elasticity. Using the sensitivity of their hands, and their detailed knowledge … Continue Reading Researchers have developed non-invasive palpation for the brain.
Many patients with high blood pressure develop coronary artery disease or heart failure, and many die as a result. However, as hypertension is a circulatory disease all parts of the … Continue Reading Researchers successfully detect early brain damage from hypertension in human study.
For 140 years, scientists’ understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke. Based on language impairments caused by stroke, scientists believed a single area of the … Continue Reading Researchers map new area of language in the human brain.
A new MRI study from the University of Pittsburgh has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety. The team state that the data … Continue Reading Neuroimaging begins to map post-concussion depression and anxiety in human study.
Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers from University of Houston and Harvard Medical School have proposed using millibots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) … Continue Reading Medical millibots for less-invasive surgeries moving out of proof-of-concept studies.
New research conducted by the UC Davis MIND Institute on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder has found differences in the underlying biology of their brains, and … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps differences in the brains of girls and boys with autism.
Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, state researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost … Continue Reading Radio-controlled nanobots open the blood-brain barrier just the right amount in murine studies.
After six years of painstaking research, a UCLA-led team has validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the atrophy of the part … Continue Reading Harmonized neuroimaging protocol for measuring early sign of Alzheimer’s has been developed.
New ‘whole-brain’ imaging technique isolates autistic and non-autistic brain differences for first time.
The functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains have been isolated for the first time, following the development of a new methodology for analysing MRI scans. Developed by researchers at … Continue Reading New ‘whole-brain’ imaging technique isolates autistic and non-autistic brain differences for first time.
People with a severe form of schizophrenia have major differences in their brain networks compared to others with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and healthy individuals, a new study from the Centre … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study begins to map alterations in human brain connections for severe schizophrenia.
Novel nanoparticle enables MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in T1 diabetes for the first time.
A pilot study led by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital have revealed that it is possible to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to image … Continue Reading Novel nanoparticle enables MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in T1 diabetes for the first time.
A region of the brain thought to control speech production develops abnormally in children who stutter, a pattern that persists into adulthood, according to a new study from the University … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study shows brain develops abnormally over lifespan of people who stutter.
Results from a preliminary study indicate that among patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), treatment with nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (low intensity stem cell transplantation) was associated with improvement … Continue Reading Stem cell transplant lessens brain lesions associated with Multiple Sclerosis in human trials.
The thickness of cortical brain tissue progressively reduces as individuals develop psychosis, according to researchers of a large, multi-site study of young adults at clinical high risk. Onset of psychosis … Continue Reading Large-scale neuroimaging study links gray matter loss to psychosis development.
A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has found, for the first time, evidence of neuroinflammation in key regions of the brains of patients with chronic pain. By … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study finds first evidence of neuroinflammation in brains of chronic pain patients.
A new study has found that children born prematurely show differences in a subtle but important aspect of memory, the ability to form and retrieve memories about context, such as … Continue Reading EEG study shows that contextual recollection impaired by premature birth.