In Alzheimer’s, a build-up of plaque and dysfunctional proteins in the brain are known to be hallmarks of the disease. While the majority of Alzheimer’s research has focused on accumulation … Continue Reading New technique reveals that tau predicts Alzheimer’s disease progression.
It is known that glucose is an essential fuel for brain energy metabolism as well as oxygen. Functional activation of neurons is normally associated with increases in the local cerebral … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows genetics and environment affect different regions of brain.
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome (DS) represent the world’s largest population of predetermined … Continue Reading Study validates beta amyloid as cause of dementia in both Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.
A blood clot is a dangerous health situation with the potential to trigger heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies. To treat a blood clot, doctors need to find its … Continue Reading New contrast allows whole-body blood clot scans in animal model.
Scientists have long suspected that neuroinflammation caused by a reactive immune system could be tripping off the neurodegeneration seen in certain dementias, multiple sclerosis, and other deadly diseases of the … Continue Reading Immune response in the human brain accurately measured for the first time ever.
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.
Hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in the pituitary region of the brain is a promising tool for differentiating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) … Continue Reading Hybrid neuroimaging shows pituitary abnormalities in veterans with PTSD.
Changes in brain connections visible on MRI could represent an imaging biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows brain connection breakdown in early Alzheimer’s disease.
An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School … Continue Reading Neuroimaging technique identifies concussion-related brain disease in living brain.
People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, … Continue Reading Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry.