Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a form of dementia characterized by degeneration of the language network. In the early stages, PPA is associated with a left-lateralized pattern of cortical atrophy … Continue Reading Neuroimaging can identify start and location of amyloid plaques in living brain.
As the population continues to age, the need for biological measures of age and more precise screening tests for age-related diseases is becoming increasingly urgent. Epigenetics serves as an intersection … Continue Reading New epigenetic predictor of cancer validated in human study.
In their everyday life, people are constantly confronted with decision conflicts, especially if they need to suppress an action that would have made sense under normal circumstances. For example, when … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows that the human hippocampus is involved in quick and successful decisions.
The brain function of people addicted to cocaine is different from that of people who are not addicted and often linked to highly impulsive behavior, according to a new study … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study finds functional differences in brain communication in cocaine users.
The FDA has approved the world’s first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test that can help determine if a person has type 1 diabetes and not another type of diabetes. … Continue Reading FDA approves world’s first ZnT8Ab autoantibody test to diagnose type 1 diabetes.
In the developing brain, special proteins that act like molecular tugboats push or pull on growing nerve cells, or neurons, helping them navigate to their assigned places amidst the brain’s … Continue Reading Scientists identify crucial guiding protein in neurogenesis.
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California and the University of Hawaii demonstrates a new approach to measuring early brain development of infants, resulting in more … Continue Reading Novel study maps infant brain growth via MRI in first three months of life.
With the aid of new methods, a research team at Karolinska Institutet have developed a detailed map of the networks of the brain that control the neurotransmitter serotonin. The study, … Continue Reading Discovery of new pathways controlling the serotonergic system.
The ability to see through organs and even the entire body to visualize long-range connections between cells as well as fine-grained cellular structures has been a long-time dream of biologists. … Continue Reading See-through organs and bodies will accelerate biomedical discoveries.
Until recently, available microscopes were too slow to capture a beating heart in 3D. Now, a team from the Max Planck Institute has developed a high-speed, selective plane illumination microscope … Continue Reading Max Planck scientists image a beating heart in 3D.