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.
Survival rates for patients with lung cancer increase dramatically the earlier the disease is diagnosed, underscoring the need for effective biomarkers that can be used for detection. Now, scientists at … Continue Reading Researchers discover ‘highly effective’ new biomarker for lung cancer in human trials.
Neuroimaging study identifies characteristic pattern of protein deposits in brains of retired athletes who suffered concussions.
A new UCLA study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study identifies characteristic pattern of protein deposits in brains of retired athletes who suffered concussions.
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with altered opioid neurotransmission in the brain. New research reveals how obesity is associated with altered … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps brain neurotransmission system involved in obesity.
New imaging technique successfully detects Peripheral Arterial Disease in diabetic patients in study.
Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is caused by narrowing of the arteries … Continue Reading New imaging technique successfully detects Peripheral Arterial Disease in diabetic patients in study.
Scientists estimate that the human brain consists of about ten to one hundred billions of nerve cells. In order to fulfill their respective tasks as long as possible, these cells … Continue Reading For the first time, researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells.
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.
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found a close association between high-risk coronary artery plaque and a common liver disease using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). … Continue Reading Study finds link between coronary artery plaque and liver disease.
Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking. A growing body of research suggests that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in part, from an effort … Continue Reading Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals.