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2012-03-02 13:41:24

A powerful new imaging technique called High Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT) will allow doctors to clearly see for the first time neural connections broken by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other disorders, much like X-rays show a fractured bone, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh in a report published online today in the Journal of Neurosurgery. In the report, the researchers describe the case of a 32-year-old man who wasn't wearing a helmet when his all-terrain...

2012-02-07 23:10:24

Innovative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that can measure changes in the microstructure of the white matter likely to affect brain function and the ability of different regions of the brain to communicate are presented in an article in the groundbreaking new neuroscience journal Brain Connectivity, a bimonthly peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.. The article is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/brain Brain function depends on the ability of...

2011-12-08 22:33:15

Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging measures were associated with prognostic tumor markers, demonstrating the potential of magnetic resonance imaging for prediction of disease prognosis and stratification of patients to appropriate therapies, according to preliminary data presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. "Breast cancers are heterogeneous, and different subtypes of breast cancer will respond differently to therapy," said Sana...

2011-12-06 06:51:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Soccer fans may worry more than just about making a goal. Researchers used diffusion tensor imaging, DTI, to study the effects of soccer 'heading' and found that players who head the ball with the high frequency have abnormalities similar to those found in traumatic brain injury, TBI, patients. Heading, in which players field the soccer ball with their head, is an essential part of the game and the focus of many training drills. "Heading a soccer ball is not an...

2011-11-14 23:11:38

The brain scans of high school football and hockey players showed subtle injury -- even if they did not suffer a concussion — after taking routine hits to the head during the normal course of play, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. The research, reported  online in the journal Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is preliminary, involving a small sample of athletes, but nonetheless raises powerful questions about the consequences of the mildest head injury...

Not All Brain Regions Are Created Equal
2011-11-02 04:41:03

Just as the Occupy Wall Street movement has brought more attention to financial disparities between the haves and have-nots in American society, researchers from Indiana University and the University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands are highlighting the disproportionate influence of so called "Rich Clubs" within the human brain. Not all regions of the brain, they say, are created equal. "We've known for a while that the brain has some regions that are 'rich' in the sense of...

2011-09-26 12:16:15

A new type of diagnostic imaging - which can better differentiate benign lung lesions from those which are cancerous - could be used to prevent unnecessary surgery by enabling more accurate diagnosis of the disease. A study by Belgian researchers, which will be presented today (25 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, found that the new technique can more accurately determine whether people have the disease when compared with the current method...

2011-09-08 14:55:21

MPI researchers discover direct connections between the areas of the brain responsible for voice and face recognition Face and voice are the two main features by which we recognise other people. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have now discovered that there is a direct structural connection consisting of fibre pathways between voice- and face-recognition areas in the human brain. The exchange of information, which is assumed to take...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.