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Latest Diffusion MRI Stories

2011-12-06 06:51:07

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.

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.

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 are highlighting the disproportionate influence of so called "Rich Clubs" within the human brain.

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.

2011-09-08 14:55:21

Face and voice are the two main features by which we recognise other people.

2011-09-01 12:46:57

Our brain is divided into two hemispheres, which are linked through only a few connections.

2011-07-14 13:22:36

Two years ago, researchers at UCLA found that specific regions in the brains of long-term meditators were larger and had more gray matter than the brains of individuals in a control group.

2011-06-02 12:57:02

An advanced imaging technique has revealed that some U.S. military personnel with mild blast-related traumatic brain injuries have abnormalities in the brain that have not been seen with other types of imaging.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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