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2010-09-09 10:27:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- To uncover insights into what consumers truly believe and feel about brands, global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale, www.siegelgale.com, and NeuroCompass examined several large consumer retail brands under a pilot study research project, using cutting-edge magnetic resonance imaging technology (fMRI) to generate remarkable consumer insights. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100120/NY40758LOGO ) (Logo:...

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2010-08-26 22:56:37

A group of "professional couch potatoes," as one researcher described them, has proven that even moderate exercise "“ in this case walking at one's own pace for 40 minutes three times a week "“ can enhance the connectivity of important brain circuits, combat declines in brain function associated with aging and increase performance on cognitive tasks. The study, in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, followed 65 adults, aged 59 to 80, who joined a walking group or stretching and...

2010-07-27 16:03:53

Spotting a single cancerous cell that has broken free from a tumor and is traveling through the bloodstream to colonize a new organ might seem like finding a needle in a haystack. But a new imaging technique from the University of Washington is a first step toward making this possible. UW researchers have developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that eliminates the background noise, enabling a more precise form of medical imaging "“ essentially erasing the haystack, so the needle shines...

2010-07-08 13:47:26

Early knowledge of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) response to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is crucial for determining treatment success, timing of repeat treatment, and patient prognosis. Currently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used 1-3 mo after treatment to evaluate anatomical tumor response, based upon changes in tumor size and contrast-agent enhancement. Alternatively, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can be used as a functional imaging technique to depict...

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2010-06-23 13:25:00

Researchers said on Tuesday that brain scans may be able to predict what you will do better than you can yourself, and be a powerful tool for health officials or advertisers seeking to motivate consumers. The researchers found a way to interpret "real time" brain images to show whether people who viewed messages about using sunscreen would actually use the product. Emily Falk and colleagues at the University of California Los Angeles said the scans were more accurate than the volunteers...

2010-06-18 12:20:08

Simon Cowell may appear to relish arguing with his fellow judges when they disagree with him, but new research out today suggests that "“ at least at a neuronal level "“ he would find their agreement much more satisfying. Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL (University College London) in collaboration with Aarhus University in Denmark have found that the 'reward' area of the brain is activated when people agree with our opinions. The study, published...

2010-06-17 15:02:13

The increasing number of incidental findings in brain imaging can be managed ethically and cost-effectively by screening study participants based on gender, age and family history, according to University of British Columbia researchers. Incidental findings are anomalies discovered unexpectedly during research that utilizes brain imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain. The UBC study, published online today the journal Value in Health, is the first...

2010-06-15 06:31:00

CINCINNATI, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kendle (Nasdaq: KNDL), a leading, global full-service clinical research organization, today announced it now offers Brain Network Activation (BNA) imaging providing a non-invasive platform for mapping, monitoring and understanding brain electro-physiological network activity in response to cognitive or physiological stimuli. The BNA imaging technology was developed by ElMindA, a medical technology development company based in Herzliya, Israel....

2010-06-03 16:24:46

There are biological motivations behind the stereotypically poor decisions and risky behavior associated with adolescence, new research from a University of Texas at Austin psychologist reveals. Previous studies have found that teenagers tend to be more sensitive to rewards than either children or adults. Now, Russell Poldrack and fellow researchers have taken the first major step in identifying which brain systems cause adolescents to have these urges and what implications these biological...

2010-05-27 13:31:14

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital have produced the first evidence that the opioid blocker extended-release injectable naltrexone (XR-NTX) is able to reduce the brain's response to cues that may cause alcoholics to relapse. In data presented today at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Scott Lukas, PhD, director of the Neuroimaging Center at McLean, located in Belmont, Mass., said the findings help in the understanding of how XR-NTX works in reducing...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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