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Latest Functional magnetic resonance imaging Stories

2010-09-14 12:57:38

Using MRI technology and mathematical analysis, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and Washington University in St. Louis are now able to accurately predict a young person's age simply by studying their brain scans. The research, which will likely have several clinical applications, including assessment and diagnosis, is published in the current edition of the journal Science. For several years, OHSU researcher Damien Fair, Ph.D., and his colleagues at Washington...

2010-09-13 07:00:00

DALLAS, September 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Advanced Technologies and Global Forecast (2010 - 2015)' studies the MRI market based on technologies and applications and analyzes major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the magnetic resonance imaging systems market in North America, Europe, Asia and ROW (Rest of the World). Browse market data tables and in-depth TOC on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Advanced Technologies and Global...

2010-09-10 14:28:12

There is new evidence that people can learn to control the activity of some brain regions when they get feedback signals provided by functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (fMRI). Dr. Andrea Caria and colleagues used this specialized imaging technique during training sessions in three groups of healthy participants who were asked to assess visual emotional stimuli (negative or neutral pictures). The scientists were interested in the signals generated by the insula, a brain region...

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...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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