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Brain-imaging Tool Used To Identify Concussion-related Abnormal Brain Proteins In Retired NFL Players
2013-01-22 15:04:06

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Technique may lead to earlier diagnosis, tracking of brain disorders in athletes Sports-related concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries have grabbed headlines in recent months, as the long-term damage they can cause becomes increasingly evident among both current and former athletes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that millions of these injuries occur each year. Despite the devastating consequences...

The Impact Of fMRI Over The Past 20 Years
2013-01-17 06:07:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published in the January edition of the Perspectives of Psychological Science reveals the impact of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) over the last 20 years, and argues that there are some issues that remain unclear. To begin, fMRI has been used to evaluate real-time brain activity. The tool can determine changes in blood flow and help researchers better understand the human brain. Past studies at...

2013-01-16 22:12:53

Findings also illustrate how individuals can train their brains to handle injuries more efficiently For the first time, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging (CCBI) have used a new combination of neural imaging methods to discover exactly how the human brain adapts to injury. The research, published in Cerebral Cortex, shows that when one brain area loses functionality, a "back-up" team of secondary brain areas immediately activates, replacing not...

2013-01-15 16:24:17

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BC Technical, the nation's leading non-OEM molecular imaging solutions provider, has acquired Genesis Medical Imaging, a leader in diagnostic imaging service, refurbished systems and parts. This strategic acquisition will allow BC Technical to strengthen its capabilities in PET/CT and SPECT/CT, and expand its nationwide service coverage to now include standalone CT and MR. The expansion also positions BC Technical for PET/MR as it becomes more...

Watching Sesame Street Helps Children’s’ Brain Develop Intellectual Abilities
2013-01-04 11:21:14

[Watch Video: Sesame Street Helps Brain Development] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using brain images, researchers are gaining insight into how humans process thought during real-life experiences. The same researchers studied brain scans of children and adults while they watched Sesame Street and found that a child´s brain changes as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math. The scientists say that the novel use of brain imaging in this...

2013-01-02 10:42:12

Scientists have developed a quick, easy and cheap vision test to find out which part — and how much — of the brain of a stroke victim has been damaged, potentially enabling them to save more lives. The test requires patients to look into a device for about ten minutes, enabling it to be used in the early stages of a stroke — even if the patient cannot move their limbs or speak. This can help doctors diagnose and treat the stroke quickly and accurately, which is vital,...

Improving Alzheimer’s Prediction
2012-12-11 19:52:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Radiology, a combination of a few diagnostic tests could improve prediction of Alzheimer's disease. More than 35 million people around the world are living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the World Health Organization. This disease is incurable and the prevalence is expected to double by 2030. "Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there are four...

Confidence Starts In The Brain
2012-12-10 05:31:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If it seems as though some people are more confident in the decisions that they make than others, it's because of differences in how their brains are wired, a team of UK researchers have discovered. Writing in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Professor Ray Dolan and colleagues from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London (UCL) have pinpointed the specific regions of the brain that work together to...

2012-12-07 12:21:58

CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Positron Corporation (OTCBB: POSC) posts their first commercial sale and shipment of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) grade Strontium-82 to a North American pharmaceutical company. Manhattan Isotope Technology (MIT), LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Position Corporation, completed the processing, production and shipment of their API grade strontium-82, which was delivered this week. The API was produced from target material received from one of its...

2012-12-06 08:27:22

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLab Partners, Inc., a leading independent core lab providing centralized cardiac safety services and medical imaging assessment, has launched new imaging capabilities targeted at the utilization of independent central image review in the detection of early Alzheimer's disease. "Recognizing the ongoing evolution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...