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Visual Sensitivity Improved By Learning To Control Brain Activity
2012-12-05 15:46:31

Wellcome Trust Training human volunteers to control their own brain activity in precise areas of the brain can enhance fundamental aspects of their visual sensitivity, according to a new study. This non-invasive 'neurofeedback' approach could one day be used to improve brain function in patients with abnormal patterns of activity, for example stroke patients. Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL used non-invasive, real-time brain imaging that enabled...

2012-11-27 15:30:30

Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Using positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers were able to detect physiological evidence of chemo brain, a common side effect in patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment. "The chemo brain phenomenon is described as 'mental fog' and 'loss...

2012-11-27 13:58:22

New MRI technique could help doctors track how patients respond to treatment A new imaging technique developed at MIT offers the first glimpse of the degeneration of two brain structures affected by Parkinson's disease. The technique, which combines several types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), could allow doctors to better monitor patients' progression and track the effectiveness of potential new treatments, says Suzanne Corkin, MIT professor emerita of neuroscience and leader of...

2012-11-27 00:23:50

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Using positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers were able to detect physiological evidence of chemo brain, a common side effect in patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment. "The...

2012-11-26 13:05:45

All patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) lose brain cells, which leads to a shrinking, or atrophy, of the brain. But the pattern of gray matter loss is significantly different in men and women, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "We found that the extent and distribution of regional gray matter volume loss in the brain was strongly influenced by gender," said lead researcher Maria Vittoria Spampinato, M.D.,...

Active Lifestyle Plays A Significant Role In Keeping The Brain Healthy
2012-11-26 12:28:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We all know that exercise helps keep us healthy and feeling young, but it´s not just our body that is reaping the rewards. According to researchers from UCLA, an active lifestyle also keeps our brain healthier and younger compared to our less-active peers. Lead author Cyrus Raji and colleagues set out to determine what role physical activity plays in overall health of the brain during aging. Specifically, the researchers...

2012-11-26 08:24:43

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 98(th )annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, November 25-29, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today reaffirmed its commitment to transforming care for the imaging and patient community through creating new clinical solutions, offering faster ways to collaborate and providing breakthrough economic value. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-11-26 00:20:43

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An active lifestyle helps preserve gray matter in the brains of older adults and could reduce the burden of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Dementia exacts a staggering toll on society. More than 35 million people worldwide are living with the disease, according to the World Health Organization, and the...

2012-11-26 00:20:35

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) lose brain cells, which leads to a shrinking, or atrophy, of the brain. But the pattern of gray matter loss is significantly different in men and women, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "We found that the extent and distribution of regional gray matter volume loss in the brain was strongly influenced by gender," said lead...

Seniors Find Mental Benefits From Everyday Activities
2012-11-25 07:26:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Reading a book or playing a spirited game of chess could actually help seniors preserve the structural integrity of their brains, according to a new research presented Sunday at the Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA) annual meeting. Building upon previous research that established a link between cognitive activity and improved astuteness and discernment later in life, researchers from the Rush University Medical Center...