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2012-11-25 00:20:21

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental activities like reading and writing can preserve structural integrity in the brains of older people, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). While previous research has shown an association between late-life cognitive activity and better mental acuity, the new study from Konstantinos Arfanakis, Ph.D., and colleagues from Rush University Medical Center and...

Brain Activity During Psychography Significantly Reduced
2012-11-18 07:04:46

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In this week´s online open source journal PLOS ONE, a new study details how brain activity affects individuals who engage in psychography. Psychography, or automatic writing, is a technique used by mediums in an effort to free-write messages from the deceased or from spirits. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil embarked on this study, analyzing the cerebral blood flow (CBF) of...

2012-11-15 12:27:16

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Positron Corporation (OTCBB:POSC), a nuclear medicine healthcare company, announced today the appointment of Charles Conroy as Chief Operating Officer. Conroy's background includes extensive experience in corporate & product strategy, partner & alliance management, licensing, acquisitions, divestitures and portfolio management. During his career, Conroy has led highly successful global business development, marketing, and operations initiatives...

Brain Scans Show Some Head Trauma Patients Are Still Aware
2012-11-14 05:47:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Alex Seaman is 20 years old, and for the last year and a half, he's been a patient at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. He is awake and even has his eyes open at times, but Alex has no apparent awareness and is unable to talk or respond with his body. Alex suffered a severe head injury last April. He had been out celebrating a friend's 18th birthday and missed his bus stop. The bus was still moving when he jumped off and hit...

How The Brain Affects Quick Judgments In Social Settings
2012-11-13 12:51:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We make snap judgments about other people all the time, whether we like to admit it or not. In speed dating, this is especially true because we are deciding someone's romantic potential in relatively few seconds. How we make those fast decisions is not very well understood, however. A research team from the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) and Trinity College, Dublin has found that people make such speed-dating...

2012-11-06 08:28:16

PHOENIX, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionGate, Inc., today reported that it presented new data confirming that its breakthrough Cell-CT(TM) platform for the automated analysis of three dimensional (3D) images of cells can identify disease-associated features that are not visible using 2D cytology. The data were presented this week by VisionGate founder and CEO Alan Nelson, PhD, at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Cytopathology. The Cell-CT produces 3D...

2012-11-05 08:32:33

MADISON, Wisc., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQX: NVLT), a pharmaceutical company developing novel drugs for the treatment and diagnosis of cancer, today announced the closing of a private placement of equity securities to an affiliated entity of Renova Group for gross proceeds to Novelos of $2 million. The securities issued and sold in the private placement consisted of 2 million shares of Novelos' common stock, a warrant to purchase up to 1 million shares of...

2012-10-26 04:03:09

NCM USA announced today it has signed a Technology Development and Supply Agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), for the development of specialty clinical imaging agents using Zr-89 developed by NCM USA. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 NCM USA announced today it has signed a Technology Development and Supply Agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), for the development of specialty clinical imaging...

Scientists Map Brain White-Matter
2012-10-19 13:13:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A team of scientists has built the first roadmap of the white-matter microstructure in the human brain. The project, called CONNECT, was drawn up from leading research centers in the countries across Europe. Investigators met in Paris on Friday after three years of research to announce the conclusion of the project and present a paper on the findings. The new atlas of the white-matter microstructure combines...

2012-10-12 11:23:54

PALO ALTO Calif., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inscopix, Inc. and SRI International today announced a collaborative neuroscience imaging R&D program. Researchers from Inscopix and SRI's Center for Neuroscience and Metabolic Diseases will use Inscopix's nVista(TM) HD imaging system to gain a better understanding of normal brain function and the dysfunctions of neural circuitry that underlie neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. (Photo:...