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2014-03-04 16:11:22

Veterans exposed to explosions who do not report symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have damage to the brain's white matter comparable to veterans with TBI, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The findings, published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation on March 3, 2014, suggest that a lack of clear TBI symptoms following an explosion may not accurately reflect the extent of brain injury. Veterans of recent...

2014-03-04 08:31:27

SAINT-GENIS-POUILLY, France, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), a fast growing international player in Molecular Nuclear Medicine (MNM), announced today that they have received orphan drug designation status for their radiopharmaceutical, Gallium-68 DOTATATE. The orphan drug designation has been granted by both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for use of Gallium-68 DOTATATE as a diagnostic...

2014-03-04 08:31:24

AAA to acquire 100% of IEL in newly issued AAA shares SAINT-GENIS-POUILLY, France, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - The acquisition gives AAA its first direct sales presence in the UK and Ireland, expands its specialist nuclear medicine capabilities and gives it the rights to IEL's licensed SPECT radiopharmaceutical diagnostic product, IELMAG3 - IEL generated sales of almost GBP6.77 million for the year ended 31 December...

2014-02-26 12:25:37

Particle accelerator will produce radioisotopes for tagging and tracking potential new drugs starting this spring MATTAWAN, Mich., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MPI Research Chairman and CEO William U. Parfet, Jack Hoppin, PhD, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner of inviCRO, and Marc Berridge, PhD, President, and Founder of 3D Imaging today announced the arrival of one of the most vital components for the operation of the new Translational Imaging Center: the cyclotron. The particle...

2014-02-20 12:05:31

Head movement during fMRI may bias sampling toward subjects with lower cognitive ability Kessler Foundation researchers have shown that discarding data from subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exhibit head movement during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may bias sampling away from subjects with lower cognitive ability. The study was published in the January issue of Human Brain Mapping. (Wylie GR, Genova H, DeLuca J, Chiaravalloti N, Sumowski JF. Functional MRI movers...

2014-02-19 12:58:27

Watching video of simple tasks before carrying them out may boost the brain's structure, or plasticity, and increase motor skills, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. Brain plasticity is the brain's ability to flex and adapt, allowing for better learning. The brain loses plasticity as it ages. For the study, 36 right-handed healthy adults participated in 40-minute...

2014-02-17 12:24:11

DUBLIN, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7sxbvl/analysis_of_the ) has announced the addition of the "Analysis of the European Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment Market" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Trends and Dynamics in the Used or Pre-owned Medical Imaging Systems Market This research service provides an in-depth analysis of the European refurbished medical imaging...

2014-02-12 12:30:19

Eli Lilly, the Sole Competitor in 2013, Will Be Joined by GE Healthcare, Piramal Enterprises and Navidea Biopharmaceuticals in the Next Few Years, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the United States Alzheimer's imaging agent market will grow dramatically over the next 10 years. Currently, Eli Lilly's Amyvid, launched in June 2013, is the only Food and Drug Administration...

Research Reveals White Matter 'Scaffold' Of Human Brain
2014-02-11 16:53:41

University of Southern California USC researchers create first map of core white matter connections; find not all brain connections are equally important For the first time, neuroscientists have systematically identified the white matter "scaffold" of the human brain, the critical communications network that supports brain function. Their work, published Feb. 11 in the open-source journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, has major implications for understanding brain injury and...

2014-02-10 04:21:45

LONDON, February 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MR Solutions is launching the world's first cryogen free 7 Tesla*, cryogen free, pre clinical MRI scanner. The initial scanner which has a bore of 17cm will be followed later in the year with a range of scanners with larger bore sizes. MR Solutions is setting the pace in the pre-clinical scanning market with a range of ground-breaking innovations. It was only a few months ago that they announced that their cryogen free 3T MRI...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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