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2013-10-17 17:15:38

A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players. Although the former players in the study were not diagnosed with any neurological condition, brain imaging tests revealed unusual activity that correlated with how many times they had left the field with a head injury during their careers. Previous research has found that former American football players experience higher rates of neurodegenerative diseases such as...

2013-10-17 08:30:16

BERLIN, BOSTON and MUMBAI, India, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Piramal Imaging announced today that results from four studies evaluating the Company's PET amyloid imaging agent, florbetaben F18(*), will be presented at the 2013 Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), which will be held in Lyon, France from October 19-23, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130507/NE09018LOGO ) Florbetaben is currently being reviewed by the Food and Drug...

2013-10-16 23:30:12

Peter Boelens is heading a research project in Houston, Texas and is looking for individuals interested in being part of this research project. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Boelens is working in conjunction with the Baylor College of Medicine Imaging Center in Houston to study how prayer may have a profound effect on the brain. This effect will be documented through fMRI (no radiation). According to Boelens, emotional wounding in early life may change gene expression with...

How Your Brain Responds To Poetry
2013-10-10 08:05:36

[ Watch the Video: How Does Your Brain Process Poetry? ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Exeter have been bridging the gap between art and science by mapping the different ways in which the brain responds to poetry and prose. The team used state-of-the-art functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology to visual how the brain activates certain regions to process various activities. Before this study, no one had specifically...

2013-10-04 10:12:02

Several newly identified markers could provide valuable insight to predict the risk of rupture abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), according to new research published in the October issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Imaging with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has shown that dense white blood cells in the outermost connective tissue in the vascular wall, increased C-reactive protein and a loss of smooth muscle cells in the middle layer of the vascular wall are...

2013-10-01 23:01:56

Report Outlines Expert Panel’s Conclusion That Three Grand Challenges Must Be Met in Order to Map the Human Brain, Which is the Goal of the Obama Administration’s BRAIN Initiative Piscataway, NJ (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) today announced the publication of, “Grand Challenges in Mapping the Human Brain: NSF Workshop Report,” which summarizes the outcomes of the National Science Foundation Workshop on Mapping and Engineering...

2013-09-26 12:28:34

CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Positron Corporation (OTCBB: POSC) is pleased to announce it has entered into a licensing agreement with the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Science (INR), Moscow, Russia, for its know-how, inventions and technology related to the production of radiostrontium. Under the agreement, INR grants Positron Corporation a worldwide license to the proprietary technology, including the exclusive rights to utilize the technology in...

2013-09-24 23:21:05

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Radiopharmaceuticals Industry. London (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Radiopharmaceuticals in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals, and Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are...

2013-09-24 13:36:50

Patients suffering from early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease who were diagnosed sooner than usual using a brain imaging test received Alzheimer-specific medications earlier than those who did not have the brain imaging results available to their doctors or themselves. These patients also had significantly better clinical outcomes during the subsequent years they were clinically monitored, UCLA researchers have found for the first time. The Metabolic Cerebral Imaging in Incipient Dementia...

Neurofeedback Can Enhance The Brain's Signal-to-noise Ratio
2013-09-23 04:58:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As a needle sweeps across the grooves of a worn vinyl record, it carries the distinct sounds of hisses, scratches and even the echo of skips. For many years, however, if someone yearned to hear Frank Sinatra sing "Fly Me to the Moon," they were able to listen to his crooning baritone with technical clarity, courtesy of the increased signal-to-noise ratio of digital re-masterings. Recent advances in neurofeedback techniques have made...