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2013-11-04 10:30:58

Neuroimaging findings indicate presence of 'fatigue-network' in persons with MS A new study by Kessler Foundation scientists sheds light on the mechanisms underlying cognitive fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Cognitive fatigue is fatigue resulting from mental work rather than from physical labor. Genova H et al: Examination of cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis using functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging" was published on Nov. 1 in PlosOne....

2013-07-23 12:26:05

Diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking with reliable tracking orientation and flexible step size can show white matter fiber bundles in the healthy corpus callosum. Researchers used two sets of human data to assess the performance of this method; one was from a healthy volunteer and the other from a patient with low-grade glioma. Results verified that this method was superior to the single-tensor Fiber Assignment by Continuous Tracking and the two-tensor eXtended Streamline Tractography for...

2013-03-07 15:36:27

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have cognitive problems, or problems with memory, attention, and concentration, have more damage to areas of the brain involved in cognitive processes than people with MS who do not have cognitive problems, according to a study published in the March 6, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study used a type of MRI brain scan called diffusion tensor imaging along with regular MRI scans to...

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...

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2012-03-30 09:58:44

Researchers have mapped brain nerves and have found them to be laid out in a three-dimensional grid. Mapping out these nerves will provide a greater insight into the inner-workings of the brain, as well as allow doctors to more precisely diagnose psychiatric and neurological disorders. Van Wedeen, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital led the research team who conducted this study. The results have been compared to a “bowl of spaghetti," a “chess board," and “a New York...

2011-08-09 07:30:00

DENVER, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association says stress costs corporations $300 billion a year in absences, medical costs, lost productivity and turnover. But this doesn't have to happen. "You perceive situations as threatening every day. You forgot you have the ability to shift your perceptions and your reactions to any situation which makes all of the difference in the outcome," says stress relief expert Lauren E. Miller, who recently launched her 4th...

2011-03-07 08:15:00

JUPITER, Fla., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company, today announced that it will release financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010 on Thursday, March 10, 2011 before market open to be followed by a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091214/DYADICLOGO ) The conference call may be accessed by dialing 800-967-0627 (domestic) or 913-312-0953 (international)...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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