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CCNY researchers open 'Golden Window' in deep brain imaging
The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a 'Golden Window' for deep brain imaging by researchers at The City College of New York led by biomedical engineer Lingyan Shi. This is a first for brain imaging, said Shi, a research associate in City College's Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, and the biology department. (2015-11-11)

Barrow researchers identify a new approach to detect the early progression of brain tumors
Researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center recently participated in a pilot study with the Montreal Neurological Institute that suggests a certain type of MRI scanning can detect when a patient is failing brain tumor treatment before symptoms appear. The results of the study pave the way for a proactive treatment approach. (2008-08-28)

APS tip sheet: Untangling neurons with scattered light
New analysis examines light scattering properties in brain tissue to better understand the three-dimensional structure of nerve fibers. (2020-03-30)

Organization for Human Brain Mapping's 11th Annual Meeting
The latest developments in the field of functional brain mapping will be presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the primary meeting at which brain researchers throughout the world present their most recent findings. Topics include neuroanatomy, emotion, memory, motor behavior, perception, imaging, modeling, cognition, language and clinical research on brain disease and disorders. This meeting includes nearly 1600 oral and poster presentations and symposia. (2005-05-16)

Imaging technique sheds new light on the composition of the brain of moderate cannabis users
Diffusion tensor imaging, a newly developed magnetic resonance imaging technique, could enable researchers to gain a better understanding of the effects of cannabis on the brain. In a preliminary study published today in the open access journal Harm Reduction Journal, researchers used diffusion tensor imaging to compare the brain tissue of young people who had used cannabis moderately as teenagers and young people who had not. (2006-05-07)

Rapid whole-brain imaging with single cell resolution
In collaboration with several Japanese institutes, researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center in Japan demonstrate an easy and fast way to achieve whole brain imaging for 3-D analysis of gene expression profiles and neural circuits at the systems level. (2014-04-17)

A deep brain disorder
A group of investigators from San Diego State University's Brain Development Imaging Laboratory are shedding a new light on the effects of autism on the brain. The team has identified that connectivity between the thalamus, a deep brain structure crucial for sensory and motor functions, and the cerebral cortex, the brain's outer layer, is impaired in children with autism spectrum disorders. (2013-06-25)

Deep brain mapping to isolate evidence of Gulf War syndrome
As a congressionally mandated report reveals one of every four veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf conflict suffers from Gulf War syndrome, statistical scientists at Southern Methodist University are analyzing brain scan images from a nationwide sample of veterans displaying symptoms. (2008-11-19)

New method helps make orthotopic brain-tumor imaging clearer and faster
A research team led by Prof. ZHENG Hairong from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Prof. LIU Bin from the University of Singapore, reported the first NIR-II fluorescent molecule with aggregation-induced-emission (AIE) characteristics for dual fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging. (2018-06-08)

Diattenuation imaging -- a promising imaging technique for brain research
A new imaging method provides structural information about brain tissue that was previously difficult to access. Diattenuation imaging, developed by scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Groningen, allows to differentiate, e.g., regions with many thin nerve fibers from regions with few thick nerve fibers. With current imaging methods, these tissue types cannot easily be distinguished. (2019-03-19)

Interpretations of brain activity based on cognitive theories fail to recognize background neuronal firing
When the brain is stimulated, functional imaging results are misinterpreted by neglecting the resting brain neurotransmitter activity. A Yale study shows the brain at rest is doing the same sort of neuronal firing as it does when stimulated by a task. (2001-01-02)

Study examines drowning-induced brain injury in children
A new study indicates that children who develop brain injury due to non-fatal drowning often experience severe motor deficits but maintain relatively intact perceptual and cognitive capabilities. (2017-08-01)

Carnegie Mellon statistics student honored for technique to aid in brain imaging
Kary Myers, a Ph.D. student in statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, has won a Student Paper Competition Award from the Statistical Computing and Statistics Graphics sections of the American Statistical Association for her paper, (2004-01-29)

Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2004 Annual Meeting
The latest developments in the field of functional human brain mapping will be presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the primary meeting at which brain researchers throughout the world present their most recent findings. Topics to include perception, cognition, emotion, development and aging and clinical research on brain disease and disorders. This meeting includes over 1600 oral and poster presentations and symposia. (2004-06-10)

Atlas of older brains could help diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
A digital map of the ageing brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests. (2015-06-24)

Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2003 Annual Meeting
The latest developments in the field of functional brain imaging will be presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the primary meeting at which brain researchers throughout the world present their most recent findings. Topics to include perception, cognition, emotion, development and aging and clinical research on brain disorders. This meeting includes over 1600 poster presentations, symposia, platform presentations and a special lecture by Eric Kandel, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine. (2003-06-12)

MR technique shows brains of Alzheimer's patients similar to immature brains in children
A new MR imaging technique used to study white matter in the brain has found something intriguing--the brains of Alzheimer's patients show some of the same signs as the immature brains of children. (2003-05-07)

New imaging technique in Alzheimer's disease opens up possibilities for new drug development
Tau PET is a new and promising imaging method for Alzheimer's disease. A case study from Lund University in Sweden now confirms that tau PET images correspond to a higher degree to actual changes in the brain. According to the researchers behind the study, this increases opportunities for developing effective drugs. (2016-10-03)

UC San Diego scientists developing brain imaging methods for studying natural human behavior
The Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at UC San Diego will create a new imaging process to study human body/brain dynamics of subjects engaged in normal activity in ordinary room environments. The work, to be performed under a four year, $3.4 million research grant from the US Navy Office of Naval Research, aims at developing a concurrent brain and body imaging modality MoBI. (2008-12-10)

UCLA scientists fine-tune probe for early Alzheimer's detection
How the imaging agents work that scan the Alzheimer's brain is unknown. A new UCLA study reveals the physical mechanisms that allow chemical agents to bind to and detect amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles in the brain. The discovery will speed the development of new imaging agents, enabling quicker diagnosis and earlier treatment. (2012-09-24)

Brain imaging reveals secrets of love, fear and betrayal
An unusual lecture highlighting the fascinating insights which brain imaging gives to the workings of the human mind is being hosted by the University of Edinburgh tomorrow (Tuesday, 15 March). The lecture, given by University of Oxford neuroscientist Professor Paul Mathews, will illuminate the parallels between the works of Shakespeare and the current search by experts to uncover the secrets of the brain. (2005-03-14)

Radiation therapy vital to treating brain tumors, but it exacts a toll
Radiation therapy (RT) using high-energy particles is a common and critical component in successfully treating patients with brain tumors but it is also associated with significant adverse effects. In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that irradiation can cause broader adverse effects, altering the structural network properties in impacted brains and perhaps contributing to delayed cognitive impairments observed in many patients following brain RT. (2017-06-09)

New imaging tool helps researchers see extent of Alzheimer's early damage
New imaging technology allows scientists to see the widespread loss of brain synapses in early stages of Alzheimer's disease, a finding that one day may help aid in drug development, according to a new Yale University study. (2020-05-13)

SMASH imaging increases effectiveness of MRI for musculoskeletal imaging
Using simultaneous acquisition of spatial harmonics (SMASH) T2-weighted imaging for knee MRI results in a significant decrease in imaging time, as compared to conventional fat-saturated T2-weighted imaging, without any negative effects on MRI interpretation or patient clinical outcome, says a new study by researchers from the Neuroskeletal Imaging Institute in Melbourne, FL. (2004-05-03)

Poetry is like music to the mind, scientists prove
Scientists at the University of Exeter used state-of-the-art functional magnetic resonance imaging technology, which allows them to visualize which parts of the brain are activated to process various activities. No one had previously looked specifically at the differing responses in the brain to poetry and prose. (2013-10-09)

Diffusion tensor MRI better than T2-weighted for evaluating diseased brain tissue in MS patients
Areas of abnormal white matter in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients appear much larger on diffusion tensor MRI than on T2-weighted MRI, a finding which could impact therapy options, according to a new study by researchers from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. (2004-08-02)

Single traumatic brain injury can have long-term consequences for cognition
A single incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to long-lasting neurodegeneration, according to a study of 32 individuals. (2019-09-04)

PET scans reveal that tau predicts Alzheimer's disease progression
Thanks to positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of tau, which has only recently become available, researchers now report that tau tangles provide a good indication of cognitive decline in later stages of the disease. (2016-05-11)

High-speed whole-brain imaging improves understanding of brain disease
Researchers at Osaka University develop a high-speed serial-sectioning imaging system that captures high-resolution images of a whole mouse brain and furthers our understanding of brain diseases in rodents and primates. (2017-07-09)

University of Toronto researchers shedding new light on neural imaging research
Using cutting-edge illumination technology, professor Ofer Levi and his research students from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has developed a new cost-effective neural imaging system. It allows researchers to make much more complex maps of the brain with just one camera and one imaging system. (2012-04-02)

Springer announces launch of Brain Imaging and Behavior
Springer will launch Brain Imaging and Behavior in 2007. The journal will be of broad interest to researchers and clinicians in fields concerned with brain/behavior relationships such as neuropsychology, psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, rehabilitation and cognitive neuroscience. (2006-06-08)

Brain research provides clues to what makes people think and behave differently
Differences in the physical connections of the brain are at the root of what make people think and behave differently from one another. Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Neuron shed new light on the details of this phenomenon, mapping the exact brain regions where individual differences occur. Their findings reveal that individuals' brain connectivity varies more in areas that relate to integrating information than in areas for initial perception of the world. (2013-02-06)

New research brain abnormalities appear early in psychoses
This new research study shows that abnormalities previously found in patients with long-term psychoses are present much earlier, perhaps even before symptoms develop. Brain scans of 25 patients in the earliest stages of psychosis showed parts of a section of the brain mainly related to memory and recognition of speech (the temporal lobe) were shrunk compared with those of healthy people. (2002-07-01)

Differences in brain function make it hard for people with schizophrenia to interpret other people's feelings
A new brain imaging study from the Institute of Psychiatry shows for the first time that brain abnormalities and social difficulties in schizophrenia are related. This exciting new study shows that differences in brain function in people with schizophrenia make it difficult for them to gauge what other people are feeling. The findings, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in December, provide crucial information that may help people with schizophrenia to live normal lives. (2000-11-30)

'Ouch zone' in the brain identified
Activity in a brain area known as the dorsal posterior insula is directly related to the intensity of pain, an Oxford University brain imaging study people has found. These results could help detect pain in people with limited communication abilities. The research team now plans to verify these results by attempting to switch off this brain region in relevant patients suffering from intractable pain. (2015-03-09)

Whole-brain imaging of mice during behavior
In a study published in Neuron, Emilie Macé from Botond Roska's group and collaborators demonstrate how functional ultrasound imaging can yield high-resolution, brain-wide activity maps of mice for specific behaviors. The non-invasive technology has promising applications for ophthalmologic, neurologic and psychiatric diseases. (2018-12-05)

Big steps forward in human functional brain imaging, but collaborations key to patient benefit
Twenty years after the publication of the first human study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) - a technique to measure activity in the brain through the flow of blood - the Wellcome Trust has published a report providing reflections on the field of human functional brain imaging. (2011-09-06)

New imaging technique doubles visibility of brain tumors in scans
A new three-dimensional imaging technique has been developed that greatly improves the visibility of brain tumors in magnetic resonance imaging scans. The technique will potentially enable earlier diagnosis of tumors when they are smaller and more treatable. (2020-10-28)

The world's brain mapping experts in Melbourne for annual conference
Brain imaging scientists from around the world will attend the 14th Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping from June 15-19 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. (2008-06-12)

New X-ray imaging developed by scientists
Scientists have developed an X-ray imaging system that enables researchers to see 'live' how effective treatments are for cystic fibrosis. (2014-08-15)

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