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Tags results for 'MRI'

A precise new quantitative brain scan measurement method

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2013 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Can quantify the volume of specific brain tissues, a critical measurement of the progression of brain diseases.

Newly Discovered Brain Region May Be Unique To Humans

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The brain region, called the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, was described today in the journal Neuron, and is linked to higher thinking processes.

MRI sensor allows neuroscientists to map neural activity with molecular precision

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT researchers have developed a technique that allows them to precisely track neural communication in the brain over time.

Researchers close in on the dream of a safe portable brain scanner

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Diffuse optical technology, or DOT, is closing in on the accuracy of the industry standard: functional MRI.

Nanoscale composites improve MRI by ten times

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.

Magnetic stimulation show promise in treatment of bipolar disorder and depression

Posted in Medicine on 31st Oct, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Both groups experienced immediate and significant improvement in mood:

Brain Pathway Rediscovered After 100 Years

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Modern magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are giving scientists unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the human brain.

Lost languages leave traces on the brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2014 09:04 PM
by AlexMuller
What happens if a child gets shifted into a different culture after laying the foundations of its first native language?

Carnegie Mellon researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Analyzing multiple subprocesses of the brain at the same time is unprecedented in cognitive neuroscience.

New Non invasive MRI can detect early stage Alzheimers in a living animal

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2015 08:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s disease affects one out of nine people over the age of 65.

Bilingual people do neural exercise that may protect the aging brain

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2015 05:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A radical shift from decades ago when psychologists warned against raising children to speak two languages, lest they become confused and suffer delays in learning.

The human brain may age less than was previously thought

Posted in Medicine on 5th Mar, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
This has important consequences for understanding how the brain changes with age and challenges current theories of ageing.

Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The ability to analyse the entire data set from an fMRI scan provided researchers the opportunity to compare accurate computer models for both autistic and non-autistic brains.

Scientists close in on computers that work like the human brain

Posted in Hardware on 12th Apr, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have made a new breakthrough that may make possible brain-like computing capabilities.

Medical millirobots offer hope for less-invasive surgeries

Posted in Science on 1st Jun, 2015 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
To advance minimally invasive treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.

Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Is your awareness of the world and of yourself the result of specific, focused changes in your brain, or does that awareness come from a broad network of neural activity?

3D brain map reveals connections between cells in nano-scale

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope uprecedented images will allow study of abnormal connections in neurological disorders and a better understanding of the brain.

Neuromorphic Processors Could Mean Big Leap in Machine Learning

Posted in Software on 5th Sep, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
A start-up company called Knowm says it will soon begin commercializing a new technique for building neuromorphic computing chips.

Stanford researcher scans his own brain for a year and a half, the most studied in the world

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2015 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Psychologist experiments on himself, documenting his neural, metabolic, and genetic changes over 18 months.

A more precise way to measure your brain

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2016 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Measuring activity in the brain can tell us a lot about how a brain functions, as well as when the functioning is disrupted.

New type of molecular tag makes MRI 10,000 times more sensitive

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2016 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered a new form of MRI that’s 10,000 times more sensitive and could record actual biochemical reactions in real time.

Largest-ever medical imaging study launches in the UK

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2016 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists intend to capture images of the brains, hearts, bones, and arteries of 100,000 patients, with the help of MRIs, X-rays, and ultrasounds.

Scientists pinpoint where in the brain we process facial expressions

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
While we're not conscious of it, when you're looking at someone making a facial expression, there's a whole part of our brains that deals with decoding the information.

Middle-age-plus memory decline may just be a matter of changing focus

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2016 08:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Memory issues may be changes in brain focus during memory formation and retrieval, rather than a decline in brain function.

New 'Artificial Synapse' Gets Closer to Mimicking Brain Connections

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016 05:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain-inspired computing component provides the most faithful emulation yet of connections among neurons in the human brain, researchers say.

Brain-inspired device to power artificial systems

Posted in Hardware on 10th Oct, 2016 02:05 AM
by AlexMuller
New research has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain.

Unique brain 'fingerprint' can identify person with nearly 100% accuracy

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2016 12:48 PM
by AlexMuller
'This means that many of your life experiences are somehow reflected in the connectivity of your brain'

MRI breakthroughs include ultra-sensitive MRI without chemical or radioactive labels

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Heart mechanical contractions recorded in MRI machine for first time; hope to monitor neurotransmitters at 100 times lower levels.

MRI scan that can predict stroke risk has 'promise to save lives'

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2017 04:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists at Oxford University develop non-invasive technique to measure amount of cholesterol in carotid plaques.

Chance discovery reveals eyes could shine light on stroke severity

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2018 05:55 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have discovered gadolinium, a chemical regularly given to patients for MRI scans, is accumulating in the eyes and may provide increase understanding of strokes.

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