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Despite what countless click-bait advertisements may promise, “one simple hack” rarely changes your life. But a new imaging technology from Duke University Health System may pack plenty of potential for changing ultrasonic capabilities.

A new study conducted by a team of researchers led by Michel Grothe of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Rostock, Germany, announced the development of a four-stage model of regional amyloid beta (Aβ) protein deposition that can be found in patients with Alzheimer's, according to an article by Alzforum. 

Longer gestation during normal pregnancy is associated with significantly greater development of white matter in babies’ brains. However, similar associations are no longer present by the time children are 8 years old. The lack may confirm that white-matter development in the brains of preemies tends to catch up as these children grow.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of shuteye per night for adults between 26 and 64. Using functional MRI, researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Mental Health in Tokyo have shown why getting less often leads to bad moods and poor emotional health.

Following percutaneous interventions for malignant liver lesions, patients are ably assessed with a combination of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and perfusion-imaging software, according to the authors of a study published online September 25 in Ultraschall in der Medizin/European Journal of Ultrasound.

 

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RSNA 2016: Keynote encourages radiologists to embrace evolving technology to treat cancer

On the third day of RSNA, attendees packed the main auditorium to see a keynote address on advancing imaging technologies and techniques that will become useful in efforts to treat cancer. 

Novel PET compound upends the field at detecting Alzheimer’s-associated amyloid

Washington University researchers say they have developed a novel PET tracer that is significantly better than FDA-approved compounds at detecting amyloid clusters in patients with suspected Alzheimer’s disease. 

Continuous imaging shows cells during limb regeneration

Regeneration of limbs may be restricted to lizards and crustaceans, but science is no less interested in studying just how cells accomplish the amazing feat. For the first time, researchers have been able to record just how epidermal cells act during regrowth after amputation.

Hospital's new intraoperative MRI provides real-time images

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, a part of Miami Children’s Health System, has recently installed a new intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) system that is able to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy brain tissue and improve accuracy for surgeons removing tumors.

MRI captures electric brain stimulation in action

Researchers have developed an MRI method to get a visual on electric currents affecting the human brain immediately after sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).

New tau PET tracer carries potential to advance Alzheimer's testing

There’s a new way to detect the buildup of tau proteins in living brains, according to research published in the journal Brain. The method uses PET imaging to see in which regions of the brain the protein is accumulating. It may also possibly reveal clues about the potential for Alzheimer’s or other tau-related cognitive diseases in individual patients—and pave the way for new types of Alzheimer’s drugs.

 
Concussion diagnosis rates rise as awareness grows

Concussion diagnosis rates are rising among teenagers—and researchers think they know why. It might not be that more kids are actually getting hurt, but that coaches, parents and doctors are more aware of the warning signs of adolescent head injuries.

Neuroradiologists beaten by computer at making a key diagnostic distinction on MRI

To the human eye scrutinizing MR images, brain cancer cells can look a lot like cells killed or damaged by radiation treatment. Now comes a computer program capable of beating neuroradiologists at distinguishing between the two.

Near-infrared light shows potential to both image and treat traumatized brains

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have demonstrated that near-infrared (NIR) light can be used not only to image the brain but also, potentially, to treat it for post-traumatic stress disorder. 

MRI may help head off underage drinking

Teens aren’t going to like this: Neuro MRI has helped researchers accurately predict which young persons are likely to become heavy drinkers by the time they turn 18. If readily replicable, the work may suggest modes of pre-problem intervention.

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