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For years now, research has emerged to show the effects of playing football—including repetitive concussive and sub-concussive hits—may lead to major brain damage. Now, a new study further explores the topic and affirms that players in the National Football League (NFL) could be at a higher risk for brain injuries.

Putting assumptions to rest in neuroscience, a group of researchers used an MRI approach and found that the connectivity patterns in your brain are unique to you.

Ionizing radiation from medical scans may be implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a Danish study published in Oncotarget.

A new study allowed researchers to get a look at the way Parkinson’s disease patients’ brains changed over the course of a year through functional MRI scans. The changes observed through fMRI scans of multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) patients’ and healthy controls’ brains were different across the groups.

 

Obesity may cause premature aging in the brain by mid-life, according to a study published in Neurobiology of Aging. Obesity is linked to a myriad of negative health outcomes, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but its possible neurodegenerative effects have been relatively unexplored.

 

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MRI detects signs of autism in high-risk infants

Researchers, who used MRI on infants who have older siblings with autism, were able to correctly predict about 80 percent of those infants who would later develop autism.

Engineering company to test thrombectomy device in clinical trial

Amnis Therapeutics, a biomedical engineering company in Israel, has received approval from the Karolinska Institute, a medical university in Stockholm, Sweden, to use its neuro-thrombectomy device on patients for the first time in a clinical trial.

Parental obesity linked to slow development in children

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found a link between slow development in young children and obesity rates of parents.

fMRI used to analyze psychotropic drug use in autistic patients

Neuroscientists from Rutgers University have found that trying to control bodily movement and treating children with autism using psychotropic drugs may worsen their neuromotor problems.

 
Could herpes meds slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s?

Existing research that shows a medication designed to treat herpes could also be beneficial to individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s. The treatment is being tested in a new clinical study.

Study: Brains of NFL players contain increased localized injuries, changes in white matter

For years now, research has emerged to show the effects of playing football—including repetitive concussive and sub-concussive hits—may lead to major brain damage. Now, a new study further explores the topic and affirms that players in the National Football League (NFL) could be at a higher risk for brain injuries.

Diffusion MRI used to measure brain's local connectome

Putting assumptions to rest in neuroscience, a group of researchers used an MRI approach and found that the connectivity patterns in your brain are unique to you.

MRI reveal differences in brain regions of children with Tourette syndrome

The largest study of brain structure ever reported in children with Tourette syndrome (TS) found that children with the neuropsychiatric disorder appear to have a lower white matter volume in their brain compared to those without it.

‘Placebo effect’ region in brain mapped by fMRI

Researchers at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) say functional MRI (fMRI) helped derive a brain-based marker predicting the “placebo effect,” potentially leading to treatment plans accounting for patients with high positive responses to placebos.

Medical imaging associated with development of Alzheimer's

Ionizing radiation from medical scans may be implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a Danish study published in Oncotarget.

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