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Aaron Williams was 16 years old when he committed suicide on the campus of his Charleston, South Carolina, high school in 2010. It was only until after the tragedy that neuroimaging revealed multiple lesions in his brain.

Body mass index, systolic blood pressure and smoking behaviors mediate the effects of education on cardiovascular health, according to a recent study in The BMJ.

A team of researchers used MR spectroscopy to analyze the impact of traffic-related air pollution on childhood neurological development. Their results were published in Environmental Research.

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, believe they have taken an important first step in developing a brain-based test to diagnose autism, according to the results of an fMRI-based study published in Biological Psychology.

A team of radiologists at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle will utilize fMRI, along with formal evaluations, to study the effects of cannabis on infant brain development.

French researchers used MRI to capture 3D images of babies as they made their way through the birth canal, offering insights they hope can indicate which may have trouble during labor.

A team of U.S. researchers found the brains of patients diagnosed with severe mental illnesses—such as schizophrenia and depression—may have more in common than previously thought, according to a recent fMRI study.

Whole-body MRI (WB-MRI) staged colorectal and lung cancer patients with accuracy similar to standard staging pathways, but WB-MRI saved valuable time and costs associated with screening, according to results of two new trials published May 9.

Tau levels found in concussed former athletes may help predict who will ultimately suffer from long-term effects of blows to the brain, according to a new study published in Neurology.

Four-dimensional (4D) CT can reliably evaluate ligament injuries in the ankle and may be used to test the ankle in-motion to spot asymptomatic problems, according to results of a May 8 study published in Clinical Radiology.

"Our findings suggest that patients with higher prechemotherapy DHEAS levels had lower odds of developing self-perceived cognitive impairment,” wrote authors of a study published in Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy.

"The global obesity pandemic has not only led to a greater incidence of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, but has also coincided with a rise in brain diseases, such as accelerated cognitive decline and dementia,” wrote authors of an April 23 study published in Radiology.