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Notably lower T1 relaxation times, or how brain signals can weaken over time, may point to the presence of gadolinium in the brains of patients who’ve had more than one contrast-enhanced MRI exam, according to research published online Jan. 1 in Radiology.

A one-of-a-kind trial is underway testing the GE180 radioactive tracer in humans to potentially better understand the root causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

New research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests the brain function of individuals with schizophrenia is more nuanced than previously thought.

The team, led by Terisa P. Gabrielsen, PhD, assistant professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, successfully conducted structural and functional MRI scans of 37 children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and 17 years with autism—including 17 with less-developed language skills, according to research published online Jan. 2 in the journal Molecular Autism.

Using a technique that combines two MRI scans, researchers have developed an objective way to monitor concussions, according to a study published in NeuroImage: Clinical.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia have developed a biopsy imaging needle that could help surgeons identify at-risk brain blood vessels during neurosurgery and avoid fatal cerebral bleeding, according to research published in the journal Science Advances.

Using x-ray diffraction, researchers identified patterned neurological changes during brain trauma based specifically on the force applied during the event. The findings may provide insight into what injuries correlate to specific types of damage.

What does the brain of 3.67 million year old hominin known as Little Foot look like? Thanks to Micro-CT scans of the ancient fossil, researchers reconstructed its brain and are learning more about the organ’s early evolution.

A new study lead by a neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. will utilize virtual reality headsets to pinpoint individuals who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent online report by The Observer.

South Korean researchers have developed a technique that may enhance the safety of robotic thyroidectomy procedures by overlaying augmented reality (AR) models based on CT images onto patients during surgical intervention, according to research published in the December issue of Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research.

The winning image, entitled “Kidney Rainbow”, was selected from 373 entries and acquired by Nian Wang, PhD, assistant professor of radiology at the Center for In Vivo Microcopy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Consistent bullying can take a great mental toll on teenagers. A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry found those who are regularly victimized may be sustaining physical changes to the brain.