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"The implication is that this [change in gray matter] is potentially a consequence of cannabis use. You're changing your brain with just one or two joints. Most people would likely assume that one or two joints would have no impact on the brain," said Hugh Garavan, PhD, senior author of the study and professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont.

With data obtained from fMRI scans and machine learning, National University of Singapore-led (NUS) researchers have a better understanding of the cellular architecture of the brain.

At Stanford University Medical School in California, virtual reality is helping to make surgical training and planning more efficient and patient-centered all while reframing education for medical students, according to an article published online Jan. 9 by Fortune.

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.