Neuroimaging

Yale University researchers have developed a new approach that can provide more information about molecular function inside the brain through linking gene expression patterns to brain signals captured by MRI-derived T1-weighted/T2-weighted mapping.
Those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experienced an increased risk of suicide, according to a Danish study of more than 34,000 individuals.
“The less sleep you get, the less you want to socially interact. In turn, other people perceive you as more socially repulsive, further increasing the grave social-isolation impact of sleep loss,” said Matthew Walker, PhD, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC, Berkeley.
Brain MRIs of children diagnosed with the common genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NFI) displayed an underestimated frequency of brain tumors according to research published in Neurology, Clinical Practice.  
With the help of functional MRI (fMRI) technology, researchers have been able to identify certain areas of the brain associated with poor sleep quality and depression, according to a study published July 25 in JAMA Psychiatry.
Canadian researchers may have found a non-invasive method to safely poke holes in the blood-brain barrier to allow delivery of drugs for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
A new stroke imaging technology presented July 24, at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s 15th annual meeting could reduce delays in care by an hour, providing patients a better shot at full recovery, according to a release from the society.
A new test that can diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living patients with head trauma may pave the way for advances in diagnostic brain imaging, according to a July 18 article published by NPR.
A new algorithm developed by researchers from the California Institute of Technology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and the University of Salerno in Fisciano, Italy, may be able to predict a person's intelligence quotient from fMRI brain scans.
Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. transformed a person's electrical brain activity into a unique, colorful light display with the help of a magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner, according to a report published July 12 by Business Insider.
Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland have found that no two brains are the same. Findings, published in the April issue of Scientific Reports, demonstrate that brain anatomy differs in every individual due to a combination of genetics and life experiences.
It may add an extra touch of class to a suit or nice button-down shirt, but neckties can cut off essential blood flow to the brain and potentially deter one's ability to think and function normally, according to research in Neuroradiology published online June 30.
Researchers involved in a national multi-year, multi-center project are challenging the U.S. Department of Energy's supercomputers while analyzing brain imaging data via artificial intelligence (AI) to improve treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a July 3 release.
Irene Tracey, PhD and director of Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, is known as the "Queen of Pain," according to an editorial published in the July 2 issue of The New Yorker.
Resting state fMRI implemented into a clinical picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to identify eloquent cortex in patients unable to participate in a task-based study displayed a lower failure rate than standard MRI, according to research published in PLOS One.
Jun 21, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
Researchers found that using a virtual reality (VR) headset was able to identify brain aneurysms with the same accuracy as matched reference standards, according to a study published in the online July issue of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Advanced Visualization, Neuroimaging
Jun 19, 2018 | Neuroimaging
A study, 20 years in the making, found that stressful environments for children and adolescents can have long-lasting impact on neurological development. The research—published June 15 in Nature, Scientific Reports—found that continued exposure to stress contributes to slower maturation of the brain during adolescence.  
Neuroimaging, Healthcare Economics & Policy
Jun 18, 2018 | Neuroimaging
Young video game addicts may have more than just a pair of strong thumbs, as new MRI research suggests excessively playing video games can have the same effect on children's brains as drug abuse or alcoholism, according to a recent article published by The Telegraph.
Neuroimaging
Jun 13, 2018 | Neuroimaging
For the first time, MRI has detected early signs of neurological damage in patients with high blood pressure before symptoms of dementia are observable, according to a study published June 12 in Cardiovascular Research.
Neuroimaging
Jun 13, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Researchers from VU Medical Center in Amsterdam demonstrated that implementing amyloid PET imaging as a diagnostic tool in daily clinical practice and not just in clinical research cohorts may be associated with changes in diagnosis and treatment for dementia patients, according to new research published June 11 in JAMA Neurology.
Diagnostic Imaging, Neuroimaging
Jun 12, 2018 | Neuroimaging
With the help of advanced CT imaging, researchers from the Netherlands found that smokers and individuals with diabetes may face an increased risk of developing calcifications in the hippocampus, the region of the brain responsible for memory.
Neuroimaging, Advanced Visualization