Neuroimaging

"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.

Researchers used in vivo, two-photon imaging to identify a blood-clotting protein responsible for destroying the synapses in the brain—a precursor to cognitive decline, according to a Feb. 5 study published in Neuron.

A study investigating the differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has produced a map of more than 24,000 AD-related datapoints, according to authors of the research published Feb. 4 in Communications Biology. They claim it is one of the largest datasets of its kind.

As the Super Bowl approaches, the NFL has announced concussions are down nearly 24 percent over the past season. This led a University of Calgary researcher to reexamine the role of medical imaging in such brain injuries.

A team of U.S. researchers used fMRI to discover that a lack of sleep can reduce the brain's ability to combat pain, according to a Jan. 28 study published in the journal JNeurosci.

A team at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) gained new insights into how the brain stores information related to time with the help of fMRI and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

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.

A recent piece in the New York Times analyzed early results of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study covered during CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which associated increased screen usage with lower scores on aptitude tests and further brain processes.

Football has been in the spotlight in recent years due to numerous studies revealing the toll repeated hits to the head take on the brain. New research presented Thursday, Nov. 29, at RSNA’s 2018 Annual Meeting added to that focus, finding the sport may damage brain fibers in young football players.

A novel imaging technology—magnetoencephalography (MEG)—allows scientists to measure levels of iron-based minerals in the brain, which may provide insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, reported researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.

A recent study revealed middle-aged adults living with lung disease could be at greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment as they age.

One season of football may cause alterations in the brain development of younger players, according to research presented Monday, Nov. 26, at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.