Blog Category: Imaging

L-Dopa Improves Decision-Making In Older Adults

A study published online  in Nature Neuroscience has demonstrated that a drug widely used to treat Parkinson’s Disease can help to reverse age-related impairments in decision making in some older people.  Researchers from Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging describe the …

New Imaging Shows Brain Structures Affected by Parkinson’s Disease

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique allows scientists to see what was previously theorized – the degeneration of two brain structures affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Developed at MIT a technique which combines several types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), …

Distraction Can Reduce Pain

According to a report published in Current Biology, reduced pain perception while being distracted from pain is an everyday example of how cognitive processes can interfere with pain perception. Researchers from the University Medical Center, Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, using high-resolution …

Brain Changes in Obesity

Finnish researchers have found new evidence for the role of the brain in obesity. The central nervous system is actively involved in processing hunger signals and thus, controlling food intake. Research suggests that it is possible that the cause of …

Possible Biomarker for ADHD

Research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has identified abnormalities in the brains of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that may serve as a biomarker for the disorder.

Using functional magnetic resonance …

Can Social Networks Change Our Brain?

Scientists funded by the Wellcome Trust have found a direct link between the number of ‘Facebook friends’ a person has and the size of particular brain regions. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B

New Imaging Test Gives Physicians A Tool to Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

A new diagnostic imaging technique, gives physicians the first objective test to evaluate patients for Parkinsonian syndromes, such as Parkinson’s disease. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is among the first institutions in the country to offer DaTscan™, the only FDA-approved imaging …