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Stanford scientists track the rise and fall of brain volume throughout life

Stanford scientists have shown how the brain changes throughout life, and created a standard curve that can be used to assess whether ...

New MRI Technique Helps Clinicians Better Predict Outcomes Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

New Rochelle, NY —Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that detects microstructural changes in brain tissue, can ...

Study links physical activity in older adults to brain white-matter integrity

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Like everything else in the body, the white-matter fibers that allow communication between brain regions also decline with age. In a new study, researchers found a strong association between the structural integrity of these white-matter tracts and an older person’s level of daily activity – not just the degree to which he or she engaged in moderate or vigorous exercise, but also whether the person was sedentary the rest of the time. ... Full story

Helping carers of brain injury patients

A unique online resource has been launched for family members and others involved in the care of people with severe forms of brain injury. ... Full story

Brain Imaging Research Pinpoints Neurobiological Basis for Key Symptoms Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Like Listlessness and Emotional Detachment in Trauma Victims

Study led by NYU Langone Medical Center bolsters support for new, personalized approaches to treating PTSD and other trauma-based disorders ... Full story

Study Finds Air Pollution Harmful to Young Brains

University of Montana researchers find children living in megacities have a higher risk of brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes ... Full story

Caving to cravings? Indulging in junk food linked to lapses in brain function

Overindulging in high-calorie snacks is partly caused by lapses in a very specific part of the brain, according to a new University of Waterloo study. ... Full story

How the brain finds what it's looking for

Study reveals how the brain processes color and motion, provides new understanding of attention ... Full story

Purdue startup commercializing innovation to reduce neurotoxin that damages nerve cells, triggers pain

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue startup is commercializing a technology that could reduce the symptoms and pain of neurological disease and injury, including multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain and Parkinson's disease. ... Full story

Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties

Brain’s White Matter Highly Predictive of Reading Acquisition Beyond Effects of Genetic Predisposition ... Full story

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