Monthly Archives: October 2016

25 10, 2016

Lying gets easier with practice: MRI Study

2016-10-25T11:06:19-04:00October 25th, 2016|Uncategorised|

Avoiding confrontation, not hurting someone's feelings, securing a better position for yourself--there are many reasons why people bend the truth from time to time. While everyone has told a "little white lie," a new study suggests that so-called innocent lies may be a gateway into a more consistent, pathological habit. The MRI study, entitled The brain [...]

20 10, 2016

BC Cancer Agency study hopes to detect early signs of cancer

2016-10-20T11:57:27-04:00October 20th, 2016|Canada, Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Health and Canada|

Vancouver has become an international leader in cancer research! AIM's Whole Body Diffusion MRI detects cancer in its earliest stages, and the BC Cancer Agency is conducting developmental research on a blood test that should be able to detect early signals of cancer. The study will look at the blood of 1000 participants aged 55-70, all [...]

7 10, 2016

Does brain size matter? MRI Study

2016-10-07T06:20:22-04:00October 7th, 2016|Brain MRI, MRI Research|

It's never a compliment to be called a "birdbrain" or a "peabrain." But does brain size even matter? According to researchers from the University of Southern California, it might. In a new study published Monday in Nature Neuroscience, scientists scanned 32, 438 adults in one of the biggest studies to date in the ongoing research [...]