17 01, 2017

Pregnancy leads to changes in brain structure: MRI study

2017-01-17T09:12:01-05:00January 17th, 2017|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

A study published last month in the journal of Nature Neuroscience used MR imaging to research the changes in the brain brought about by pregnancy. The study, entitled 'Pregnancy leads to long-lasting changes in human brain structure', discovered a reduction of gray matter regions pertaining to social cognition in the brains of pregnant women. The research was [...]

26 08, 2016

MRI-guided ultrasound a non-surgical option for essential tremor

2016-08-26T16:31:28-04:00August 26th, 2016|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Canada, MRI Research, Radiology|

Essential tremor, a neurological disorder that affects millions of people, is not a terminal condition but is one that greatly impedes upon quality of life. Characterized by continuous and rhythmic shaking, most often occurring in the hands or voice, sufferers of essential tremor are unable to perform routine tasks such as tying shoelaces or picking [...]

4 08, 2016

Brains of obese look 10 years older at middle age: MRI Study

2016-08-04T20:52:53-04:00August 4th, 2016|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Packing on the pounds may increase your body mass index, but it won't increase brain volume, according to a new MRI study. Although the human brain inevitably shrinks as it ages, researchers have found that the brains of obese subjects appear 10 years older at middle age than their fitter counterparts. The UK study, entitled [...]

15 07, 2016

Lose weight by drinking more water: MRI study

2016-07-15T14:34:42-04:00July 15th, 2016|Brain MRI, Health and Canada, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

You're not hungry, you're thirsty. It's almost too easy: dieters everywhere have heard this advice for decades, but now it's been backed up by MRI science. The study, conducted by Wageningen University in the Netherlands, worked with 19 participants to collect the data. Done in three parts, the research looked at MRI scans of the stomach, [...]

8 07, 2016

Knee problems common in basketball players: MRI study

2016-07-08T15:32:36-04:00July 8th, 2016|Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology, Sport MRI|

While there are injuries inherent in every sport, few expose players to such fast-paced stop-start motions in the lower joints the way basketball does. (Squash is another sport that exposes players to jerking movements, but it has nothing on basketball in terms of popularity!) A recent study published June 22 in the Clinical Journal of [...]

17 06, 2016

Saturated fats linked to breast cancer in postmenopausal women: MRI study

2016-06-17T20:03:44-04:00June 17th, 2016|Cancer Research, MRI Research, Radiology|

While unrestrained weight gain always brings with it a greater chance of cancer, new research into breast cancer in postmenopausal women has found a link between the type of fats being consumed. A highly occurrence of saturated fats (found mainly in meats, butter, cheeses, creams and palm oils) in the breasts has been linked to [...]

1 06, 2016

The schizophrenic brain attempts to repair itself: MRI study

2016-06-01T22:42:25-04:00June 1st, 2016|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Few diseases are stigmatized as much as schizophrenia, or other similar mental health illnesses. But things are looking up: according to new MRI research, brains afflicted with schizophrenia show an ability to identify and fight off the disease. The study, entitled Dynamic cerebral reorganization in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia: a MRI-derived cortical thickness study, was [...]

4 05, 2016

CT scans linked to high cancer costs

2016-05-04T21:57:45-04:00May 4th, 2016|Cancer Research, Medical Imaging, Radiology|

It's not exactly a secret that CT technology, although useful in its diagnostic application, has harmful effects due to the large amounts of ionizing radiology associated with it. But it wasn't until just weeks ago that anyone was aware that the cost of treating cancers induced by CT scanning in the US numbered in the hundred [...]

27 04, 2016

Words stored in specific brain regions: MRI Study

2016-04-27T21:46:43-04:00April 27th, 2016|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Another brain fMRI study, another step closer to mind reading! Researchers from Berkeley have mapped out a "semantic atlas"--that is, an interactive map of which words activate what areas of the brain. The study, Natural speech reveals the semantic maps that tile human cerebral cortex, has just been published in Nature. Check out the video below to learn [...]

20 04, 2016

First ever look at the brain on LSD: MRI study

2016-04-20T20:40:03-04:00April 20th, 2016|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

In the 1950s and 60s, researchers at the forefront of neuroscience and psychology experimented with LSD for PTSD and depression. Despite the positive effects of treatments (which came in small doses in controlled environments) the drug and corresponding research on its therapeutic benefits were banned in North America in the late sixties. Newly published research which used MRI for [...]

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