South Africa:Mental Health Scandal - Claimants Receive Payouts
[News24Wire] The Gauteng government has paid out R159 460 000 to the claimants of the Life Esidimeni arbitration, it said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Better Flu Shot May Be On the Horizon. Here ’s Why
Each year, influenza viruses bring aches, pains, fever and overall misery to millions of people. The flu also leads to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. In a new paper published in Genome Medicine, researchers say a blood test may be able to identify which people are more likely to fight off the flu and which may have a harder time. And information from that same test could lead to new treatments — including more effective vaccines — that might make more people more flu-resistant. For four years, Purvesh Khatri, an associate professor of medicine and biomedical data science at S...
Source: TIME: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Modeling memory differentiation in T cells
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology twis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Smoking and diabetes 'risk factors' for calcium buildup in brain
A study of brain CT scans of patients with memory problems found that diabetes and smoking were linked to hippocampal calcifications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century
(Uppsala University) The intensive whaling that has pushed many species to the brink of extinction today may be several centuries older than previously assumed. This view is held by archaeologists from Uppsala and York whose findings are presented in the European Journal of Archaeology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clever solution: Crows are cleaning city streets – a Dutch startup is training them to pick up cigarette butts in exchange for treats
(Natural News) A new Dutch startup called “Crowded Cities” is training crows to recognize and pick up cigarette butts in exchange for treats, effectively cleaning up the city streets and parks. The crows would drop the cigarette butts into a “Crowbar” device, which then scans the piece of litter to confirm that it is a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelvic Pain, Worse When Walking
A 35 y/o woman presents with 3 wks lower abdominal pain that's worse with movement. Review exam, labs, CT scan. Your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Pelvic Pain, Worse When Walking
A 35-year-old woman presents with 3 weeks of lower abdominal pain that worsens with movement. Review exam, labs, CT scan. Your differential? Your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

U.S. Opens Inquiry Into Gynecologist Scandal at University of Southern California U.S. Opens Inquiry Into Gynecologist Scandal at University of Southern California
The U.S. Education Department has opened an investigation into how the University of Southern California handled complaints that a longtime campus health clinic gynecologist sexually harassed or abused his patients during pelvic examinations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Robotic nav platform developer Xact Robotics raises $5m
Israeli medical device developer Xact Robotics has raised $5 million in a new round of financing to help support its medical robotic navigation and steering platform, according to a Globes Israel report. Funds in the round came from existing shareholders, and bring the total raised by the group to date up to $15 million, according to the report. Xact Robotics, which is controlled by the Medx Ventures Group, is developing a robotic platform for procedures which require the insertion of a thin device at precise points within the body, such as biopsies and drug injections into internal organs. “The system includes a han...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics xactrobotics Source Type: news

Smoking clogs up parts of the brain crucial for memory
A Dutch study of almost 2,000 older people found those who smoked - or were diabetic - were more likely to have these 'calcifications' on CT scans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philanthropy's Role in Addressing Neighborhood Conditions That Shape Health (June 2018)
This scan of the field explores how grantmakers are addressing neighborhood factors that shape health such as housing, community development, the built environment, and transportation. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CT links brain calcifications to smoking, diabetes
Researchers from the Netherlands examined the brain CT scans of patients with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canal transportation caused by one single-file and two multiple-file rotary systems: A comparative study using cone-beam computed tomography
ConclusionNo significant difference exists among different rotary systems in the amount of canal transportation caused in the middle and apical third of the mesio-buccal canal in mandibular first molars. Although all rotary files caused some degrees of canal transportation, the rotary single-file instrument caused significantly greater canal transportation than the multiple-file sequences in the coronal third. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New DDP/MDP600 SC Sealed Power Supply is Designed for Use in Extreme Environments
DDP/MDP600 SC Sealed Power Supply delivers 600 W of rated power at up to 55°C ambient temperature with convection cooling and is offered in single 24 and 48 VDC standard output voltages. Unit features low earth/touch leakage current, +5V 1.5A stand-by output, remote On/Off signal and 5000 m altitude operation. The DDP/MDP600 unit meets IP66/67/68 ingress protection standards and is suitable for use in industrial laser systems, MRI/CT Scan/Full-body Tomography systems, telecom antenna...This story is related to the following:Medical Power Supplies | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Teleportation: will it ever be a possibility?
Instant travel seems further away than when Captain Kirk first reanimated, but scientists are fighting to make it happenStar Trek has a lot to answer for. Not content to tease us with unreasonable expectations of phasers and warp drive, it also thrust into the popular imagination the idea of teleportation, in which we step into a giant scanner of some sort and instantaneously find ourselves somewhere else, mind, body and soul intact (and hopefully, unlike Jeff Goldblum,untainted).Theoretically, there are really only two ways this can( ’t) be done – physical deconstruction atx and reconstitution aty, or the tran...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dave Hall Tags: Technology Science fiction TV Science fiction and fantasy films Culture Star Trek Gadgets Physics Source Type: news

People who deeply grasp pain or happiness of others, process music differently in brain
(Southern Methodist University) People who deeply grasp the pain or happiness of others also process music differently, say researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas and UCLA. The study in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience compared MRI scans of low- and high-empathy people. Higher empathy people process music like a pleasurable proxy for a human encounter -- in brain regions for reward and social awareness. The findings may have implications for the function of music now and in our evolutionary past. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 Mind-Body Exercises for Anxiety Relief
Anxiety can drain a lot of energy, making it hard to keep doing what we want to or to feel connected to others. What’s worse is that it can pull us into feeling like it might never change. It can take different forms, ranging from nervous and worried thoughts, to self-doubts and feeling not good enough, to a frantic and restless sense of needing to do more, or to a purely physical experience of becoming dizzy or tight in the chest or throat. However we experience it, anxiety is a phenomenon that involves both mind and body. I want to share a few exercises here for helping get some relief from anxiety, that you could ...
Source: Psych Central - June 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Soph Sam Davis, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Mindfulness Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Source Type: news

Blog: Time to stop violence and abuse in the workplace
Today I was proud to launch UNISON’s violence at work charter in Parliament – alongside dozens of MPs who turned out to lend their support. The charter was explicitly designed to support our members in the community, voluntary and housing sectors, but the experiences of our members there are all too often replicated elsewhere. Every day public service workers are being abused, threatened or assaulted at work. It’s shocking and unacceptable, yet it’s the daily reality for all too many of those who work to serve and support us; In a recent UNISON survey conducted of our members in the community sector...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Virtual cadaver could help solve the medical shortage of dead bodies
Researchers from Montpellier Medical University in France are using 3D scanners to create 'virtual cadavers' for medical students to learn on. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients put at risk by outdated scanners and X-ray machines more than 30 years old, Labour warns
Patients are being put at risk by outdated scanners and X-ray machines which are over 30 years old, Labour has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contact is a stronger predictor of attitudes toward police than race: a state-of-the-art review - Alberton AM, Gorey KM.
PURPOSE This scoping review thoroughly scanned research on race, contacts with police and attitudes toward police. An exploratory meta-analysis then assessed the strength of their associations and interaction in Canada and the USA. Key knowledge gap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Biomodex adds $15m to Series A
Early stage medtech firm Biomodex said today it added $15 million to its Series A funding round, bringing the total raised to $18.5 million to support its patient-specific 3D-printed synthetic organ platform designed for pre-operative planning. The round was led by European investment firms Idinvest and InnovAllianz and joined by existing investors LBO France and Inserm Transfert Initiative, the Paris and Boston-based company said. “We are proud to support Biomodex in the development of a completely innovative solution to improve efficacy and individualize the preparation of complex surgical operations. As an insurer...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News biomodex Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 8, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Royal Philips receiving FDA clearance to NeuroPace launching its epilepsy treatment device, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Philips’s Ingenia Elition 3.0T MR scanner Royal Philips announced in a June 5 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ingenia Elition 3.0T MR solution and its two clinical applications Philips Compressed Sense and 3D APT. The products help clinicians perform exams up to 50% faster while increasing diagnostic confidence and improving patient experience. 2. Pent...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Implants Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance branchpointtechnologies Cook Medica Source Type: news

CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans
Despite numerous studies and years of research into the benefits of PET imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Groups ask CMS to reconsider NaF-PET coverage It's final: CMS rejects NaF-PET coverage Advocates for NaF-PET plan rebound from CMS decision CMS rejects broader payments for NaF-PET CMS opens review of NaF-18 PET payment policy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scott Pruitt Just Proposed His Third Radical Change At EPA Since His Scandals Began
The EPA chief's nonstop controversies have overshadowed how he's overhauling the agency's rule-making process. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zebra Medical secures $30M in financing
Big-data visualization software developer Zebra Medical Vision has secured...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zebra, Change Healthcare partner on AI Zebra to exhibit AI image analysis with Google at RSNA 2017 Zebra offers AI reads of medical images for $1 per scan Teleradiology Solutions partners with Zebra Medical Zebra unveils deep learning in Australia, New Zealand (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast pain tends to prompt imaging overuse
Breast pain is common in women, but although it is not necessarily a sign of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mass. imaging spending, use higher than other states What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors? No need for RBMs: In-house efforts cut imaging rates Johns Hopkins tackles problem of unnecessary scans Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Does Medtronic ’s Delay Ensure That Intuitive Will Stay on Top?
Intuitive Surgical – considered the frontrunner in the surgical robotics market - has a bit longer to maintain its position in the space. During its investor day, Dublin-based Medtronic reaffirmed plans it originally announced in February, to delay its surgical robotics platform for about a year. Medtronic’s system could now come sometime in 2019 and is expected to be a direct competitor to Sunnyvale, CA-based Intuitive’s da Vinci platform. In 2016, Medtronic initially said the device would launch sometime this year. However, the company has been scant with the details surround the technology. “We v...
Source: MDDI - June 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

In search of the oldest Christian temple in Russia
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) NUST MISIS scientists, in collaboration with colleagues from both the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Dagestan State University, have conducted an experiment with the help of muon radiography method (a modern method of scanning the internal structure of substances) that could turn out to be substantial. The research group non-invasively scanned the hidden space underground the northwestern part of the Naryn-Kala fortress (Derbent). The team is currently processing the information from the sensors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Call for NMC to apologise to midwives over Morecambe Bay cases
A leading midwife has said the Nursing and midwifery Council owes midwives and nurses, as well as families, an apology over the way it handled fitness to practise cases linked to the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Imaging-based molecular barcoding with pixelated dielectric metasurfaces
Metasurfaces provide opportunities for wavefront control, flat optics, and subwavelength light focusing. We developed an imaging-based nanophotonic method for detecting mid-infrared molecular fingerprints and implemented it for the chemical identification and compositional analysis of surface-bound analytes. Our technique features a two-dimensional pixelated dielectric metasurface with a range of ultrasharp resonances, each tuned to a discrete frequency; this enables molecular absorption signatures to be read out at multiple spectral points, and the resulting information is then translated into a barcode-like spatial absor...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tittl, A., Leitis, A., Liu, M., Yesilkoy, F., Choi, D.-Y., Neshev, D. N., Kivshar, Y. S., Altug, H. Tags: Physics, Applied reports Source Type: news

Finding a role for PNECs in asthma
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases twis Source Type: news

Surviving the Windrush scandal
“I had this knot in my stomach constantly, and a void inside my head,” says Michael Braithwaite, as he remembers the days and weeks following the news that he had lost his job and even faced deportation from a country in which he’d lived almost his entire life. “To think that maybe tomorrow I would not be with my family, or in a place I love, was devastating. I used to have bad nightmares. They were always very vivid. I’d be stuck in some unknown place, it was never the same, waking up not knowing what was going to happen. “I had to hold onto my soul, my spirit, me as a person. I just ha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: matheoud Tags: Article Magazine education immigration immigration bill 2015 Windrush Source Type: news

MRI shows potentially better indicator for MS progression
Using MRI scans to view brain lesions in patients with multiple sclerosis,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CAD software aids monitoring of multiple sclerosis Do ED MRI scans reduce hospital stays for MS patients? SIR: MRI debunks venoplasty for treating MS fMRI uncovers benefits of video games for MS patients MRI finds link between MS and taste function (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Healthy people over the age of 25 should be offered 'cancer MOTS'
Researchers in Tel Aviv have backed a program for annual blood tests, mammograms, scans and ultrasounds to detect cancer. ‘Early detection and prevention are by far the best therapy,' they said (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technologies could make it possible for companies to track your emotions and health just by scanning your body
(Natural News) Companies might not need to mine data from your Facebook account, track your smartphone, or hack your Internet connection to find out how you think and feel. In a U.K. Business Insider article, the natural processes of your body provide clues about your emotions and health, and emerging technologies can read these signs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Has Racked Up At Least 10 New Scandals In Just The Past Month
A phone call about a Chick-fil-A franchise, a search for a used Trump hotel mattress and a purchase of $130 pens. Odd jobs at the EPA. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Shark Tank ’s Mark Cuban Helps Invest in Biomagnetic Imaging Firm
Genetesis is developing CardioFlux, a noninvasive and accurate chest pain triage, and has closed on an oversubscribed round of $7.5M in series A financing. CincyTech led the round with participation from existing investors including Mark Cuban’s Radical Investments, and new investors including Ohio Innovation Fund and Raptor Group. “For millions dealing with the risks and anxiety of heart disease, this technology has the potential to be a game changer,” said Cuban, who leads Radical Investments, in a release. “I’m encouraged by the Genetesis team’s progress and by the promise this techno...
Source: MDDI - June 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Imaging Source Type: news

Philips signs deal to buy EPD Solutions
In a deal aimed at broadening its image-guided therapy offerings, Royal Philips...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips to implement Dana-Farber's cancer support tool Philips, AHA to launch $30M venture capital fund Report: Philips to cut more jobs in Cleveland Long-term deals and AI drive Q1 sales growth at Philips Philips launches new 3T MRI scanner at ECR 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips wins FDA clearance for Ingenia Elition MRI scanner
Philips Healthcare has garnered U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips to implement Dana-Farber's cancer support tool Philips, AHA to launch $30M venture capital fund Report: Philips to cut more jobs in Cleveland Long-term deals and AI drive Q1 sales growth at Philips Philips launches new 3T MRI scanner at ECR 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NHS scan gave me the all-clear but I still had cancer
LAST month it was revealed that 450,000 women in England were not called for breast cancer screening due to an NHS computer error. It has been estimated up to 270 women aged between 68 and 71 may have had their lives shortened by the blunder and an independent inquiry is under way. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:Burning Tyres and Dodgy Ambulance Deals? Six Health Scandals You Might Have Missed
[Bhekisisa] It's been a bumper year for trouble for the country's healthcare system and it's only June. Here's everything you might have missed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PET directs esophageal cancer treatment for better outcomes
By using PET scans to assess the efficacy of chemotherapy for esophageal cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET scans for lung and esophageal cancer may be overused Imaging biomarkers show promise for cancer treatment response Pill camera views Barrett's esophagus PET/CT correctly alters esophageal cancer treatment ASCO: PET, PET/CT show broad utility in gastrointestinal cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA nod for Biograph Vision PET/CT system
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it won FDA clearance for its Biograph Vision positron emission tomography and computed tomography system. The newly cleared PET/CT scanner features the company’s Optiso ultra dynamic range detector technology, which is based on silicon photomultipliers instead of the industry standard photomultiplier tubes. Siemens said that the new system reduces the detector’s lutetium oxyorthosilicate crystal elements from 4 x 4 mm to 3.2 x 3.2 mm, which it claims results in a higher spatial resolution and an industry fastest time-of-flight with a temporal resolution o...
Source: Mass Device - June 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

Siemens gets FDA OK for Biograph Vision PET/CT
Siemens Healthineers has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens leads $5M in financing for ScreenPoint Siemens receives FDA OK for CT scanners Siemens secures clearance for updated Somatom Force CT Siemens nets FDA clearance for Edge Plus CT scanner Siemens lands FDA clearance for Mammomat Revelation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Associations between self-injury and involvement in cyberbullying among mentally distressed adolescents in Scania, Sweden - Fridh M, Lindstrom M, Rosvall M.
AIMS: To investigate associations between self-injury and involvement in cyberbullying as a bully, victim or bully-victim among mentally distressed adolescents. METHODS: Data from the public health survey of children and adolescents in Scania, Swed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Community Level, Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Improve Healthcare Value
This environmental scan explores variations in community-level, multi-stakeholder collaborations and identifies the structural commonalities, profiles some successful programs and discusses strategies to expand the use of this approach to better public health. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In MS, disintegrating brain lesions may indicate the disease is getting worse
(University at Buffalo) For decades, clinicians treating multiple sclerosis (MS) have interpreted the appearance of new or expanding brain lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as a sign that a patient's disease is getting worse. Now, University at Buffalo researchers are finding that it may be the atrophy or disappearance of these lesions into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that is a better indicator of who will develop disability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Functional MRI reveals memory in sleeping toddlers
(University of California - Davis) Our ability to remember past events develops rapidly in the first couple of years of life, but it's not clear exactly how this happens. Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have now been able to carry out functional MRI brain scans of sleeping toddlers, and show for the first time how specific brain regions are activated during memory recall in two-year-olds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news