Express News: Brain Map Helps Disease Researchers

If they are going to make advances in treating diseases involving the brain, researchers and doctors need a map to know what different parts of the brain do what. So where is the brain map? It’s in San Antonio. The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Research Imaging Institute developed it and keeps it in […]

MedScape: Bipolar Disorder in Youth Not as Chronic as Thought

A long-term follow-up study of youths with bipolar disorder (BD) suggests that the illness is not as universally chronic as it is thought to be, a new report shows. Boris Birmaher, MD, professor of psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in Pennsylvania, and colleagues found that after approximately 8 years of follow-up, 24% of […]

The Thinkers, 45-65 Years of Age

The Thinkers, 45-65 Years of Age: Thinkers can avert the brain drain of memory decline by expanding your ability to synthesize bigger ideas from massive input.

Medical Xpress: Study Links Physical Activity in Older Adults to Brain White-Matter Integrity

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 the person engaged in […]

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

New Rochelle, NY, September 17, 2014—Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that detects microstructural changes in brain tissue, can help physicians better predict the likelihood for poor clinical outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury compared to conventional imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT), according to a new study published […]

Science Daily: Imaging Identifies Asymptomatic People at Risk For Stroke

Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in the journal Radiology. The study looked at people with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, a narrowing of the major blood vessels supplying blood to the head due to atherosclerosis, […]

Science Daily: Slowed Processing Speed Linked with Executive Deficits in Multiple Sclerosis

Kessler Foundation researchers have published a study supporting the role of slowed processing speed in the executive deficits found in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). “Does slowed processing speed account for executive deficits in multiple sclerosis? Evidence from neuropsychological performance and structural neuroimaging,” was published online ahead of print on August 18 by Rehabilitation Psychology. Cognitive deficits, […]

Sharp Brains: Study: A New Psychosocial Treatment for Inattentive ADHD

Chil­dren with the inat­ten­tive type of ADHD (ADHD-I) show high rates of atten­tion dif­fi­cul­ties with­out the hyper­ac­tive and impul­sive behav­ior shown by chil­dren with ADHD Com­bined Type (ADHD-C). The inat­ten­tive type of ADHD is quite com­mon and is asso­ci­ated with sig­nif­i­cant impair­ment with school work, plan­ning and orga­ni­za­tional skills, pro­cess­ing speed, and peer rela­tions. Even […]

NBC News: Teen Invents Sensor to Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Kenneth Shinozuka will soon start the eleventh grade. He’s a Boy Scout and a lover of the outdoors, and he wants to someday cure Alzheimer’s Disease. Shinozuka, 15, crosses the cheerily decorated room with its floral paintings and karaoke station, and greets Ida with a handshake and polite salutations. Then, he gets down to business. […]