Latest News - Imaging & Testing

Thursday, August 09, 2018

SPECIAL REPORT New Guideline for Clinical Management of Persons in Vegetative or Minimally Conscious States

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research released a new g…

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Braintest App Has Equivalent Sensitivity and Specificity as SAGE Test for Mild Cognitive Impairment

There is an app (BrainTest, Columbus, OH) used to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It is a clinically validated, digital version of the paper and pen Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE)…

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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Heading the Ball in Soccer May Affect Women's and Men's Brains Differently

In a new study from researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Radiology. 2018;July 31), imaging findings suggest that heading the ball in soccer may affect women's brains differently…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier: A Potential New Treatment Modality

In a small, yet groundbreaking, clinical trial, MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) (ExablateNeuro; Insightec, Miami FL) was used to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) safely in 5 persons with mild-…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Alzheimer’s Association Releases First Clinical Evaluation Guideline

New evidence-based consensus guidelines for the evaluation of cognitive-behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias have been released and strongly encourage early diagnosi…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Potential Source for New Biomarkers in Sleep Disorders

A study just published in the journal PLOS One shows that there are circadian molecules in saliva that are disrupted in children with sleep disorders.  These results advance our understanding of …

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Can Patients Unique Brain Imaging Fingerprints Direct Clinical Management?

Researchers for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative from the Montreal Neurology Institute and Hospital (Montreal, Canada) have published results in the journal Neuroimaging, regarding …

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

FDA Grants Clearance for Fully Implantable Wireless Intracranial Pressure Sensor

The AURA intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring system (Branchpoint Technologies, Irvine, CA) has been granted clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This first of kind system is fully i…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New Type of Vertigo Defined That May Be Treatable

Neurologists have defined a new type of vertigo with no known cause (Neurology. 2018:published online May 23). The authors have differentiated this type of vertigo from serious causes of vertigo (eg, …

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Neurons in Visual Cortex Synapse with Multiple Functional Areas

New brain mapping technology, called MAPseq, in which hundreds or thousands of neurons may be uniquely and individually labeled with RNA sequences that are carried to the synapse (Neuron) has been use…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Subthreshold Increases in Beta-Amyloid Correlate with Memory Decline in Healthy Adults

Susan M. Landau, Andy Horng, and William J. Jagust for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative published findings (Neurology. 2018:published online March 23, 2018) that show amyloid i…

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Biomarkers Available to Speed Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia

Iquity (Nashville, Tennessee) has announced the release of IsolateFibromyalgia, an RNA analysis of blood samples, for the fast and accurate detection of fibromyalgia syndrome. IsolateFibromyalgia s…

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Project ALS and Amylyx Team Up to Test Phase 2 Compound

Project ALS and Amylyx Pharmaceuticals are collaborating to undertake pre-clinical studies to advance the understanding of Amylyx's oral compound AMX0035 for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral s…

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Friday, July 21, 2017

FDA Clears First MRI System for Neonatal Brain Imaging

The FDA cleared the Embrace Neonatal MRI System, the first of its of its king specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The Embrace Neonatal MRI System …

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