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Neuroimaging – News and Features

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Midlife Stress a Potential Factor for Alzheimer's Risk

Stressful experiences in midlife or during childhood may be associated with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and neuroinflammation, respectively.
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FDA Clears Whole Blood Test for TBI in Military Troops

A new whole-blood test for assessing traumatic brain injury in army troops has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance.
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A New, Refined Method for Analyzing Brain Signals

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have introduced a new, refined method for analyzing brain signals, enhancing our understanding of brain functionality.
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Hidden Brain Changes Occur in People With Heart Disease

A new analysis involving over 13,000 people has found changes to blood vessels in the brain that can increase the risk of stroke and dementia are common in people with a range of heart conditions, regardless of whether they have experienced a stroke.
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Human Brains Are Getting Bigger – What Does That Mean for Dementia Risk?

Brain magnetic resonance imaging data obtained from participants recruited to the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) reveals a gradual increase in brain size, who might explain the reduced incidence of Alzheimer's disease.
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Brain Activity Study Finds Dogs Understand Words for Objects

It’s no surprise that your dog can learn to sit when you say “sit” and come when called. But a study has made the unexpected discovery that dogs generally also know that certain words “stand for” certain objects.
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Human Neuroscience Is Paving the Way for AI Innovation

A multidisciplinary research effort to understand how smart AI tools really are could lead to innovative AIs that are more similar to the human brain than ever before.
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“Transcendent” Thinking May Grow Teenagers’ Brains Over Time

"Transcendent" thinking, which considers broader ethical, systems-level and personal implications at play, could grow teenagers' brains over time.
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fMRI Interpretation Is Not As Straightforward as It Seems

A landmark study, led by Yen-Yu Ian Shih, PhD, professor of neurology and associate director of UNC’s Biomedical Research Imaging Center, could alter how researchers interpret results from functional magnetic resonance imaging.
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Studies Finds No Evidence of Brain Injury in “Havana Syndrome” Cases

Using imaging techniques and clinical assessments, researchers found no significant evidence of MRI-detectable brain injury among a group of federal employees who experienced anomalous health incidents (AHIs).
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