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Neuroimaging – News and Features

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Long-Term Cocaine Use Disrupts Communication Between Major Brain Networks

Under the direction of assistant professor of radiology Li-Ming Hsu, the research demonstrates how long-term cocaine use affects brain functions, making recovery and stifling cravings more difficult.
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Placental Oxygen Levels Linked to Fetal Brain Development

A new study shows oxygenation levels in the placenta, formed during the last three months of fetal development, are an important predictor of cortical growth and is likely a predictor of childhood cognition and behaviour.
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Human Study Reveals Dopamine and Serotonin’s Role in Social Behavior

Scientists delve into the world of chemical neuromodulators actions in the human brain, specifically dopamine and serotonin, to reveal their role in social behavior.
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Integrating Environmental Factors Into Genomic Research for a Deeper Understanding of Behavior

A deeper understanding of genotype by environment interactions at the molecular level could be a potent antidote to societal concerns.
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Antarctica Began Thinning in the 1940s

New research has revealed that the Thwaites and Pine Island glaciers in Antarctica have been thinning and retreating since the 1940s.
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Brain Wave and Skin Response Sensors Elevate Consumer Insights

Machines still can’t think, but now they can validate your feelings, based on new research from New Jersey Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Jorge Fresneda.
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New Materials for Reconstructive Surgery Make It Easier To Detect Damage

Researchers have developed an improved version of the gelatin-based materials used in plastic and reconstructive surgeries. Unlike previous implants, this one can be easily detected using an X-ray machine or computed tomography (CT) scanner.
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Alzheimer’s Blood Test Performs As Well As Spinal Fluid Test

A simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease soon may replace more invasive screening methods such as spinal taps, as research shows it performs just as well.
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Researchers Discover Cause of “Brain Fog” Linked to Long COVID

A team of scientists from Trinity College Dublin and investigators from FutureNeuro announced a major discovery that has profound importance for our understanding of brain fog and cognitive decline seen in some patients with Long COVID.
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More Abdominal Muscle Linked to Greater Risk of Cardiac Trouble for Men

New research from the University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science indicates more muscle doesn’t automatically mean lower risk of heart trouble.