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Neuroimaging – News and Features

A surgeon holds a breast implant towards the camera.

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.
Gloved hands draw blood from a test tube.

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.
A foggy bridge.

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.
A 3D model of a human heart.

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.
Stonehenge in daylight.

Ancient Glue Suggests Neanderthals and Early Humans Had Similar Thought Patterns

A new study of stone tools from the Middle Palaeolithic period – between 120,000 and 40,000 years ago – suggests that Neanderthals might have had a higher level of cognition than previously thought.
Two vials of blood.

Alzheimer’s Blood Test Is 96% Accurate, Study Finds

Researchers have developed a cutting-edge blood test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), surpassing remarkable accuracy rates of over 96% and 87% respectively.
A pair of twins laying down in a field.

Twin Study Sheds Light on Nature vs Nurture Debate

The way our brain processes different emotional and cognitive tasks may be underpinned by common factors, find scientists from UNSW and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).
A 3D model of a human brain.

Neuronal Ripples Reveal Insight Into Human Memory

Spatial navigation and spatial memory play a central role in our lives. Without these abilities, we would hardly be able to find our way around our surroundings and would find it difficult to remember past events.
An illustration of a man saying hello and hearing its echo.

The Human Brain Can Separate Speech From Its Echo

Neural activity recorded while participants listened to echoic speech was best captured by a model that separates direct speech from its echo.
Male doctor speaking to a male patient.

Clearer Diagnostics, Improved Chances: The Big-Picture Impacts of Improved Cancer Diagnostic Testing

Explore how innovations in the cancer diagnostic space, particularly those focusing on simple but effective diagnostic methodologies, could make cancer screening and early detection more straightforward, improving access and outcomes for patients.