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Neuroimaging – News and Features

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Brain Imaging Identifies Six Subtypes of Depression

Stanford Medicine scientists have identified six “biotypes” of depression by using machine learning to group depressed patients’ brain images.
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Brain Cell Overgrowth Before Birth Associated With Autism Severity

Brain organoids derived from toddlers with autism spectrum disorder suggest that subtypes of the condition may have in utero origins. That's according to a new study from researchers at the University of California San Diego, led by Dr. Alysson R. Muotri.
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Glowing Dye May Help Surgeons Cut Out Prostate Cancer

A fluorescent dye may provide surgeons with a “second pair of eyes” in surgery, helping to remove prostate cancer tumors without damaging healthy tissue.
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Early Temperature Exposure Linked to Brain White Matter Development

New study underscores the vulnerability of foetuses and children to cold and heat, and the need to protect the most vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change.
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The Neural Mechanisms Behind Selflessness

Researchers have identified the neural mechanisms behind the universal dilemma of deciding to help someone else at personal cost.
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Brain’s Cellular Structure Is Poised Between Two Phases

Researchers examined anatomy of neurons from humans, mice and fruit flies. They discovered that the cellular structure of the brain is at a critical point, poised between two phases.
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Menstrual Cycle Health: What’s the Latest Research?

Dating back to ancient Greek culture, where the word “menstruation” is derived from the Latin and Greek word for moon – mene, the complexity of the menstrual cycle, and its impact on women’s health, has captivated researchers for centuries.
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Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Improve Brain Blood Flow and Help Prevent Dementia

A new trial conducted by the University of Oxford reveals that sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, enhances blood flow to the brain and improves the function of brain blood vessels in patients at a heightened risk of vascular dementia.
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Technology Improves the Clarity and Speed of Imaging Synapses in the Live Brain

A new microscopy system has been designed for fast, clear and frequent imaging of the living brain, providing new insights into neuroplasticity.
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AI Creates "Growth Chart" for Children's Brains

Researchers at QIMR Berghofer have developed a computer-based “growth chart” that could potentially transform the way paediatricians monitor child brain health and allow for earlier identification of neurodevelopmental delays.