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What's the deal with the subcortical U-fibers? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 19 Mar 2009 4:28am FrontalCortex.com features lots of neuropathology, including podcasts from one of our favorite neuropathologists, Dr. Mark Cohen. In a podcast on demyelinating diseases, Dr. Cohen clarifies questions I've long harbored about the so-called subcortical U-fibers. The photomicrograph above (from the textbook Neuropathology by Ellison and Love) shows ... Read on »
Best Post of March '09: What's the deal with subcortical U-fibers? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 May 2009 3:50pm The next in our series of "Best Posts of the Month" is for March, 2009. I chose this one as the best of the month partly because of the interesting comments it elicited from Dr. Doug Miller. Here's the post from March 19th: FrontalCortex.com features lots of neuropathology, including podcasts from one of our favorite neuropathologists, Dr. M ... Read on »
Aerobic fitness protects brain from multiple sclerosis by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Feb 2010 12:00am OSU.edu - Highly fit multiple sclerosis patients perform significantly better on tests of cognitive function than similar less-fit patients, a new study shows. In addition, MRI scans of the patients showed that the fitter MS patients showed ... Read on »
Risky Behavior in Adolescents May Signal Mature Brain by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:04pm A new study using brain imaging to study teen behavior indicates that adolescents who engage in dangerous activities have frontal white matter tracts that are more adult in form than their more conservative peers. The brain goes through a course of maturation during adolescence and does not reach its adult form until the mid-twenties. A long-s ... Read on »
Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes by HealthFinder Posted Fri 14 Dec 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink Study found differences in brain's 'information highway,' researcher says. By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Imaging Study Identifies Brain Changes by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 30 Jun 2010 10:12am Alzheimer's Reading Room These data suggest that changes in white matter connections may be among the earliest brain changes in Alzheimer's disease, which may prove important for early detection by non-invasive imaging. In addition, the findings may have implications for the development of new preventative treatment interventions in Alzhe ... Read on »
MRI reveals that changes oc ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 04 Jul 2010 7:52pm MRI reveals that changes occur in high-risk seniors before symptoms appear LEXINGTON, Ky. 05 july 2010 − Scientists at the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine have identified changes in the brains of normal individuals at high risk for Alzheimer's disease that could prove important for early detection of the disease. Th ... Read on »
Can Alzheimer's Be Detected in Infants ? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Nov 2013 11:11am Researchers found that infants who carry a gene associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease tend to have differences in brain development compared to infants who do not carry the gene. Alzheimer's Reading Room The findings are neither diagnostic nor predictive of Alzheimer’s, but they may be a step toward understanding ho ... Read on »
MR spectroscopic imaging of glutathione in the white and gray matter at 7 T with an application to multiple sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm News from MSIF.org summary: Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in MS has undergone an important expansion over recent years and new techniques have been developed. MR spectroscopic imaging of the brain consists of the analysis of certain molecules which are known to play specific roles in the normal function of the brain or whose presence (or a ... Read on »
Primary CNS lymphoma: a tumor that preys on the immunosuppressed by pathologystudent Posted Mon 12 Sep 2011 6:00am   Here’s another primary CNS tumor that arises in the brain parenchyma: primary CNS lymphoma. This is a rare tumor, overall: it accounts for 2% of all extra-nodal lymphomas, and only 1% of intracranial tumors. However, in immunosuppressed patients (like patients with AIDS, or patients who have had a transplant), it is the most c ... Read on »