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Gateway for Cancer Research funds EORTC 1634-BTG trial in post-pubertal brain tumor patients

Gateway for Cancer Research℠ awards grant to the EORTC 1634- Brain Tumour Group (BTG) academic trial in Post-Pubertal Patients with Newly-Diagnosed Medulloblastoma (PersoMed-I). Medulloblastoma is a rare brain tumor. In the US, it affects 550 adults, and in Europe around 450 adults annually, with the majority being young adults. Adolescent and adult medulloblastomas are biologically […]

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Super-resolution imaging technique could enable early detection of neurological disorders

A new imaging technique has the potential to detect neurological disorders–such as Alzheimer's disease–at their earliest stages, enabling physicians to diagnose and treat patients more quickly. Termed super-resolution, the imaging methodology combines position emission tomography (PET) with an external motion tracking device to create highly detailed images of the brain. This research was presented at […]

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What happens in the brain when people make music together?

Music is a tool that has accompanied our evolutionary journey and provided a sense of comfort and social connection for millennia. New research published today in the journal American Psychologist provides a neuroscientific understanding of the social connection with a new map of the brain when playing music. A team of social neuroscientists from Bar-Ilan […]

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Study examines brain scans of COVID-19 patients

In a Journal of Neuroimaging analysis of data obtained from 193 patients with COVID-19 who had brain and/or spine imaging and a lumbar puncture because of neurologic symptoms, investigators found that imaging results were related to the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the cerebrospinal fluid. The results were called central nervous system hyperintense lesions and leptomeningeal […]

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Recording brain activity with laser light

A Caltech professor, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Southern California, has demonstrated for the first time a new technology for imaging the human brain using laser light and ultrasonic sound waves. The technology, known as photoacoustic computerized tomography, or PACT, has been developed by Lihong Wang, Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and […]

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Neuropathology of COVID-19 patients caused by infection of brain pericytes

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) primarily causes respiratory symptoms that range from mild cough and fever to severe pneumonia. Increasingly, studies indicate that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has an organotropism beyond the respiratory tract and that the brain is an extrapulmonary site of infection. Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in SARS-CoV-2 involves […]