Neuroscience

Probing the pathology of impaired cognition

Neurofilament light (NFL) is a support protein within large axons in the brain's white matter that supports nerve signal transmission. When axons are injured, increased NFL concentrations are found in the cerebrospinal fluid ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Abnormal brain connections seen in preschoolers with autism

Preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, have abnormal connections between certain networks of their brains that can be seen using a special MRI technique, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. ...

Oncology & Cancer

MRI scans predict patients' ability to fight the spread of cancer

A simple, non-invasive procedure that can indicate how long patients with cancer that has spread to the brain might survive and whether they are likely to respond to immunotherapy has been developed by researchers in Liverpool.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Impaired white matter integrity for depression in Parkinson's

(HealthDay)—Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with depression have impaired white matter integrity, especially in the long contact fibers in the left hemisphere, according to a study published online Nov. 10 in CNS Neuroscience ...

Overweight & Obesity

Brain's appetite regulator disrupted in obese teens

Researchers using advanced MRI to study obese adolescents found disrupted connectivity in the complex regions of the brain involved in regulating appetite, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of ...

Neuroscience

Our brains do change from early to mid-adulthood

Scientists in China have found that significant microstructural changes occur in the brain from early to mid-adulthood, allowing them to accurately estimate an individual's age from their brain structure. The findings are ...

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