Improving blood vessel health in brain may help combat Alzheimer's

Improving blood vessel health in brain may help combat Alzheimer's Grantee News thomas.johnson Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:10 Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or treat amyloid-beta accumulation. Source: National Institute of Biomedical … Continue reading Improving blood vessel health in brain may help combat Alzheimer's

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Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells

Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells Grantee News thomas.johnson Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:04 Scientists report they have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size -- even hefty ones attached to the gene-editing tool called CRISPR. Source: National Institute of … Continue reading Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells

Brain scans reveal how the human brain compensates when one hemisphere is removed

Brain scans reveal how the human brain compensates when one hemisphere is removed Grantee News thomas.johnson Tue, 11/26/2019 - 09:37 Researchers studying six adults who had one of their brain hemispheres removed during childhood to reduce epileptic seizures found that the remaining half of the brain formed unusually strong connections between different functional brain networks, … Continue reading Brain scans reveal how the human brain compensates when one hemisphere is removed

Radiotracers are revolutionized with a novel method

Radiotracers are revolutionized with a novel method Science Highlights patty.wiley Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:23 A novel method produces a new class of radioactive tracers that are used for medical imaging. The method allows them to attach radioactive atoms to compounds that have previously been difficult or even impossible to label.  The advance will make it … Continue reading Radiotracers are revolutionized with a novel method

First-in-human imaging study shows improved heart attack prediction

First-in-human imaging study shows improved heart attack prediction Science Highlights raymond.macdougall Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:59 Doctors need better ways to detect and monitor heart disease, the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. Researchers with support from NIBIB has developed an improved optical imaging technique that found differences between potentially life-threatening coronary plaques and those … Continue reading First-in-human imaging study shows improved heart attack prediction