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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Brain Research: Take a Trip Through the Brain: New Imaging Tool ♦ Blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries ♦ Brain protein causes rethink on development of Alzheimer's

The body and the brain: Impact of mental, physical exertion on fatigue development Do you ever notice how stress and mental frustration can affect your physical abilities? When you are worried about something at work, do you find yourself more exhausted at the end of the day? This phenomenon is a result of the activation of a specific area of the brain when we attempt to participate in both physical and mental tasks simultaneously.
Take a Trip Through the Brain: New Imaging Tool A new imaging tool could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. In the first demonstration of how the technology works, the researchers look inside the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously unachievable, generating images at a nanoscale resolution. The inventors' goal is to make the resource available to the scientific community in the form of a national brain observatory.
Blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings could help identify patients who might benefit from extra therapy or experimental treatments.

Discovery about brain protein causes rethink on development of Alzheimer's disease A protein involved in the progression of Alzheimer's disease also has properties that could be helpful for human health, a research study has found. The discovery helps researchers better understand the complicated brain chemistry behind the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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