Researchers at Mount Sinai Heart are working on a better diagnostic test for #Coronary #artery #disease - in the form of an advanced type of magnetic resonance imaging ( #MRI) that is capable of pinpointing potential hazards long before people develop symptoms of #atherosclerosis (the buildup of fat deposits in the #blood #vessels). Known as black-blood MRI, the technique provides the most detailed images yet recorded of the walls and main channels of coronary arteries in living humans.
If you think this image looks like the fluorescent outline of a brain, you’re on the right track. The green threads show neurons that have just formed from unspecialized cells called stem cells. Learn more at http://biobeat.nigms.nih.gov/2014/10/cool-image-of-surfaces-and-stem-cells. Credit Kiessling Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Post-traumatic #stress #disorder ( #PTSD) and major #depressive disorder (MDD) are common conditions associated with a high #burden of #medical #illness. This study seeks to understand what makes #veterans with these serious #mental disorders more vulnerable to the development of #diabetes and related medical conditions, which further impedes their overall #health, functional abilities and quality of life.
Electric Device That Tells You When to Pee | People who suffer severe spinal cord injuries and subsequent paralysis often lose bladder control too. But a new electronic device may restore that bodily function. British neuroscientist James Fawcett and his colleagues have developed a neuroprosthetic device that replaces damaged nerves that convey the bladder's sense of fullness.
Dr. Kirsten Tillisch -- Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows. UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function, both while in a resting state and in response to an emotion-recognition task.