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PET Scans

Positron Emission Tomography

A PET scanner uses medical tracers that emit positrons to generate an image of the activity and tissues in the body.

The Scanner: 255 more words

Physics

Scientists Gather in Boston to Discuss Research and Battle Anti-Science Political Agenda

(cover photo above: Pluto surface detail from New Horizons space probe, 2016)

By Mark Marchand

BOSTON — In the city that helped launch the great democracy experiment known as America, scientists from around the world gathered last month to discuss and share their latest research — and to draw battle lines against the ideological, anti-science platform of the new administration in Washington. 828 more words

Is Insomnia a Hybrid State?

Some research suggests that insomnia is a hybrid state, when the brain is neither fully asleep nor fully awake.

Now there’s new evidence for this claim. 661 more words

Sleep

Imaging agent could reveal chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living brain 

AUTHORS: LAUREN PULLING
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY, USA) have demonstrated the use of an experimental PET tracer in the diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the living brain. 404 more words

Returning to the Donut....MMMMMMM....Donuts.

About a year ago, I posted the news of my impending, and what now seems to have become an annual, Petscan. Well, it’s time for another one.   522 more words

Many over-the-counter medications lnked to irreversible dementia

According to the findings of new research, long term use of over-the-counter medications could cause permanent dementia.

Pet scans have revealed that the brains of older adults who took some of these medications for years had actually shrunk. 67 more words

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OCD and Chemical Imbalance

While the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder is not actually known, many professionals and lay people often attribute the disorder to a chemical imbalance. SSRIs, which are medications that affect… 456 more words

Mental Health