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Now, a `smart cap` to map brain functions

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 19:32

The functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), most commonly used in brain mapping method, may not be ideal for children and patients with implanted electrical devices such as pacemakers, cochlear implants and deep brain stimulators.

Breath analysis could help detect early lung cancer

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:35

Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine are now using breath analysis to detect the presence of lung cancer.

3D-printed replica for a safe liver transplant created

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 18:07

The 3D-printed liver replicas, made of transparent material threaded with coloured arteries and veins, could help surgeons prevent complications while performing liver transplants or removing tumours, a path-breaking research shows.

Watching DIY videos before carrying out tasks may boost brain power

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11:12

A new study has found that looking at how-to videos before carrying out simple tasks may boost the brain`s plasticity and increase motor skills.

Scan kids` brain image bank for right diagnosis

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 15:23

Soon, doctors would be able to scan through a children brain data bank to find an MRI scan that resemble their patient`s images to diagnose and treat them better.

Reading novels increases brain function

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 15:15

Researchers have suggested that reading a novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that could remain for at least five days after reading.

Concussion effect remains even long after injury

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:32

Researchers have revealed that brain shows abnormalities four months after a mild concussion, when symptoms from the traumatic brain injury have mostly dissipated.

Brain scans could aid in autism diagnosis

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11:02

Researchers including 2-Indian-origin scientists have indicated that brain scans show signs of autism which may eventually support behaviour-based diagnosis of autism.

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