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Whole Body Imaging May Help Researchers Understand Why Heart Attack Survivors Have Cognitive Impairment
When doctors treat patients for heart attack, they usually do not think about the patient’s brain. However, several studies have shown some heart attack survivors can have problems with cognitive functions, such as memory and attention, more frequently than their healthy counterparts.
“This clearly requires more insightful research to understand the mechanism of interaction between cardiac and brain dysfunctions,” said Frank Bengel, a nuclear medicine specialist at the Hannover Medical School...
Consciousness is an elusive concept, and efforts towards understanding it or its evolution oscillate between philosophy and neuroscience—between thought experiments and measurable tests of brain activity. Consequently, philosophers and scientists are continually coming up with new theories on why or how they think that the physical brain can bring the metaphysical mind into being. In American philosopher Daniel Dennett's latest book, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: Evolution of Minds, he gran...
For Jo Neill, her workday doesn't end without paying a visit to her lab rats. A professor of psychopharmacology at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, Neill finds her field of research to depend upon those rats.
Neill injects her animals with a chemical and observes their learning and memory behaviors. She will only get approval from regulators to test the chemical on humans if it benefits her rats, which are ailing from her experimental imitation of a form of human schizophre...
Cardiologists across the United States use a variety of techniques to image heart function, from ultrasound to cardiac catheterization. However, the results from these techniques do not always point to a prognosis in line with patient symptoms, leading to a potentially low quality of imaging-based patient care.
To improve the situation, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has come up with ImageGuideEcho, the first registry for cardiologists specializing in ultrasound imaging of the...
On a spring evening about 10 years ago, Rana Awdish experienced intense abdominal pain while dining with a friend. Soon she was rushed to ... // This article is available free of charge. Simply login to access the full article, or register for free if you do not yet have a username and password.
You may never have heard of carbon law — it has nothing to do with the legal system. But the obscure principle seems to be gaining momentum as businesses try to take the lead in a low-carbon economy.
Against a backdrop of refineries and a tall chimney, hills of woodchips welcome visitors to the Äänekoski Metsä bioproduct mill in central Finland, the largest mill of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere. In fact, it's more than a mill — it's a whole ecosystem of companies that turn a profit from birch, pine and spruce logs trucked in daily from sustainably managed forests around the country.
At the time of writing in January, 2018, Germany is in a phase of unprecedented political uncertainty. Months after the general election in September, 2017, it is still unclear who will form the next government. However, after the green party and liberal Free Democratic Party quit coalition negotiations in autumn 2017, the ongoing talks between factions of two conservative parties—the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union—and the Social Democratic Party hint towards a poss...
The burden of care for people with dementia in low- and middle-income countries falls mainly on their families. Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan and Fiona Fleck report on some of the training and support that is available. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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At present, UK air quality is much better than at any time since the industrial revolution, according to a report from Defra. THE LANCET RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
Effective new hepatitis C drugs have been added to WHO's Essential Medicines List, but governments are struggling to afford them. Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan reports. // The Lancet Infectious Diseases