New MRI May Help Spinal Cord Injury Repair

New MRI May Help Spinal Cord Injury Repair

Spinal cord injury disrupts the signaling pathway along the spinal cord, but this activity is heard to measure with current MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) practices due to their low signal and MRI sensitivity, or lack thereof rather. A new study at Vanderbilt, however, may help identify the bio-marker at the injury site and give clues […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: Could ultrasound be a possible treatment?

Alzheimer’s Disease: Could ultrasound be a possible treatment?

Researchers have successfully reversed symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using MRI-guided ultrasound. Studies working with Alzheimer’s mouse models have shown improved cognition and spatial learning, with no adverse effects on behavior. The theory is that this technique works because as the ultrasound beams temporarily open the blood-brain barrier, drugs are able to be […]