User: cassels Topic: Medical Scanning
Category: PET Scan
Last updated: Apr 07 2015 02:36 IST RSS 2.0
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Veterans show signs of brain injury that afflicts football players 7.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
After his last tour in Iraq, it took master gunner Shane Garcie about six weeks to notice he'd changed.
HIV's hiding places at last revealed by simple scan 9.3.2015 New Scientist: Health
Drugs can clear HIV from the blood, but the virus can hide out around the body. Now we have a way to reveal its hiding places – the first step to getting rid of it ...
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World's longest hockey game: 4,223 goals, $1.1M for cancer 17.2.2015 CANOE News: Canada

As fireworks encompassed the skies surrounding Saiker's Acres the World's Longest Hockey Game went out with a bang on Family Day.
Alzheimer's research volunteers face risk of knowing 8.2.2015 Star Tribune: Health
Researchers are studying how people respond to being told of their risks.
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Lack of cancer scanner in Sudbury a key issue with voters 5.2.2015 Toronto Star: Living
Convoys of Liberal and NDP staff from Toronto streamed north to get their voters to the polls Thursday in a high-stakes Sudbury byelection , where a key issue concerns sick patients forced to travel south for cancer scans. In the last few years, local activists have raised $650,000 toward a PET scanner — short for positron emission technology — used to diagnose and stage cancers and heart disease, among other things. “The thought of driving from Sudbury to Toronto, let alone in the middle of winter, is very stressful,” said New Democrat MPP France Gélinas, of the adjacent riding of Nickel Belt and her party’s health critic. The Liberal government, which hopes to regain Sudbury from the NDP in what polls suggest is a close race between the two parties, has long maintained there are not enough patients in northeastern Ontario to justify the multi-million dollar cost of a machine there, leaving patients to make the eight-hour round trip. But Health Minister Eric Hoskins is awaiting a new recommendation from ...
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Brainstormers: Obama’s big research push kicks off with a meeting of the minds 3.1.2015 Washington Post
The motley group included men and women, old and young, in sweatshirts and three-piece suits, shod in socks and sandals, wingtips and heels. They were a kind of neuroscience dream team, more than 100 scientists gathered in a Bethesda, Md., hotel not to talk about their latest breakthroughs — there weren’t any yet — but to meet and get to know one another.Read full article >>
New hope for Alzheimer's treatment tempered by earlier failures 4.12.2014 Star Tribune: Health
History proves that success in early tests for a new treatment may amount to nothing.
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Edmonton team finds better approach to medical imaging for cardiac patients 4.11.2014 Edmonton Journal: News
The planned shutdown of the nuclear reactor in Chalk River, Ont., in two years has prompted a new approach to medical imaging that is proving to be more effective for cardiac patients with fewer side effects. The Alberta Mazankowski Heart Institute in Edmonton is one of only a handful of hospitals in Canada where the radioactive element rubidium is being injected into patients before their blood flow is monitored with a Positron Emission Tomography scanner.
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Mayo Clinic scores major grants to research dementia 28.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Mayo Clinic has been chosen to participate in a set of federal research projects that could help unlock a broad set of related brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.
BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells 1.10.2014 NPR: Healthcare
A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.
Alzheimer’s researchers hunt for new tools to identify disease’s onset 13.7.2014 Washington Post

A simple test of a person’s ability to identify odors and noninvasive eye exams might someday help doctors learn whether their patients are at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research to be presented Sunday.

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Clippers sale: Trial to review Shelly Sterling's actions 1.7.2014 LA Times: Opinion
A trial into whether Shelly Sterling had the right to sell the Clippers will not focus on her husband's mental capacity, but instead will review if she acted properly under the terms of a family trust and if Donald Sterling could legally kill the deal after it appeared set.
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Court to hold trial on plan to sell Clippers 12.6.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling asked a Los Angeles probate court Wednesday to uphold her negotiated sale of the team for $2 billion despite her husband's objections, her attorney said.
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Donald Sterling's mental capabilities to be focus of court hearing 12.6.2014 LA Times: Top News
For vegetative patients, a brain scan may detect hope of recovery 16.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Health
In the netherworld that lies between death and full consciousness, some grievously injured or ill patients will remain suspended indefinitely. But others, given time, will eke their way out of the twilight and toward recovery. Accurately predicting which group an apparently vegetative patient falls into could bring comfort, solace and sometimes hope to their families--and also to the patients involved, who may wish to convey they are still "in there," or may feel pain that is not being addressed.
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Today on New Scientist 16.4.2014 New Scientist: Health
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Digital mirror reveals what lies under your skin 16.4.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Step in front of a mirror and see your skin and flesh stripped away, revealing your organs ...
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Study finds PET scans can refine diagnoses of vegetative states 16.4.2014 Nation

People with severe brain injuries sometimes emerge from a coma awake but unresponsive, leaving families with painful questions. Are they aware? Can they think and feel? Do they have any chance of recovery?

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Scans can be vital in judging severity of brain damage 16.4.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
Doctors use beside observation to gauge consciousness in people with brain damage, but PET scans may be more accurate at predicting ...
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Digital mirror revelas what lies under your skin 15.4.2014 New Scientists HIV
Step in front of a mirror and see your skin and flesh stripped away, revealing your organs below
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