Category: "Diagnosis Techniques"

Graphene-based implant could lead to new epilepsy treatment

Graphene-based implant could lead to new epilepsy treatment

A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz and the potential for new epilepsy treatment This technology was developed by Graphene Flagship partners at the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB-CNM, CSIC), the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and […]

Smartphone videos help diagnose epileptic seizures

Smartphone videos help diagnose epileptic seizures

Smartphone videos taken by witnesses could help physicians diagnose epileptic seizures, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology. “The findings from our study demonstrate ability of patient-generated smartphone videos to predict an inpatient video-[electroencephalogram] diagnosis of epilepsy as well as nonepileptic events in expert hands,” William O. Tatum, DO, neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, told Healio Primary Care. “Furthermore, […]

Compound Lights Up Brain Receptors In PET Scans May Help In Epilepsy Diagnosis

Compound Lights Up Brain Receptors In PET Scans May Help In Epilepsy Diagnosis

Researchers at Yokohama City University and colleagues have developed a new compound that could help doctors detect epileptic foci in the living human brain as well as further the understanding of psychiatric disease YOKOHAMA, Japan, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A radiotracer specifically binds to a major class of brain receptors when injected into living rats and […]

Some genetic sequencing fail to analyze large segments of DNA

Some genetic sequencing fail to analyze large segments of DNA

Children who undergo expansive genetic sequencing may not be getting the thorough DNA analysis their parents were expecting, say experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Photo: A re-analysis of clinical tests from three major U.S. laboratories showed whole exome sequencing routinely failed to adequately analyze large segments of DNA. UT Southwestern experts who conducted the […]

Quicker diagnosis and treatment of people suffering from epilepsy thanks to computers

Quicker diagnosis and treatment of people suffering from epilepsy thanks to computers

With the help of the EEG, doctors analyze what is happening in patients’ brains. Valuable information, but unfortunately, also a time-consuming process and not always possible at the moment you want to perform a measurement. According to Michel van Putten, neurologist at the Medisch Spectrum Twente hospital and professor of clinical neurophysiology at the University […]

Brain scanner for children could make it easier for scientists to diagnose autism and epilepsy!

Brain scanner for children could make it easier for scientists to diagnose autism and epilepsy!

A new wearable bike helmet-style brain scanner system could make scans easier and more reliable in children, researchers say. The helmet allows natural movement during scanning, and has been used on a study with young children for the first time. Scientists say this marks an important step towards improving our understanding of brain development in […]

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