Tag Archives: Brain

Telemedicine provides second opinions to brain tumor patients

The Penn Brain Tumor Center is using telemedicine technology to enable its expert physicians to give virtual second opinions to brain tumor patients. Under the new program, a Penn neurosurgeon will coordinate with a patient’s local doctor to evaluate the medical history, current diagnosis and imaging studies to make a recommendation for the optimal treatment.… Read More »

Friend or foe? Brain area that controls social memory also triggers aggression

Columbia scientists have identified a brain region that helps tell an animal when to attack an intruder and when to accept it into its home. This brain area, called CA2, is part of the hippocampus, a larger brain structure known to be critical for our memory of people, places, things and events. CA2 was already… Read More »

MRI brain scans better ID people likely to develop Alzheimer’s

Common clinical tests are no match for MRI brain exams when it comes to predicting which patients will develop Alzheimer’s disease. That’s among the findings of a study that will be presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, running from November 25 to 30 in Chicago. According to researchers, common… Read More »