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Team shows MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients

Apr. 25, 2018—Magnetic resonance imaging can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis, a new study by a Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown. This first application of these measures in patients living with MS, reported recently in the journal Brain, could lead to new ways to monitor the effectiveness of...

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fMRI maps electrical activity in brain as precisely as more invasive methods, study finds

May. 31, 2017—A commonly used brain scanning technique can map electrical activity under the skull as precisely as more invasive methods that rely on probes or electrodes, according to a research team led by John Gore, director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science and professor of biomedical engineering. The study supports the potential usefulness of...

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Grissom receives foundation’s first 2014 external research award

Apr. 29, 2014—Will Grissom, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded the first External Research Award of 2014 from the Focused Ultrasound Foundation for his project titled “MR Temperature Imaging Toolbox for Focused Ultrasound Neurosurgery.” The foundation’s External Awards Program provides funding for investigator-initiated clinical, pre-clinical, and early-stage research projects through a competitive peer-reviewed application process....

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Professor helps validate maps of the brain’s resting state

Jun. 19, 2013—Kick back and shut your eyes. Now stop thinking. You have just put your brain into what neuroscientists call its resting state. What the brain is doing when an individual is not focused on the outside world has become the focus of considerable research in recent years. One of the potential benefits of these studies...

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