Category Archives: Neuroscience

Tumors that Glow in the Dark

Dr. Liu from the Technical University of Michigan is developing a fluorescent probe that might help light up tumor cells. Some of the properties of this probe include: the ability to penetrate deep tissues, its infrared properties make the malignant

Tumors that Glow in the Dark

Dr. Liu from the Technical University of Michigan is developing a fluorescent probe that might help light up tumor cells. Some of the properties of this probe include: the ability to penetrate deep tissues, its infrared properties make the malignant

Loss of Empathy throughout Medical School

Even before starting medical school I had heard of the “third year burnout”. A phenomenon that occurs nationally during the third year of medical school—students began to lose sight of the importance of their work, become cynical and generally unfulfilled

Loss of Empathy throughout Medical School

Even before starting medical school I had heard of the “third year burnout”. A phenomenon that occurs nationally during the third year of medical school—students began to lose sight of the importance of their work, become cynical and generally unfulfilled

The Uncomfortable Feeling of Uncertainty

Medical school cannot prepare us for all the possible scenarios we are going to encounter in our medical career. In fact, I would argue that not only is this impossible, but unnecessary. We do hope that during medical school and

The Uncomfortable Feeling of Uncertainty

Medical school cannot prepare us for all the possible scenarios we are going to encounter in our medical career. In fact, I would argue that not only is this impossible, but unnecessary. We do hope that during medical school and

Technology and multi-tasking: its effect on the human brain

The world today has been transformed by various means of technology. While in many ways technology has enhanced the way the world operates, both in healthcare and in everyday life, it is important to consider its effects on individuals’ ability

Technology and multi-tasking: its effect on the human brain

The world today has been transformed by various means of technology. While in many ways technology has enhanced the way the world operates, both in healthcare and in everyday life, it is important to consider its effects on individuals’ ability

New ‘flight simulator’ technology gives neurosurgeons peek inside brain before surgery

Much like pilots-in-training that practice with “flight simulators” before landing any actual planes — a new, FDA-approved technology has been developed to allow neurosurgeons to practice complex surgeries before they cut into their patients. They create a realistic, customizable 3D simulation

New ‘flight simulator’ technology gives neurosurgeons peek inside brain before surgery

Much like pilots-in-training that practice with “flight simulators” before landing any actual planes — a new, FDA-approved technology has been developed to allow neurosurgeons to practice complex surgeries before they cut into their patients. They create a realistic, customizable 3D simulation

Imaging test for autism spectrum disorder under development

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unfortunately a common developmental disorder that has a purely clinical diagnosis. Researchers are developing a method to use functional MRI (fMRI) imaging as a potential diagnostic screening tool for ASD, since early intervention can be

Imaging test for autism spectrum disorder under development

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unfortunately a common developmental disorder that has a purely clinical diagnosis. Researchers are developing a method to use functional MRI (fMRI) imaging as a potential diagnostic screening tool for ASD, since early intervention can be

Study shows innovative use of smartwatch in diagnosis of tremors

Using a smartwatch, researchers were able to distinguish between essential tremors and Parkinson’s tremors with surprising accuracy. They hypothesize they will be able to use this commercially available technology to monitor the effects of therapy. Full article: http://goo.gl/UyTvHz

Study shows innovative use of smartwatch in diagnosis of tremors

Using a smartwatch, researchers were able to distinguish between essential tremors and Parkinson’s tremors with surprising accuracy. They hypothesize they will be able to use this commercially available technology to monitor the effects of therapy. Full article: http://goo.gl/UyTvHz