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Brain

More than 80 billion neurons, trillions of synapses and almost 6 kilometres of neural pathways: The brain is an anatomical masterpiece; it is our control centre, memory store, coordinator of thoughts and movement – and still puzzles science. In medicine, the focus is on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, but also on cerebrovascular disorders such as strokes.

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News • Radiophysiomics

Diagnosing brain tumors using machine learning

The classification of brain tumors—and thus the choice of optimal treatment options—can become more accurate and precise through the use of artificial intelligence in combination with…

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News • 'Meteorite impact in the brain'

Personalized treatment of acute stroke

When every minute counts: A Swiss team is currently developing a diagnostic procedure that can be used to start a tailored therapy for acute stroke in a timely manner.

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News • "Broken heart syndrome"

Brain changes linked to emotion discovered in Takotsubo syndrome

Changes in areas of the brain associated with emotion have been identified in people with Takotsubo syndrome, sometimes known as broken heart syndrome, according to new research.

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News • Thermogenesis

How Alzheimer's (quite literally) fries the brain

Researchers have shown that aggregation of amyloid-beta, one of two key proteins implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, causes cells to overheat and ‘fry like eggs.’

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News • In vivo

Magnetic resonance imaging shows brain inflammation

Researchers visualize brain inflammation using diffusion-weighted MRI. This detailed "X-ray" of inflammation cannot be obtained with conventional MRI, but requires data acquisition…

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Article • Glioblastoma analysis

Revealing tell-tale signs of deadly brain cancer

A new way of differentiating healthy from diseased cells could pave the way for more personalised treatment for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a common and aggressive type of…

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