Hyperspectral imaging helps improve patient outcomes after brain tumor surgery

Advances in real-time hyperspectral imaging gives neurosurgeons new precision when operating on the brain, improving patient outcomes Identifying healthy from diseased tissue poses a unique problem for cancer surgeons. Even the smallest bits of a tumor left behind during surgery can regrow and spread to other organs, a deadly phenomenon called metastasizing. 6th World Conference on…

Combination of Imaging, Biomarkers Offers Better Assessment of ALS Patients

Combining structural brain imaging with molecular and clinical biomarkers allows for a detailed assessment of a patient’s clinical state, regardless of age and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progression, a new study suggests. The study, “Combinatory Biomarker Use of Cortical Thickness, MUNIX, and ALSFRS-R at Baseline and in Longitudinal Courses of Individual Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,”…

Novel brain network linked to chronic pain in Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have revealed a novel brain network that links pain in Parkinson’s disease (PD) to a specific region of the brain, according to a report in the journal eLife. The research reveals why a subset of neurons in part of the brain called the subthalamic nucleus is a potential target for pain relief in PD,…