New super-resolution technique allows for more detailed brain imaging

A new imaging technique has the potential to detect neurological disorders — such as Alzheimer’s disease — at their earliest stages, enabling physicians to diagnose and treat patients more quickly. Termed super-resolution, the imaging methodology combines position emission tomography (PET) with an external motion tracking device to create highly detailed images of the brain. This… Read More »

Black activist, 20, takes charge at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic

Health Women Loading the player… Due to Mississippi’s archaic laws on reproductive rights, the state has only one abortion clinic.   One lone Black woman is fighting back by escorting women who seek to terminate their pregnancies into the clinic under a hail of threats and verbal abuse from protesters, ABC News reports. Asia Brown, 20,… Read More »

Biogen Alzheimer’s drug and the battle over dementia treatment of the future

Aduhelm by Biogen Source: Biogen The FDA’s approval of Biogen‘s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm was a landmark moment in the life of Dr. Paul Aisen. The director of the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute at USC has spent the past three decades focused on treating the neurodegenerative disease, and in recent years helped shepherd this particular drug… Read More »

Southern states have a ‘real vulnerability’ to Delta Covid variant this summer, warns Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez warned that Southern U.S. states could feel the impact of the highly transmissible Delta Covid variant as early as this summer, due in part to low vaccination rates.  “I’m really holding my breath about the South and what happens over the summer,” said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at… Read More »