Navigation Links
Deep brain mapping to isolate evidence of Gulf War syndrome
Date:11/19/2008

DALLAS Researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas are pioneering the use of spatial statistical modeling to analyze brain scan data from Persian Gulf War veterans, aiming to pinpoint specific areas of the their brains affected by Gulf War Syndrome.

Richard Gunst, Wayne Woodward and William Schucany, professors in SMU's Statistical Science Department, are collaborating with imaging specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center to compare brain scans of people suffering from the syndrome with those of a healthy control group. The SMU team is working with renowned UTSW epidemiologist Dr. Robert Haley, one of the foremost experts on the syndrome.

A congressionally mandated study has revealed that one of every four veterans of the 1991 Gulf War suffers from neurological symptoms collectively referred to as Gulf War Syndrome. The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses began work in 2002 and presented its lengthy report to Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Peake on Monday.

Persian Gulf War veterans from across the country are being tested at UTSW using a type of brain imaging called functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) while they perform tasks intended to activate specific regions of the brain. The SMU team is analyzing brain activation signals reflected from the multiple images taken of each subject's brain to determine which variations are naturally occurring and which are due to the syndrome. Previous analyses have been unable to separate real distinctions from "noise."

The SMU team's primary challenge is in identifying differences in brain activation from locations deep within the brain using measured brain signals that are weak and vary from location to location. Spatial modeling uses information from neighboring locations to strengthen the weak signals in active brain locations so the signal can be detected as real.

"Spatial modeling in brain imaging is new," Gunst said.
'/>"/>

Contact: Kim Cobb
cobbk@smu.edu
214-768-7654
Southern Methodist University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New tool trains athlete brains to react 53 percent faster
2. Drugs to Treat Lung Damage in Preemies May Harm Brain
3. Novel imaging technique reveals brain abnormalities that may play key role in ADHD
4. Fewer Brain Tangles May Mean Smarter Old Age
5. Predicting the future for patients with severe traumatic brain injury
6. Finding Points to Possible Blood Test for Brain Tumors
7. Tiny sacs released by brain tumor cells carry information that may guide treatment
8. Super aged brains reveal first secrets of sharp memory in old age
9. Researchers identify toehold for HIVs assault on brain
10. Common anesthetic induces Alzheimers-associated changes in mouse brains
11. The relative risk of brain cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... ST. LOUIS, MO (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... up for Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center’s first ever charity ... provides grants for people with eating disorders who cannot afford ... Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Mo. , The ... time at noon. A reception and award dinner will begin ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Maine (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Between ... disorders in the U.S., according to figures from the ... Related Diseases Association (AARDA), and many of them have ... chance of having undiagnosed celiac disease. Gluten Free ... raise awareness of undiagnosed celiac disease by publishing a ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 NoteSwift Inc., ... EHR versions 10.0, 12.1 and 13.0. NoteSwift is the ... as commands to navigate and document clinical information at ... provider spends creating a patient note by more than ... of the major pain points providers state impedes EHR ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 On ... two Chicago-based finalists in the Martha Stewart American Made ... small businesses across the country in the fields of ... to be recognized as a finalist in the MSAMAs, ... inspiring products that are improving local communities and changing ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Deland, Florida (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... to promote awareness and early detection plans while raising ... to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in ... Water also wants to promote the importance of having ... contaminated drinking water may be linked to certain forms ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 2Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 3Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 2Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 3Health News:NoteSwift Joins Allscripts Developer Program 2Health News:NoteSwift Joins Allscripts Developer Program 3Health News:Chicago Coffee Start-up Makes a Big Impact, Earns National Recognition 2Health News:Pelican Water Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Order Donations 2
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Predictive medicine company,PreMD Inc. (TSX: PMD; PREMF.pk) ("PreMD" ... quarter of fiscal 2008 ended,September 30, 2008 ("Q3 2008")., ... the PREVU* appeal is being reviewed by the ... the agreement with AstraZeneca has been terminated; ...
... BPA might lessen chances of successful pregnancy, research suggests ... a controversial chemical used to harden plastic packaging for ... report. , Bisphenol A (BPA) could hurt the chances ... embryos to attach to the uterus, according to presentations ...
... Stem Cell ... Biology Research, ST. ... with AlphaGenix, Inc., a,leading developer and manufacturer of products for basic ... of,AlphaGenix-developed antibodies and research tools for the fields of,regenerative medicine and ...
... socioeconomic factor influencing outcomes, study finds , , THURSDAY, Nov. ... die from inoperable non-small cell lung cancer than women, ... most important factor influencing overall survival of patients with ... of researchers in six U.S. cities studied 1,365 patients ...
... Ga., Nov. 13 On behalf of its 24,965,members ... called for the public release of the details related ... Dougherty County Commission,on changes to the health care plan ... to the county commissioners expressing concerns and,asking questions about ...
... Popular Ribbon Campaign Moves from Bumpers to Blogs , ... San Mateo, ... the Alzheimer,s Association teamed up in the fight against Alzheimer,s, ... media campaign to spread awareness of this growing epidemic. The Purple Ribbon ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 2Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 3Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 4Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 5Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 6Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 7Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 8Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 9Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 10Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 11Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 12Health News:PreMD Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results and Appoints New Chief Financial Officer 13Health News:Chemical in Plastics May Cause Fertility Problems 2Health News:Chemical in Plastics May Cause Fertility Problems 3Health News:Sigma-Aldrich Enters Distribution Agreement With AlphaGenix, Inc. 2Health News:Sigma-Aldrich Enters Distribution Agreement With AlphaGenix, Inc. 3Health News:Lung Cancer May Be Deadlier for Men 2Health News:CAGW Questions Healthcare Plan Options Presented to the Dougherty County Commission 2Health News:Caring.com and Alzheimer's Association Use Social Media to Help Spread Awareness for the Nation's Sixth Leading Cause of Death 2Health News:Caring.com and Alzheimer's Association Use Social Media to Help Spread Awareness for the Nation's Sixth Leading Cause of Death 3
(Date:10/1/2014)... Oct. 1, 2014   Royal Philips ... announced its eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion telehealth applications have ... Drug Administration (FDA). A part of Philips Hospital ... eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion are focused on patient care ... applications to be available through the cloud-based digital ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... LAUSANNE , Suisse, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... génomique clinique et dans le domaine de l,analyse ... a lancé aujourd,hui une solution de diagnostic in ... d,exécuter une analyse complète de la mucoviscidose dans ... d,identifier et de caractériser tous les types de ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014  Wrightington, Wigan ... MDRX ) are delighted to announce WWL,s ... new health information system. The system will be implemented ... the way WWL delivers healthcare in the future. ... record of on-time and on-budget system implementations as well ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips Secures 510(k) Clearance to Market the First Clinical Applications for its new Digital Health Platform 2Philips Secures 510(k) Clearance to Market the First Clinical Applications for its new Digital Health Platform 3Philips Secures 510(k) Clearance to Market the First Clinical Applications for its new Digital Health Platform 4Sophia Genetics lance une analyse complète du gène CFTR dans un essai clinique SGN 2Sophia Genetics lance une analyse complète du gène CFTR dans un essai clinique SGN 3Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust selects Allscripts Sunrise 2Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust selects Allscripts Sunrise 3Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust selects Allscripts Sunrise 4
... world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies ... Amcare Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ConvaTec Holdings ... and subsidiaries ("SureCalm Healthcare"), a UK-based homecare services ... prescribable stoma care and continence devices. ...
... Rubicon Genomics, Inc., a company developing and commercializing ... performance of DNA and RNA analytical platforms, today ... to manufacture the TransPLEX® kits it will be ... Velesco is a provider of analytical method development, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ConvaTec Announces Acquisition of SureCalm Healthcare 2Rubicon Genomics Selects Velesco to Manufacture its TransPLEX® RNA Amplification Kits for Clinical Diagnostic Use 2Rubicon Genomics Selects Velesco to Manufacture its TransPLEX® RNA Amplification Kits for Clinical Diagnostic Use 3
... The cost-effective line of compact CO2 ... of 20, 30 or 40 watts ... feature an extremely accurate laser beam, as ... are especially advantageous for small operating theatres ...
... the progress and perfecting of endourological techniques ... a more strategic role in the urological ... sector has certainly contributed towards simplifying and ... that are becoming more and more prevalent ...
... a new CO2 laser system with intensities ... and an exclusive design for easy handling ... SmarXide is the leader in a new ... features of Dekas laser devices, like safety ...
... laser allows you to expand your ... as hair removal, treatment of leg ... for sun-damaged skin. The Acclaim ... treatment based on skin and hair ...
Medicine Products: