Navigation Links
Kessler Foundation scientist garners best poster award for MS research
Date:9/17/2012

West Orange, NJ. September 17, 2012. At the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Centers in San Diego, California. Jelana Stojanovic, PhD, was awarded the Research Award for Best Poster for "Neuroimaging and Cognition using Nearest Infrared Spectroscopy in Multiple Sclerosis." Dr. Stojanovic is a postdoctoral fellow in Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation. Her fellowship is funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Dr. Stojanovic, who is also an instructor at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, was first author of the award-winning poster, which was co-authored by three other neuroscientists from Kessler Foundation: Glenn Wylie, DPhil, Gerard.T. Voelbel, PhD, and John DeLuca, PhD, vice president of Research & Training.

The poster described a study using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to evaluate working memory performance in people with and without multiple sclerosis. Results showed significant differences in frontal lobe activity between controls and individuals with MS. The latter group exhibited lower oxyhemoglobin levels as task difficulty increased, indicating greater difficulties handling more complex cognitive activities. "We know that people with MS have difficulties with working memory," said Dr. Stojanovic. "This study shows how MS affects how cerebral resources are utilized."

Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, director of Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at the Foundation said, "This line of work is very important because it helps us understand the neurofunctional substrates underlying working memory impairment in persons with MS. The greater understanding we have of the impairment itself, the more capable we will be of developing interventions to improve cognition and overall quality of life."


'/>"/>

Contact: Carolann Murphy
CMurphy@KesslerFoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Kessler Foundation names Dr. John Whyte recipient of Foundations 2nd Annual DeLisa Award
2. Kessler Foundation scientist awarded $554,000 for multiple sclerosis employment research
3. Kessler Foundation researchers present at first International Congress on Cognition in MS
4. Kessler Foundation scientists present cognitive research findings at MS dual symposium
5. Kessler Foundations A.M. Barrett appointed to National Quality Forum Steering Committee
6. Kessler Foundation and Heldrich Center issue brief on hiring workers with disabilities
7. DeLuca of Kessler Foundation receives research award from American Psychological Association
8. Kessler Foundation presents Brain Injury: From Research to Rebuilding Lives on Sept. 27-28
9. Dr. Chiaravalloti of Kessler Foundation comments on trends in rehabilitation research in MS
10. Biomedical researchers receive Hartwell Foundation awards
11. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.3 million to 8 top young clinical investigators
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 ... ... providers and advocates will discuss how to improve care by making data on ... pediatric heart disease. The Summit on Transparency and Public Reporting of Pediatric and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... , ... In a new paper published in the latest ... J. Rohrich, and colleagues, examine and underscore the importance of upper lateral cartilage ... addressing this vital area. , The upper lateral cartilage in rhinoplasty, refers to ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... veEDIS Clinical ... technology, with highly adaptable algorithms, has been updated to help Emergency Department physicians ... symptoms consistent with Zikas and a travel history to affected regions, or potential ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... "What holds you ... Ray Clarke poses a question as a challenge for his readers to examine ... in the Being" (published by Partridge Singapore), Clarke explores the subject with more ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... , ... Life is known for throwing curves. It’s thrown quite a few ... a year to play softball to raise money through Sun Health Foundation ... players who competed in this year’s softball tournament share a history of heart problems, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... and improving the lives of pets, today announced the ... the New Animal Drug Application (NADA) for Zimeta™ (dipyrone ... study (KB0120) of Zimeta for the control of pyrexia ... --> --> The ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- Potrero Medical, Inc., the developer of the Accuryn™ critical ... George M. Rapier, III , MD, to its Board ... WellMed is one of the nation,s largest physician owned practice ... Texas and Florida ... internal medicine practice, he has been instrumental to the company,s ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 11, 2016  AfterPill.com is reporting that this week,s ... for all women who are at risk of unintended ... year and raises the risks of unprotected sex in ... According to the Guttmacher Institute, there are 43 ... child-bearing age, who have sex without the intention of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: