Navigation Links
Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show
Date:2/20/2013

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Using real-time images of brain connections developing in late-stage fetuses, scientists say they've been able for the first time to compare the order and strength of these connections.

The research, though very preliminary, might one day lead the way to more effective therapies for brain disorders such as dyslexia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism, the researchers said.

Scientists from the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and Wayne State University School of Medicine looked at 25 fetal brains from a group of pregnant women between 24 and 38 weeks of gestation. The researchers used an imaging technique called functional MRI (fMRI) to visualize "communication" between various regions of the brain.

The scientists learned that connections between the right and left sides of the brains got stronger as fetuses grew older. They said they also learned that shorter distances between matching areas produced stronger signals than longer spans between corresponding areas on the brain's outer edges.

"What we're seeing is a picture of emerging connectivity . . . that the right and left side are kind of building a bridge to each other," said study author Moriah Thomason, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Wayne State, in Detroit. "It's evidence for the fact that already in fetal life, this anatomy is being constructed in a way that we would expect. But for the first time, we can show the development of these networks."

The findings are published in the Feb. 20 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.

While scientists had previously used fMRI scans on fetuses, this new research is the first to compare a group of fetuses and identify features of development, Thomason said. Nearly 90 percent of the pregnant mothers participating in the study were black,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Imaging acute ischemic stroke patients brains did not lead to improved outcomes
2. Connection error in the brains of anorexics
3. Healthy Brains and Aging Presentation at Bridle Brook of Mahomet to Feature U of I Professor Arthur Kramer
4. Reading, Games May Help Aging Brains Stay Sharp
5. Imaging shows some brains compensate after traumatic injury
6. Reading, writing and playing games may help aging brains stay healthy
7. Bigger Babies Have Bigger Brains as Teens: Study
8. Scientists Track Activity in Rappers Brains
9. Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls Brains, Study Says
10. Alzheimers Signs Found in Brains of Young Adults With Gene Mutation
11. Saving brains in developing countries: $11.8 million for innovative ideas worldwide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Vancouver ... recently received two awards in the prestigious Vancouver ... on February 27, 2015. The company secured third ... place in the “Best Registered Massage Therapist” category. ... community newspapers in Canada, The Vancouver Courier is ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... The print component of “Organic Living” ... Chronicle with a circulation of approximately 173,000 copies and ... is distributed nationally through a vast social media strategy ... partner outlets. To explore the digital version of the ... composed of heat-dried microbes that have digested the organic ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 State officials have awarded $82,500 ... of Public Health at Georgia State University, to support ... by Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) ... Call Center. , The 1-800-CHILDREN Helpline is a ... and referral services that promote the wellbeing of children ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... The Global Liquefied Petroleum Gas Market was ... estimated to grow to $288.7 billion by 2019, ... 2019. , Browse through the TOC of Global ... industry trends, segments & forecasts., http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/liquid-petroleum-gas-reports-5046983367.html ... is classified into source, application, and region. The ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 ... the launch of their new L-Style Revolution™ Program. The ... for men and women of all health and fitness ... weight maintenance goals faster than traditional methods. , “We’re ... makes available customized plans based on award winning techniques ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Backs in Action Receives Two Awards in The Vancouver Courier Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 2Health News:State Funds Child Abuse Helpline Housed At Georgia State 2Health News:The Global Liquefied Petroleum Gas Market is Estimated to Reach $288.7 Billion by 2019 - A Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:The Global Liquefied Petroleum Gas Market is Estimated to Reach $288.7 Billion by 2019 - A Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:The Makers of Liporidex, The Popular Sports Nutrition Supplement Brand, Launches Its New L-Style Revolution™ Diet & Exercise Program That Promises Turbo Charged Results 2
... Safety council is offering free health and safety qualifications to its members, to 14 – 19 year olds and to those currently not in employment in a bid to increase awareness ... ... ... ...
... Findings could help spur change in how hypertension is ... --Following on recent, similar research, a large five-year study ... a key indicator of stroke risk. , In the ... 19,000 patients taking either beta blockers or calcium channel ...
... is one advance, ,Tommy John, elbow reconstruction another , SUNDAY, ... at the same time as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction ... , Meniscus cartilage acts as a cushion/shock absorber in the ... in the knee. , This study included 99 patients, 18 ...
... levels below currently recommended levels did not ... cardiovascular disease events in adults with type 2 diabetes ... events, according to new results from the landmark Action ... Similarly, treating multiple blood lipids with combination drug therapy ...
... ailment boosts odds for heart attack, stroke, and inflammation ... (HealthDay News) -- The common skin ailment psoriasis may ... cardiovascular woes, probably through a shared inflammatory response, a ... for psoriasis as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease," ...
... researchers say , SATURDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- ... research shows that the performance of female marathoners can ... , Researchers analyzed marathon race results, weather data and ... a period of eight to 28 years. They found ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:British Safety Council Offers Free Health and Safety Qualifications 2Health News:More Evidence That Swings in Blood Pressure Raise Stroke Risk 2Health News:Strides Seen in Orthopedic Surgery for Kids 2Health News:ACCORD: Intensive BP, combined lipid therapies do not help adults with diabetes 2Health News:ACCORD: Intensive BP, combined lipid therapies do not help adults with diabetes 3Health News:ACCORD: Intensive BP, combined lipid therapies do not help adults with diabetes 4Health News:ACCORD: Intensive BP, combined lipid therapies do not help adults with diabetes 5Health News:ACCORD: Intensive BP, combined lipid therapies do not help adults with diabetes 6Health News:Psoriasis Tied to Raised Heart Risk 2Health News:Air Pollution Slows Women's Marathon Times 2
(Date:3/4/2015)...  Results of the recent study, Results From ... Intra-Operative Positive Margin Detection , were presented as part ... Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference last week. ... , MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery at the Sackler ... analysis of MarginProbe,s efficiency and accuracy when used consecutively ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015  Bayer HealthCare ... Administration (FDA) has accepted the company,s Biologics License ... VIII compound.  Bayer is seeking FDA approval of ... the treatment of hemophilia A in children and ... continually bringing new therapies to hemophilia A patients ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... -- Heska Corporation (Nasdaq: HSKA ) announces the ... Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Earnings Conference Call ... (MST) / 11:00 a.m. (EST)Where: www.heska.com (click on ... on the front page of this website)How:Live over the ... the address above.  Alternatively, you may use the following ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Study Shows Breast Re-excision Rates Significantly Reduced in 100 Consecutive Cases 2FDA Accepts Bayer's Biologics License Application for Investigational Treatment Option in Hemophilia A 2FDA Accepts Bayer's Biologics License Application for Investigational Treatment Option in Hemophilia A 3Webcast Alert: Heska Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Earnings Conference Call Webcast 2
Creatinine Test Kit (enzymatic, liquid reagents), Wavelength: 550 nm. Linear range: up to 150 mg/dL....
For the quantitative determination of creatinine in serum. Fixed Time Reaction measured at 540 nm. Linearity: 25 mg/dl. Express Kit with Ready-to-Use Liquid....
Intended for the quantitative determination of magnesium in serum. Wavelength: 340 nm. Linearity: 9.7 mg/dL (4 mmol/L). Two vials, dry powder reagents....
Glucose reagent is used for the quantitative determination of glucose in human serum....
Medicine Products: