Broken Heart Syndrome Linked to the Brain
Broken Heart Syndrome Linked to the Brain
A chronically stressed amygdala can prime the heart to overreact to acute stress events, a new study shows.
Broken Heart Syndrome Linked to the Brain
Broken Heart Syndrome Linked to the Brain

A chronically stressed amygdala can prime the heart to overreact to acute stress events, a new study shows.

A chronically stressed amygdala can prime the heart to overreact to acute stress events, a new study shows.

PET scanning
First Alzheimer’s Blood Test Rolled Out for Clinical Use in US
First Alzheimer’s Blood Test Rolled Out for Clinical Use in US
Shawna Williams | Nov 2, 2020
The test will be a cheaper and more accessible alternative to currently available diagnostic tools, researchers say.
New Tracer Gives Clear Picture of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
New Tracer Gives Clear Picture of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
Ian Le Guillou | Oct 29, 2020
An imaging agent reveals aggregated tau protein in the brain during PET scans and could improve the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly tauopathies.
Molecular Imaging Pioneer, Sanjiv “Sam” Gambhir, Dies at 57
Molecular Imaging Pioneer, Sanjiv “Sam” Gambhir, Dies at 57
Lisa Winter | Jul 28, 2020
The Stanford Medical School professor’s research aided the development of positron emission tomography (PET) reporters to identify disease.
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
Ashley Yeager | Oct 7, 2019
Conflicting results on the existence of new neurons in adults have researchers designing new ways to identify and count neuronal progenitors—and finally get to the bottom of neurogenesis.
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
Jef Akst | Apr 12, 2019
A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.
Scientists Are Building the First Full-Body PET Scanner
Scientists Are Building the First Full-Body PET Scanner
Diana Kwon | Mar 20, 2017
The new technology could allow for new and improved applications in both medicine and research.  
Gene Expression Imaged in the Living Human Brain
Gene Expression Imaged in the Living Human Brain
Tracy Vence | Aug 10, 2016
For the first time, researchers visualize histone deacetylase in the brains of healthy volunteers.
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
Tanya Lewis | Jun 3, 2016
Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.
Quantifying Consciousness
Quantifying Consciousness
Tanya Lewis | May 26, 2016
Overall brain metabolic rate can distinguish between pathological states of human consciousness, a study shows.
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
Director of Radiochemistry, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. Age: 35
Brains in Action
Brains in Action
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2014
An inspiring lecturer turned Marcus Raichle’s focus from music and history to science. Since then, he has pioneered the use of imaging to study how our brains function.
Cerebral Sleuths
Cerebral Sleuths
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2014
For neuroscientists, experimental results converge to help crack the case of how the brain functions.
Vegetative States Probed with PET
Vegetative States Probed with PET
Bob Grant | Apr 17, 2014
Researchers find that positron emission tomography scans can help determine the degree to which some vegetative patients retain consciousness.
Tau Ligand Reveals Tangles In Vivo
Tau Ligand Reveals Tangles In Vivo
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2013
In living humans, researchers image snarls of tau, one of the proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Eyes on Cancer
Amber Dance | Apr 1, 2012
Techniques for watching tumors do their thing
Ready for Prime Time
Ready for Prime Time
Dennis J. Selkoe and John C. Morris | Feb 1, 2012
Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.
Track Your Package
Track Your Package
Amber Dance | Jun 1, 2011
How to follow stem cells transplanted into living tissue.
Translational Research
A. J. S. Rayl | Apr 29, 2001
Although most of the studies now occurring in the In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers (ICMICs) are focused on basic animal research, investigators aren't wasting any time in moving the power of in vivo molecular imaging to human patients.