This is a collection of blood between the meningeal layers the dura mater and the arachnoid mater. It is most often associated with traumatic brain injuries.
It’s officially December, so have a fungal Christmas tree. Top: Talaromyces stipitatus; Tree: Aspergillus nidulans; Ornaments: Penicillium marneffei; Trunk: Aspergillus terreus.
CT scan (Computer tomography) and PET scan (Positron emission tomography) are different but related imaging techniques. A PET scan uses nuclear medicine imaging to produce a three-dimensional picture of functional processes in the body. PET scans provide metabolic information and are…
Doctors in the US have induced feelings of intense determination in two men by stimulating a part of their brains with gentle electric currents.
The men were having a routine procedure to locate regions in their brains that caused epileptic seizures when they felt their heart rates rise, a sense of foreboding, and an overwhelming desire to persevere against a looming hardship.
The remarkable findings could help researchers develop treatments for depression and other disorders where people are debilitated by a lack of motivation.
The anterior midcingulate cortex seems to be important in helping us select responses and make decisions in light of the feedback we get. Brent Vogt, a neurobiologist at Boston University, said patients with chronic pain and obsessive-compulsive disorder have already been treated by destroying part of the aMCC. “Why not stimulate it? If this would enhance relieving depression, for example, let’s go,” he said.
Hyperkalemia is defined as too much potassium in the body. About 95% of potassium is held within the cells, which means that there is more potassium inside the cell than in the blood. Serum potassium levels are classified as high when levels reach above 5.0 mEq/L. Therefore we can state that…
Skull made with 375 slices of real human brains at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum, created by Skull-A-Day artist Noah Scalin.
I can see myself having something similar to this in my house
'26 yr old male. Spooked horse stepped on foot. Dislocated all toes. Compound fractures of large toe metatarsal and little toe metatarsal. Surgery was performed to repair.'