Monthly Archives: november 2015

A MTW lunch seminar with Michael Schöll, now home from Berkeley

Two harmful proteins that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients are β-amyloid (Aβ) as amyloid plaques, and hyperphosphorylated forms of the microtubule-associated protein tau assembling into neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). Neuropathological studies have repeatedly demonstrated that these proteins also accumulate in the brains of cognitively healthy older people. Tau rather than Aβ pathology…
Read more

Master thesis presentation: Creatine Cest in Human Muscle by Esaú Poblador Rodríguez

On Thursday, November 19th at 11.15 am. Esaú Poblador Rodríguez will be presenting his master thesis "Creatine Cest in Human Muscle". The examiner is Fredrik Kahl. The presentation will take place in Lunnerummet (room 3311), Hörsalsvägen 11, 3rd floor at Chalmers. Abstract: Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) imaging is a relatively recent technique that allows…
Read more

MedTech West seminar on Nov 23: An overview of the current and possible future applications of TMS by Magnus Thordstein

Since the first report in 1985 of its practice in human subjects, the use of the technique Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for non-invasive, safe investigation of the nervous system has greatly expanded. Initially, TMS was used for exploration of the central parts of the motor system. Later, its practice has revealed various physiological and pathophysiological…
Read more

Lunch seminar with Simon Skau on Nov 30: Principles behind fNIRS and its applicability

Functional Near-InfraRed Spectroscopy (fNIRS) is an in vivo functional neuroimaging technique. It takes advantage of the fact that human tissues are relatively transparent to light in the near infrared spectra, to detect hemodynamic changes within the cortex. Even though the fNIRS technique has been known for several decades we have in recent years seen major…
Read more