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A 'portable' approach to studying the brain unveiled at AAAS meeting in Boston

Dr. Julie Brefczynski-Lewis

Research assistant professor Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, Ph.D., and her research team, are perfecting what they say is the world's first portable, wearable positron emission tomography (PET) scanner that obtains "live" internal depictions of the human brain working while a person walks or is involved in other physical movement. She unveiled her work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this weekend in Boston. 

Additional story links:

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/a_portable_approach_to_studyin.html 

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Portable brain-scanning helmet could be future for rapid brain injury assessments 

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Scientists could diagnose strokes in seconds with world's first portable brain scanner 

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Link to original story: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/news/story?headline=a-portable-approach-to-studyingbrain-unveiled-at-american-association-foradvancement-of-science-meet