Ningle YuVisiting Scholar (Professor and Department Head, Department of Radiation Health, Jiangsu Center for Disease Prevention and Control, 172 Jiangsu Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China 210009)MS/2001/Suzhou University, Suzhou, ChinaProject: Health/Medical Physics Wenhua Xu (Advisor: Guang Jia)Post-doctoral ResearcherPhD/2009/South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, ChinaProject #1: Whole-body tissue measurement using DXA, MRI, and CT systems Project #2: Jianhua Lu (Advisor: Guang Jia)Post-doctoral ResearcherPhD/2014/Xiamen University, Xiaman, ChinaProject: Quantitative Imaging of CEST-MRI Hatim Chafi (Advisor: Guang Jia; Graduated)MS-Medical PhysicsBS/2012/University of PittsburghProject: MR elastography (MRE) and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) of brain tumors and radiation-induced necrosis
Ryan Schurr (Advisor: Guang Jia; Graduated)MS-Medical PhysicsBS/2012/Clemson UniversityProject: Chemical exchange saturation transfer MRI (CEST-MRI) of prosthetic knee joint infection Cadron Pickett (Advisor: Steven Heymsfield; Graduated)LSU's Undergraduate Medical Physics ProgramProject: Hippocampal-avoidance whole brain radiotherapy (HA-WBRT) Melissa Lamberto (Advisor: Kenneth Matthew; Graduated)MS/2014/LSU/Medical PhysicsBS/2011/University of Sciences-PhiladelphiaProject: MRI of prostate cancer brachytherapy seeds Michael C Adamek (Advisor: Steven Heymsfield)Project: CEST-MRI of bone marrow edema Lucas C Lavoie (Advisor: Guang Jia)Chancellor’s Future Leaders in Research programLouisiana State University
(Advisor: Guang Jia; Graduated)/2014/LSU/Medical PhysicsBS/2015/Project: Whole-body MRI based body fat segmentation and 3D visualization
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The problem that occurs in the instance of hippocampal damage, which may arise from diseases like Alzheimer’s, is that one of these key stopping-points for the signal is damaged (1). The signal is not properly re-encoded and is later unable to be translated into long-term memory (1). This novel brain prosthesis allows the electrical signal to skip over the damaged region of the hippocampus by imitating how the region would normally re-encode the signal, allowing it to move to the next hippocampal area in the correct form (1).
This prosthesis – designed to help patients with memory loss – is in the form of a collection of small electrodes placed into a person’s hippocampus, the brain region often associated with memory. Patients suffering from hippocampal damage frequently face difficulty establishing new long-term memories (1).