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Prefrontal responses to Stroop tasks in subjects with post-traumatic stress disorder assessed by functional near infrared spectroscopy

Near-Infrared Laser (NIR) light energy may stimulate production of enzymes in the brain critical for cognitive functions such as memory and attention in patients with PTSD, according to new groundbreaking research by the bioengineering team at UT Arlington led by professor Hanli Liu.  Her research, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports could result in an effective, long-term treatment for brain disorders. “This is the first time that effects of light stimulation have been quantified on living human tissue,” Liu said.  Liu and her team published a second paper, “Prefrontal responses to Stroop tasks in subjects with post-traumatic stress disorder assessed by functional near infrared spectroscopy,” in Scientific Reports, which explores how the brains of PTSD patients differ from normal, healthy individuals.

NIR therapy is currently being introduced into the practice of the Translational Medicine Group, P.C. and its Bethesda Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services to address a wide range of inflammatory processes.
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