Dedicated to the communication of news, science, and information of interest to the brain mapping community, and to sharing and promoting the science of brain mapping.
  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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02/28
Smoking cannabis associated with increased risk of heart attack, stroke
NIH-funded observational study shows risk grows sharply with more frequent use. …
02/27
Bariatric surgery provides long-term blood glucose control, type 2 diabetes remission
NIH-supported study shows long-term benefits of surgery compared to medication and lifestyle change.…
02/26
Intervention reduces likelihood of developing postpartum anxiety and depression by more than 70%
NIH-funded study shows prenatal mental health support is effective for women living in low-resource …
02/25
Antibody reduces allergic reactions to multiple foods in NIH clinical trial
Drug can help protect kids with multiple food allergies during accidental exposure. …
02/22
Scientists develop a simple blood test to quickly diagnose sarcoidosis
NIH-funded tool can accurately identify the potentially life-threatening inflammatory disease. …
02/21
NIH study offers new clues into the causes of post-infectious ME/CFS
In-depth study finds brain, immune, and metabolic abnormalities linked to debilitating chronic disea…
02/21
Long-acting HIV treatment demonstrates efficacy in people with challenges taking daily medicine as prescribed
All clinical trial participants will have the opportunity to choose the trial medication. …
02/21
NIH launches research network to evaluate emerging cancer screening technologies
Clinical trials will assess multi-cancer detection tests, among others. …
02/20
Researchers optimize genetic tests for diverse populations to tackle health disparities
Improved genetic tests more accurately assess disease risk regardless of genetic ancestry. …
02/20
Women may realize health benefits of regular exercise more than men
An NIH-supported observational study finds that even when women and men get the same amount of physi…
03/28
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Encouraging Womens Health Research within the NIDCD Mission Areas
Notice NOT-DC-23-006 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
03/28
Notice of NCI Virtual Workshop to Engage Multi-Cancer Detection (MCD) Assay Developers
Notice NOT-CA-23-055 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
03/27
Notice to Extend NCCIH's PAR-20-218, PAR-20-217, PAR-20-216, PAR-20-215, and PAR-20-219
Notice NOT-AT-24-003 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
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Role of T-Cells in HIV Central Nervous System Reservoir Seeding, Persistence, and Neuropathogenesis
The goal of this concept is to encourage research to define the mechanisms and roles of T-cells in H…
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Establishing Standards for Data and Metadata from Wearable Devices
Wearable technology shows promise in providing information that can be used to create biomarkers of …
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Alters Brain Activity in Children With Anxiety
Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health found that unmedicated children with anxiety …
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Dr. Joshua Gordon to Step Down as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
On February 29, 2024, Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., announced his decision to end his tenure as the…
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Intervention Reduces Likelihood of Developing Postpartum Anxiety and Depression by More Than 70%
Results from a large clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health show that an interve…
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Multimodal Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges in HIV Clinical Care
The goal of this concept is to encourage the use of multimodal artificial intelligence to accelerate…
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Director?s Innovation Speaker Series: Changing Minds & Advancing Lines: Why We Must Keep Pushing for Mental Health Equity
During this lecture, Daniel E. Dawes, J.D. , explored the crucial link between mental health and sys…
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Decades of Dedication and Collaboration: Unraveling the HIV Mystery
In celebration of NIMHs 75th anniversary, we reflect on decades of work by the institute to understa…
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Workshop: Advancing the Science on Peer Support and Suicide Prevention
This workshop brings together experts in peer support suicide prevention to discuss relevant concept…
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Researchers Expand Understanding of Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Fragile X Syndrome
An NIMH-supported study of the 3D genome revealed widespread silencing of genes with important roles…
03/01
Epiphany Nashville Mental Health & Depression Treatment Sheds Light on Inhalant Addiction and Its Side Effects
Epiphany Nashville Mental Health & Depression Treatment understands the complexities of…
03/01
Behavioral/Mental Health Care Software and Services Market is growing at a CAGR of 11% from 2024 to 2030
The Exactitude Consultancy Behavioral/Mental Health Care Software and Services Market R…
03/01
Ascendant Detox - NYC Presents Comprehensive Treatment Approach for Marijuana Addiction
Ascendant Detox - NYC's marijuana addiction treatment program provides compassionate ca…
03/01
The Emotion Regulation of Acupuncture in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Neuroimaging Protocol
… regulation. Function magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can … have …
02/29
The spatial extent of anatomical connections within the thalamus varies across the cortical hierarchy in humans and macaques
… in humans. Fortunately, advancements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have enabled the …
02/29
Population clustering of structural brain aging and its association with brain development
… limited number of repeated structural MRI scans. Therefore, it remains challenging to &#82…
02/29
The lonely side-effect of rare disease for Dunedin family
… Aldrich, said. Claire had a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan w…
02/29
Impaired Spatial Navigation May Signal Early Alzheimer?s
… data were compared to 7T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures of brain structure &#82…
02/29
A latent clinical-anatomical dimension relating metabolic syndrome to brain structure and cognition
… reduction strategies [7]. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a … …
02/29
MRI scans on rat brains could lead to new cocaine addiction therapies
… withdrawal. The researchers then deployed MRI scans to develop a comprehensive understandi…
02/29
Placental oxygenation's link to fetal brain volumes
… brain growth. The study utilized MRI scans and linear mixed-effects analy…
02/29
New digital iTalkBetter app significantly improves speech in stroke patients
… , researchers used structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to observe pa…
02/29
Case study: Rare case of agenesis of the corpus callosum in a neonate
… of treatment. In July, a magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was performed ……
02/29
The surprising way to help your brain remember 
… support this in a functional magnetic resonance imaging study, where we found that ……
02/29
The lonely side-effect of disease
… Aldrich, said. Claire had a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan w…
02/24
Patients benefit as Pari offers affordable MRI scans
… of Hospitals has begun offering magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan services that diagno…
01/23
What Threshold Defines Penumbral Brain Tissue in Patients with Symptomatic Anterior Circulation Intracranial Stenosis: An Exploratory Analysis
CONCLUSIONSA target mismatch profile usingTmax  >  6 seconds may define tissue at risk in patient…
01/23
Issue Information
Journal of Neuroimaging,Volume 28, Issue 6, Page 551-554, November/December 2018. (Source: Journal o…
01/23
Dr. Leon D. Prockop (1934 ?2018), Founding Editor?in?Chief, Journal of Neuroimaging
Journal of Neuroimaging,Volume 28, Issue 6, Page 555-555, November/December 2018. (Source: Journal o…
01/23
Pediatric Congenital Cerebrovascular Anomalies
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
White Matter Microstructure Correlates with Memory Performance in Healthy Children: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study
CONCLUSIONSSignificant correlations between DTI parameter values and CMS indices in multiple WM trac…
01/23
Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Superior Thalamic Radiation and Cerebrospinal Fluid Distribution in Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
CONCLUSIONSCombined microstructural (DTT) and macrostructural (ventricular volume) changes is a prom…
01/23
01/23
Clinical, Sonographic, and Electrophysiologic Longitudinal Features of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
CONCLUSIONNerve ultrasound can be used as a method to objectify the long ?term disease course in CID…
01/23
Microvessels may Confound the ?Swallow Tail Sign? in Normal Aged Midbrains: A Postmortem 7 T SW?MRI Study
CONCLUSIONBoth iron deposits and microvessels contribute to the hyposignal surrounding nigrosome 1 i…
01/23
Multicenter Measurements of T1 Relaxation and Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Intra and Intersite Reproducibility
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
Gliosarcoma: Neuroimaging and Immunohistochemical Findings
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
Teriflunomide's Effect on Glia in Experimental Demyelinating Disease: A Neuroimaging and Histologic Study
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
Early Phase PIB ?PET as a Surrogate for Global and Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Measures
CONCLUSIONEarly PIB uptake has the potential to effectively serve as a surrogate for global and regi…
01/23
MRI ?Guided High?Intensity Focused Ultrasound as an Emerging Therapy for Stroke: A Review
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
Arterial Spin Labeling MRI to Measure Cerebral Blood Flow in Untreated Ischemic Stroke
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
01/23
Neuroimaging in Psychiatric Disorders: A Bibliometric Analysis of the 100 Most Highly Cited Articles
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
01/23
Impact of Intraoperative Hyperglycemia on Brain Structures and Volumes
CONCLUSIONSThis study found no effect of intraoperative hyperglycemia on postoperative brain structu…
01/23
Brain Atrophy in Natalizumab ?treated Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A 5?year Retrospective Study
CONCLUSIONOur results contribute to the increasing knowledge of PBVCs in natalizumab ?treated MS pat…
01/23
Femoral Neuropathy Following Transfemoral Neuroendovascular Procedures. An Analysis of a Prospective Registry
CONCLUSIONSFemoral neuropathy is a rare occurrence following transfemoral neuroendovascular procedur…
01/23
Ultrasound, Clinical, and Electrophysiological Findings in Persistent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CONCLUSIONOur data show significant functional disability, axonal nerve damage, and scar tissue form…
07/26
Anxiety, depression, burnout rising as college students prepare to return to campus
A new survey led by The Ohio State University's Office of the Chief Wellness Officer finds students …
07/26
Brain's 'memory center' needed to recognize image sequences but not single sights
The visual cortex stores and remembers individual images, but when they are grouped into a sequence,…
07/26
Improving air quality reduces dementia risk, multiple studies suggest
Improving air quality may improve cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to several …
07/23
US clinics slower to provide opioid treatment than Canadian clinics
As opioid overdose deaths rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, people seeking treatment for opioid add…
07/23
Experiences, perpetration of identity-based bullying among adolescents
What The Study Did: Using survey responses from students in some Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, high scho…
07/23
Studies examine different understandings, varieties of diversity
In a report published by Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, University of Illinois Chicago …
07/23
What's riskier for young soccer players, practice or game time?
For young soccer players, participating in repetitive technical training activities involving headi…
12/16
Drumming makes your brain more efficient
Playing the drums requires coordination between all four limbs. A new study asks whether, over years…
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