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  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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10/31
NIMH creates new unit to support its research domain criteria initiative
RDoC research framework will help guide the classification of patients in clinical studies.…
10/29
10/29
NIH-led study explores prevention of heart disease in HIV-infected people
Clinical trial to assess the effects of aspirin and statins on preventing cardiovascular disease in …
10/28
Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program (K12)
Funding Opportunity RFA-HD-15-011 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
10/28
10/27
Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-ES-15-003 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The Outs…
10/24
Texas nurse free of Ebola virus; discharged from NIH Clinical Center
NIH Clinical Center discharges Nina Pham who is free of Ebola virus disease.…
10/24
NIH media briefing on discharge of Ebola patient from its Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit
NIH officials will brief reporters about the discharge of Nina Pham.…
10/23
NIH announces grants for frontotemporal degeneration research
Projects will help advance research through collaborations and development of novel strategies.…
10/22
NIH begins early human clinical trial of VSV Ebola vaccine
Researchers at NIAID are conducting the early phase trial to evaluate the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV.…
10/21
Update on Clinical Status of Ebola Patient at the NIH Clinical Center
Ms. Pham's clinical status has been upgraded from fair to good.…
10/20
Shaking up cell biology
Researchers focus in on decades old mystery.…
09/24
NIH awards ~$31 million to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce
Funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepre…
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10/31
'Divide and rule' -- raven politics
Mythology has attributed many supernatural features to ravens. Studies on the cognitive abilities of…
10/31
Uncontrollable bleeding but Katherine a survivor
… disorders. He said looking at magnetic resonance imaging of Katherine&#39…
10/31
[Special Issue News] The Aging Brain: Starting young
In 1932 and 1947, Scottish education researchers hoping to measure and track the nation's intelligen…
10/31
Paul's story: Left untreated, mental illness threatens lives, families, jobs
… . It is expensive to use magnetic resonance imaging to plan neurosurgery for epilepsy &#823…
10/30
After Decades of Research, Effectiveness of Phone Interventions for Cancer Patients and Survivors Still Unknown
Increasingly, cancer care respects the fact that a patient's body is only part of the system that re…
10/30
To reap the brain benefits of physical activity, just get moving!
Everyone knows that exercise makes you feel more mentally alert at any age. But do you need to follo…
10/30
Epidemiological Study by Penn Vet Professor Investigates Parasite-Schizophrenia Connection
Many factors, both genetic and environmental, have been blamed for increasing the risk of a diagnosi…
10/30
Scripps Research Institute scientists capture picture of 'MicroRNA' in action
Biologists at The Scripps Research Institute have described the atomic-level workings of 'microRNA' …
10/30
Study identifies potential treatment target for cocaine addiction
A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Perelman School of Medicine…
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Ghrelin Stimulates an Appetite for Drinking Alcohol
Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach and it stimulates appetite and food intake. Alcohol is …
10/30
Structural Connectivity Changes Underlying Altered Working Memory Networks in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Three?Way Image Fusion Analysis
CONCLUSIONSOur findings suggest that impairments of structural fiber tract integrity accompany break…
10/30
Liberals, conservatives really are wired differently, study finds
… , while sitting in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine ? a brain scanner …
10/30
Aortic Valve Replacement Appears Safe, Effective in Very Elderly Patients
Aortic valve replacement (AVR) can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90…
10/30
Air quality and unconventional oil and gas sites
Research suggesting air pollutants released by unconventional oil and gas production are well over r…
10/30
To reap the brain benefits of physical activity, just get moving!
Everyone knows that exercise makes you feel more mentally alert at any age. But do you need to follo…
10/30
National initiative shows multisystem approaches to reduce diabetes disparities
Exciting results from an innovative, multicultural, five-year initiative, known as the Alliance to R…
10/30
Air quality and unconventional oil and gas sites
Research suggesting air pollutants released by unconventional oil and gas production are well over r…
10/30
Chronic Fatigue Patients Show Brain...
… the new study, scientists conducted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on 15 CFS patients &#…
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Scientists Find Differences In The Brains Of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
… and company used standard functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, along with a &#8…
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And The Brain
… and company used standard functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, along with a &#8…
10/30
Self-reported cognitive difficulties better for patients with tinnitus in clinical trial
Using the medication D-cycloserine in conjunction with a computer-assisted cognitive training progra…
10/30
Reconstruction of a patterned piece of spinal cord in 3-D culture
The central nervous system in vertebrates develops from the neural tube, which is the basis for the …
10/30
Possible Cause of Common Dementia Found, Opening Avenues for Treatment
… on computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of old…
10/30
New guidelines for reproductive & developmental toxicity testing of oligonucleotide drugs
Oligonucleotide-based therapeutics present unique challenges when it comes to testing their potentia…
10/30
The geometry of RNA
To understand the function of an RNA molecule we need to know its three-dimensional structure. Unfor…
10/30
National initiative shows multisystem approaches to reduce diabetes disparities
Exciting results from an innovative, multicultural, five-year initiative, known as the Alliance to R…
10/30
Peripheral clocks don't need the brain's master clock to function correctly
New research published in the November 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal further adds to our understan…
10/29
Tissue-specific clocks in Arabidopsis show asymmetric coupling
Many organisms rely on a circadian clock system to adapt to daily and seasonal environmental changes…
10/29
Preventative action prior to brain surgery - ultra-high-field MRI reveals language centres in the brain in much more detail
In a new investigation by the University Department of Neurology, it has been possible for the first…
10/29
Modelling human development and disease in pluripotent stem-cell-derived gastric organoids
Gastric diseases, including peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer, affect 10% of the world?s popul…
10/29
High powered MRI scans identify language centres in brain
… found how 7-Tesla ultra high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to &#823…
10/28
Researchers observe brain development in utero
New investigation methods using functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT) offer insights into …
10/28
Study sheds light on why we might remember some things and not others
Why do we remember some things and not others? In a unique imaging study, two Northwestern Universit…
10/28
Pair Bonding Reinforced in the Brain
The song control system in the brain of zebra finches is also active during simple communication cal…
10/28
Scientists Uncover Major Factor in Development of Huntingtons Disease
A new study points to a functional connection between mTOR and huntingtin. …
10/27
Review your Supplemental Disability plan during Open Enrollment
If you?re enrolled in UC?s Supplemental Disability plan and have a 7-day or 30-day waiting period, y…
10/26
Calcium transient prevalence across the dendritic arbour predicts place field properties
Establishing the hippocampal cellular ensemble that represents an animal?s environment involves the …
10/26
Long-term phenotypic evolution of bacteria
For many decades comparative analyses of protein sequences and structures have been used to investig…
10/26
Activity in Dendrites is Critical in Memory Formation
A new study reports on the role of dendrites in memory formation. …
10/26
Real Time Readout of Neurochemical Activity
Implanted engineered cells with fluorescent dyes which change color in response to dopamine and nore…
10/26
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10/26
Structure and mechanism of the tRNA-dependent lantibiotic dehydratase NisB
Lantibiotics are a class of peptide antibiotics that contain one or more thioether bonds. The lantib…
10/22
Productivity limits and potentials of the principles of conservation agriculture
One of the primary challenges of our time is to feed a growing and more demanding world population w…
10/22
Luminal signalling links cell communication to tissue architecture during organogenesis
Morphogenesis is the process whereby cell collectives are shaped into differentiated tissues and org…
10/19
Hepatitis A virus and the origins of picornaviruses
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) remains enigmatic, despite 1.4 million cases worldwide annually. It differs …
10/19
Reductive dehalogenase structure suggests a mechanism for B12-dependent dehalogenation
Organohalide chemistry underpins many industrial and agricultural processes, and a large proportion …
10/15
Selection for niche differentiation in plant communities increases biodiversity effects
In experimental plant communities, relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning have…
10/15
Primate-specific endogenous retrovirus-driven transcription defines naive-like stem cells
Naive embryonic stem cells hold great promise for research and therapeutics as they have broad and r…
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As an undergraduate at UC Davis, Patrick Yau had the opportunity to work at the Visualization and Graphics Research Group in the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV). He was under the guidance of Professor Bernd Hamann and Dr. Lars Linsen when he and his colleagues developed the project "Brain Mapping via Hierarchical Isosurface Segmentation Based on Discrete Curvature".The idea of the project is to look into the surface of two brains and identify the similarities between then. They focused in particular on the curvature of the brains (folds and bumps). Yau worked on data preprocessing and the automated brain mapping algorithm. He wrote a procedure that automatically identifies the front, side and the top for two brains using Principal Component Analysis (PCA), and he also wrote a procedure that constructs a topology graph based on the curvature of a brain. The two images shown here reveal different representations of the same brain: as points and as a topology graph.
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