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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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05/20
Acetaminophen shows promise in warding off acute respiratory distress syndrome, organ injury in patients with sepsis
Findings from NIH-supported clinical trial suggests the drug has the greatest benefit in the sickest…
05/17
NIH study shows chronic wasting disease unlikely to move from animals to people
Study of cerebral organoids reinforces evidence for substantial species barrier …
05/17
Benign nail condition linked to rare syndrome that greatly increases cancer risk
NIH researchers suggest conducting nail evaluation of affected patients and at-risk family members …
05/16
Adverse social determinants of health linked to treatment-resistant hypertension in Black Americans
NIH-funded study suggests addressing these factors could reduce health disparities. …
05/15
Older American Indians may experience higher levels of cognitive impairment than previously thought
NIH-funded research exposes additional health disparities for American Indians. …
05/15
Scientists unravel genetic basis for neurodegenerative disorders that affect vision
NIH-led findings point to a biomarker for rare disorders associated with the gene PNPLA6. …
05/13
Over 115 million pills containing illicit fentanyl seized by law enforcement in 2023
NIH-supported study highlights increasingly dangerous illicit drug supply, risk of pills not coming …
05/08
05/08
More than 321,000 U.S. children lost a parent to drug overdose from 2011 to 2021
Federal study shows lives lost from overdose crisis are felt across generations, emphasizing need to…
05/08
Faster approach for starting extended-release naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder shown effective
NIH-supported clinical trial addresses important barrier to opioid use disorder treatment. …
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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Facebook Live: Brain Stimulation Therapies
In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, NIMH hosted a Facebook Live event o…
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NIMH Research and Science Track at 2024 APA Annual Meeting
NIMH leadership and staff will present several sessions featuring some of the major initiatives NIMH…
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Understanding the Underpinnings of Sensory Hypersensitivity in SCN2A-Associated Autism
In this NIMH-supported study, researchers investigated the neural underpinnings of sensory hypersens…
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Information Session: NIMH Intramural Research Program Training Opportunities (June)
Undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows are invited to learn a…
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Characterizing Childhood Irritability Across Ages and Stages
NIMH-supported research captures expressions of irritability across developmental stages via a clini…
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Workshop: Neurofeedback Intervention Development: Opportunities and Challenges
This workshop will convene researchers and federal officials to review the state of the science for …
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Basic Research Powers the First Medication for Postpartum Depression
Decades of NIMH-supported basic research led to a pioneering treatment for postpartum depression and…
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Facebook Live: Brain Stimulation Therapies
NIMH expert Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D. described common types of brain stimulation therapies, and why th…
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Pathways to Recovery: Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Psychosis, a condition marked by a loss of touch with reality, is distressing for those who experien…
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Gene-Based Therapy Restores Cellular Development and Function in Brain Cells From People With Timothy Syndrome
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of a potential new therapy f…
05/23
New AI tool could cut cost of brain tumor diagnosis for millions in Nigeria 
… computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).   Na…
05/22
In a Future With More ?Mind Reading,? Thanks to Neurotech, We May Need to Rethink Freedom of Thought
… gauge someone?s thoughts. Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, can be used &#82…
05/22
How Memories Are Made ? And Preserved
… their brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI. …
05/22
How to Break Free From the Cycle of Overthinking and Master Your Mind
… fMRI, a method of functional magnetic resonance imaging that captures brain activity while…
05/22
NTSB Final Report: Piper PA-39
… for neurological evaluation and consultation. Magnetic resonance imaging of the pilot?s br…
05/22
iTalkBetter app significantly improves speech in stroke patients
… also used structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to see what happened …
05/22
Pathways Recovery Centers Adds Serenity Park Recovery Center to Organization
The Little Rock, Arkansas, addiction treatment facility is now the fourth behavioral health…
05/22
Exploring Factors Associated with Falls in Multiple Sclerosis: Insights from a Scoping Review
… This can be identified using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and help tailor the … …
05/22
Powerful Love Spells by Psychic Guru help to Bring Back Lost Love with Ex-Back Love Spells
Psychic Guru, a renowned love spell caster, is gaining recognition for his expertise in pow…
05/22
Boulder Secures $35 Million in Series C Funding to Provide High-Quality Addiction Medicine to Medicaid Beneficiaries
The oversubscribed venture funding round will fuel access to value-based care for Americans…
05/22
Lumineux Aesthetics Named Facial Aesthetics Clinic of the Year 2024
We are thrilled to announce that Lumineux Aesthetics has gained recent recognition as the F…
05/21
Machine learning helps experts identify ADHD biomarkers on MRI scans
1. Huey-Ling Chiang, Chi-Shin Wu, Chang-Le Chen, Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng, Susan Shur-Fen Gau, et al. &qu…
01/23
Pediatric Congenital Cerebrovascular Anomalies
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
01/23
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
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
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
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
Multicenter Measurements of T1 Relaxation and Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Intra and Intersite Reproducibility
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
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
Gliosarcoma: Neuroimaging and Immunohistochemical Findings
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
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
Neuroimaging in Psychiatric Disorders: A Bibliometric Analysis of the 100 Most Highly Cited Articles
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
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
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
Impact of Intraoperative Hyperglycemia on Brain Structures and Volumes
CONCLUSIONSThis study found no effect of intraoperative hyperglycemia on postoperative brain structu…
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…
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
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…
12/16
Drumming makes your brain more efficient
Playing the drums requires coordination between all four limbs. A new study asks whether, over years…
12/06
Repairing leaky blood-brain barrier may rejuvenate brain function
New research in mice suggests that a leaky blood-brain barrier can accelerate brain aging, and that …
12/04
New MRI scans reveal brain features of depression
Using new types of MRI, scientists have observed features of the blood-brain barrier and activity in…
11/25
Everything you need to know about choline
Choline is an essential nutrient that humans need for neurodevelopment and many other bodily functio…
10/30
Automated lesion detection on MRI scans using combined unsupervised and supervised methods
Background: Accurate and precise detection of brain lesions on MR images (MRI) is paramount for accu…
10/02
NeuroPod: September 2015
This month, neural prosthetics, positive connectivity, memory mapping and sonogenetics.…
12/19
NeuroPod: December 2014
?Bat nav?, imaging the spinal cord, and the highlights of NeuroPod in 2014.…
06/30
NeuroPod: June 2014
Touch as an emotion, the channels that help calm activity in the brain, and regrets - rats have a fe…
02/27
NeuroPod: February 2014
Weighing brain activity with a balance, using psychological measures to determine the death penalty,…
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An ink drawing form \"Glia and Muscle Sculpt Neuromuscular Arbors by Engulfing Destabilized Synaptic Boutons and Shed Presynaptic Debris\", which appeared in PLoS Biology (see Fuentes-Medel et al., e1000184) showing that synaptic growth at the neuromuscular junction entails substantial shedding of membranes, which are removed through a collaboration between muscles and glial cells. Image Credit: Vivian Budnik, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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