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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07/22
National Research Project to Assess State Agricultural Laws, Regulations, and Resources Related to Produce Safety (U01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-FD-14-085 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
07/22
Schizophrenia?s genetic skyline rising
Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 ? NIH-funded study.…
07/22
Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP II) (R01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-AI-14-036 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
07/22
Interventions for Youth who Misuse/Abuse Prescription Stimulant Medications in High School and/or College-Attending Youth (U01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-DA-15-010 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
07/22
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (U44)
Funding Opportunity PAR-14-292 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The Bluepri…
07/22
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UH2/UH3)
Funding Opportunity PAR-14-293 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The Bluepri…
07/22
Advanced Clinical Trials to test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems in Type 1 Diabetes (UC4)
Funding Opportunity RFA-DK-14-024 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This FOA…
07/21
Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism
Roles of heritability, mutations, environment estimated ? NIH-funded study.…
07/17
NIH scientists identify gene linked to fatal inflammatory disease in children
Repurposed drugs may offer first potential therapy.…
07/17
NIH system to monitor emerging drug trends
Data from the National Drug Early Warning System will promote rapid and effective public health resp…
07/11
Young adults more likely to attend college
Federal report finds rate of student debt increases, smoking decreases.…
07/10
New treatment increases pregnancy rate for women with infertility disorder
NIH-funded study shows letrozole more effective than current treatment.…
07/09
Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss
NIH-funded study brought together eye care and mental health professionals.…
07/09
Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer
TCGA finds mutations in a key cancer-causing pathway, expanding targets for existing drugs.…
07/09
First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company
Potential treatment targets sickle cell disease.…
07/08
NIH study finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years
Results highlight the need to develop more effective interventions to combat the growing public heal…
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07/22
Low Strength Brain Stimulation May Be Effective for Depression
Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimula…
07/22
Porn, drug addictions excite same brain areas
… activity was monitored using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which uses a bl…
07/22
Organic apple orchards benefit from green compost applications
In traditional apple orchards, effective management practices rely on two interrelated components: f…
07/22
Strategies to preserve myelin during secondary degeneration following neurotrauma
Researchers at the University of Western Australia, led by Associate Professor Melinda Fitzgerald, h…
07/22
UCI researchers find epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders
Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the …
07/22
Two-way interaction between neurons and astrocytes plays an important role in the processes of learning and memory
Throughout our lives, our brains adapt to what we learn and memorise. The brain is indeed made up of…
07/22
Rectal Sensitivity in Diabetes Patients with Symptoms of Gastroparesis
… pain [4, 5]. Mirroring this, magnetic resonance imaging techniques have revealed …
07/22
In crush injury, how L-carnitine maintains the normal structure of the sciatic nerve
Several studies have demonstrated that L-carnitine exhibits neuroprotective effects on injured sciat…
07/22
Neurologic response in Parkinson's disease associated with placebo effect
Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurological disorder, affecting almost 10 million peo…
07/22
How 'good mothering' hardwires infant brain
By carefully watching nearly a hundred hours of video showing mother rats protecting, warming, and f…
07/22
FDA Approves Belinostat for Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma
… : clinical correlation and comparison with magnetic resonance imaging. J Comput Assist Tomo…
07/22
Commonwealth Games: Giving athletes the mental edge
… ." Techniques such as using MRI scans to monitor brain function as ……
07/22
Cleveland Clinic researchers discover neuroprotective role of immune cell
A type of immune cell widely believed to exacerbate chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer'…
07/22
IU Bloomington names 2014-15 Academic Leadership Program fellows
… studies cognitive neuroscience and uses magnetic resonance imaging to better understand th…
07/22
Rigid connections: Molecular basis of age-related memory loss explained
From telephone numbers to foreign vocabulary, our brains hold a seemingly endless supply of informat…
07/22
Clients of BMC's violence interventional advocacy program find experience supportive
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center have found that part…
07/22
The dopamine transporter
Michelle Sahai of the Weill Cornell Medical College uses the XSEDE-allocated Stampede supercomputer …
07/22
Acupuncture at the Taixi activates cerebral neurons in old patients with MCI
Previous findings have demonstrated that acupuncture at the Taixi (KI3) acupoint in healthy youths c…
07/22
Children's impulsive behaviour is related to their brain connectivity
Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated …
07/22
International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia
As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from Canada's Centre for Addiction and…
07/22
Distinctive developmental origin for a drainage tube in the eye
A Jackson Laboratory-based research team has conducted a comprehensive exploration of an eye structu…
07/22
Low strength brain stimulation may be effective for depression
Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation, …
07/22
Cleveland Clinic researchers discover neuroprotective role of immune cell
A type of immune cell widely believed to exacerbate chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer'…
07/21
Attenuated inhibition of neuron membrane excitability contributes to childhood depression
Accumulating evidence suggests that the nucleus accumbens, which is involved in mechanisms of reward…
07/21
International research team discovers genetic dysfunction connected to hydrocephalus
The mysterious condition once known as "water on the brain" became just a bit less murky this week t…
07/21
Protecting against neuron and synapse injury in immature rats
Fructose-1,6-diphosphate is a metabolic intermediate that promotes cell metabolism. Whether it can a…
07/21
Findings in mice fuel the idea that processes of active movement and sensory processing are connected
A new study by researchers at the University of Oregon published in the journal Neuron describes a b…
07/21
MRI scan finds signs of brain activity in Scots girl Cally Simpson who almost drowned on holiday
… Salou on June 23. An MRI scan in Edinburgh on Friday found … docto…
07/21
Think you use just 10 percent of your brain? That's a myth
This functional magnetic resonance imaging of a brain, provided courtesy ……
07/21
Acupuncture at the Taixi activates cerebral neurons in old patients with MCI
Previous findings have demonstrated that acupuncture at the Taixi acupoint in healthy youths can act…
07/21
Strategies to preserve myelin during secondary degeneration following neurotrauma
Following injury to the central nervous system, functional loss is exacerbated by spreading damage c…
07/20
Impaired self-face recognition described in those with major depressive disorder
Neuropsychological impairment has long been established as a fundamental characteristic of depressio…
07/20
The Get1/2 transmembrane complex is an endoplasmic-reticulum membrane protein insertase
Hundreds of tail-anchored proteins, including soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment r…
07/18
Age-related changes in lateral ventricular width and periventricular white matter by diffusion tensor imaging
Ventricular enlargement has been suggested as a structural biomarker for normal aging and progressio…
07/18
What increases the neuronal plasticity of endogenous neural stem cells after focal cerebral ischemia?
Stem cells can substitute the lost cells after central nervous system injury, decrease nervous tissu…
07/18
Can fish oil protect against brain damage caused by alcohol abuse?
People who drink excessive amounts of alcohol are at risk of brain damage and dementia in later life…
07/18
Neural regeneration after TBI promoted by intravenous transplantation of BMSCs
The brain has a low renewable capacity for self-repair and generation of new functional neurons in t…
07/18
Dopaminergic neurons from transplanted neural stem cell increased in Parkinson's disease by Zhichan decoction
There is an increasing interest in Parkinson's disease (PD) treatment by increasing dopamine content…
07/17
UCLA in the News July 17, 2014
UCLA tapped to help develop an implantable brain device that could help restore lost memory function…
07/16
The alarmin IL-33 promotes regulatory T-cell function in the intestine
FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (Treg cells) are abundant in the intestine, where they prevent dysregulate…
07/16
Brain structure resolves the segmental affinity of anomalocaridid appendages
Despite being among the most celebrated taxa from Cambrian biotas, anomalocaridids (order Radiodonta…
07/14
Stroke Echoscan Protocol: A Fast and Accurate Pathway to Diagnose Embolic Strokes
CONCLUSIONThe Echoscan protocol was an accurate quick test, which reduced the length of stay and inc…
07/14
MRS in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Early Differentiation of Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer's Disease
CONCLUSIONSMRS may be useful in differentiating MCI patients with prodromal AD dementia from those w…
07/14
Relationship between Two Types of Coil Packing Densities Relative to Aneurysm Size
CONCLUSIONSInterobserver agreement for PDF and PDS was excellent. However, PDF was overestimated in …
07/14
Diffusion?Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Mapping for Diagnosing Infectious Spondylodiscitis: A Preliminary Study
CONCLUSIONThese data suggest that DWI/ADC MRI may be useful in the early diagnosis of infectious spo…
07/14
Is the Fastest MRI a Hologram?
ABSTRACT Real?time MR imaging might exert a profound influence on neuroscience in the future by enab…
07/14
Carotid MRI Detection of Intraplaque Hemorrhage at 3T and 1.5T
CONCLUSIONSCarotid MPRAGE detects intraplaque hemorrhage, not lipid/necrosis. 3T image quality was r…
07/14
Prognostic Value of A Qualitative Brain MRI Scoring System After Cardiac Arrest
CONCLUSIONSA qualitative MRI scoring system helps assess hypoxic?ischemic brain injury severity foll…
07/14
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07/14
Improvement of the Diagnostic Accuracy of MRA with Subtraction Technique in the Cerebral Vasospasm
CONCLUSIONDiagnosis of cerebral vasospasm is more accurate by SMRA than by CMRA. The advantages are …
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Mammillaria elongata cristata, known as the "Brain Cactus", forms attractive undulating fan-like stems covered in dense golden spines. Cristate forms generally occur when injury occurs to the plant at a young age (this damage can be due to insects eating the growing tip, or from many other causes, including a genetic predisposition). In reaction to the "injury", the cells at the tip of the branch where growth occurs begin to multiply at a much faster rate and the normal growing tip "goes crazy", creating fantastic whorls and fans. Mammillaria elongata, in habitat, lives in crags between rocky outcroppings in Central Mexico, eventually forming long cascades of stems with pendant offsets. In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing the plant to remain waterlogged. For this reason, it is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, which will allow quick drainage. Bright, filtered light. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. As the "fans" of cristates can trap water that can lead to rot, it is preferable to water from beneath, if possible. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, except on cloudy, humid or cold winter days. Protect from frost. Shipped established in a 3.5" pot.
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