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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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08/01
Genotype-Tissue Expression project expands functional studies of genomic variation
Larger set of human tissues to be analyzed to contribute to a database and tissue bank that research…
07/31
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NIH launches new program to find potential drug targets
Researchers will explore poorly understood genes, build information repository.…
07/31
Early treatment benefits infants with severe combined immunodeficiency
NIH-funded study identifies factors contributing to successful stem cell transplants.…
07/31
African medical education is being transformed by US program
PEPFAR, NIH jointly fund effort to strengthen region's healthcare workforce.…
07/30
07/29
Notice of Change to RFA-DA-15-008 "The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (UG1)"
Notice NOT-DA-14-018 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
07/28
NIH scientists find six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's
Study shows power of combining big data analysis with cutting-edge genomic techniques.…
07/25
NIH programs to focus on emerging areas of science
Initiative features targeted investments in technology development and research to improve health.…
07/23
NIBIB to Host Second Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium
Presentations from recent new investigators covering a wide breadth of NIBIB-funded research.…
07/23
TCGA researchers identify four subtypes of stomach cancer
Stomach cancers fall into four distinct molecular subtypes researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas …
07/22
Schizophrenia?s genetic skyline rising
Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 ? NIH-funded study.…
07/21
Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism
Roles of heritability, mutations, environment estimated ? NIH-funded study.…
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08/01
Understanding how neurons regulate metabolism in response to a high-fat diet
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrates that PPARγ activity in a type…
08/01
Mapping the optimal route between two quantum states
As a quantum state collapses from a quantum superposition to a classical state or a different superp…
08/01
'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown
Eight conservation biologists from various organizations and institutions, including Princeton Unive…
08/01
Using recognized information standards in facilitating transparency for spinal cord injury studies
Progress in developing robust therapies for spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI) a…
08/01
Admen know how we think
… and were scanned by functional magnetic resonance imaging, mapping brain activity from cer…
08/01
Children with sensory processing disorders and autism have measureable brain differences
Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decr…
08/01
Hit TV Show or Not? Brainwaves May Tell
… imaging technology known as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers …
08/01
Clues to curbing obesity found in neuronal 'sweet spot'
Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear rec…
07/31
C. difficile vaccine proves safe, 100 percent effective in animal models
An experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of animal models against the highly infectious and vir…
07/31
Shared brain activity predicts audience preferences
… five participants and used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to scan their brai…
07/31
Science of brain signals opens new era for...
… were also scanned by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which maps brain activi…
07/31
The autistic brain found to be less flexible at taking on tasks
The brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task performa…
07/31
Clinical review of multiple sclerosis: diagnosis and management
… with paraclinical evidence such as MRI scans, CSF examination and evoked responses ……
07/31
NASA sees Genevieve squeezed between 3 tropical systems
The resurrected Tropical Depression Genevieve appears squeezed between three other developing areas …
07/31
Using Brainwaves To Predict Audience...
… terms of brain activity. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) identified evidence …
07/31
Is it really a concussion? Symptoms overlap with neck injuries so diagnosis is tough call
Athletes and others reporting cognitive difficulties after a head injury are usually diagnosed as ha…
07/31
Genetic appeal: Brain responses to food cues may vary based on DNA
… normal weight. They performed functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans to look a…
07/31
Developmental regulation of important plant phloem components discovered
Researchers at the University of Helsinki's Institute of Biotechnology, Finland, have combined tradi…
07/30
The disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are likely temporary
A study of juvenile rat brain cells suggests that the effects of a commonly used anesthetic drug on …
07/29
Neurologic recovery from corticospinal tract injury due to subfalcine herniation
After development of diffusion tensor tractography (DTT), which is derived from diffusion tensor ima…
07/29
TELSTAR PRODUCTS GAIN RECOGNITION IN CHINA AS HIGH QUALITY STANDARD MEDICAL DEVICES
Telstar?s biological safety cabinets have been registered and approved by CFDA, the nationa…
07/27
Structural basis of PAM-dependent target DNA recognition by the Cas9 endonuclease
The CRISPR-associated protein Cas9 is an RNA-guided endonuclease that cleaves double-stranded DNA be…
07/27
Antifungal drug resistance evoked via RNAi-dependent epimutations
Microorganisms evolve via a range of mechanisms that may include or involve sexual/parasexual reprod…
07/27
The neurotrophic factor receptor RET drives haematopoietic stem cell survival and function
Haematopoiesis is a developmental cascade that generates all blood cell lineages in health and disea…
07/24
Threshold Selection Criteria for Quantification of Lumbosacral Cerebrospinal Fluid and Root Volumes from MRI
CONCLUSIONSThe estimation of a close range of CSF volumes which probably contains the real CSF volum…
07/24
Vascular Imaging Before Intravenous Thrombolysis: Consequences of In?Hospital Delay in Applying Two Diagnostic Procedures
CONCLUSIONSPerforming CTA before IVT seems to increase door?to?needle time. Vascular imaging based o…
07/24
Central Aortic Pressure and Pulsatility Index in Acute Ischemic Stroke
CONCLUSIONSTCD PI was significantly related with central aortic pressure, especially PP. The PI in t…
07/24
Altered Brain White Matter Integrity in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A TBSS Study
CONCLUSIONSTLE is associated with widespread abnormalities in cerebral white matter tracts and these…
07/22
Bilateral Optic Neuropathy with Bilateral Putaminal Lesions: A Case Report
We report the case of a 34?year?old Japanese man who developed bilateral visual loss 5 days after th…
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…
07/16
Brain structure resolves the segmental affinity of anomalocaridid appendages
Despite being among the most celebrated taxa from Cambrian biotas, anomalocaridids (order Radiodonta…
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…
07/14
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 …
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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…
07/13
Viral tagging reveals discrete populations in Synechococcus viral genome sequence space
Microbes and their viruses drive myriad processes across ecosystems ranging from oceans and soils to…
07/11
Brain Activity in Sex Addiction Mirrors That of Drug Addiction
A new neuroimaging study finds pornography triggers brain activity of sex addicts much the same way …
07/09
Type I interferon responses in rhesus macaques prevent SIV infection and slow disease progression
Inflammation in HIV infection is predictive of non-AIDS morbidity and death, higher set point plasma…
07/09
The evolution of the placenta drives a shift in sexual selection in livebearing fish
The evolution of the placenta from a non-placental ancestor causes a shift of maternal investment fr…
07/09
Metastasis-suppressor transcript destabilization through TARBP2 binding of mRNA hairpins
Aberrant regulation of RNA stability has an important role in many disease states. Deregulated post-…
07/06
Carbonic anhydrases, EPF2 and a novel protease mediate CO2 control of stomatal development
Environmental stimuli, including elevated carbon dioxide levels, regulate stomatal development; howe…
07/06
Processing properties of ON and OFF pathways for Drosophila motion detection
The algorithms and neural circuits that process spatio-temporal changes in luminance to extract visu…
07/06
Structure of class C GPCR metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 transmembrane domain
An X-ray structure is presented for metabotropic glutamate receptor 5, a class C G-protein-coupled g…
07/03
Chiasmatic?Hypothalamic Masses in Adults: A Case Series and Review of the Literature
ABSTRACT Chiasmatic?hypothalamic masses are commonly seen in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 …
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At left: TWH opens Canada's top neuroimaging dept

TWH Neuroimaging Department features the world’s only integrated 3T MRI unit, biplane angiographic suite and OR “Combo Room”, Ontario’s only Gamma Knife and Canada’s first 64-slice CT scanner. Shown here: Angiography suite, complete with integrated OR and 3T MRI.
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