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01/18
NIH launches first phase of $9.8 million competition to accelerate development of neuromodulation therapies
The Neuromod Prize seeks targeted treatments that adjust nerve activity to improve organ function. …
01/18
SARS-CoV-2 may cause fetal inflammation even in the absence of placental infection
Small NIH study contributes to understanding of COVID-19 during pregnancy. …
01/18
Survival rate increases for extremely preterm infants in NIH-funded research network
Study includes more than 10,000 infants born at 22 to 28 weeks of pregnancy. …
01/11
NIH researchers develop first stem cell model of albinism to study related eye conditions
Use of patient-derived stem cells will enable high-throughput drug screening for potential therapeut…
01/06
Sleep-disordered breathing in early pregnancy linked to insulin resistance
NIH-funded findings suggest screening for sleep disordered breathing may help in reducing gestationa…
01/06
COVID-19 vaccination associated with a small, temporary increase in menstrual cycle length, suggests NIH-funded study
The authors noted that menstrual cycles typically vary a small amount from month to month. …
12/12
NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory - Coordinating Center (U24)
Funding Opportunity RFA-AT-17-002 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
12/12
Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42)
Funding Opportunity RFA-MD-17-002 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
12/12
Novel Analytical Approaches for Metabolomics Data (R03)
Funding Opportunity RFA-RM-17-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
12/12
Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18)
Funding Opportunity PA-17-077 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding…
12/12
Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44)
Funding Opportunity RFA-MD-17-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
12/12
NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory - Pragmatic Clinical Trials Demonstration Projects (UG3/UH3)
Funding Opportunity RFA-AT-17-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
12/12
Reminder: NHLBI FY2017 Small Business Topics of Special Interest (TOSI) for the SBIR/STTR Programs
Notice NOT-HL-16-479 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
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What is informed consent?
This video explains what informed consent means in clinical trials participation.…
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2021 Youth Mental Health Disparities Conference: Identifying Opportunities and Priorities in Youth Mental Health Disparities Research
This conference will focus on identifying opportunities and priorities in youth mental health dispar…
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Understanding the Characteristics of Suicide in Young Children
Researchers supported by NIMH recently published a study describing the characteristics of suicide i…
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NIH Workshop on Psychedelics as Therapeutics: Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities
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Extramural Research Community Listening Session: Town Hall
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Mental Health Minute: Anxiety Disorders in Adults
Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about anxiety disorder in adults.…
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The NIMH Director?s Innovation Speaker Series: Addressing Social Determinants to Optimize Infant Brain Development
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Advancing Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth
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School-based Suicide Prevention: Promising Approaches and Opportunities for Research
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Mental Health Minute: Bipolar Disorder in Adults
Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about bipolar disorder in adults.…
01/18
Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment Market : Analysis By Regional Outlook, Competitive Landscape, Strategies 2027
… -segmented into electroencephalogram, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, …
01/18
Young Innovators: Computer mapping of brain connections may reduce the number of required MRI scans: U of S research
… . Typically, brains are assessed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. MRI mac…
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
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
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
What's riskier for young soccer players, practice or game time?
For young soccer players, participating in repetitive technical training activities involving headi…
07/23
Studies examine different understandings, varieties of diversity
In a report published by Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, University of Illinois Chicago …
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…
11/27
Brain Atrophy in Natalizumab ?treated Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A 5?year Retrospective Study
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11/22
Femoral Neuropathy Following Transfemoral Neuroendovascular Procedures. An Analysis of a Prospective Registry
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11/22
Impact of Intraoperative Hyperglycemia on Brain Structures and Volumes
CONCLUSIONSThis study found no effect of intraoperative hyperglycemia on postoperative brain structu…
11/22
Ultrasound, Clinical, and Electrophysiological Findings in Persistent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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11/20
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…
11/19
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…
11/07
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…
11/07
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…
11/05
White Matter Microstructure Correlates with Memory Performance in Healthy Children: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study
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11/05
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…
10/31
Dr. Leon D. Prockop (1934 ?2018), Founding Editor?in?Chief, Journal of Neuroimaging
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Journal of Neuroimaging,Volume 28, Issue 6, Page 551-554, November/December 2018. (Source: Journal o…
10/30
Pediatric Congenital Cerebrovascular Anomalies
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Neuroimaging in Psychiatric Disorders: A Bibliometric Analysis of the 100 Most Highly Cited Articles
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10/09
Arterial Spin Labeling MRI to Measure Cerebral Blood Flow in Untreated Ischemic Stroke
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10/07
Gliosarcoma: Neuroimaging and Immunohistochemical Findings
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10/07
MRI ?Guided High?Intensity Focused Ultrasound as an Emerging Therapy for Stroke: A Review
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09/19
Teriflunomide's Effect on Glia in Experimental Demyelinating Disease: A Neuroimaging and Histologic Study
Journal of Neuroimaging, EarlyView. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)…
09/18
Multicenter Measurements of T1 Relaxation and Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Intra and Intersite Reproducibility
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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…
06/25
Siemens mCT to be Used in Neurological Research at National Intrepid Center of Excellence
Malvern, Pa., June 25, 2010 - Siemens is pleased to announce that its latest innovation in PET&#8226…
06/22
Siemens Receives Polaris Award, Premier's Highest Supplier Honor, and Pinnacle Award for Fifth Consecutive Year
Deerfield, Ill., June 22, 2010 - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics was presented with the 2010 Polaris …
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Memory deficient mouse created by eliminating kinase activity of CaMKIIalpha
Knock-in mouse created that shows memory deficits by eliminating kinase activity of CaMKIIalpha. Bra…
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Animal model in schizophrenia research identifies a novel approach for treating cognitive impairments
When neuroscientists co-administered D-serine and a blocker of D-amino acid oxidase (DAAO), which me…
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An active brain may help keep Alzheimer's at bay
Recent Neuroscience News Article…
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CARS imaging reveals clues to myelin damage
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Humans and chimps register faces by using similar brain regions
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Neuroscience News Relaunches
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At left: Association fibre pathways of the brain

Association fibre pathways of the brain: parallel observations from diffusion spectrum imaging and autoradiographyUnderstanding the long association pathways that convey cortical connections is a critical step in exploring the anatomic substrates of cognition in health and disease. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is able to demonstrate fibre tracts non-invasively, but present approaches have been hampered by the inability to visualize fibres that have intersecting trajectories (crossing fibres), and by the lack of a detailed map of the origins, course and terminations of the white matter pathways. We therefore used diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) that has the ability to resolve crossing fibres at the scale of single MRI voxels, and identified the long association tracts in the monkey brain. We then compared the results with available expositions of white matter pathways in the monkey using autoradiographic histological tract tracing. We identified 10 long association fibre bundles with DSI that match the observations in the isotope material: emanating from the parietal lobe, the superior longitudinal fasciculus subcomponents I, II and III; from the occipital-parietal region, the fronto-occipital fasciculus; from the temporal lobe, the middle longitudinal fasciculus and from rostral to caudal, the uncinate fasciculus, extreme capsule and arcuate fasciculus; from the occipital-temporal region, the inferior longitudinal fasciculus; and from the cingulate gyrus, the cingulum bundle. We suggest new interpretations of the putative functions of these fibre bundles based on the cortical areas that they link. These findings using DSI and validated with reference to autoradiographic tract tracing in the monkey represent a considerable advance in the understanding of the fibre pathways in the cerebral white matter. By replicating the major features of these tracts identified by histological techniques in monkey, we show that DSI has the potential to cast new light on the organization of the human brain in the normal state and in clinical disorders.
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