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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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12/17
Despite risks, benzodiazepine use highest in older people
National Institutes of Health-supported study examines prescribing patterns.…
12/17
Request for Information (RFI) on the Future Directions of Lupus Research
Notice NOT-AR-15-007 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
12/17
Chronic high blood sugar may be detrimental to the developing brain of young children
NIH study shows young children with type 1 diabetes have significant difference in brain development…
12/17
Study finds genetic clue to menopause-like condition in young women
NIH-funded research may also contribute to understanding normal menopause.…
12/17
Update on Patient with exposure to Ebola at the NIH Clinical Center
NIH continues to observe and monitor patient with exposure to Ebola at NIH Clinical Center.…
12/17
NIH complementary and integrative health agency gets new name
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is now the National Center for Comple…
12/16
Teen prescription opioid abuse, cigarette, and alcohol use trends down
However, NIH?s 2014 Monitoring the Future survey shows high rates of e-cigarette use and fewer conce…
12/16
Low-glycemic diets may not improve cardiovascular outcomes when compared to high-glycemic diets
Results of the study appear online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.…
12/15
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12/15
Update to Budget Instructions for PAR-13-333 "Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)"
Notice NOT-GM-14-140 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
12/15
Update to Budget Instructions for PAR-13-341 "Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25)"
Notice NOT-GM-14-139 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
12/15
12/15
NIH recruits three Lasker Clinical Research Scholars
Cohort for clinical research program continues to grow.…
12/11
Patient with exposure to Ebola to be admitted at NIH Clinical Center
Patient will be observed in the Clinical Center?s special clinical studies unit.…
12/11
UPDATE: Patient with exposure to Ebola arrives safely at NIH Clinical Center
Patient will be observed in the Clinical Center?s special clinical studies unit.…
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12/18
Islet cell transplantation restores type 1 diabetics' blood sugar defense mechanisms
Type 1 diabetes patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insu…
12/18
Important gene interaction defined that drives aggressive brain cancer
Targeted therapies are a growing and groundbreaking field in cancer care in which drugs or other sub…
12/17
'Master regulator' gene -- long tied to autism disorders -- stimulates other genes in early brain development
Chemical modifications to DNA's packaging -- known as epigenetic changes -- can activate or repress …
12/17
Stroke patients experience superior outcomes with intra-arterial treatment vs. tPA
An independent study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that intra-…
12/17
New technology advances eye tracking as biomarker for brain function and brain injury
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed new technology that can assess the location…
12/17
Orientation columns in the mouse superior colliculus
More than twenty types of retinal ganglion cells conduct visual information from the eye to the rest…
12/17
Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market
… in neurological and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the MRI market … Th…
12/17
Neuroscience Marketing: Is the Product Worth the Price?
… their backs inside a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine. The fMRI uses &…
12/17
Health coaching paired with gym membership works best for obese people with mental illness
A health promotion program, called In SHAPE, designed for people with serious mental illness, produc…
12/17
Naming people and objects in baby's first year may offer learning benefits years later
In a follow-up to her earlier studies of learning in infancy, developmental psychologist Lisa Scott …
12/17
Brain Scans Shed Light On How To Sell Bargains
… their backs inside a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine. The fMRI uses &…
12/17
A survey of the general population in France identifies knowledge gaps in the perception of lung cancer
A prospective nationwide survey on perceptions of lung cancer in the general population of France hi…
12/17
Broad Receptive Field Responsible for Differentiated Neuronal Activity
Some neurons are more active than others, even when they are positioned right next to each other and…
12/17
Pitt team publishes new findings from mind-controlled robot arm project
In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the f…
12/17
When pursuing goals, people give more weight to progress than setbacks
New Year's resolution-makers should beware of skewed perceptions. People tend to believe good behavi…
12/16
Naming People and Objects in Baby?s First Year May Offer Learning Benefits Years Later
Study reports communicating with infants and labeling items familiar to them can help babies make co…
12/16
Understanding recovery process could have implications for many different injuries of the central nervous system
An interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from the University of Rochester has …
12/16
New Technology Advances Eye Tracking as Biomarker for Brain Function and Brain Injury
New technology has been developed which can assess the location and impact of a brain injury by trac…
12/15
Postinfectious Opsoclonus?Myoclonus Syndrome in a 41?Year?Old Patient?Visualizing Hyperactivation in Deep Cerebellar Nuclei by Cerebral [18F]?FDG? PET
ABSTRACT A 41?year?old woman presented with acute onset headache, vertigo, nausea, and gait disorder…
12/15
fMRI detects neural injury due to HIV before symptoms occur
A five-minute functional MRI (fMRI) test can pick up neuronal dysfunction in HIV-positive individual…
12/15
Similarities between obesity and addiction
A paper published by Obesity Reviews compares neurological responses to reward in participants with …
12/15
Commonly prescribed painkiller not effective in controlling lower back pain
A new study in the journal Neurology shows that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the pain …
12/15
Monitoring of Short?Term Erythropoietin Therapy in Rats with Acute Spinal Cord Injury Using Manganese?Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging
CONCLUSIONMEMRI successfully depicts the therapeutic effect of EPO in early SCI that leads to a sign…
12/15
Carotid Ultrasonography Can Identify Stroke Patients Ineligible for Intravenous Thrombolysis Therapy due to Acute Aortic Dissection
We report a case of a patient with acute ischemic stroke who was deemed ineligible for intravenous r…
12/15
Enhancer??core-promoter specificity separates developmental and housekeeping gene regulation
Gene transcription in animals involves the assembly of RNA polymerase II at core promoters and its c…
12/15
Susceptibility?Weighted Phase Imaging and Oxygen Extraction Fraction Measurement during Sedation and Sedation Recovery using 7T MRI
CONCLUSIONSignificant change in ?OEF during conscious sedation using midazolam and propofol could be…
12/15
12/15
Can a biomarker in the blood predict head fracture after traumatic brain injury?
In cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI), predicting the likelihood of a cranial lesion and determin…
12/13
Discovery of possible genetic link in pediatric leukemia treatment-related cognitive issues
Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxid…
12/13
How brain uses timing during motor activity revealed by birdsong study
Timing is key for brain cells controlling a complex motor activity like the singing of a bird, finds…
12/10
Spatiotemporal transcriptomics reveals the evolutionary history of the endoderm germ layer
The concept of germ layers has been one of the foremost organizing principles in developmental biolo…
12/10
Neuroscience: Dragonflies predict and plan their hunts
An analysis reveals that the dragonfly's impressive ability to catch its prey arises from internal c…
12/08
Higher-than-predicted saltation threshold wind speeds on Titan
Titan, the largest satellite of Saturn, exhibits extensive aeolian, that is, wind-formed, dunes, fea…
12/03
Modulation of the proteoglycan receptor PTP? promotes recovery after spinal cord injury
Contusive spinal cord injury leads to a variety of disabilities owing to limited neuronal regenerati…
12/03
Three-dimensional head-direction coding in the bat brain
A study of freely moving bats provides new insights into how the brain encodes a three-dimensional n…
12/03
Homo erectus at Trinil on Java used shells for tool production and engraving
The manufacture of geometric engravings is generally interpreted as indicative of modern cognition a…
12/01
Emotional arousal amplifies the effects of biased competition in the brain
The arousal-biased competition model predicts that arousal increases the gain on neural competition…
12/01
Neural disruption to theory of mind predicts daily social functioning in individuals at familial high-risk for schizophrenia
Theory-of-mind (ToM) ability is foundational for successful social relationships, and dependent on …
12/01
A comparison of neural correlates underlying social cognition in Klinefelter syndrome and autism
Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a genetic syndrome characterized by the presence of an extra X chromos…
12/01
Encoding-related EEG oscillations during memory formation are modulated by mood state
Mood states have a strong impact on how we process incoming information. It has been proposed that …
12/01
Towards a therapy for Angelman syndrome by targeting a long non-coding RNA
Angelman syndrome is a single-gene disorder characterized by intellectual disability, developmental …
12/01
The brain network reflecting bodily self-consciousness: a functional connectivity study
Several brain regions are important for processing self-location and first-person perspective, two …
12/01
Three stages of emotional word processing: an ERP study with rapid serial visual presentation
Rapid responses to emotional words play a crucial role in social communication. This study employed…
12/01
Structure of human cytoplasmic dynein-2 primed for its power stroke
Members of the dynein family, consisting of cytoplasmic and axonemal isoforms, are motors that move …
12/01
Neural basis of increased costly norm enforcement under adversity
Humans are willing to punish norm violations even at a substantial personal cost. Using fMRI and a …
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Yoshihito Yagi is exploring sophisticated rednering methods for displaying the results of diffusion tractography. HIs 2005 master's project, Visualizing Fiber Tracts in the Brain Using Diffusion Tensor Data was the development of FiberKit, a toolset for interactive visualization of these brain connectivity data.
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