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Tag: brain mapping

May 2019
Mouse hippocampus view

New method yields maps of gene expression in multiple dimensions

by  /  24 May 2019

An array of minute beads enables researchers to build precise maps of gene expression in the brain.

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April 2019

Scans in preterm babies reveal patterns of brain development

by  /  19 April 2019

Two imaging techniques together reveal architectural features of the brains of preterm infants.

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March 2019
Portrait of Dr. Timothy Roberts

In quest for autism biomarkers, this technique has magnetic appeal

by  /  26 March 2019

To find biological markers of autism, scientists would be wise to measure the brain’s electrical activity along with the resulting magnetic fields.

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February 2019
Rat brain shows implant outline.

New electrode array records brain activity in rats for months

by  /  22 February 2019

A flexible electrode array can record the firing of hundreds of rat neurons for months on end.

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January 2019
Black and white portrait of Christine Nordhal smiling.

Webinar: Christine Wu Nordahl reveals new autism brain-imaging strategies

30 January 2019

Watch the complete replay of Christine Wu Nordahl discussing new ways to expand participation in autism brain-imaging studies.

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a series of brain images

New brain maps hint at cerebellum’s role in cognition, language

by  /  25 January 2019

A new analysis of brain scans highlights variations in the cerebellum, a brain area implicated in autism.

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Portrait of Damien Fair at OSHU

Rising Star: Damien Fair, never at rest

by  /  9 January 2019

Damien Fair has a knack for transforming obstacles into opportunities, a trait that has brought trailblazing discoveries and admiration from colleagues.

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New method exposes structures inside ‘rainbow’ of brain cells

by  /  4 January 2019

Molecules from alpacas may enable scientists to identify cell types in the brain while also revealing their interior structures.

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December 2018
Zebrafish

Technique maps center of balance in zebrafish brains

by  /  14 December 2018

A new method enables researchers to plot activity in the zebrafish brain’s system for spatial orientation and balance.

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November 2018

Gene expression ‘barcode’ maps cells in brain tissue

by  /  7 November 2018

A new technique transforms the previous broad-brush picture of a brain region into a pointillist masterpiece of neuronal subpopulations associated with specific activities.

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