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Neuroimaging – News and Features

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Early Temperature Exposure Linked to Brain White Matter Development

New study underscores the vulnerability of foetuses and children to cold and heat, and the need to protect the most vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change.
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The Neural Mechanisms Behind Selflessness

Researchers have identified the neural mechanisms behind the universal dilemma of deciding to help someone else at personal cost.
3D reconstruction of select neurons in a small region of the human cortex dataset.

Brain’s Cellular Structure Is Poised Between Two Phases

Researchers examined anatomy of neurons from humans, mice and fruit flies. They discovered that the cellular structure of the brain is at a critical point, poised between two phases.
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Menstrual Cycle Health: What’s the Latest Research?

Dating back to ancient Greek culture, where the word “menstruation” is derived from the Latin and Greek word for moon – mene, the complexity of the menstrual cycle, and its impact on women’s health, has captivated researchers for centuries.
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Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Improve Brain Blood Flow and Help Prevent Dementia

A new trial conducted by the University of Oxford reveals that sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, enhances blood flow to the brain and improves the function of brain blood vessels in patients at a heightened risk of vascular dementia.
Two sets of three images that compare the resolution of the new imaging technique to conventional imaging.

Technology Improves the Clarity and Speed of Imaging Synapses in the Live Brain

A new microscopy system has been designed for fast, clear and frequent imaging of the living brain, providing new insights into neuroplasticity.
A computer chip that looks like a human brain.

AI Creates "Growth Chart" for Children's Brains

Researchers at QIMR Berghofer have developed a computer-based “growth chart” that could potentially transform the way paediatricians monitor child brain health and allow for earlier identification of neurodevelopmental delays.
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Wearable Scanner Maps Electrical Activity in the Developing Brain

New research has given the clearest ever picture of young children’s developing brains, using a wearable brain scanner to map electrical brain activity.
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Prototype Self-Powered Sensor Could Make MRIs More Efficient

A self-powered sensor could be incorporated into MRI machines to help prevent motion artifacts, making the process more efficient.
A 3D model of a human brain.

“Serotonin Center” Studied in Awake Animals for the First Time

By studying how activating the brain’s serotonin center affects awake animals for the first time, scientists show that serotonin activates brain areas influencing behavior and motivation.