Navigation Links
MIT model helps researchers 'see' brain development

Large mammals--humans, monkeys, and even cats--have brains with a somewhat mysterious feature: The outermost layer has a folded surface. Understanding the functional significance of these folds is one of the big open questions in neuroscience.

Now a team led by MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers has developed a tool that could aid such studies by helping researchers “see?how those folds develop and decay in the cerebral cortex.

By applying computer graphics techniques to brain images collected using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, they have created a set of tools for tracking and measuring these folds over time. Their resulting model of cortical development may serve as a biomarker, or biological indicator, for early diagnosis of neurological disorders such as autism.

The researchers describe their model and analysis in the April issue of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.

Peng Yu, a graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), is first author on the paper. The work was led by co-author Bruce Fischl, associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, research affiliate with the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and HST, and director of the computational core at the HST Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

The team started with a collection of MR images from 11 developing brains, provided by Ellen Grant, chief of pediatric radiology at MGH and the Martinos Center. Of the subjects scanned, eight were newborn, mostly premature babies ranging from about 30 to 40 weeks of gestational age, and three were from children aged two, three and seven years. Grant scanned these infants and children to assess possible brain injury and found no neural defects. Later, she also consulted with Fischl's team to ensure that their analyses made sense clinically.

'"/>

Source:Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Scientists identify new model Of NK cell development
2. Genrate: a generative model that finds and scores new genes and exons in genomic microarray data
3. Molecular models advance the fight against malaria
4. NYU and MSKCC research provides model for understanding chemically induced cancer initiation
5. Genetic therapy reverses nervous system damage in animal model of inherited human disease
6. Disease progression model of pancreatic cancer developed by Penn researchers
7. A new way to share models of biological systems
8. Understanding biases in epidemic models important when making public health predictions
9. Climate model links higher temperatures to prehistoric extinction
10. Gene therapy advance treats hemophilia in mouse models
11. Targeting a key enzyme with gene therapy reversed course of Alzheimers disease in mouse models
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: MIT model helps researchers see brain development

(Date:2/11/2015)... 11, 2015 According ... Control Market by Product (Cards and Readers, Biometrics, Controllers, ... Government, Industrial, Healthcare, Education) and By Geography - Global Forecast and ... the Access Control Market is expected to ... a CAGR of 10.6% between 2014 and ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... Jan. 26, 2015   Epic Sciences , a precision ... announced that Murali Prahalad , Ph.D., president and CEO, ... Conference (PMWC) 2015: Silicon Valley, which is taking place ... Calif. on January 26-28, 2015. ... Age as Biomarkers." Last year, Epic Sciences was a finalist ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... 28, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast ... report to their offering. , ... is anticipated to overtake ... increasing government spending towards IT security, government biometric ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Access Control Market Worth $10.4 Billion by 2020 2Access Control Market Worth $10.4 Billion by 2020 3Access Control Market Worth $10.4 Billion by 2020 4Epic Sciences to Present at Personalized Medicine World Conference 2015 on the Use of Circulating Tumor Cells as Cancer Biomarkers 2Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast By Technologies, Applications, End Use, Regions and Countries 2Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast By Technologies, Applications, End Use, Regions and Countries 3
... Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet and the University of Cologne, ... mechanism against cancer. The VCP/p97 complex is best known for ... type of familial dementia and ALS. In a novel study ... important role in regulating the recruitment of the tumor suppressor ...
... liver disease, extent of tissue damage depends on the balance ... new liver cells. In a significant minority of people who ... form scars. This can progress to chronic liver disease and ... unable to clean blood or produce vital hormones and clotting ...
... The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $3.2 ... biology researchers to develop a highly efficient system of ... an entirely new method of discovering and mass producing ... including next-generation disease diagnosis at the point of care. ...
Cached Biology News:An unexpected player in a cancer defense system 2Researchers awarded $3.2 million from NIH to pioneer advanced biomolecule discovery technology 2Researchers awarded $3.2 million from NIH to pioneer advanced biomolecule discovery technology 3
(Date:2/27/2015)... COLUMBIA, Md. (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... Unified Chromatography system (Nexera UC) can sequentially analyze ... chromatographic separation combined with high-sensitivity detection of targets ... system is designed to fulfill the measurement requirements ... pesticides in food products, drug delivery and search ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... -- Steep Hill, the industry leader in cannabis testing and ... a full service medical cannabis quality assurance laboratory in ... scientific tools and methodology to the state, for regulatory ... the only laboratory licensed by the New Mexico Department ... order to meet the recently adopted regulatory requirements pertaining ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... - SQI Diagnostics Inc. ("SQI" or the "Company") (TSX-V: ... and commercializes proprietary technologies and products for advanced microarray ... the fiscal first quarter ended December  31, 2014. All ... (CAD), unless otherwise stated. "During the ... our existing customers and add to our sales pipeline," ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 ... organizing an online demonstration to support life extension technologies ... to 8pm UTC, Universal Coordinated Time, on March 21st ... around the world. , Eric Schulke, Founder of ... we must act with urgency. The Movement for Indefinite ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Shimadzu Corporation Launches Nexera UC - The World’s Foremost Unified Chromatography System 2Shimadzu Corporation Launches Nexera UC - The World’s Foremost Unified Chromatography System 3Steep Hill First to Receive Provisional Approval to Establish Laboratory Services for Cannabis Testing in State of New Mexico 2SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 2SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 3SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 4SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 5SQI Diagnostics Reports First Quarter Financial Results 6Indefinite Life Extension Activists Organize Online Demonstration 2Indefinite Life Extension Activists Organize Online Demonstration 3
... . has sold three of its advanced radiation therapy systems ... announced. , ,The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center ... Florida in Tampa, will install three of TomoTherapy's Hi-Art Systems ... this year. The purchase price was not announced. , ,Moffitt ...
... production processes for radioisotopes, NorthStar Growth Partners ... Research Foundation of Darien, Ill., for the rights ... the delivery of radioisotopes used in the nuclear medicine ... in Madison and Naperville, Ill., develops and markets novel ...
... of improving patient safety, standardizing processes, and saving a ... Franciscan Healthcare system will soon launch a multi-state ... healthcare ministry, will use a suite of software developed ... Fortune 500 company that offers electronic health record (EHR) ...
Cached Biology Technology:Leading cancer institute to install three TomoTherapy systems 2NorthStar signs exclusive agreement with Illinois foundation 2
Phospho-mu-Opioid Receptor (Ser375) Antibody...
DDO Immunogen: DDO (NP_003640, 270 a.a. ~ 370 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
Goat polyclonal to T7 tag (Agarose) Immunogen: Goats were immunized with MASMTGGQQMG (T7) conjugated to KLH.After multiple immunizations in Freund's adjuvant, serum was collected....
... features we add to WinList come straight ... every day. Features like automatic region positioning, ... result of good suggestions, thoughtful conversations, and ... features you depend on are still there, ...
Biology Products: