"SBMT broadly defines brain mapping as encompassing the study of the anatomy and function of the brain and spinal cord through the use of imaging (including intraoperative, microscopic, endoscopic and functional approaches), immunohistochemistry, molecular & optogenetics, stem cell and cellular biology, engineering (material, electrical and biomedical), and Nanotechnology," said Michael Roy , President of SBMT (2012-13), Ret. US Army Colonel, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He continues, "Imagine searching for your house using Google maps. First you get a big picture of the city, then the neighborhood, and ultimately you can distinguish not only your own house, but details like the color of the cars, and pedestrians on the street. Likewise, Brain Mapping provides not only imaging (the big picture) that delineates the structure and function of each region of the brain, but also the fine details of cellular and subcellular elements within the brain such as genomics and proteomics."
With support from the Brain Mapping Foundation, members of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics have been able to successfully translate many space technologies from diverse agencies and organizations into neuroscience. For example, an electronic nose to identify dangerous chemicals in space has been applied to "sniff out" cancer cells, while use of Carbon nanotubes show promise for potential drug delivery for brain cancer therapy, Infrared thermagraphy can improve intraoper
|SOURCE Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics|
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