Burlington, MA, October 5, 2010 Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced a new version of its online research tool BrainNavigator. The first version, introduced in 2008, was well received by the neuroscience researcher community and received the prestigious PROSE Award in 2009. In the updated version, BrainNavigator 3.0, Elsevier has added critical new content and functionality to give researchers additional tools to accelerate their research.
BrainNavigator now includes the Rhesus Monkey atlas, developed by Editors-in-Chief, Professors George Paxinos and Charles Watson of the University of New South Wales in collaboration with Michael Petrides from McGill University in Montreal. BrainNavigator 3.0 also features the Atlas of the Human Brain, developed by Dr. Paxinos, Prof. Jrgen Mai and Dr. Thomas Voss at the University of Dsseldorf in Germany.
BrainNavigator is an online, interactive, 3D software tool that extends and advances the application of brain atlases and maps images of brain anatomy, helping neuroscience researchers save time and improve the quality of their daily research. BrainNavigator helps locate the position of structures within the brain, making visualization and communication about scientific findings about the brain easier.
"With BrainNavigator 3.0 we've addressed the wish lists of neuroscience researchers," said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of Elsevier Science & Technology Books. "We've added even more cutting-edge content and functions that streamline the way researchers workfrom conceptualizing their experiments to planning their surgeries to publishing their findingsBrainNavigator is there every step of the way, speeding research and improving results."
In addition to providing significant new functionalities designed to further support the neuroscientist's workflow in the lab, the new version of BrainNavigator continues to integrate digitized versions of the leading atlases. Other new functions include:
"Users of our open online Allen Mouse Brain Atlas have long asked to be able to view our gene expression data in the anatomic framework developed by George Paxinos and Charles Watson," said Allan Jones, Ph.D., chief exectuive officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. "Now, in both free and subscription-based versions, users can bring our data into the BrainNavigator environment and do just that."
Offering both free and subscription-based content, BrainNavigator is used by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and other leading research institutions. Nothing in this press release constitutes or should be inferred to be an endorsement or recommendation of any product, service, or enterprise by the National Institutes of Health, any other agency of the United States Government, or any employee of the United States Government.
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