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Tag: brain mapping

January 2021
Mouse brain scan video still in black and white.
News

New mouse brain atlas traces connections in fine detail

by  /  13 January 2021

A new wiring diagram of the mouse brain could help autism researchers better study how brain connections vary in mice with different genetic backgrounds.

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computational neural network in red and blue lines.
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Computational technique recapitulates neuron shapes

by  /  11 January 2021

A new method automatically reconstructs the 3D branching shapes of neurons from images.

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September 2020
Photograph taken by drone shows Anthony ZAdor and his son running alongside the water.
Opinion / Q&A

Beyond the bench: A conversation with Tony Zador

by  /  29 September 2020

Neuroscientist Tony Zador discusses the enigma of the human brain, the ‘aha’ moments of running and why a ski resort is a good place for a scientific conference.

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August 2020
Micrograph of neurons in mouse brain.
News

Inside scientists’ quest to map, modulate social circuits in autism

by  /  17 August 2020

A growing number of studies are revealing circuits that may underlie social challenges in autism — and how to fine-tune them.

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Fat in bloodstream visualized as yellow balls, floating near blood cells, macro view.
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Blood lipid levels may be altered in some autistic people

by  /  10 August 2020

About 6.5 percent of autistic people in the United States also have dyslipidemia, a condition characterized by abnormal lipids levels in the blood.

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Mouse brain images show proteins in mouse brains at different ages.
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New ‘synaptome’ maps neuronal connections in mouse brain across lifespan

by  /  5 August 2020

A new atlas lays bare how synapses, or the junctions between neurons, change from birth to old age in mice.

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June 2020
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New atlas maps mouse brain in 3D

by  /  17 June 2020

A new high-resolution atlas provides the most detailed views of mouse brain structure to date.

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Flexible implant records brain activity in rats for more than a year

by  /  3 June 2020

A new flexible electrode array can detect the activity of neurons in a rat’s brain at high resolution for more than a year.

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May 2020
brain shown in four distinct, colorful layers
News

New mapping technique reveals unexpected brain cell diversity

by  /  13 May 2020

Star-shaped cells called astrocytes may play a greater role in brain development than previously thought.

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April 2020
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New atlas maps gene expression throughout the brain

by  /  22 April 2020

A comprehensive atlas of gene expression by brain region could spur new research on autism.

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