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Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science

By | October 1, 2015

Director of Radiochemistry, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. Age: 35


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Sex in a Scanner

By | July 1, 2014

Meet Pek Van Andel, who conducted the famous MRI sex experiment, and see his research in action.


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Disorder No More

By | December 1, 2013

Researchers hunt for biomarkers of Asperger's syndrome, a condition that officially no longer exists.

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Mental Map

By | November 13, 2013

From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.


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Einstein’s Brilliant Connections

By | October 7, 2013

Remarkably thick connections between Albert Einstein's left and right brain hemispheres offer one possible explanation of his intelligence.


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Ballet Brain

By | September 30, 2013

The areas corresponding to balance in the brains of trained ballet dancers differ from those of non-dancers.


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A New Way of Seeing

By | September 1, 2013

Inspiration and controversy attended the birth of magnetic resonance imaging, a diagnostic technology that changed the course of human medicine.


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Dead or Alive?

By | June 1, 2013

Scientists create nontoxic pH nanosensors to assess viability of transplanted therapeutic cells.


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Start It Up

By | April 1, 2013

Young researchers who left the academic path to transform their bright ideas into thriving companies discuss their experiences, and how you can launch your own business.

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Ready for Prime Time

By | February 1, 2012

Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.

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