PET scanning
Scientists Are Building the First Full-Body PET Scanner
Scientists Are Building the First Full-Body PET Scanner
Diana Kwon | Mar 20, 2017
The new technology could allow for new and improved applications in both medicine and research.  
Gene Expression Imaged in the Living Human Brain
Gene Expression Imaged in the Living Human Brain
Tracy Vence | Aug 10, 2016
For the first time, researchers visualize histone deacetylase in the brains of healthy volunteers.
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
Tanya Lewis | Jun 3, 2016
Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.
Quantifying Consciousness
Quantifying Consciousness
Tanya Lewis | May 26, 2016
Overall brain metabolic rate can distinguish between pathological states of human consciousness, a study shows.
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
Director of Radiochemistry, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. Age: 35
Cerebral Sleuths
Cerebral Sleuths
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2014
For neuroscientists, experimental results converge to help crack the case of how the brain functions.
Brains in Action
Brains in Action
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2014
An inspiring lecturer turned Marcus Raichle’s focus from music and history to science. Since then, he has pioneered the use of imaging to study how our brains function.
Vegetative States Probed with PET
Vegetative States Probed with PET
Bob Grant | Apr 17, 2014
Researchers find that positron emission tomography scans can help determine the degree to which some vegetative patients retain consciousness.
Tau Ligand Reveals Tangles In Vivo
Tau Ligand Reveals Tangles In Vivo
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2013
In living humans, researchers image snarls of tau, one of the proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Eyes on Cancer
Amber Dance | Apr 1, 2012
Techniques for watching tumors do their thing