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“The highest-resolution images of a living brain in the world”

Professor George Paxinos has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend Magazine. George has recently published a novel titled A River Divided and in his chat to Good Weekend, some of his latest research with Steve Kassem and Mark Schira at NeuRA Imaging was discussed. Along with some of their stunning images we …

Stunning brain images acquired using high-resolution diffusion-weighted imaging

Ever wondered what Diffusion-Weighted Imaging would look like when scan time is not an issue? A recent project led by Mark Schira and George Paxinos that constructed a histology grade atlas of the human brain based on in vivo diffusion MRI set out to answer that question. DWI images were collected with the assistance of …

Human Connectome Project style diffusion available at NeuRA Imaging

The Human Connectome Project (HCP) was a collaborative study to map connections in a healthy, human brain. The protocols used for data acquisition have recently been configured and optimised for researchers to use on the Philips Ingenia CX 3T MRI scanner at NeuRA Imaging. The NeuRA Imaging HCP style protocol corresponding to the Young Adult …

A glimpse into brainstem functional oscillations across individual migraine cycles

Recently published in NeuroImage: Clinical is a paper from the PhD thesis of Noemi Meylakh, using the Philips 3T TX MRI scanner, to measure resting functional oscillations in controls and episodic migraineurs across the span of 30 days (doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102630). Since the 17th Century, philosophers have struggled with understanding the pathophysiology of the ever-elusive migraine …

Neuroimaging to examine high rates of dementia in older Aboriginal Australians

A study at NeuRA Imaging is engaging the Australian Aboriginal community to investigate structural and pathological brain changes that underlie high rates of dementia and cognitive decline in older Aboriginal Australians. Dementia rates in Aboriginal Australians are 3-5 times higher than in the broader Australian population and are among the highest rates reported globally. Existing …

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT Muscle Growth in the Lower Extremity

NeuRA Imaging is providing high-quality data for a comprehensive study investigating muscle growth in children. A collaboration between the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is the first longitudinal study looking at muscle growth in children using magnetic resonance and diffusion tensor imaging methods. The MUGgLE …