How dopamine drives brain activity

A specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter’s influence on neural activity throughout the brain.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neuroscience memory magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri learning research school-of-engineering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih mcgovern-institute

Metal-free MRI contrast agent could be safer for some patients | MIT News

New agent could be used for certain high-risk groups and may enable longer-term tumor imaging.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 12, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  chemistry  medicine  cancer  imaging  magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri  health-care  research  school-of-science  national-science-foundation-nsf

A glimpse into the workings of the baby brain | MIT News

MRI scans reveal surprising similarities in activity patterns of infant and adult visual cortex.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 10, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  neuroscience  magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri  vision  learning  research  sensors  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  mcgovern-institute

Engineers design magnetic cell sensors | MIT News

New protein nanoparticles allow scientists to track cells and interactions within them.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 2, 2015 ~5 min

Tags:  magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri  research  proteins  school-of-engineering  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  biological-engineering  mcgovern-institute

Personalized heart models for surgical planning | MIT News

System can convert MRI scans into 3D-printed, physical models in a few hours.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 17, 2015 ~7 min

Tags:  medicine  artificial-intelligence  magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri  health-care  3-d-printing  research  school-of-engineering  computer-science-and-technology  algorithms  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  health-sciences-and-technology  3-d  electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs

MRIs for a more peaceful world | MIT News

Neuroscientists and political scientists join together to advance peace and reconciliation.

Liz Karagianis | MIT Spectrum • mit
July 9, 2015 ~5 min

Tags:  neuroscience  politics  conflict  magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri  behavior  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  political-science  mcgovern-institute

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