News

Image of the week: a spectrum of the prefrontal cortex

Thanks to our clinical MRS expert Dr David Lythgoe, with help of our own Dr Camilla Simmons, we now have a working protocol for magnetic resonance spectroscopy - yey! This is an example spectrum from a (tiny) 11.6um voxel of a mouse prefrontal cortex (see inset...

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BRAIN Centre opening event, 6th Dec ’17 – How it went

Last month we saw the official opening of BRAIN centre at Denmark Hill’s KCL campus. Although the centre itself has been successfully running for almost a year, the centre manager Dr Diana Cash invited distinguished guests to attend an afternoon symposium of talks...

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BRAIN Centre opening event: 6th Dec 2017

To celebrate the successful set up of the new BRAIN Centre at KCL Denmark Hill campus, we will be hosting an Opening event, with a buffet lunch, an afternoon of talks from preclinical neuroimaging scientists, followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to...

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Image of the week: T1W (MP-RAGE) MRI of the mouse brain

The three-dimension magnetization-prepared rapid gradient echo (MP-RAGE) sequence is one of the most popular sequences for high-resolution whole brain T1-weighted imaging in the clinic. Thanks to Eugene and Toby, we now have it working nicely in mouse brain as part of...

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Image of the week: TSPO PET & autoradiography

At BRAIN centre we don't just do MRI. With Nisha Singh and Marta Vicente-Rodriguez we recently optimised the methodology for in vivo preclinical PET imaging of PK11195 binding to mitochondrial translocator protein, TSPO (a putative neuroinflammation marker) and...

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Welcome

Wellcome to the BRAIN news/blog. Every week or thereabouts, we hope to provide some useful commentary on a topic related to preclinical neuroimaging. Guest posts are most welcome – to volunteer please email us.

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