Mapping Autism in the Developing Brain

“Researchers in London plan to examine the brains of living fetuses in order to understand how the brain organizes itself during critical stages of its development. The hope is that a dynamic map of the connections forming in the unborn’s … Continued

MRI Brain Development Study in the Spotlight

“A project led by King’s College London that uses state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies to map brain connections in babies before and just after birth, has been featured in the Physics World Focus on Medical Imaging, published in December 2013. In … Continued

What goes on in babies’ brains?

“Some 85 billion neurones and upwards of 100 trillion connections – the adult human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. But how does such a rich neural network grow from a tiny foetus? And how does that growth affect the way our … Continued

Advancing MRI Scans for Foetal Development

“Mapping the development of babies while they are still in the womb is the premise of a European project which aims to design techniques designed to pinpoint problems earlier, and develop appropriate therapies. The dHCP (‘Developing Human Connectome Project’) project … Continued

Tiny Minds

“Professor Daniel Rueckert (Computing) discusses the Developing Human Connectome Project, a major effort to map babies’ brains.”

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London neuroscience centre to map ‘connectome’ of foetal brain

Source: “A state-of-the-art imaging facility at St Thomas’ Hospital in London has been awarded a 15m euro grant to map the development of nerve connections in the brain before and just after birth. The Centre for the Developing Brain — which is partly funded … Continued