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Understanding the Living Brain

Wed. Jul. 20, 2016

UWinnipeg study hopes to shed new light on pervasive illnesses.

The human brain is one of science’s mysteries. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lets us see the brain by creating images with amazing contrast. This diagnostic tool, used at hospitals and clinics across Canada, allows us to study brain structure, tumors and to identify swelling and shrinkage.

Dr. Melanie Martin, Professor of Physics at The University of Winnipeg, (senior author) and her student Morgan Mercredi (lead author) have published their research in the current issue of Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine. Co-authors of the study are UWinnipeg Physics Professor Dr. Christopher Bidinosti and UWinnipeg graduate, Trevor Vincent.

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