IMAGES: Head Cases

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Science  16 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5755, pp. 1747a
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5755.1747a

This new image bank from Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, can help researchers studying neural variability among mouse strains. Stored here are 3D brain maps for the C57BL/6J strain, a lab favorite, created using magnetic resonance microscopy. After completing a free registration, users can download images for each of 10 rodents studied. Other atlases depict the average anatomy and the variation within the group. Researchers can compare the images to structural measurements for other strains or use them as a template for mapping data on gene and metabolic activity. To help users view and analyze the scans, the site offers free software.

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