Neuroimaging and Informatics

Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Neuroimaging and Informatics

Social change film: Big data is the new hope for the future of health

December 23rd, 2016|

Sharing personal data in secure networks can lead to new ways of treating diseases, researchers say
If more people were willing to share their health data on mobile devices, scientists could organize the gaggle of information into shared databases and perhaps bring about the next era of medical breakthroughs, researchers said in a social change film.

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Keck faculty among the world’s most influential researchers

December 16th, 2016|

Sir Isaac Newton once referred to the process of discovery as “standing on the shoulders of giants,” meaning that revolutionary science and innovation is built on the work of previous researchers. Some researchers are more impactful than others. One measure of this is the number of times a particular researcher’s work is cited, thus serving

State-of-the-art brain research facility opens its doors on health sciences campus

November 18th, 2016|

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the USC Stevens Hall for Neuroimaging, a modern, sleek, glass-enclosed building on the southern edge of USC’s Health Sciences Campus, opened its doors with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. USC Stevens Hall will be home to the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute. Immediately prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Arthur

USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute receives $21.7 million NIH grant to study epilepsy

October 21st, 2016|

The USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute has received a $21.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study epilepsy, a condition that is currently incurable.

Arthur Toga, PhD, Provost Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute,

Does brain size really matter?

October 5th, 2016|

Brain size may matter. In the world’s largest MRI study on brain size to date, USC researchers and their international colleagues identified seven genetic hotspots that regulate brain growth, memory and reasoning as well as influence the onset of Parkinson’s disease.

Most brain imaging studies evaluate around 100 people, but the Nature Neuroscience study published on Oct.

Can you zap your brain back to health?

October 5th, 2016|

Rather than taking medication, a growing number of people who suffer from chronic pain, epilepsy and drug cravings are zapping their skulls in the hopes that a weak electric current will jolt them back to health.

This brain hacking — “transcranial direct current stimulation” (tDCS) — is used to treat neurological and psychiatric symptoms. A do-it-yourself

Young investigators sought for new program

August 30th, 2016|

The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Training Coordinating Center (TCC) based at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute has launched a new program called the Data Science Rotations for Advancing Discovery (RoAD-Trip) program, with the intention of encouraging new collaborations among junior biomedical researchers and more senior-level data scientists.

The program is

Leader in brain imaging joins USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute

August 9th, 2016|

The USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute has recruited Danny JJ Wang, PhD, MSCE, to be the director of Imaging Technology Innovation.

Wang, a professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, brings his entire team of brain imaging specialists, the Laboratory of Functional MRI Technology (LOFT), formerly of UCLA’s

Researchers innovate during annual Big Data workshop

August 1st, 2016|

Nearly 30 investigators from across the country, with expertise in biomedical and data science, gathered at Lake Arrowhead beginning June 15 for the second annual Data Science Innovation Lab. Organized by the Big Data 2 Knowledge Training Coordination Center (BD2K TCC), based at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, the Innovation

New brain map could enable novel therapies for autism and Huntington’s disease

August 1st, 2016|

Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists have mapped an uncharted portion of the mouse brain to explain which circuit disruptions might occur in disorders such as Huntington’s disease and autism.

Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD, an associate professor of neurology at the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) in the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and