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  • Team builds better tool for assessing infant brain health

    Researcher sits on a desk with readouts on computer monitors surrounding him and a magnetic resonance imaging device in the background.

    Beckman Institute researcher Ryan Larsen and his colleagues developed a new method for assessing metabolite levels in the infant brain. Their open-access tool will help doctors and researchers compare infant brain metabolite levels to those of 140 infants whose data were used to develop the tool. 

    Photo by Fred Zwicky

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  • Editor’s notes
    To reach Ryan Larsen, email larsen@illinois.edu.
    To reach Ellen Grant, email Ellen.Grant@childrens.harvard.edu.
    To reach Borjan Gagoski, email Borjan.Gagoski@childrens.harvard.edu.

    A video explaining how to use the new tool, “Introduction to a database of magnetic resonance spectroscopy results from infants scanned at Boston Children’s Hospital,” is available here.

    The paper “Quantification of magnetic resonance spectroscopy data using a combined reference: Application in typically developing infants” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1002/nbm.4520