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Discussions Discussion Autism and Early Intervention
Beth Bernstein, Jan. 16, 2012

High-speed brain mapping will ‘let us understand autism and schizophrenia’

Neuroscientists have developed a brand new way of making detailed images of whole brains. They have created a mechanical system of taking sections of brain samples, taking images of them one after the other and at precise angles in two-photon microscopes.

The new technology, Serial Two-Photon Tomography, or STP tomography, will allow the study of ‘susceptibility genes’ that appear in brains with schizophrenia and autism, paving the way for improved study into the devastating conditions.

Beth Bernstein
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  • Sophie V-USA Sophie V-USA Oct. 5, 2012
    This is wonderful! However, are their any side effects of this method, such as the side effects of radioactivity in X-rays?

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