From Berkeley Lab: “Brain Visualization Prototype Holds Promise for Precision Medicine”


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Berkeley Lab, UCSF and Oblong Industries Show Brain Browser at Summit

“The ability to combine all of a patient’s neurological test results into one detailed, interactive “brain map” could help doctors diagnose and tailor treatment for a range of neurological disorders, from autism to epilepsy. But before this can happen, researchers need a suite of automated tools and techniques to manage and make sense of these massive complex datasets.

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Computational researchers from Berkeley Lab used existing computational tools to translate laboratory data collected at UCSF into 3D visualizations of brain structures and activity.

To get an idea of what these tools would look like, computational researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are working with neuroscientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). So far, the Berkeley Lab team has used existing computational tools to translate UCSF laboratory data into 3D visualizations of brain structures and activity. Earlier this year, Los Angeles-based Oblong Industries joined the collaboration and implemented a state-of-the-art, gesture-based navigation interface that allows researchers to interactively explore 3D brain visualizations with hand poses movements.

This is terrific new science.

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