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Watching the fetal brain develop: Can MRI help predict neurological disorders?

Oregon Health and Science University Brain Institute

Event Date + Time:
May 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - May 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Event Location:
Portland, Oregon, United States

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In the second half of pregnancy, the brain of a fetus grows dramatically. During this time the outer surface changes from smooth to the folded, wrinkled appearance we typically associate with brains. Meanwhile, the cells inside the brain are growing, dividing and changing shapes. Is there a connection between these two processes, and could such a link help determine whether a person develops a neurological disorder?

In celebration of OHSU Research Week, Christopher Kroenke, Ph.D., professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, will share his research using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to observe fetal brain growth and cell changes. Thanks to the safety and advancement of MRI it’s possible to watch these changes over time with the goal of developing new strategies for predicting neurological disorders.

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Oregon Health and Science University Brain Institute

Contact Information:

Name: Kate Stout

Phone: 503-494-0885



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