What's New


May 12, 2009

The Martinos Center's Reisa Sperling is featured in "Advances in Brain Imaging," one of the online segments accompanying HBO's The Alzheimer's Project.

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May 4, 2009

Yet another Good Morning America segment. "Cutting Edge: Inside the Brain" features Bruce Rosen and includes appearances by our own Thomas Benner and Aly Negreira. View a video of the segment here.

Also, the accompanying story on the ABC News website links to a 2007 Technology Review article about the same technology.

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April 28, 2009

Don't miss a special HBO documentary series on Alzheimer's beginning on May 10 at 9pm. Research performed in the Martinos Center will be featured in one of the segments.

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April 6, 2009

Bruce Rosen and others from the Center appeared in a recent Good Morning America segment: "Acupuncture for Kids." View a video of the segment here.

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August 8, 2008

The Martinos Center is happy to announce the following course:

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Data Acquisition and Analysis HST 583

This team-taught, multidisciplinary graduate-level course, offered via the MIT/Harvard University Health Sciences and Technology Division, provides information relevant to the conduct and interpretation of human brain mapping studies. Further details about the course can be found here.

June 13, 2008

The Martinos Center was featured on this week's cover of MGH Hotline, with an article entitled "Celebrating a milestone at the Martinos Center" discussing the recent expansion of the Center. Read the article here.

May 25, 2008

Thomas S. Deisboeck, MD, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and on Faculty at the Martinos Center, is senior author on a cover article in the journal Physical Biology. The article delves into the physical aspects of cancer invasion. You can view the cover here.

May 16, 2008

The Martinos Center is happy to announce the following two-day course:

NIRS-DOT Visiting Fellowship Program
November 13 & 14, 2008
149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA

Registration is now OPEN. Details can be found here

The Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging is proud to announce a two-day course on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Diffuse Optical Tomography (NIRS-DOT), an emerging imaging modality with a wide array of potential applications. NIRS-DOT is noninvasive, employs no ionizing radiation and is portable, thus offering practitioners a means to monitor oxygenation and map brain activity at bedside.

The introductory course covers the fundamentals of this optical technique and offers hands-on experience in its application. Course topics include: an overview of the physics of Diffuse Optical Tomography and imaging of the brain, NIRS-DOT instrumentation, safety issues and the basics of experimental design (for mapping brain activity). The course is geared toward end users in application areas such as clinical monitoring and psychology research. Each day of the course includes a hands-on workshop during which participants apply the concepts taught during the day's seminars.

November 27, 2007

The next talk in the Molecular Imaging Seminar Series will take place 10:30-11:30am on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, in CNY114 Room D1. The featured speaker, Dr. Samuel John Gatley, PhD, Professor of Pharamaceutical Sciences Northeastern University, will discuss "Kinetic considerations for in vivo radionuclide imaging of gene expression using antisense probes." All are welcome to attend.

November 21, 2007

We've added posters presented by Martinos Center researchers at the 2007 Society for Neuroscience meeting.

October 23, 2007

We've added photos from the 2007 Martinos Center Retreat.

August 7 , 2007

While not a Martinos Center event, the following symposium may be of interest to anyone in the biomedical imaging community.

Lauterbur's Legacy: Looking at Life
A symposium in remembrance of Paul Lauterbur, who received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, will be held on September 7 (Friday), 2007. The plenary lecture will be presented by the Nobel Laureate, Richard Ernst. The symposium will take place in The Student Activity Center Auditorium, Stony Brook University, Long Island, N.Y. Further information can be found here.

June 13, 2007

We've added a Community Resource Information page with an array of resources for members of the Martinos Center community - including links to pages for new parents, students and post-docs, as well as to listings of food and lodging in the area. Also, a number of concerned citizens in the Center are working to implement a recycling program in Building 149. Check out the Recycling Resource Page to see how you can help.

April 26, 2007

It's not too late to register for the Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute Symposium: "Plumbing the Mind: Brain Activation and the Regulation of Cerebral Blood Flow."

March 24, 2007

We've added photos from the mBIRN Spring Meeting to the Events Page.

March 8, 2007

The 20th Annual HST Forum.

January 30, 2007

We've added photos from the Martinos Center Holiday Party to the Multimedia Gallery.

October 20, 2006

We've added posters presented at the 2006 Society for Neuroscience meeting to the poster archive.

September 20, 2006

Nature Network Boston has posted an article about the Photon Migration Imaging Lab's collaboration with Texas A&M University researchers, studying brain activity in infants.

In addition, after reviewing news from the summer, we'd like to congratulate the Martinos Center's Fa- Hsuan Lin, who was honored with the Sam Williamson Prize at the Biomag2006 conference in Vancouver and the Young Investigator Award at this year's ISMRM conference in Seattle, and Zdravka Medarova, who received first place in the ISMRM poster award competition (in the Cancer category).

August 24, 2006

The MIT/Harvard University Health Sciences and Technology Division is pleased to announce a course on Spatial Aspects of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (HST 562J). For more information, visit the Training Programs and Courses page.

August 10, 2006

We've posted two virtual tours of the Martinos Center on the Multimedia Gallery page.

August 9, 2006

The MIT/Harvard University Health Sciences and Technology Division is pleased to announce a course on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Data Acquisition and Analysis (HST 583). This team-taught, multidisciplinary graduate-level course provides information relevant to the conduct and interpretation of human brain mapping studies. For more information, visit the Training Programs and Courses page.

August 2, 2006

The Martinos Retreat 2006 page is now online and ready for registrations.

July 13, 2006

We've added posters from the 14th annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (held in Seattle, Washington, in May 2006) and the 12th annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (held in Florence, Italy, in June 2006) to the Martinos Center poster archive.

June 27, 2006

The Spring 2006 issue of NCRR Reporter (newsletter of the NIH National Center for Research Resources) spotlights research conducted by the Martinos Center's Anna Moore and colleagues. An article entitled "Shining a Light on Diabetes" (p.14; or view the article here) describes a method they developed to monitor the viability of transplanted islets from a healthy pancreas, in a procedure designed to eliminate the need for insulin injections in some diabetes patients.

May 1, 2006

A recent study by Martinos Center investigators, showing that stroke-related damage to the brain may lead to heart attacks, has received a great deal of attention in the press. Following the original MGH press release the story was picked up by United Press International (UPI), MedPage Today and Doctor's Guide, among others.

Bruce Rosen, director of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, recently gave a talk titled "Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture: Modern Science Explores Ancient Practice" at the National Institutes of Health. The talk was telecast, and archived here.

Also, Boston's WBUR recently sat down with researchers from the Photon Migration Imaging Lab and doctors from Pediatric Neuroradiology, MGH to talk about their neonatal brain imaging study. Listen to the segment here.

April 5, 2006

The Athinoula A. Martinos Center, the HST MEMP Neuroimaging Training Program and the MGH/MIT GCRC Biomedical Imaging Core are pleased to announce a two-day course in fMRI statistics.

Short Course in fMRI Statistics
April 26 & 27, 2006
7th Floor Auditorium, CNY Building 149
This course is free but limited to 40 attendees
More information and registration can be found here

Faculty: Doug Greve, PhD and Mark Vangel, PhD

This short course will cover the mathematics of the analysis of fMRI, focusing on the analysis of the time series from a single voxel using the general linear model (GLM). This class emphasizes theory -- it is not a how-do-I-analyze-my-functional-data class.

Other recently announced courses include the Harvard Medical School Continuing Education courses Clinical Functional MRI and MRI 2007 - Grand Cayman. More details will be posted here and on the Training & Events page as they are available.

March 16, 2006

We've added posters from the 35th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (held in Washington, D.C., in November 2005) to the Martinos Center poster archive.

October 26, 2005

The Athinoula A. Martinos Center is pleased to announce a satellite meeting to the 12th annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, to be held the weekend before, on June 9 and 10, 2006.

"Multi-Modal Functional Neuroimaging"
Satellite meeting to OHBM 2006
Sponsored by The Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Friday June 9 and Saturday June 10, 2006
Cortona, Italy (one hour south of Florence, in the town featured in "Under the Tuscan Sun")

Whereas individual imaging technologies are advancing our understanding of the functioning brain along specialized directions, a comprehensive picture will only emerge from the integration of multiple technologies that provide complementary information of the dynamic processes and the underlying morphological and biochemical structure. This requires significant advances to integrate the different technologies and to analyze the results. As efforts around the world are beginning to tackle these challenges, this meeting will bring together the experts from the disparate fields to envision and plan future approaches and applications for the multi-modal fusion to gain greater knowledge of the healthy and diseased brain.

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