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Neuro-imaging - listen to light

Dear Sir or Madam,

What exactly happens in your brain while you read these lines? Physicians would like to know more about it, but recording a brain in action is hardly possible for different reasons. A new method, which makes light audible, promises better results. Find out more in the interview.

Have fun reading!

Simone Ernst
Editorial team

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Interview: Neuro-imaging
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"A 3D movie of the brain in action"


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Watching millions of neurons in the brain interacting with each other – for a long time this was possible only to a limited extent. The current techniques can visualize only superficial layers or the imaging they use is too slow. But now, Prof Daniel Razansky and his team have found a new method to visualize the brain activity – by using optoacoustics.
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"A 3D movie of the brain in action"
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Diseases of aging: lifestyle and prevention also pay off

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A German proverb says, "Old age is like a hospital that accepts all diseases," and medicine confirms that older people are not only considerably more susceptible to infectious diseases than they were in middle age, but that body and mind are also less resilient and recover slower or not at all from adverse effects or injuries.
Read more in our Topic of the Month:
Diseases of aging: lifestyle and prevention also pay off
The human patient - geriatrics, diseases of civilization and aging
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