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Beckman researchers developed a new tool for measuring blood flow in the brain

Qi You, a Ph.D student bioengineering, under the direction of Pengfei Song, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering, led the research to develop a new algorithm to more efficiently image micro vessels and measure blood flow in the brain. It has been shown to “quickly measure and reconstruct whole-brain vasculature and blood flow in mouse brains,” and has the potential to impact future study of the mechanisms that lead to Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases. 

You collaborated with Dr. Dan Llano, a professor of molecular and integrative physiology. According to Song, “Our technology is, to the best of our knowledge, the only one that is capable of imaging whole-brain microvasculature at a very high resolution, so this is a very enticing tool for neuroscientists. Beckman’s collaborative environment encourages scientists to connect with each other and create this kind of research.”

You can read more about this new developement on Beckman’s website.

Top photo from Beckman Institute website.

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