Jolly good imaging firepower to illuminate the intricacies of the brain

The second oldest university in the English-speaking world is getting ready to install two of the newest diagnostic imaging machines on the market. Its hope is to change the game in the study of the brain.

The biomedical campus at Cambridge (Oxford is older) will add a 7T ultrahigh-field MRI scanner and a powerful PET-MRI companion in order advance researchers’ grasp of everything that touches cognition, from dementia to obesity and from pain to addiction.

The school’s website has the story, told in light of a Cambridge professor’s work to understand schizophrenia as it advances (or recedes) in the brains of adolescents: