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Scientists from the University of São Paulo Medical School in Brazil have found that individuals who identify as transgender have volumetric difference in their brains and subsequently may interpret body image in various ways, according to a recent press release from the São Paulo Research Foundation. 

Researchers used a high temporal resolution functional MRI (fMRI) data to examine the difference in the timing between brain activation areas by analyzing the task onset time of the statistical model shifted from the actual stimulation timing.

Exposure to air pollution during fetal life may severely alter a child's brain structure and pose long-term effects, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Biological Psychiatry.  

According to researchers from the Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool, England, a volumetric CT head exam may be enough to identify non-accidental injuries without an additional x-ray.

A new study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging described how deep convolutional neural networks may improve MRI brain tumor segmentation.  


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