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An in vivo MRI Template Set for Morphometry, Tissue Segmentation, and fMRI Localization in Rats
In this paper we present a new in vivo rat T2 MRI template set, comprising average images of both intensity and shape, obtained via non-linear registration. Expand
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The role of adenosine A2a receptors in regulating GABAergic synaptic transmission in striatal medium spiny neurons.
We demonstrated an adenosine A2a receptor-mediated disinhibition of medium spiny projection neurons using intracellular recording and the whole-cell patch-clamp recording applied to these cells,Expand
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Specific metabolites in the medial prefrontal cortex are associated with the neurocognitive deficits in schizophrenia: A preliminary study
We measured brain metabolites in the medial prefrontal cortex of 19 schizophrenic patients and 18 healthy controls by 3 T proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS), and examined the relationship between prefrontal cortex-related neurocognitive functions and brain metabolites. Expand
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ADC value and diffusion tensor imaging of prostate cancer: Changes in carbon‐ion radiotherapy
To assess the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value and diffusion tensor image (DTI) including fractional anisotropy (FA) of the noncancerous prostate and prostate cancer before and afterExpand
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Negative Correlation between Brain Glutathione Level and Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: A 3T 1H-MRS Study
Background Glutathione (GSH), a major intracellular antioxidant, plays a role in NMDA receptor-mediated neurotransmission, which is involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. In the presentExpand
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Regional gray matter volume increases following 7days of voluntary wheel running exercise: A longitudinal VBM study in rats
We investigated the effects of 7days of voluntary wheel running exercise on regional gray matter volume (rGMV) using longitudinal voxel-based morphometry (VBM) in rats. Expand
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Large-Scale Heterogeneous Representation of Sound Attributes in Rat Primary Auditory Cortex: From Unit Activity to Population Dynamics
Recent evidence indicates the existence of pyramidal cells (PCs) and interneurons with nontrivial tuning characteristics for sound attributes in the primary auditory cortex (A1) of mammals. TheseExpand
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Reduction of a high-field dielectric artifact with homemade gel.
We developed an original dielectric-equivalent gel (Japanese Patent Application ID: P2004-236876A, February 6, 2003) pad that could improve inhomogeneous images caused primarily by B(1) homogeneityExpand
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Optimizing T2-weighted magnetic resonance sequences for surface coil microimaging of the eye with regard to lid, eyeball and head moving artifacts.
PURPOSE To acquire high-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) images, we developed a new blinking artifact reduced pulse (BARP) sequence with a surface coil specialized for microscopic imaging (47 mm inExpand
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A multi‐compartmental SE‐BOLD interpretation for stimulus‐related signal changes in diffusion‐weighted functional MRI
A new interpretation is proposed for stimulus‐induced signal changes in diffusion‐weighted functional MRI. T2‐weighted spin‐echo echo‐planar images were acquired at different diffusion‐weightingsExpand
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