5,000 Down, 95,000 to Go: U.K. Biobank Releases First Brain-Imaging Data | ALZFORUM
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"Inside a nondescript building just south of Manchester, England, a new person squeezes into an MRI tube every 36 minutes. This machine subserves a single purpose: to conduct the largest imaging study in human history. The brain-scanning portion of the U.K. Biobank epidemiological study aims to image 100,000 healthy people within five years. The goal is to uncover early warning signs of neurological and other diseases. In the September 19 Nature Neuroscience, the researchers, led by Stephen Smith at the University of Oxford in England, published data from the first 5,000 volunteers scanned."