Biomedical Projects

Development of new biomedical research tools is most effective when pursued in the context of challenging problems that drive the technology forward. The developments in our technical research and development (TR&D) projects are stimulated by close interaction with ten Collaborative Projects in which we work jointly with expert biomedical investigators outside the Resource. In our function as a National Resource, we also make available our instrumentation, software, methods, and expertise to as many biomedical and clinical researchers as possible.  Service Projects use the available expertise and tools that we developed and are therefore key elements of the Resource.

If you are interested in Becoming a Collaborator, feel free to contact us on our website.


Collaborative Projects 

  1. Autism
  2. Neonatal Brain
  3. Pediatric Brain Development
  4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  5. Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
  6. Biomarkers for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  7. Schizophrenia and Its Progression
  8. Primary Progressive Aphasia
  9. Brain Tumor Consortium: Diagnosis and Prognosis
  10. Biomarkers for Huntington's Disease (HD)

Service Projects

A key element of the resource includes Service, making our expertise and tools available for the scientific community. Some of these projects are listed below. Due to the wide propagation of our resources, it is not feasible to provide a comprehensive listing; for example, MRIStudio software alone has been disseminated to more than 8000 investigators.

Examples of Some Service (S) Projects

  1. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  2. Chronic Pain
  3. Bipolar Disorder
  4. Inborn Disorders in Cholesterol Metabolism and Transport
  5. fMRI Biomarkers of Pain
  6. Aging
  7. Neuroimaging of Acute Stroke Recovery
  8. Brain Tumor Biomarker Metrics for Prediction of Treatment Efficacy
  9. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  10. Southwestern NMR Center for in vivo Metabolism