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First micro-structure atlas of the human brain completed
"A very high resolution connectome."
[...]A European team of scientists have built the first atlas of white-matter microstructure in the human brain. The project’s final results have the potential to change the face of neuroscience and medicine over the coming decade.[...]The new atlas combines three-dimensional images from the MRI scans of 100 brains of volunteers. To achieve this, CONNECT developed advanced MRI methods providing unprecedented detail and accuracy. Professor Daniel Alexander, a CONNECT steering committee member from the UCL Department of Computer Science said: "The UCL team use the latest computer modelling algorithms and hardware to invent new imaging techniques. The techniques we devised were key to realising the new CONNECT brain atlas."The imaging techniques reveal new information about brain structure that help us understand how low-level cellular architecture relate to high-level thought processes."[...]
The new atlas simulates the impossible process of painstakingly examining every mm2 of brain tissue (of which there are around 100 million per brain) with a microscope, while leaving the brain intact.
The key novelty in the atlas is the mapping of microscopic features (such as average cell size and packing density) within the white matter, which contains the neuronal fibers that transmit information around the living brain. The results of the project, obtained through advanced image processing techniques, provide new depth and accuracy in our understanding of the human brain in health and disease.[...]

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CONNECT - Consortium Of Neuroimagers for the Non-invasive Exploration of Brain Connectivity and Tracts - establishes a European Consortium to study the brain's microstructure, tracts and connectivity with diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The project is part of the seventh framework programme of the EU operated under the future and emerging technologies open program.

CONNECT official website:
CONNECT executive summary here (PDF):

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1 large white onion OR 2 leeks (white portion only), chopped
1 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 lb. carrots, peeled and chopped
1 lb. parsnips, peeled and chopped
1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 celery ribs, stems removed and chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp. fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
1 tsp. freshly-cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 cups chopped fresh kale
optional: fried sage leaves for garnish (see note below)

Add first ingredients to a slow-cooker, and carefully stir to combine. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours until the vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf, and carefully stir in the kale. Let the stew continue cooking for 10 minutes or so until the kale is wilted. Season with additional salt and pepper if need be. Turn off slow cooker.
Serve immediately, with the option to garnish with fried sage leaves or Parmesan cheese. To make the fried sage leaves, heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat until a drop of water sizzles on the surface. Add your sage leaves and let them cook for about 10 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt if desired.
Coconut Whipped Cream

Try it, it is so incredibly easy and completely gluten and dairy-free.

Step 1: Take a “full fat” can of Organic Coconut Milk and place it in the fridge for some time or best over night.

Step 2: Make sure that you scoop out all the thickened coconut cream, and that the water is left over. Don’t discard the water, use it to drink or in a shake.

Step 3: After scooping it out, add a little cinnamon and vanilla, and whip it in a mixing bowl until it begins to thicken.

Step 4: Enjoy every bite, anyway you like! :-)

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Passing Ships

Photo taken at Limpert Bay by Aberthaw Power Station, South Wales (UK). The sea wall that offers protection to the power station can be seen to the bottom left of the photo. In the distance is a caisson that draws water into the power plant for cooling. The power station has been in operation since 1966.

More information about the power station is available on Wikipedia here:

#bw   #blackandwhite   #walesuk   #aberthaw   #beach   #walescoastpath  
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The magnetosphere is not a solid shield against solar wind

I love stories like this because it reinforces the solar science storyline in my series of hard-science sci-fi novels. The ESA Cluster quartet of satellites studying the Earth’s magnetosphere has found that it doesn't completely block the solar wind as commonly believed. Under a wide variety of conditions, it behaves like a sieve allowing the charged particles from the solar wind to reach the planet. The findings confirm some very advanced mathematical based theoretical predictions and are reproduced by computer simulations presented by the authors of the new study. As I am one of the scientists who theoretically predicted this phenomenon, this is one of those rare situations where I get to say, "Told ya so!" :)

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Pumpkin works a certain enzyme magic on stomach irritation for our 4 legged friends! Your pet will enjoy these treats just the same if they're not needing digestive help.

2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoon's dry milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.

Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences, ask first – and use biscuit or other shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.

* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.

Please note: This is not professional medical advice. These biscuits are a healthy everyday treat, and useful for a dog with a sensitive stomach, or minor digestion issues. If your dog is showing any signs of serious distress, remove all food and contact your veterinarian immediately.
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Ford near St Brides in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. 

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Steep Holm Framed

View of the railway viaduct in Porthkerry Park, looking towards the sea and the distant Steep Holm Island.

Porthkerry Park is located in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (UK).

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writer, lover of cello, freethinker as defined by me, nature lover, the arts feed my imagination like nothing else...
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adopted 2 dogs from Humane Society and still have them, won awards playing cello as a girl, i can draw, i can compose music (possibly an affliction/not a bragging right)
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