Publications

MRI in the Study of Animal Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Available online: 17 January 2018 Acknowledgements Nyoman D. Kurniawan at the Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland. N.K. thanked the Queensland Government and Australian Federal Government for funding and operational support of the 16.4T NMR spectrometer through the QLD NMR Network (QNN) and the National Imaging Facility (NIF). Abstract Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)......

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Measuring the effects of attention to individual fingertips in somatosensory cortex using ultra-high field (7T) fMRI

Published: 1 November 2017 Acknowledgements: We thank Aiman Al-Najjar, Nicole Atcheson, and Steffen Bollmann for help with data collection, and the authors acknowledge the facilities of the National Imaging Facility (NIF) at the Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland. This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (APP 1088419). M.B.......

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Sifting through the surfeit of neuroinflammation tracers

Available online: 9 November 2017 Acknowledgements National Imaging Facility, Brain and Mind Centre and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia   Authors Paul Cumming, Bjorn Burgher, Omkar Patkar, Michael Breakspear, Neil Vasdev, Paul Thomas, Guo-Jun Liu and Richard Banati   For further information on this study, please see click on the following......

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Electrochemically substituted metal phthalocyanine, e-MPc (M=Co, Ni) as highly active and selective catalysts for CO2 reduction

Available online: 27th December 2017 Acknowledgements This research was supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project Funding Scheme (project number: DP150102044, DP150102025). The authors acknowledge the facilities, and the scientific and technical assistance of the National Imaging Facility at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterization & Analysis, the University of Western Australia, and the WA......

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Special Section Guest Editorial: Commemorating 25 Years of Optical Coherence Tomography: a Perspective on Biomedical Applications

Available online: 18 December 2017 Acknowledgements David D. Sampson heads the Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory in the School of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, and is director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis, which is The University of Western Australia’s microimaging core facility, and a node of......

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Iron Oxide Nanoclusters Incorporated into IronPhthalocyanine as Highly Active Electrocatalysts for theOxygen Reduction Reaction

Published online: August 4, 2017 Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the facilities, and the scientific and technical assistance of Assoc./Prof. Martin Saunders of the National Imaging Facility at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterization & Analysis, the University of Western Australia, a facility funded by the University, State and Commonwealth Governments, as well as the WA X-ray......

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Dissecting epidural failure in the obese parturient: Time to carefully consider the lumbar interspinous ligament

AUSTRALASIAN ANAESTHESIA 2017 Invited papers and selected continuing education lecture Images in study used with permission from Dr DG Cowin, National Imaging Facility, Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland INTRODUCTION Epidural and combined spinal epidural (CSE) techniques have become the mainstay of labour analgesia in developed countries, but incidence of epidural catheter failure remains......

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NMR diffusion and relaxation studies of 2-nitroimidazole and albumin interactions

Available online: 6 December 2017 Acknowledgements D.W. was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award through the Western Sydney University and a South Western Sydney Local Health District Top-Up Scholarship from the Liverpool Radiation Oncology Department, Liverpool Hospital. The authors acknowledge the facilities, and the scientific and technical assistance of the National Imaging Facility, Western Sydney......

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Multi-echo fMRI at 7T

Available online 5 December 2017 Acknowledgments We thank Aiman Al-Najjar, Nicole Atcheson, and Steffen Bollmann for help with data collection. We thank Steve Cauley for providing a multi-echo enabled variant of the MGH slice-GRAPPA reconstruction and Himanshu Bath for details on the sequence-recon interface. This research was supported by the National Health and Medical Research......

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Assessment of microstructural signal compartments across the corpus callosum using multi-echo gradient recalled echo at 7T

Available online 26 November 2017 Authors Kiran Thapaliya, Viktor Vegh, Steffen Bollmann, Markus Barth Acknowledgements We thank Kieran O’Brien and Surabhi Sood for acquiring the data and the participants involved in this study. KT acknowledges UQI for Ph.D. scholarship. MB acknowledges funding from Australian Research Council Future Fellowship grant FT140100865, and VV from Discovery grant......

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Uncoupling N‑acetylaspartate from brain pathology: implications for Canavan disease gene therapy

Available online: 1 November 2017 Acknowledgements We thank K.-A. Nave for providing the CNP-Cre mice, and Matthias Eckhardt for the Nat8l cDNA. Nadine Mersmann helped generating foxed ASPA mice. The authors thank the Biological Resources Imaging Laboratory (MWAC, UNSW Sydney) for providing access to instrumentation and operational support, including MRI imaging with National Imaging Facility......

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Effects of magnetic field strength and particle aggregation on relaxivity of ultra-small dual contrast iron oxide nanoparticles

Published: 13 November 2017 Acknowledgements This work is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (HTT: APP1037310), University of Queensland Early Career Grant (HTT: UQECR1606713), the Australian Research Council (AKW: CE140100036), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (ZL: 81471657). The authors would like to acknowledge the Australian National Fabrication Facility (Queensland Node);......

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Thalamocortical functional connectivity in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is abnormally enhanced in executive-control and default-mode networks

First published: 3 November 2017 Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the patients and their families for participating in this research; Shawna Farquharson and the Florey radiography team for MRI scanning; Neelan Pillay for contributions to patient recruitment; and Professor Sam Berkovic for manuscript advice. This study was supported by the National Health and......

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Tooth mineral density of different types of hypomineralised molars: a micro-CT analysis

First Online: 28 October 2017 Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the facilities, and the scientific and technical assistance of the National Imaging Facility at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, and University of Western Australia, a facility funded by the University, State and Commonwealth Governments. The authors would also wish to sincerely thank the Australian......

Read more 9:34 am 20 Dec 2017

Caspase-2 deficiency enhances whole-body carbohydrate utilisation and prevents high-fat diet-induced obesity

Published online: 26 October 2017 Acknowledgements We thank the staff at the SAHMRI Bioresources Facility (SAHMRI, Adelaide, Australia) for their assistance in maintaining the mouse colonies. Professor Jim Manavis (University of Adelaide, Australia) and Dr. John Finnie (SA Pathology, Adelaide, Australia) are acknowledged for their assistance with histopathology analyses. Vanessa Russell (CSIRO, Adelaide, Australia) is......

Read more 9:18 am 20 Dec 2017

Adaptive SAR mass-averaging compared against thermal simulations in the presence of a titanium hip prosthesis in 7T pTx MRI

Acknowledgements Aurelien Destruel acknowledges Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd for providing funding for a PhD scholarship and ZMT for providing the free academic license of the software Sim4Life. Markus Barth acknowledges funding from ARC Future Fellowship grant FT140100865. The authors acknowledge the facilities of the National Imaging Facility at the Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of......

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Controllable synthesis of a novel magnetic core-shell nanoparticle for dual-modal imaging and pH-responsive drug delivery

Published 15 November 2017 Acknowledgments This work was supported by Natural Science Foundation of Hubei province (No.2017CFB530), Wuhan Morning Light Plan of Youth Science and Technology (No.2017050304010282) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.51302071). The authors also acknowledge the Australian Research Council (CE140100036, DP0987407, DP110104299, LE0775684, LE0668517, and LE0882357) and the National Health......

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Evidence for Concerted and Mosaic Brain Evolution in Dragon Lizards

Published online: September 05, 2017 Acknowledgements We thank the facilities and the scientific and technical assistance of the National Imaging Facility, Western Sydney University and University of Queensland Nodes. B. Moroney (Nanoscale Group, Western Sydney University) designed the lizard brain holder that made the MRI scanning possible. This work was supported by grants to D.H.......

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An objective short sleep insomnia disorder subtype is associated with reduced brain metabolite concentrations in vivo: a preliminary magnetic resonance spectroscopy assessment

Published: 25 August 2017 Funding This research was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, Australia) Centre for Integrated Research Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS), 571421 (to CBM, DJB, ALD, BJY, CAE, and RRG); NeuroSleep, 1060992 (to CBM, DJB, ALD, BJY, CAE, and RRG); the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity,......

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Deriving coral skeletal density from computer tomography (CT): effects of scan and reconstruction settings

Published 21 July, 2017 Author Thomas M DeCarlo   Acknowledgements Department of Earth Sciences, Oceans Institute, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The University of WesternAustralia   Abstract Computed tomography (CT) scanning of coral skeletons provides critical information about coral growth and sensitivity to environmental change. Accurately deriving skeletal density from CT......

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Time of day differences in neural reward functioning in healthy young men

Available online: 21 August 2017 Acknowledgements Centre for Mental Health, Faculty Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, VIC, Australia Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, The Alfred and Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Psychiatry, St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC, Australia The Australian National Imaging Facility University of California, Berkeley, California, USA......

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A hypothalamic phosphatase switch coordinates energy expenditure with feeding

Available online: 1 August 2017 Acknowledgements We thank Sunena Bhandari, Tariq Butt, Florian Wiede, Jihane Homman-Ludiye, and Tara Sepehrizadeh for technical assistance, Matthew Watt for reagents, and Herbert Herzog for access to Insrfl/fl mice. This work was supported by the NHMRC of Australia (to T.T., Z.B.A., D.S., M.A.C.), the Diabetes Australia Research Trust (to G.T.D.),......

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Cyanidin chloride inhibits ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis by suppressing RANKL-mediated osteoclastogenesis and associated signaling pathways

First published: 7 September 2017 Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the facilities, and the scientific and technical assistance of the National Imaging Facility at the Center for Microscopy, Characterization & Analysis, the University of Western Australia, a facility funded by the University, State and Commonwealth Governments. This study was supported in part by the National Health......

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Treatment with an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist mitigates neuroinflammation and brain damage after polytrauma

Available online 3 August 2017 Authors NIF David K.Wright Acknowledgments This work was supported by grants to SRS from the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant number 1062653) and to SJM from La Trobe University (RFA Understanding Disease), as well as fellowships to SRS and BDS from NHMRC. We acknowledge the scientific and technical......

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Impaire theta and alpha oscillations underlying stopsignal response inhibition deficits in schizophrenia

Available online 7 August 2017 Acknowledgements We wish to thank the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB) for assistance with recruitment, Gavin Cooper and Dr. Damion Manion for software development, Dr. Sharna Jamadar for clinical ratings, and the Australian National Imaging Facility (NIF) for their contribution to fellowship funding for MH. We also thank Emeritus Professor......

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3D‐multi‐echo radial imaging of 23Na (3D‐MERINA) for time‐efficient multi‐parameter tissue compartment mapping

First published: 28 July 2017 Acknowledgements The work was supported by a research collaboration agreement with Siemens Healthcare. Grant sponsor: Jon Cleary is funded by a University of Melbourne McKenzie Fellowship. Bradford Moffat is supported by the Australian National Imaging Facility (NIF). Authors Yasmin Blunck, Sonal Josan, Syeda Warda Taqdees, Bradford A. Moffat, Roger J.......

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Sex matters: repetitive mild traumatic brain injury in adolescent rats

First published: 26 July 2017 Acknowledgements The authors thank the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, the Integrated Concussion Research Program and the National Health and Medical Research Council for funding. We acknowledge the animal MRI facility at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, a node of the National Imaging Facility. Authors David K.......

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Detects Placental Hypoxia and Acidosis in Mouse Models of Perturbed Pregnancies

Abstract: Endothelial dysfunction as a result of dysregulation of anti-angiogenic molecules secreted by the placenta leads to the maternal hypertensive response characteristic of the pregnancy complication of preeclampsia. Structural abnormalities in the placenta have been proposed to result in altered placental perfusion, placental oxidative stress, cellular damage and inflammation and the release of anti-angiogenic compounds......

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