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Here you will find all the latest news about DRCMR and the researchers and students working at the centre.

In June 2014, Helle Ruff Laursen succesfully defended her thesis on empathic accuracy and emotional face processing and associations with variation in the oxytocin receptor and serotonin transporter genes and long-term ecstasy use. Congratulations! Assessment Committee: - Dr. Troels Wesenberg Kjær (chairperson) - Prof. Andreas Roepstorff - Prof. Birgit Derntl Supervisor: Hartwig R. Siebner Department: Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Copenhagen. During the study, Helle has been attached to the DRCMR.  
 In June 2014, Damian Herz (MD) very convincingly defended his PhD thesis entitled Neural Mechanisms Underlying Motor Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease. It includes challenging and revealing functional MRI studies performed during initiation of levodopa treatment. Congratulations!
April and May 2014 Sofie V. Gelskov and Kasper Winther Andersen succesfully defended their PhD thesis on different aspects of neuroscience and brain imaging. The dissertations were based on their work at the DRCMR.
In March 2014  Mette Hauge Lauritzen successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled Imaging Cardiac Metabolism using Hyperpolarized [1-13C]pyruvate MRS. Congratulations to Mette!
On March 24th, 2014, Ross Cunnington (Queensland Brain Institute, Australia) and Toshiyuki Fujiwara (Keio University, Japan) will present recent work.
  The magnet for the upcoming national 7T scanner has successfully arrived at the DRCMR, Hvidovre Hospital. It was a spectacular view as two large cranes delivered the new 42 ton magnet. A series of photos from the installation March 1st, 2014 are below. The scanner is scheduled to be operational late 2014.
Together with an international organizing comitee, Lars G. Hanson from the DRCMR co-organized the ESMRMB course "MRI simulation for sequence development, protocol optimization, and education"  in December 2013 at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany (main organizer: Tony Stöcker). The course addressed uses of MRI simulators such as the advanced JEMRIS simulator, and the locally developed Bloch Simulator targeted at MRI education. The 40 participants appear on the picture below. 
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A study of brain function by DRCMR research leader Hartwig R. Siebner and international co-workers was published in the prestigious journal PNAS, September 2013. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation and functional MRI (TMS & fMRI), the study demonstrated how the right side of the brain actively supports the language function in the left side following virtual brain lesioning similar to left-side stroke. This may well be important for understanding stroke recovery.
The acquisition part of the course described below has ended, but a repeat is scheduled. Sign up for DRCMR news on the main page to receive notifications of this and other activities. Course title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques and Analysis Content and format: The course covers introductory MRI acquisition and image processing methods. The first half of the course until December 2013 is mainly lectures on MR basics, acquisition methods and parameters. Analysis of functional and structural imaging data will be covered during the second half of the course starting around January/February 2014. The course starts at a level requiring little or no MR experience. A technical background is not required. The target audience is employees and students at the MR department but the course is open and free for external participants. DRCMR employees, students, new-comers and co-workers are given priority if we (against expectations) have to limit the number of…
On October 1st, 2013, Henrik Lund succesfully defended his PhD thesis entitled MR study of normal-appearing brain tissue in MS: Cognitive correlations and blood-brain barrier permeability. Congratulations to Henrik !
Two major scientific events took place in Copehagen in August 2013, co-organized by the DRCMR.
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On August 30th 2013, Kristian Steen Frederiksen succesfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Corpus Callosum in aging and dementia.  Congratulations to Kristian. Assessment Committee:Professor Murali DoraiswamyProfessor Leif ØstergaardProfessor Marianne Juhler (Chairperson) Supervisors: Gunhild Waldemar (MD, DMSc, Rigshospitalet), Ellen Garde (MD, PhD, DRCMR), Steen Hasselbalch  (MD, DMSc, Rigshospitalet)
June 2013,  Mark Lyksborg succesfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Determination of magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers for multiple sclerosis treatment effects". Congratulations to Mark.
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Remarkable research involving collaborators and an employee of the DRCMR has been published in the very prestigious journal Science. Sid Kouider(1,2), Carsten Stahlhut(2) and Sofie Gelskov(1,3) has in collaboration with French scientists studied the development of consciousness in babies.
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