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Magnetic signatures of brain health characterized in UK Biobank population imaging study

Myelin, iron, and calcium are major constituents of brain tissue with magnetic properties that can be detected non-invasively using MRI. Using quantitative susceptibility mapping, we estimated the magnetic susceptibility of brain structures in 35,273 participants, creating a new resource to identify novel, non-invasive markers of brain health.

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Fig. 1: Genetic association with tissue magnetic susceptibility.


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This is a summary of: Wang, C. et al. Phenotypic and genetic associations of quantitative magnetic susceptibility in UK Biobank brain imaging. Nat. Neurosci. (2022)

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Magnetic signatures of brain health characterized in UK Biobank population imaging study. Nat Neurosci 25, 686–687 (2022).

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