Prize for MEG scan

August 17, 2007

Researchers using brain scanners to develop methods of replacing experiments on laboratory animals have won an ethical science award from the Dr Hadwen Trust, a research charity.

The Neuroimaging Research Group at Birmingham's Aston University has pioneered human volunteer research using a non-invasive and harmless brain scanner called MEG (magnetoencephalography), which is helping to replace brain experiments on primates, cats and dogs.

A large rise in primate experiments is predicted to accompany an increasing global focus on neurological disease unless new research techniques are developed.

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